Designed By Never Boring Design Associates, Inc., Modesto CA

CAROL NEYFELDT BENAK, RN ,LMFT

Licensed marriage, family & child therapist

209-524-2447

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THERAPY SERVICES

Marital Therapy

Choosing the right spouse or partner is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. The relationship between you and your partner inevitably influences your happiness and affects the level of trust and commitment to your partner and respect for you partner. Your relationship has the power to support passion and sexual desire for each other. When struggles occur, as they inevitably do--sometimes before marriage, sometimes after marriage--it is important to seek a therapist to help you discover the skills to work through the problems.

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"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." –C.G.Jung
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Individual Therapy

In individual therapy two people--the client and the therapist--engage in exploring the inner world of the client. During this process, the therapist is often silently monitoring his or her own inner world in order for the client to know himself or herself better. Often, there are unresolved issues from childhood which have continued into adulthood that are the root of problems. There may be times when the therapist gives advice and points a client in the right direction. Individual therapy can be short lasting or long, from a few weeks or lasting months, even several years.

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"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakens."
–C.G.Jung
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Child and Adolescent Therapy

Emotional and behavioral problems in children affect one in five young people today. Such problems interfere with their social, emotional, and cognitive development. When the problems are left unattended children and families suffer. But children are fairly resilient, and when treated early have very good, long term outcomes. Just as physicals are necessary for children from time to time, if a parent is concerned about a child’s behavior, it is a good idea to have a checkup on emotions.

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"If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves."
–C.G.Jung
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A Special Modality in My Work/Therapy

I have had extensive training in dreams and sandplay therapy. Dreams often predict, advise, heal, and relieve symptoms. Dreams encourage knowing more about our inner and outer world, and thus encourage movement toward wholeness inside, and outside in our relationships. Progress in our work often can be seen in one's dreams. I have found working with dreams to be highly effective in helping my clients achieve greater satisfaction with their lives.

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“Dreams show us how to find meaning, how to fulfill our own destiny, and how to realize the greater potential of life within us.” Marie-Louise von Franz
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Another Special Feature of My Work

Given my nursing background, I work with the inner difficulty that is manifesting in physical symptoms. I also work with persons who are experiencing a life threatening illness. I have found that often the dream process or sandplay work will guide us in relieving symptoms. If a referral to a physician or a specialist is needed, I call on my knowledge of medicine and of the health care system.

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"I think that healing happens only in the context of our imminent awareness of something larger than ourselves, however we conceive that." Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
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You may contact Carol Benak to make an appointment by phoning 209-524-2447. You may also leave messages for her at that number 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
Office Location:
819 15th Street | Modesto, CA 95350
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