Jennifer Benoit is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Miami, Fl. Jennifer specializes in maternal mental health.
Motherhood is the hardest job on the planet! During the postpartum period, new mothers may find that they have questions about their new identity, a sense of grief over the life they once had, and even with all the excitement there may still be some sadness and the looming question of "Is it supposed to feel like this?" Whether it's clinical issues such as perinatal mood disorders (including postpartum anxiety and depression) or just a sense that something is off and it would be nice to have someone to process it with, Jennifer can help.
Jennifer received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami majoring in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Business Management. She also received a Master's degree in Social Service Administration from The University of Chicago. Jennifer has nearly 15 years of experience in the mental health field across a variety of settings. She has provided therapy to help treat mood disorders, address trauma-related symptoms, adjust through life transitions, deal with conflict in relationships, self-esteem issues, as well as a host of other concerns. Jennifer has received certification and/or training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, as well as Life Coaching.
All services are currently provided virtually via teletherapy.
Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood
Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.
Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business
Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Years of Experience: 15 years
BetterHelp, LCSW, 2021 - 2022
Fresenius Medical Care, Medical Social Worker, 2019 - 2020
Healthy Start, Clinical Therapist, 2016 - 2019
PsychSolutions, Initial Treatment Evaluator, 2016 - 2016
Florida Medical Center, Program Therapist, 2014 - 2015
Chrysalis Health, Program Director/Therapist, 2009 - 2014
University of Chicago, Social Services Administration, 2007
University of Miami, Psychology, 2004