Charnell Benjamin-Carter

(LMHC)
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About Me

Hello and congratulations on making the first step towards your new journey! My name is Charnell Benjamin-Carter. I’m a born again Christian and licensed mental health counselor practicing for over 10 years now. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University and completed my Internship at an Inpatient Residential Facility for women specializing in Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. As a contractor, I’ve treated Children and families linked to the Department of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. My advanced training in Trauma Informed Care and Addictions is beneficial to healing and restoring the family unit. My professional experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with Florida’s Pilot Program “Parenting With Love & Limits” where I not only provided individual counseling services to at risk teens, but also facilitated group counseling sessions to assist parents in improving parenting skills and effective communication with their teens. I’ve been titled an expert witness in many Dependency Cases involving the Department of Children and Families familiarizing me with the Reunification Process and prompting me to pursue years of training in Child Trauma and Abuse. I’m certified in Adoption Competency and as a Behavioral Analysis Assistant. I’ve worked with Persons with Disabilities and Medicaid Waiver Services helping to ensure that clients can demonstrate independence and live a healthier lifestyle. My approach is multifaceted to include Person Centered; empowering youth and teens to strive towards growth and fulfillment. I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use it to help build self-esteem, self-worth and dispute negative thought patterns that can lead to depression & anxiety, destructive behaviors like substance abuse and self-harm. Counseling is no cookie cutter approach. Together, we will design a plan and work towards goals that help navigate you towards a brighter future. I have assisted youth and families for over 10 years, and I would like to help you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Eating disorders , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17419 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by I.R. on Sep 04, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months

The best decision I've made was taking this first step to for betterment of my daughters' mental health. No regrets!

Written by A.N. on Aug 30, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wonderful experience, learned so much about myself and techniques that I can apply to live a healthier life. Our therapist was amazing listened to us and really helped us dig deep and see the root.

Written by M.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wonderful and patient woman who doesn't put up with nonsense and gets you on the right track! Very intelligent, knowledgeable, and respectful. Polite and friendly to a fault. Couldn't ask for better.

Written by S.T. on Aug 11, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

Charnell is insightful, professional, and endures to provide the best level of care and understanding. Bring with Carmelo for 11 months and have grown so much as a result. Thank you Charnell.

Written by C.A. on Jul 26, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Charnell was very direct and to the point on the things I needed to work on. She is very organized and I appreciate her input into the issues I bring up. She is able to understand the relationships i speak about very quickly.

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Ms.Benjamin is the best

Written by D.E. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Money well spent, better than work counselling, likevtge groupies Videos, so many different ways and help i wouldn't have even known about

Written by M.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Charnell is a calm and knowledgeful professional who our family has been seeing for over 1.5 years. She is a solution focused and gives clear direction what to do next or how to approach obstacles, which makes our encounters very meaningful.

Written by G.O. on May 27, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very pleased with this service so far. Happy with my therapist and all I have learned so far

Written by M.O. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Charnell is a professional and calming. I enjoy having the sessions with her and I often leave the session with a new perspective about myself or the world.

Written by C.H. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Wonderful therapist.

Written by M.A. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning eating disorders

Charnell listens and puts a lot of thought and care into her responses. She even helps me stay accountable with my worksheets and homework. Likewise, she offers plenty of additional resources to read, look into, or even try, in order to help me learn more about myself, change my behaviors, or change my thoughts. Her experience, along with her ability to listen and help coach me through my problems, has helped me tremendously. Thank you Charnell!

Written by M.E. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charnell challenges my thoughts. I don’t feel like I’m emptying my emotions/experiences into the void. She really deconstructs my reactions and gives me tools to avoid situations that don’t serve my well being. I always look forward to our sessions

Written by G.E. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I started journaling a couple of days before I was matched up with Charnell. I continued journalling.

Charnell had access to very word that showed how little self belief I had.
Charnell had access to my free flow narrative, which in turn took me by surprise how willing and open I was to express and show my vulnerabilities.
Charnell had access to my weirdness.
At the time of writing this I've had 2 sessions with Charnell, and I thought I was a weird complex character.

I am here to let go. I am here to honour my integrity, to respect her professionalism and time. I am here for validity and to find out how I can gain light within my darkness.
I believe I have opened up to the point where my weirdness can send people, practitioners, counsellors, therapists in a different direction. It is Charnell who has sent me in a different direction.

Charnell has read me so well.
Instead of me displaying my weirdness, Charnell has asked if I can embrace my uniqueness.
I am so grateful for Charnell.

Written by A.B. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Charnell effortlessly employs various professional resources to deliver the most effective sessions. While she guides us to reason in the most empowering way, she’s got a safe mom-like shoulder my partner and I have leaned on lately.
We love you, Charnell - Aby & Abraham

Written by A.N. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Although we’ve only had two sessions thus far , Charnell has been amazing in her support, wisdom and teaching techniques. Her time and her efforts are worth coming back. We’re looking forward to working with her to see overall results.

