Benita Tonti

(CMHC, MS, LPC)
Therapist Benita Tonti Photo

About Me

I believe that therapy can provide a space to solve problems and heal wounds. It can be a place of hope and new beginnings. Within a trusting, collaborative relationship with the right therapist, can provide structure for people to build strengths, support, and resources, and to discover solutions. It can also be a place to continue to grow and to learn more about yourself.

I am skilled at helping my clients to create clear goals, but I am flexible in providing space for more open exploration when that is desired. My style is compassionate, client-centered, and interactive. I ask questions when I have them and acknowledge patterns when I observe them. I think of myself as a consultant whose job is to explore meanings and find answers. I will help you consider how your relationships and community may support problems and solutions. I will work with you to examine behaviors and beliefs that are more or less useful to your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4416 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by I.S. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Benita has been God-sent. I was so broken and a shell of a person when I started my therapy sessions with her. She has guided me so that I, along with her help can get back to a sense of normalcy after a loss. I am forever grateful to her for helping me walk through this journey.

Written by C.A. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks

Benita, is pleasant, down to earth, listens to what I have to say and wants to know how I feel about what she has to say. Wonderful!!!

Written by R.A. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have truly appreciated you reaching out while I transitioned between jobs. It has been a very stressful time, so I really am grateful to this service, and Benita.

Written by T.R. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Bonita has been so good to and for me. Some of the issues we are working on are exacerbated by medical issues I have right now and Bonita has been great at acknowledging and working with those issues. She has shown genuine concern for my physical and mental health.

Written by M.E. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Benita has worked with my significant other and I for the past few weeks and so far we are extremely pleased with her knowledge, expertise, and therapy methods. She has always responded in a timely manner and has used every moment of our sessions productively. You can tell that she is not here for the paycheck and that her heart is in it to help others. She has been a huge help in strengthening our relationship and we are looking forward to our continued therapy with her!

Written by M.I. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Very understanding , supportive, directed and communicate extremely well.

Written by J.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Benita has been extremely helpful so far. We haven't been working together for very long, but I left our first session feeling like I had some direction. I sort of already knew what issues I needed to process, but I didn't know how to process them. Benita gave me some actionable steps to be able to implement immediately to help me get the process started. Very happy so far!

Written by J.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Benita is a great counselor to work with. She has made this process so much easier than I anticipated and it has been more rewarding than I expected. I was very opposed to counseling as I'm a private person. Working with Benita has not only changed my views on counseling but has also helped my husband and I communicate better and work towards our marriage goals together as a team instead of individually while amongst each other. I HIGHLY recommend her as a counselor. She's professional, a good listener, and she explains (in a nonjudgmental way) how each situation experienced is viewed by each person differently without taking sides by offering an understanding/ point of view that you might not have thought of initially. Very helpful! Thank you so much.

Written by J.T. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Benita is very personable and easy to talk to. My partner and I have gained very valuable insight from her expertise. Highly recommend!

Written by K.E. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Benita is quick to respond, attentive, and caring! I strongly recommend her services!

Written by A.N. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Benita made me feel so comfortable immediately. I was worried as this is my first experience with counseling. She checks in on me during the week too, which is nice. I’m very happy with her and would recommend her services.

Written by J.A. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She's great and very easy to talk to.

Written by B.R. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Benita is a breath of fresh air. I can relate to her and vice versa. I would recommend her to anyone

Written by A.N. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is warm, personable, and professional. I look forward to our weekly session and think I am already doing better with coping with overwhelming emotions

Written by T.E. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Benita for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, and adhd

I'm a very lucky person to have Benita Tonti as my therapist!! The way that she approaches the conversation is extremely light and natural. She truly understands my struggles and my goals . My very first session with her allowed me to just let go and I'm so glad that I had, when our time was up I left her with even more understanding about myself that I could have ever realized before!! She a hard find in a sea of Therapist to say the least!! I'm sticking with Benita!!!!