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 ABOUT

 

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Cynthia Benedict is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in children, adolescents, adults.individual, couples and family therapy. She maintains a private practice in Longwood, Florida, conveniently located at the intersection of I-4 and West SR 434.

With over 15 years experience as a mental health therapist, Mrs. Benedict is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

 

Education
Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
Distinguished Graduate
Nationally Board Certified Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida

 

 

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SERVICES PROVIDED

 

Counseling for children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

Treatment specialization includes:

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Behavioral Issues of Children and Adolescents
  • Parenting Support
  • Grief Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Work and Career issues
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Conflict Resolution

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

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RATES & INSURANCE

 

Rates 
$100 per 50-minute session

Insurance Accepted
Aetna
Cigna
United Behavioral Health
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
MHN Behavioral Health
Ceridian
Amerigroup
Magellan
Staywell/Healthease
Value Options
CompCare
Compsych
FEI
Humana,
Av-Med
EAP Programs

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

Payment 
Direct Insurance Billing, Cash, Check or Credit Card

Cancellation Policy 
If at all possible, please give us the courtesy of 24 hours notice for appointments you will not be able to keep

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COMMON QUESTIONS

 

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Therapists provide a supportive and nonjudgmental setting for an individual working through challenges of life.  Therapists provide guidance, advice, and insight, as well as, teach positive coping skills to manage one's life.


Therapy provides insight and self-awareness.  Insight and self-awareness are the first steps towards growth and positive change.

Generally, Cynthia uses a problem-solving approach - "Lets see what can be done to change whatever problem brought you to seek therapy."  Sessions and strategies are personalized for each client.  Therapy is interactive.  Cynthia is NOT a "how does that make you feel therapist." Sessions last about 50 minutes and are scheduled according to client availability.

Medication can be of enormous benefit under certain conditions and is complementary to therapy.  However, medication alone does not develop an individual's ability to learn and effectively use positive coping skills.


Insurance is accepted.  Please contact your insurance carrier for information regarding coverage, copays, etc.


PRIVACY & POLICY

 

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

In most cases, the law protects the relationship between therapist and client. Written permission must be obtained prior to release of information from the client EXCEPT under the following conditions:

  • I am required by law to report any suspicion of abuse to a child, developmentally challenged individual or an elderly person.
  • If a client is threatening to hurt another person, I am mandated to notify both the police and the other person.
  • When a client tells me they are thinking about harming themselves, I will support the client to ensure their safety. If the client is under age, parent must be informed and take client to Baker Act Facility.
  • Without cooperation from client and/or parent, I must take legal actions required by law to ensure safety of all.

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