Vanessa Benedict, LMFT

Vanessa Benedict, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 32848
Office 1
Station Park, 240 E. Promontory dr.
Farmington, Utah 84025 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Medicaid

Fees: 120.00 per session

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Do you feel disconnected, alone or depressed? Perhaps you just feel stuck? It is painful when we are detached from the people we love. These kinds of experiences can leave us feeling hurt, disoriented and lonely. Whether you are struggling with a relationship or facing your own personal hardship, finding the way out can seem difficult, if not impossible. You don't have to walk this road alone. I offer a grounded, research based, approach to help with your marriage, trauma healing, the tumultuous teen years, or your own personal journey.

Email or Call Vanessa Benedict, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32848

More Info About My Practice

You are worthy of compassion and respect in your healing process. I believe each individual has the ability to overcome destructive patterns, thoughts, and emotional blocks. It is one of my greatest joys and deepest honors to guide my clients through some of the most critical times in their lives. Healing can happen; allowing for a more whole, fulfilling and happy life.

When dealing with complex issues like trauma, family relationships or your marriage it is important to see a professional who has taken the time and made the effort to become highly specialized. I am EMDR trained (trauma), I'm also trained in Emotion Focused Therapy and Gottman based couples therapy. Limited evening sessions are available, call me for a free and confidential phone consultation.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am passionate about trauma healing. Trauma is linked with depression, anxiety, dissociation, attachment disorders, difficulties interpersonally, addiction and many other maladies. Trauma, whether a single, horrible event or a series of hardships can become like a massive rock in our backpack. It is exhausting, difficult to maintain and takes up space that could be filled with better tools or things that bring us joy.
I am trained in EMDR an evidence based practice that helps deal with the rock. Together, we will break it in to small manageable pieces and discard what is without value. Then you continue on your journey carrying what is of worth and far less weight.
I am trained in Gottman style couples counseling. An evidence based approach that helps unravel the mystery of connection, or the lack there of. Often people wonder how they and their partner got to this place of hardship.
I focus on tangible tools that improve communication and help partners turn towards each other rather than away. Each person learns to take responsibility for the role they play in maintaining the distance and how to heal it.

I truly enjoy working with Teens and their families. Teenagers have their own unique voice, when they feel unheard behaviors frequently manifest in destructive ways. These years are often filled with angst and fighting, but they don?t have to be so difficult. In working both with the teen and the family, functional communication skills are developed and a better understanding can be gained from both perspectives.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples therapy, Trauma, Teens

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dsyphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions

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