Diana  Benjamin

Diana Benjamin


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
San Anselmo Accepting In-person

I am available Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5pm

I am available Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings (5 - 8 pm)

Please check with me regarding available session times as my schedule may be at capacity.

Updated February 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Creative blocks & writer's block
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Hello! I have over 25 years of experience in the field treating individuals, couples, families and groups. I work with a wide spectrum of psychological issues including but not limited to relationship difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, addiction and grief. I have advanced training in couples counseling, eating disorders and mindfulness practices . My work is informed by family systems, cognitive behavioral and attachment theory. Because of my years of experience, I am skilled in many treatment modalities and tailor treatment to the unique needs of each client.

Along with my years in private practice, I have experience working in a variety of settings and roles including:

1. Monte Nido in-patient eating disorder treatment facility where I served as a primary therapist under the tutelage of its founder, internationally renowned expert Carolyn Costin.

2. The Women's Clinic of Los Angeles where I counseled and educated women about issues related to sexual health.

3. As an eating disorder educator/lecturer at colleges, high schools and elementary schools throughout Southern California.

4. As creator and leader of 12-week workshop entitled "Parents in Progress," aimed at helping parents and caregivers successfully navigate the challenges of raising children with eating disorders.

5. running groups focused on a variety of topics including mindfulness/spirituality, creativity, couples issues, eating-disordered males and females and multiple-family group therapy.

Message to clients

I believe it is essential that I create an environment where you can feel safe, respected and truly heard. In order to create that environment, I must earn your trust overtime through my words and actions.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Diana Benjamin 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: $200 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
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


Online Sessions (California)
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 - 5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 - 8pm
  • Fri 9 - 56pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Anselmo practice
47 Red Hill Avenue, Suite 5, San Anselmo, California 94960
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 8pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10am - 8pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Private Practice, Marriage & Family Therapist, 1999 - Present
Hims/Hers, Lead Therapist - Relationships in the Time of Covid, 2020 - 2022
Kaiser Permanente, Therapist - outside referral, 2015 - 2020
Carolyn Costin. MFT, Lead Therapist - Monte Nido Inpatient center for anorexia and bulimia, 1998 - 2008

Couples Institute, Advanced Practitioner - Developmental Couples Therapy, 2020
UCLa, Mindfulness Trainee, 2019
Pepperdine University, MA, Counseling Psychology, 1997
UCLA, BA, American History, 1989
Northwestern University, AA Journalism, 1984


California: 35267