Dr. Yasmeen Benjamin has been a practicing Psychologist since 2006. Doctor Benjamin received her Ph.D. from the Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in Counseling. She completed her predoctoral training at a highly competitive Veterans Hospital and completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Outpatient Clinic.
She has specialty skills in assessing and treating PTSD and trauma survivors, including training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. She has years of experience treating depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, panic disorder, relationship stress, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, identity issues, bereavement, and other conditions. Doctor Benjamin has worked in many different treatment settings, including private practice, hospitals, residential treatment programs, outpatient treatment programs, community counseling centers, and college counseling centers.
Dr. Benjamin values self-actualization and removing barriers to living a fulfilling life. She values being her genuine, authentic self, and teaching her clients to do the same. She is passionate about identifying individual treatment needs and approaching treatment in a holistic fashion.