•••​ PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CONSULTATION •••

Dr. Benveniste

Background

Dr. Benveniste received his training in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked there for many years. He did his undergraduate and master’s level clinical psychology training at San Francisco State University and earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley/Alameda Campus. In San Francisco, he maintained a private practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy working with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families seeking assistance for a wide variety of problems. For over 25 years, he also devoted much of his time to community mental health. He worked in community outpatient clinics, a crisis clinic, and in residential treatment settings.

In his private practice, Dr. Benveniste worked in conjunction with public and private schools and was a member of the Psychological Professional Group of the San Francisco Police Department seeing police officers and their families in psychotherapy. The Department of Mental Health in the city of San Francisco also confidently referred many AIDS patients to him for psychotherapy.

He has supervised psychologists in training for many years and was the Director of Training in two programs for doctoral level psychology students – La Familia Counseling Service in Hayward, California and the Nevitt Sanford Initiative in Fairfield California. He also taught graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley, The Wright Institute and the California School of Professional Psychology – Alameda Campus.

From 1999 through 2010, he maintained a private practice in Caracas, Venezuela and taught graduate students at Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universidad Católica Ándres Bello. He also participated in the Red de Apoyo Psicológico (Psychological Help Network) by providing trainings in crisis intervention following the massive Venezuelan floods of 1999 and subsequently directing an investigative treatment program for a small group of children directly affected by the disaster. Later, when there developed dangerous levels of societal panic associated with the Venezuelan National Strike (Dec. 2002 – Jan. 2003) and subsequent periods of intense social unrest, he wrote articles and gave lectures and trainings on distinguishing panic from fear and developing coping strategies in the midst of high anxiety.

In 2010 he relocated to Bellevue, Washington, opened his private practice, began delivering lectures to professional groups and continued his work on a variety of writing projects. In April 2018 he gave seminars and supervision to students in a professional training program at Wuhan Mental Health Center in The Peoples Republic of China. He continues this group supervision throughout the year by Skype/Zoom and returns to China every April to deliver in-person trainings.

Licenses:

  • Washington Psychology License: PY 60196503 (Active) --------------------- Dec. 27, 2010
  • California Psychology License: PSY 12868 (Inactive) ------------------------- July 27, 1992
  • California Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling License: MFC 19299 (Inactive) ---- July 6, 1984

Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
  • Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Honorary Member – American Psychoanalytic Association

Languages:

  • English and Spanish

DIRECTIONS
LOCATION

BELLEFIELD OFFICE PARK

ARBOR BUILDING

1621 - 114th Ave. S.E. Suite 223

Bellevue, WA 98004

You’ll find my office south of downtown Bellevue, in the Bellefield Office Park, with convenient free parking and easy access from I-405 between WA-520 and I-90.

Directions from Seattle via I-90 East

Take I-90 East toward BELLEVUE/SPOKANE. 6 miles

Take the BELLEVUE WAY exit, EXIT 9 on the RIGHT. 0.5 miles

Keep STRAIGHT to go onto BELLEVUE WAY S.E. 0.7 miles

Make a SLIGHT RIGHT onto 112TH AVE. S.E.

Pass the ELEVATED TRAIN RAILS, located on the right.

Go up a half mile and turn RIGHT at S.E. 8TH ST.

Drive one block and turn RIGHT at 114th AVE. SE.

Cross the bridge and drive THROUGH THE OFFICE PARK past the Conference Center, Madrona Building, and the Conifer Building all on the left and the Courthouse and Cedar Building on the right. Keep going.

Veer left and pass over another small BRIDGE.

Take the first RIGHT after the bridge.

Pass the ALDERWOOD Building, located on the right, and keep going.

The next building on the right is the ARBOR BUILDING – your destination.

There is parking in the front of the building.

Walk up the ramp and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Walk down the hall to the right to SUITE 223.

Come in and flick the switch below my name on the waiting room wall. It will turn on a small light in my office to let me know you have arrived. Have a seat in the waiting room and I will meet you at our appointed hour.

Directions from the north (Redmond, Bothel, etc.) via I-405 South

Take I-405 SOUTH toward RENTON.

Take the S.E. 8TH ST exit, EXIT 12.

Turn RIGHT onto S.E. 8TH ST.

You’ll come to a light at a street that says 114TH AVE. S.E. to the right and 118TH AVE. S.E. to the left.

Don’t turn. Stay in your lane, cross the street, go up 100 yards and take the first LEFT at 114TH AVE. S.E. You will be entering the BELLEFIELD OFFICE PARK.

