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Substance Use


Eating Disorders


Perinatal Mood/Anxiety,
|Infant Loss, Infertility

Return to Zero: H.O.P.E. (



Depression & Anxiety



Suicide Prevention

Emergency and Crisis Hotlines

The following are national resources and hotlines that provide support and information. They can answer questions and help in times of need.

In general, hotlines are:

Available  24/7

100% Confidential

Absolutely FREE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or someone you know is in crisis – considering suicide or not – call and talk confidentially with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Provides referrals to support groups, mental health professionals, resources on loss, and suicide prevention information.

COMCARE Community Crisis Center


Provides 24-hour resources for mental health assistance and suicide prevention in Sedgwick County.

  • How is eating disorder treatment different? Are other professionals involved in the treatment process?
    Eating disorders are serious conditions that can have a significant mental and physical impact, including death. I believe that a collaborative approach to care is essential in treating eating disorders. If you do not have a treatment team (i.e. physician, dietitian/nutritionist, psychiatrist etc.) and we agree that this would be beneficial, I’d be happy to help you establish this support. ​ At Benitez Counseling, clients have a unique access to a multidisciplinary team of providers located in the Sedgwick county area called the Eating Disorder Consultants of Kansas (EDCK). When needed, coordination of care is quickly achieved through this access for medical evaluations, risk assessments, nutritional services, and close communication with the team to ensure medical safety and stability while in outpatient care.
  • What is EMDR and how can this benefit me?
    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Unlike most forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from the event. Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in the treatment of panic attacks, dissociative disorders, phobias, stress reduction, performance anxiety, complicated grief, addictions and physical and/or sexual abuse.
  • How frequently do you meet with clients?
    I typically meet with clients on a weekly basis, as I've found this is typically the most clinically appropriate and helps to ensure that you can make progress on your treatment goals. ​​In terms of overall length of treatment, this varies depending on a variety of factors and is specific to each individual.
  • Do you take insurance and what are your fees?
    I accept many major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company prior to the first appointment to determine what services are covered under your plan. Other important questions to consider include: What is my deductible and has it been met? Do I have a co-payment? You may contact me directly for self-payment rates. Accepted Insurance Plans ​ BlueCross and BlueShield Cenpatico Tricare Aetna ProviDRs Care Medicaid Optum UMR UnitedHealthcare TriWest Cigna Beacon
  • Can I use my Flexible Spending Health Account for payment?
    Yes, clients are typically able to pay with flex spending cards or to get reimbursed from their account with the receipts that I can provide. ​
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