Rebecca Benson


Rebecca Benson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who works with individual adults and adolescents. She is passionate about helping people live life to the fullest. Rebecca received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and her graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary.

Rebecca’s therapeutic approach utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Rebecca provides more than just talk-therapy; she teaches clients skills they can use to improve their lives and relationships. Rebecca likes to tell clients about books they can read to improve their lives as well. Rebecca’s areas of interest include forgiveness, self-esteem, family of origin issues, dating, boundaries, anxiety, OCD, grief and depression. Rebecca has experience working with women who are in emotionally destructive marriages. Rebecca specializes in Christian counseling. She is comfortable working with people with a different faith or no faith as well. Rebecca especially enjoys working with women in their 20s and 30s.

Rebecca loves being a therapist, as she has the privilege of helping people through tough stuff in their lives, so they can live life to the fullest. She enjoys watching clients gain insight in sessions and feels honored that clients choose to work with her.  Two of her favorite quotes are: “Let your faith be bigger than your fear” – Unknown, and “Be curious, not judgmental” – Walt Whitman. Rebecca offers day and early evening appointments for her clients.
Rebecca sees clients ages 13 and up
in Elk River at these times:

Mondays 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays 1 pm - 4 pm, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays 9 am - 4 pm
Fridays 9 am - 1 pm
 

 

Rebecca's Blog 

Confessions of a Marriage & Family Therapist

When I was working towards my hours to get fully licensed as a marriage and family therapist, I was dating a man. We eventually got engaged. I had my own therapist at the time and would tell her how I was disappointed in my relationship. She said that if things are already so disappointing in the relationship, they're not going to get better if we got married. That was my wake-up call.