Counseling that Meets Your Needs
And Support That Makes a Difference
Couple, Relationship, & Family Counseling
Gain support while learning how to manage difficulties related to anxiety, stress, adjustment, communication, and more.
Services Offered Online
Online counseling sessions are offered through a private, secure platform.
In Office Counseling for Winter Park, Orlando, & Surrounding Areas
Conveniently located in Winter Park, close to Rollins College, College Park, and downtown.
A Counselor for Counselors
I am passionate about working with other helpers as they navigate the joys and nuances of the counseling profession while balancing life goals.
Get to Know Me
A bit about Dr. Caitlyn M. Bennett
Ph.D., LMHC (FL), LMFT (FL), LPC (TX), NCC
Hello and welcome! . My name is Caitlyn Bennett (she/her/hers) and I am grateful that you are here and considering what you need to boost and build your mental health & wellness. Life can be filled with obstacles, pain, and uncertainties. It can also feel scary and overwhelming to think about sharing your personal experiences with someone new. However, you do not have to go about exploring personal pains and experiences alone. Taking this first step to begin counseling is one of the most important and courageous steps you can take. Because this is an important step in your personal journey, I want to share just a little bit about my approach and background to help you make an informed choice to engage in counseling with me.
My Approach - Holistic & Helpful: In individual, couples, relationship, and family counseling, it takes a great amount of vulnerability and courage to share about personal difficulties. Because of this, I make it a priority to create a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship and space that infuses elements of trust, safety, and understanding. You are the expert storyteller of your lived experiences and one of my main roles is to empower you to share & unpack burdens.
My style as a counselor is strengths-based, helping you to find and focus on your assets, values, and innate qualities. I often help my clients to: (a) develop awareness and acceptance of difficult experiences; (b) identify and practice skills (like mindfulness) to help you move forward; and (c) identify values-based goals that are important to you. Uncovering and understanding core beliefs (about yourself, others, and the world) that play a large role in how you experience the world can also be a powerful and transformative experience. Because emotional wounds also impact physical well-being, I have found that it is empowering to better understand the connection between how mental health and physical well-being interact with one another. My counseling approach also integrates making sense of how family and societal systems influence your well-being and journey in life. Finally, I believe that humor and laughter can be healing practices and in our therapeutic work, there will be moments where we can share in laughter as you work towards growth, balance, and wellness.
Personal Background: Identities that are important to me include being a partner, daughter, sister, counselor educator, and fierce advocate for others. I have four fur babes that bring me joy and happiness. I enjoy chill coffee shops, good books, poetry, meaningful conversations, running outside, and kayaking. I live in Orlando, Florida.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Counselor Education
Master of Arts (M.A.) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Graduate Certificate - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Psychology
All degrees were earned from the University of Central Florida - Go Knights!
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC; Florida - MH#15032)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT; Florida - MT#4120)
Qualified Supervisor, MHC & MFT Interns (Florida)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC; Texas - #81119)
National Certified Counselor (NCC - #717287 )
Please note: I can only provide online counseling services (telehealth) if you are located in either Florida or Texas.
Counseling Services Provided
Populations & Areas of Passion and Specialization
I have been fortunate to work with individuals, couples, relationships, and families with diverse experiences, identities, backgrounds, and mental health concerns. Below is a list of populations, experiences, and areas that I specialize in:
Adjustment/Phases of Life
Gender Identity and Exploration
Overwhelming Emotions and Feelings
Women's Issues and Experiences
***If you have a personal experience or concern that is not listed here or you're interested in learning more about my approach as a counselor, I am happy to offer a free, 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions.***
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly happens in a counseling session?
Sessions may differ depending on your personal experiences and needs. However, in general, our sessions will be a time for you to share your experiences without fear of judgment. I am there to support you, to help you make sense of your experiences, and to equip you with tools to work towards your desired goals. Counseling is not an easy process and can be challenging and feel vulnerable, but your wellness and mental health are important.
What is telehealth/online counseling?
Essentially, telehealth counseling is providing counseling through an online platform. I use a HIPAA compliant, private, secure platform. If you schedule a session, I will send you a link to the program for you to use on your computer/personal device. Telehealth counseling does require you to have access to a private space, computer or other electronic device with video & audio, and a working, private WiFi/connection to the internet.
How does online counseling compare to in-person counseling?
As with most things, there are pros and cons to both in person and online counseling. The main difference is that sessions are delivered online versus meeting in person in an office. The benefit is that you are able to engage in counseling from the comfort of your own home. Initially, it may feel strange to share your personal experiences with a new person, but that is also true for in-personal counseling.
What are the first steps in getting started?
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please submit your name and brief information about your interest in counseling in the below. I will reach out to you and we can decide if you would like to schedule a free, 15 minute consultation or full session. Before scheduling a session, I will provide you with paperwork that explains the counseling process in more detail and that also asks you about your background. Reaching out to ask for help is difficult; you deserve support and a space to share about your experiences.
Interested in scheduling a Session or learning more about services offered?
If you would like to schedule a free, 15 minute phone consultation, schedule a session, or want to learn more about counseling, supervision, or other services, feel free to complete this form or reach out via phone call or email.
***(Please note: submitting this form is only for requesting a non-urgent appointment. If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.)***
I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Phone: (321) 348-7833
If you are alone, in need of some answers, or unsure of where to go, the resources below may be helpful for you.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
Text START to 678-678
NAMI provides services such as a Crisis Text Line and Crisis Helpline (free, 24/7 support service for those in crisis). Their website also has helpful information about mental health concerns.
Text START to 741-741
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.