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Celeste Benesch, LPC

"When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives."

        - Kristin Neff

Celeste is a state licensed therapist with a master’s degree in clinical mental health.  Celeste relies on the power of connection to help heal the pain one is experiencing and create positive changes.  She takes an integrated approach to counseling by utilizing the client’s strengths to foster growth and move into a place of thriving.  Celeste’s strengths are in providing individuals with tools that address their needs in dealing with current stressors and creating more meaningful relationships.


Celeste has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  DBT helps the individual develop emotional regulation, enhance relationships, and learn skills to tolerate distress.  This type of therapy enables the clients to create a balanced and content life.  When working with adolescents, Celeste believes it is important to keep the caretakers informed and involved to foster the healing process. 

Celeste is a certified trauma specialist.  She has advanced training in EMDR, which allows clients to process traumatic events.  Celeste has helped many women heal from sexual and childhood trauma.  She understands how even “little” traumas can impact how we see ourselves.   By helping clients develop self-compassion and acceptance, it allows them to eliminate feelings of shame and develop a powerful sense of self-worth. 


When working with couples, Celeste implements Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to change negative patterns and move into a place of security and connection.  This type of therapy is helpful in rebuilding trust and deepening attachment. 

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