Carmen Schmidt Benedetti (she/her)

LMFT, MA in Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy)

Working with individual adults to process past or recent trauma and stressful experiences and/or who are HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons).

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Clients tend to come to me when they want to overcome the impact of distressing experiences or trauma, but often think they cannot be “fixed,” they are undeserving or that they are not good enough. They may feel “on-guard,” fearful, anxious, overwhelmed, out of control, helpless or disconnected.  They often have some awareness and intuition that helps guide them, but they are not sure how to move forward. Many of my clients identify as, or with the traits of, being a Highly Sensitive Person.

My Background and Approach

We will work together to better understand where your feelings, behaviors or patterns are coming from; empower you to recognizing your strengths, and identify and build coping skills in dealing with emotions. I support you in increasing awareness, finding balance in your life, taking better care of yourself and help you to no longer feel paralyzed or triggered by your stressful or traumatic experiences.  I see you as the expert on yourself and guide you with perspective and insight through gentle compassion and integrity. I offer information so clients can feel validated, aware and informed. As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Certified Therapist, I have specialized training, knowledge and experience in trauma counseling with clients who have encountered one-time or ongoing traumatic or stressful incidents. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), my empathetic and intuitive nature helps me in understanding my clients and meeting them where they are at.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe empowered, aware individuals will change the world. That’s why I became a trauma therapist. I believe that you deserve to feel whole, important and loved. I believe you matter.  I know from my experience in collaborating with clients to work through these challenges that they are not broken and they can heal if they are willing to be honest and do something to make changes.  

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Rate: $160 - 240/session


707-331-4578 Email Carmen
613 College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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