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“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.”- Anaïs Nin

Find Balance, Hope, and Meaning in Your Life.

Counseling that Meets Your Needs

And Support That Makes a Difference

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Individual &

Couples Counseling

Gain support for difficulties related to anxiety, stress, adjustment, and more.

Services Offered Online

Online counseling sessions are offered through a private, secure platform.

Online Counseling for Your Convenience

Engage in individual or couples counseling from the comfort of home.

 

Get to Know Me

A bit about Caitlyn M. Bennett
Ph.D., LPC (TX), LMHC (FL), NCC

Hello and welcome! My name is Caitlyn and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am grateful that you are here and considering what you need to boost and build your mental health and wellness. It can feel scary and overwhelming to think about sharing your personal experiences with someone new. Taking this first step to begin counseling for yourself is one of the most important and often difficult steps. 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: I believe in creating a safe and courageous space to help you feel comfortable in sharing about your experiences. I tend to use a couple of counseling approaches. One is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is an open, strengths-based, and structured therapy that focuses on your personal strengths and values. Through ACT, we will focus on acceptance of difficult experiences, developing skills (like mindfulness) to help you move forward, gaining awareness, and identification of values-based goals that are important to you. I also integrate principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you better understand distressing thoughts.

 I have also found that when we explore difficult emotional experiences, it can be powerful to better understand how these experiences impact our physical wellbeing. My counseling approach also tends to focus on understanding and making sense of how family and societal systems influence our well-being and journey in life. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirmative counselor and am passionate about serving individuals with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences. 

Personal Background: Identities that are important to be include being a partner, daughter, sister, counselor educator, ally, and advocate for others. I have four fur babies that bring me joy and happiness. I enjoy coffee shops, good books, meaningful conversations, and walks in nature (when it's not too hot outside). I am originally from Florida, but recently moved to Texas.

Education

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!

Counseling Credentials:  

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC; Texas - #81119)

 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC; Florida - MH#15032).

 I can only provide online counseling services (telehealth) if you are in either Texas or Florida. 

National Certified Counselor (NCC - #717287 )

 
 

Services Provided

Populations & Areas of Passion and Specialization

***Currently accepting new clients***

I have been fortunate to work with individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and mental health concerns. Below is a list of populations, experiences, and areas that I specialize in:

Adjustment 
(i.e., starting college; a new career; a big move)

Adolescents

Adulting 

Affectional Orientation

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder​​

Burnout

College Students

Depression

Emotional Abuse

Family Dynamics

Gender Identity and Exploration 

(i.e., transgender and nonbinary folx)

Healthcare/Medical Professionals

Sexual Identity/Orientation

Overwhelming Emotions and Feelings

Personality Disorders

Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Self-Acceptance/Self-Compassion

Self-harm/Non-suicidal self-injury

Stress Management

Wellness

Women's Issues and Experiences

Young Adults

***If you have a personal experience or concern that is not listed here, we can engage in a free, 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.***

 

Pricing/Fees

Individual Sessions: $120 for 50 minutes

Couples Sessions: $150 for 75 minutes

Reduced rate options are available for:

College students

UCF Alum

Healthcare professionals

Mental health professionals

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, 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 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, but you deserve support and a space to share your experiences.

 

Interested in Scheduling a Session?

If you would like to schedule a free, 15 minute consultation, schedule a session, or want to learn more about how I can help you, feel free to complete this form or reach out via phone 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

Helpful Resources

If you are alone, in need of some answers, or unsure of where to go, the resources below may be helpful for you.

Pride Parade
Girl Texting
Holding Hands
Stressed Woman

The Trevor Project is the  leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. 


Text START to 678-678

Call 866-488-7386

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

Call 800-950-6264

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.


Call 1-800-273-8255

The AADA provides resources and information about anxiety and depressive disorders.

#breakthestigma

 
 

Dr. Bennett was interviewed about her work with anxiety in Counseling Today​: "It’s learning to be you and have a fulfilling life with anxiety, where you’re able to feel anxious and [still] be productive and be a mother, a student, a partner. I try and normalize that [anxiety is] going to come and go. It’s OK, and it’s human.”

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“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

- Albus Dumbledore