Dr. Benveniste is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adults, and adolescents. He has a longstanding commitment to clinical practice, community service, professional education and writing for professionals and the general public. He is also the author of a biography The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis (2015) and the editor of Anna Freud in the Hampstead Clinic: Letters to Humberto Nágera (2015).
His clinical practice is dedicated to adults and late adolescents struggling with a range of difficulties including communication problems, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, shyness, marital difficulties, family discord, mid-life crises, emigration, young adults leaving home and adjustment reactions to life changes.
He offers psychodynamic psychotherapy, counseling, parent consultation and public lectures. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. His practice has always included many international patients and he is currently a Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Wuhan Mental Health Center at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, in The Peoples Republic of China.
An initial visit is often useful in assessing the situation, arriving at some preliminary strategies for dealing with it, determining if a course of treatment is recommended and, if so, how to proceed.
The best way to reach him to make an appointment is to send an e-mail message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Give a description of your concerns and the type of services in which you are interested. He will respond and inform you of availability. If there is an agreement to meet, he will send some forms for you to fill out and set a time for an appointment. During the COVID-19 pandemic all sessions are on-line. While e-mail is the best way to reach him, you can also call (206) 445-9121 and leave a confidential message. Dr. Benveniste will respond as soon as he is available.
In an initial interview you will be invited to talk about the life problems that concern you. Dr. Benveniste will listen, explore the situation with you and offer an initial assessment and preliminary recommendations. Those recommendations in the first session may include specific strategies for dealing with the problem, an invitation to continue the evaluation process, if need be, and/or possible referrals to professionals in other related fields that may be useful to call on in dealing with the current problems.
If a patient chooses to continue the evaluation process he or she can expect to meet for a few more sessions after which there is likely to be a recommendation for psychodynamic psychotherapy, counseling, or parent consultation depending upon the needs of the case and preferences of the individual.
Fees: $200/ session
Sessions are typically about 55 minutes long.
Dr. Benveniste is “in-network” with Premera BlueCross and LifeWise.
For those with other forms of insurance Dr. Benveniste will bill at his standard rate of $200/hour for which the patient will be directly responsible. Dr. Benvensite will provide an invoice for the patient to submit to his/her insurance company for whatever reimbursement the insurance company may offer to the patient. It is useful, and highly recommended, for the patient to check with his/her insurance company to find out if the insurance company will offer any reimbursement and if so, what kind of reimbursement he/she may be able to expect.