Welcome to
LA Mind and Body

Affordable therapy for adults, families & couples.                         

Who We Are

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Why LA Mind and Body?

 

I created LA Mind And Body because I wanted my clients to learn the combined benefits of therapy and working out. The best solution I found to help a client see change is active participation in therapy and a treatment plan that also incorporates working out as part of their daily regimen. Over time with the work that will happen in therapy, and by using physical activity as an outlet, a person can achieve:


“A stable mind and body.” -Jackie Benavente, LMFT (founder).





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How this works

  • You set weekly therapy and workout goals with your therapist. 
  • Each week you discuss progress and barriers to reaching your goal.
  • Once the problem area has improved, you create a discharge plan with your therapist, to maintain progress and change. 

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Affordable Therapy

My goal is to provide affordable therapy services to the residents of North Hollywood. This includes:


  • Individual, Family & Couple's Therapy.
  • 50 Minute Sessions.
  • Sliding Scale Fee. 
  • Open Monday-Saturday, morning & evening hours. 
  • Se Habla Espanol. 

Understanding Symptoms & Support

Depression

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  • Have you lost interest in work, family, or once-pleasurable activities?
  • Are you feeling sad, "empty," flat, or hopeless most of the time?
  • Has their been a change to your eating and sleeping habits (not eating, overeating, sleeping more or sleeping less)?
  • Do you sometimes just want to go to sleep and not wake up?


Here's a quick assessment tool you can use to assess your depression: 


https://www.psycom.net/depression-test/


                    Depression in Men 


  • Are you feeling angry, irritable, and have less patience for people and situations. 
  • Are you feeling anxious, restless or on edge?
  • Have you distanced yourself from loved ones and sometimes prefer to be alone?
  • Are you engaging in high risk activities?
  • Has their been an increase to your tobacco, alcohol, pill or use of drugs to "deal," with how you're feeling?


Please review this brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health for more information: 


https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/men-and-depression/mendepression-508_142046.pdf



Anxiety

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Feeling nervous or anxious is a normal reaction to stressful events. Whether we have a presentation or performance, an interview, or are simply doing something new that provokes fear. And what happens whe we're anxious? We might start to sweat, our heart might start to palpitate, our voice might become shaky, and our mouth dry. But, anxiety can also begin to provoke many confusing symptoms. This includes the following:


  • Feeling anxious when there’s nothing going on.
  • Worrying thoughts throughout the day. And beginning to experience more physical symptoms. Such as: Stomach ache, headache, grinding at night, or physical aches and pains. 
  • Starting to avoid places due to fear of experiencing the anxiety. 
  • Starting rituals. This could be as small, as: “Mike noticed that he was less anxious when he tapped his door knob 5x’s prior to walking out of his home, so he made sure to do this every day,” 


There are many forms of anxiety, please take a look at this helpful link if you’re experiencing anxiety and it’s starting to feel unmanageable. 


https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

Adjustment Disorders

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This diagnosis is not as common as depression and anxiety, but it’s very relevant in our field. Think about it from this perspective: Have you recently experienced a change in your life (whether positive or negative), and has it provoked feelings of sadness, depression, stress or worry? If you’ve never experienced these symptoms in the past, and after a life event you start struggling with these symptoms, more than likely you’re experiencing an adjustment disorder.


Adjustment disorders include:

  • Divorce/breakup
  • Starting/Completing school
  • Starting/Leaving a job
  • Moving
  • Financial Stressor


About Us

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Jackie Benavente, LMFT

 

I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, working in the field of mental health for the last 15 years. I've worked in many settings including; community clinics, elementary/middle and high schools, private practice, UCLA Research and most recently as the executive director of a treatment program for substance abuse.  I've worked with about every population including: HIV, Addiction, High Risk Youth, Gang Members, Gay & Trans community, SED, and Probation/Parolees. My specialties include: Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Behavioral issues & Bipolar disorders.  I provide individual, family and couples therapy. The modality I use is Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I love a challenging, unmotivated, or stuck client. I believe everyone has potential to change and the right to obtain therapeutic services. 

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Allison Rosenberg MA, Registered Associate MFT (AMFT#92144)

Allison is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing under the supervision of Jackie Benavente. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State State University and a master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Ottawa University. Allison has extensive experience working in the mental health field, with an emphasis on attachment and trauma, and has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, eating disorder treatment as well as substance abuse treatment. Allison is trained to work with couples and families, including adult children and their parents, that are seeking to find more connection, trust and safety in their relationships with one another. In addition, Allison has a special interest in working with teens, young adults and individuals experiencing various life stressors, personal growth challenges and trauma. Allison is trained in and utilizes a variety of models of psychotherapy including Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Resiliency Model and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.   

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Lindsay Atolikian MA, Registered Associate MFT (AMFT#100239)

Lindsay is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing under the supervision of Jackie Benavente. Lindsay received her bachelors in psychology from Cal State University,  Northridge and her masters of clinical psychology from Antioch University, with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. Lindsay has a behavioral background and experience with applied behavioral analysis in home and school therapy settings. Her specialties include: Adults and Children with developmental disabilities such as; autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities, and providing therapy in Spanish to adults, children, teens and families. She also likes to utilize Sand Play Therapy with children and adults. Sand Play Therapy can assist with healing from trauma, abuse or neglect. Lindsay's theoretical background is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  

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How to schedule an appointment?

Please call (818)-743-9250 to complete an over the assessment. 


Bring necessary paperwork, and payment on the day of your scheduled appointment. Your therapist will provide you with this information after your phone assessment. 

LA Mind and Body

5816 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601, United States

(818) 743-9250

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LA Mind and Body

5816 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601, United States

(818) 743-9250

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sun

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Scheduled Appointments only.