Cross the bridge and drive THROUGH THE OFFICE PARK past the Conference Center, Madrona Building, and the Conifer Building all on the left and the Courthouse and Cedar Building on the right. Keep going.

Veer left and pass over another small BRIDGE.

Take the first RIGHT after the bridge.

Pass the ALDERWOOD Building, located on the right, and keep going.

The next building on the right is the ARBOR BUILDING – your destination.

There is parking in the front of the building.

Walk up the ramp and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Walk down the hall to the right to SUITE 223.

Come in and flick the switch below my name on the waiting room wall. It will turn on a small light in my office to let me know you have arrived. Have a seat in the waiting room and I will meet you at our appointed hour.

Directions from Downtown Bellevue via 112th AVE N.E.

From N.E. 8TH ST. go to 112TH AVE. N.E. and head SOUTH on 112th AVE N.E..

After about 1 mile turn LEFT at S.E. 8TH ST.

Go 200 yards and take the first RIGHT at 114TH AVE. S.E. You will be entering into BELLEFIELD OFFICE PARK.

Cross the bridge and drive THROUGH THE OFFICE PARK past the Conference Center, Madrona Building, and the Conifer Building all on the left and the Courthouse and Cedar Building on the right. Keep going.

Veer left and pass over another small BRIDGE.

Take the first RIGHT after the bridge.

Pass the ALDERWOOD Building, located on the right, and keep going.

The next building on the right is the ARBOR BUILDING – your destination.

There is parking in the front of the building.

Walk up the ramp and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Walk down the hall to the right to SUITE 223.

Come in and flick the switch below my name on the waiting room wall. It will turn on a small light in my office to let me know you have arrived. Have a seat in the waiting room and I will meet you at our appointed hour.

Directions from the south (Renton, Kent, Tacoma, etc.) via I-405 North

Take I-405 NORTH toward BELLEVUE/EVERETT.

You will see EXIT 12 for S.E. 8TH ST. & 116TH AVE. S.E. on the RIGHT.

Take EXIT 12 and get in the right lane to go to S.E. 8TH ST.

Then get in the left lane and turn left at the light onto S.E. 8TH ST.

Get into middle lane, go under the overpass and pass through one light.

Stay in the middle lane and you’ll come to another light at a street that says 114TH AVE. S.E. to the right and 118TH AVE S.E. to the left. Don’t turn.

Stay in your lane, cross the street, go up 100 yards and take the first LEFT at 114TH AVE. S.E. You will be entering into BELLEFIELD OFFICE PARK.

Cross the bridge and drive THROUGH THE OFFICE PARK past the Conference Center, Madrona Building, and the Conifer Building all on the left and the Courthouse and Cedar Building on the right. Keep going.

Veer left and pass over another small BRIDGE.

Take the first RIGHT after the bridge.

Pass the ALDERWOOD Building, located on the right, and keep going.

The next building on the right is the ARBOR BUILDING – your destination.

There is parking in the front of the building.

Walk up the ramp and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Walk down the hall to the right to SUITE 223.

Come in and flick the switch below my name on the waiting room wall. It will turn on a small light in my office to let me know you have arrived. Have a seat in the waiting room and I will meet you at our appointed hour.

Directions from Issaquah and North Bend via I-90 West

Take I-90 WEST toward SEATTLE. 8 miles

Take the BELLEVUE WAY exit, EXIT 9 on the RIGHT. 0.5 miles

Keep STRAIGHT to go onto BELLEVUE WAY S.E. 0.7 miles

Make a SLIGHT RIGHT onto 112TH AVE. S.E.

Pass the ELEVATED TRAIN RAILS, located on the right.

Go up a half mile and turn RIGHT at S.E. 8TH ST.

Drive one block and turn RIGHT at 114th AVE. SE.

Cross the bridge and drive THROUGH THE OFFICE PARK past the Conference Center, Madrona Building, and the Conifer Building all on the left and the Courthouse and Cedar Building on the right. Keep going.

Veer left and pass over another small BRIDGE.

Take the first RIGHT after the bridge.

Pass the ALDERWOOD Building, located on the right, and keep going.

The next building on the right is the ARBOR BUILDING – your destination.

There is parking in the front of the building.

Walk up the ramp and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Walk down the hall to the right to SUITE 223.

Come in and flick the switch below my name on the waiting room wall. It will turn on a small light in my office to let me know you have arrived. Have a seat in the waiting room and I will meet you at our appointed hour.