Maria Elena Bentey
She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
I have always been curious about human interactions and the story that someone tells. As a psychotherapist, I see that working with the human psyche in the Western world can present challenges. A place where "wellness" is fostered with approaches that seek to eliminate undesired behaviors and thought patterns. Instead, I work in a way that welcomes all aspects of you and your personality. I strive to create a space of exploration and I empower you with the necessary tools for behavior changes and healthier thought patterns. I bring a compassionate and curious approach to facilitating your journey toward understanding yourself more deeply and moving toward your desired change. This can only be done with compassionate understanding, empathy, and a holistic approach-an approach where pathology is not assumed. In my theoretical framework, we all possess the ability to heal our wounds, understand our thoughts, feelings and reactions, and then connect all of it to our hearts. If you are curious about who you are, why you are they way you are, how you feel, what you say, what you think and ultimately what makes you, you, I would be honored to take this journey with you so that you can experience healing, find the meanings you seek, and empower yourself. You possess the abilities to improve the quality of your life and relationships.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
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
Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships
Maria Elena Bentey is not in-network with any insurances.
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New Jersey: 37PC00727400
New York: 009797