Cherise Benson (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm here to come alongside you and provide compassionate support as you navigate family, grief, and the other issues of life.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Snohomish, WA

  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you a parent of young children and wonder, "Is it supposed to be this hard?" You may feel stretched thin by conflicting parenting advice, unrealistic expectations, and competing family needs. Perhaps you want to be able to parent from a healthier place by addressing old traumas or losses, such as pregnancy loss or divorce. We will work toward your personal healing, radical acceptance of yourself and your unique family situation, and freedom from external and internal demands of perfection.

My Background and Approach

My clinical approach is warm and personal. I will sit with you in your grief and explore the hard questions in life. I believe many difficult emotions, like anxiety or anger, signal an unmet need or unhelpful thought pattern, which we can explore and identify together. I often take a lens of grief, believing that every decision and transition inherently involves losses that need to be named and honored in order to own our stories and make space to experience healing, growth, and joy. I have experience working with parents who are pregnant, parenting young children, struggling with substance use, or co-parenting and navigating custody arrangements.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that when we support parents, the whole family and broader community benefit. I'm committed to building relationships and community and have volunteered with the Buy Nothing Project and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). I am a former military spouse, so I am familiar with the unique stressors and challenges of military family life. My view of life is shaped by my Christian faith.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125/session

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