Written by L.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

We have not only grown to love Charnell, but we trust that she has truly been led by the Holy Spirit. She has been such a great help to us, I can honestly say she saved our marriage. Her advice fits our life and our situation. She is a blessing to us.

Written by B.I. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I like Charnell very much. We get along great and I have no problem telling her anything I would like to discuss. She is very helpful with ideas and suggestions for me. I am just finishing up a hospital stay so I haven't spoken with her in a couple of weeks but I have a session today. when I am in the hospital I only speak to my family and closet friends. Charnell understood when I told her that and only offered me words of hope which helped. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone.

Thank You

Bill

Written by E.L. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Charnell is wonderful. She listens to my concerns and gives me feedback and things to consider about myself through asking thoughtful questions. I feel very heard and understood, and I have been able to see myself and my circumstances in new ways. If you feel the need to talk to someone I highly recommend Charnell.

Written by A.N. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Charnell has a great personality and has a kind spirit. She is able to help and accommodate the need of others.

Written by L.O. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Charnel Benjamin-Carter is very professional, punctual and responsive. I’m a relatively new client and can tell that she genuinely cares about her clients. She has a very calming presence that’s very understanding and at the same time challenges you to grow. I look forward to our counseling sessions and doing the necessary work with her help.

Written by L.A. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 6 months

Charnell is amazing!

Written by A.L. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Charnell for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Charnell has been very helpful and understanding during my sessions. I almost immediately felt at ease speaking to her, being my first time I was very reluctant to start. But Charnell has helped create a comfortable environment and given me the tools to continue self improvement along with keeping the floor open to anything new I want to discuss. I used to be nervous before each session but I am becoming more comfortable with them thanks to her calming presence.

Written by A.L. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 6 months

She is very professional and helpful

Written by T.A. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Like my counselor a lot. She listens, understanding when you can’t get the right words out like she can finish it for you. Very soft spoken so calms me down. Overall nice, respectful, great listener and helps you get through it with her skills and recommendations to help you get to another level and build from there. Very happy and pleased. Would recommend her to others.

Written by C.H. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have worked with at least two other counsellors and Charnell has been the best. Her counselling methods have inspired me to gain valuable insights into my life in a way that I never expected. I am grateful for her.

Written by J.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Doctor Carter is real . My favorite thing about her is that she is upfront and gives me feedback with the truth even if it may not be what I may want to hear but perhaps what I need to hear. I have done counseling before and for me it is important to feel supported yet to learn because I can trust her feedback . She also checks up on me when I miss appointment. No other counselor has ever done that. I am very happy with Doctor Carter and would highly recommend her.

Written by E.M. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Empathetic, supportive and solutions focused.

Written by G.R. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

she really listened to me and helped discover root cause of my problems in such a short time and allowed me to figure out where I needed to start my healing process helped me more then I could of on my own

Written by D.A. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Charnell is a fantastic person to speak to. She has helped me during a time where my anxiety has manifested very acutely. She is an active listener who uses tools and CBT (in my case) to help you build a framework to support your own mental health. I would highly recommend working with her, thank you Charnell.

Written by R.A. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I really feel like Ms Charnell have good understanding how to approach every concern in its own Unique way. She shows integrity in her work and She responds quickly to your needs . Ms charnell is amazing at what you do

Written by S.A. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really enjoyed my first session with her. I felt like she drew out the most important, & relevant things from me in order to better guide my care and growth. I am really glad I was paired with her. Thank you.

Written by J.U. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Charnell is the best! I always feel better after our sessions because Charnell brings me clarity and assigns weekly “homework” to work on. Very well-spoken and knows what she’s talking about!

Written by U.R. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 8 months

I was going through one of the toughest seasons of my life and I am so thankful I had Charnell to walk me through it. Counseling has made a tremendous impact in my life and I am a better person because of it.

Written by A.N. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Charnell is sweet. She listens and gives me tools to use outside our session.

Written by I.H. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks

Charnell is truly professional. Speaking with her on the first day felt like I have known her for years. I blurted out all the hurts I have been carrying for years just on the first day. I really look forward to having my sessions. She is great.

Written by E.M. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

Charnell has pushed to me to refocus on what is important. I am so grateful for her thoughtfulness and ability to challenge and comfort me within the same space. I would most definitely recommend her services!

Written by S.T. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Charnell is great to talk to and I am finding she is helping me a lot. She is calm, level and has practical ideas that are really helpful. I always feel positive and focussed after our sessions, and am really glad to be matched up with her!

Written by A.U. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Charnell is engaged and really shows in interest in helping resolve issues. She takes the time to check in and is very present in each session. I highly recommend Charnell.

Written by R.O. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Best first experience of therapy. Very helpful and supportive

Written by J.E. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Charnell’s compassion and understanding have been so helpful as she guides me through healing some long-ignored trauma. She works with me at the pace I’m ready for, while pushing me to work just a little harder.

