Gustavo A. Benejam, Psy.D., M.S.Licensed Psychologist
Individual, Couples, Family, Group, and Psychological Testing Services
Services offered fully in English & Spanish
- Interpersonal / Relationship Difficulties
- Important life Events & Transitions
- Couples Issues
- Family Issues
- LGBTQ+ Issues
- Bipolar Disorders
Welcome to Brickell Psychology!
I appreciate how critical and delicate finding the right person and fit is when it comes to psychotherapy. Feeling heard, understood, supported, and safe is of utmost importance when navigating life challenges. As such, I am dedicated to protecting your trust and providing you with emotional safety as you undertake the vulnerable yet enriching journey of therapy.
A main focus of my approach is developing a deep understanding of you and your unique experience within a space of openness and non-judgment. I use an integration of researched and effective techniques tailored to your individual circumstances, history, and symptoms; including interpersonal process, acceptance and commitment (ACT), existential, and dialectical behavioral therapies. I have experience with insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and value-based approaches.
In addition to targeting and improving your specific symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors, challenging thought patterns, etc.) and providing you with effective coping skills, my approach focuses on empowering you by increasing your awareness, developing insight, increasing your sense of efficacy and choice, improving your interpersonal relationships, and acting in alignment with your core values while making meaning in your life.
I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, adjustment to new or difficult circumstances or life-stages, trauma, and other common mental health conditions. I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as, psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational testing at Brickell Psychology both in person and via telehealth throughout Florida. I provide all services fluently in English and Spanish.
I received my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Albizu University in Miami and completed my internship at the Faulk Center for Counseling. I have completed externships and received specialized training at various sites including Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Psychology program, Florida Forensic Psychology, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you,
How I Can Help YouIt's my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment where we'll work together to achieve your goals.
All testing services utilize the gold standard of normed, empirically supported (research-based), valid, and reliable assessment measures individually selected for you based upon your testing needs and circumstances.
Grief is the natural and normal emotional suffering that occurs in response to loss. Grief and loss are unavoidable in life and there is no right or wrong way to experience these.
Family therapy is a form of treatment that views psychological problems and their treatment in terms of the interactions among family members.
As with individual therapy, couples have their own, unique reasons for talking to a professional.
The experience of trauma is extremely personal, unique, and complex. However, what is universal is the distressing experience of losing our sense of safety in the world and in the self.