Berit Benson, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Berit  Benson
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Berit Benson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas, Illinois Accepting Online
Updated October 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Berit Benson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker seeing clients virtually from both Texas and Illinois through her private practice, Path & Purpose Therapy, PLLC. Berit earned a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 and for the past 12+ years she has worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds who have struggled with a variety of concerns.

Berit has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly about issues ranging from depression/anxiety, chronic illnesses, addiction/eating disorders, grief/loss, relationship struggles, identity crises, and stage-of-life changes.

Berit aims to provide a non-judgmental, objective, and critical look at whatever her clients are finding difficult right now and help them navigate these struggles while remaining open and kind. Her approach is holistic and focuses on helping her clients find flexibility within their lives while staying committed to what's important to them.


Message to clients

If you have found your way to this page it's likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you here, I'm genuinely glad it did. I know that just seeking help can feel daunting and I want you to know that I see it as my job to help you feel safe and accepted with me as your therapist. I work from an evidence-based framework and if you decide to work with me we will start from where you are now and progress at your best pace.

I also firmly believe that mental health doesn't have to always be heavy or dreary and that finding greater psychological flexibility can be a fun (and sometimes funny) journey of self-discovery. I pride myself on finding joy, even in difficult times, while still respecting the gravity and pain of what you are experiencing.

I know finding a therapist can be vulnerable and hard. If you think we might be a good match, I encourage you to reach out for a consultation call.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Berit Benson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Path & Purpose Therapy, PLLC, Owner/Therapist, 2021 - Present
Betterhelp, Inc., Therapist, 2020 - Present
Texas Children's Hospital, Clinical Social Worker, 2017 - 2020
Affiliated Dialysis Centers, Clinical Social Worker, 2010 - 2017

Loyola University Chicago, Master of Social Work, 2010
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, 2008


Licensure

Texas: 62163

Illinois: 149016240


Languages

English