Written by T.O. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CHARNELL AND HER COUNSELING ABILITIES

Written by D.E. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Charnell listens, hears me, gets the things I am not seeing right now

Written by J.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Charnell connected with me immediately and was extremely patient and intuitive. She helped us to process our emotions and get to a place of communicating our feelings in a healthy and respectful way.
Thank you Charnell will be forever grateful

Written by C.H. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Charnell is a lovely person to talk to. She is relaxed, has a good balance of lightheartedness and seriousness, and asks helpful questions that you wouldn't think of asking yourself. I'm thankful for her and highly recommend.

Written by A.M. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Charnell has been extremely helpful. Be it regular sessions or when we needed an emergent session. Highly recommend her.

Written by F.R. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

From hands on advise to support in general matters Charnelle is a great listener, calm and understanding. She gives me a good feeling. Her advise is valuable.

Written by B.E. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Great!

Written by C.H. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 1 week on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Charnell was very professional, helpful and supportive. She was quick to understand my problem at a time when I was overladen with emotion and depressive feelings. She listened to me with patience, empathized with me and showed understanding. I simply needed to talk to someone when the world was like turning upside down for me, and God brought Charnell to me. I am grateful and will highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Charnell is clear about moving forward and gives me things I can do to make a real change. She's given me the space to be kind to myself and be okay with making mistakes. She's given me real ways to create a better life, but she never intrudes or judges.

Written by P.E. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Charnell is GREAT!

Written by A.E. on Apr 12, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Charnell has been a great help to me and my relationship. She helps both parties equally and understands specific circumstances. Very well rounded and motivator, I never want to let her down.

Written by K.R. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Charnell has already helped my husband and I so much in only two sessions. She is super helpful with lots of practical tools.

Written by M.E. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have had one session with Charnell. I feel she took the time to understand the situation. I look forward to future sessions

Written by L.I. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 4 months

Charnell comes alongside and helps me patiently look at things from a different perspectives. She also uses the Bible to help keep me calm. She is very patient and never judges in the many times that I fail and make mistakes along the way.

Written by N.A. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Charnell really listens and provides honest feedback and actionable tasks to help you learn and grow. So thankful to have found her!

Written by O.L. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months

Charnell has given a lot of practical advice, and keeps me staying focused with goals and positive thinking. Overall, I find her a very encouraging counselor and a delightful individual :).

Written by A.N. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Charnell is very supportive and gives some incredibly helpful insights in what I'm experiencing so I feel better able to deal with difficulties.

Written by L.I. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Charnel seems supportive while also holding clients accountable for behaviors needing change.

Written by L.U. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

My mindset has shifted already within 3 sessions and the techniques used in our sessions have really enabled me to give myself the love I deserve. Thank you Charnell!

Written by L.O. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks

Charnell is helping me to process some major relationship trauma, and working through this with her guidance is very helpful. Rather than going round and round in my head, I am learning to examine specific issues and move past them.

Written by J.U. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She is a really good listener and really helped me see things as they are.

Written by S.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months

I have really enjoyed working with Charnell. She has been lovely and helpful. Quite supportive, knowledgeable and I absolutely love working with her. Definitely a good match for me.

Written by E.M. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel so relaxed around Charnell. I'm quite an awkward person so the way I feel I can talk about anything really puts me at ease. Thanks Charnell!

Written by M.A. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Charnell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Charnell is absolutely amazing. I went through a few different counselors on this app and didn’t mesh with any of them but I clicked with her right away. I love that I can speak to her about anything and how knowledgeable she is, whether it be about relationships, family, work, religion, etc. I can tell her all aspects of my life and she is able to give me meaningful feedback that I can actually use. The advise she’s gives is realistic and practical. There are also times where we may not agree but she steps up and challenges me in a positive way. It’s been beneficial to my growth and I’m thankful for the relationship we have. Overall, my experience with her has been great.

Written by L.I. on Dec 30, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Charnell is friendly, profeshional and understanding. She always looks for ways to teen counseling and assit me and I've found my experience insightful this has been my first online counselling so I was skeptical but that soon passed as I got to share my journey.

Written by Y.A. on Dec 29, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is a very empathic counsellor and she ensure that each session I would learn something from.

Written by K.I. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is amazing!! She is patient and carefully works through our issues with us. She is highly knowledgeable also and down to earth. I would recommend her a thousand times. Thanks Charnell. You are truly passionate about your work.

Written by R.A. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charnell has been the best therapist I've had, she really understood my problems and gave me practical solutions to fix them I would recommend anyone to give her services a go.

Written by B.O. on Nov 09, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks

Amazing person!

Written by T.O. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Charnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Charnell is very helpful and is helping me through a tough time. The app allows me to feel like I always have support and instant messaging allows me to get things off my chest and have my counselor help me when I need it.