Rakefet Benderly, PH.D.Clinical Psychologist
My approach to therapy is very warm, caring and straight-forward.
We all have times in our lives when life feels more challenging, and we need to learn new tools and gain new perspectives. As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I have extensive training in a variety of effective treatment approaches designed to address each client’s unique needs. I will work collaboratively with you in a relaxed, supportive and professional manner to achieve life changing results.
The goal of my practice is to bring out the best in you and the relationships you care about. We will work together to reduce the issues that are bringing you distress and focus on increasing the quality of your life so you can enjoy relationships, love and work, long after treatment ends.
I have training and expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy. This therapy focuses on you and your relationships with others. When you focus on your personal growth, gain understanding of your emotional “blindspots”, and learn to understand and improve your relationships – you enhance the quality of your life. There is extensive research on the benefits of psychodynamic psychotherapy lasting long after therapy ends.
While I mainly use psychodynamic psychotherapy, I may also include other therapeutic interventions such as: cognitive- behavioral treatments, psycho-education, positive psychology, EMDR and mind-body techniques.
Call today for a free 20 minute phone consultation. I look forward to working with you.
Dr. Benderly earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Hawaii and her combined masters and doctoral degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. During her educational years, she gained extensive training and experience working in San Diego community mental health clinics and in 1997 she established her private practice. Well traveled, she enjoys meeting people from around the word and learning their perceptions about love and life. On her days off she enjoys hiking, biking, painting, and the ocean.