Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Rakefet Benderly View Specialties

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
  • I only accept phone calls. Please call me.
  • Phone: 760-930-0886

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Are you feeling overwhelmed and depressed?
Are your relationships suffering?
Are you worrying excessively and can't stop?

You are not alone.  These thoughts and feelings are what clients often tell me when they walk through my door. As a licensed clinical psychotherapist with over 20 years experience,  I can help you.  
My two main goals are to resolve the issues that brought you into therapy and prepare you to cope with any life challenges that may arise in the future.
My treatment focuses on the issues you bring in and improving the quality of your life. We all have times in our lives when life feels more challenging, and we need to learn new tools and gain new perspectives. 
I use a variety of treatment modalities, all uniquely designed for each person's specific needs.  Learn to understand and overcome your depression, anxiety and life challenges - what ever they might be.
My focus is to help you foster better relationships with family members, friends and co-workers and even more importantly, to help you work on understanding and accepting yourself.

*Self-improvement and individual growth
*Women's issues
*Stress management
*Assertiveness and boundaries training
*Life transitions 
*Premenstral Dysphoric Disorder 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy: a treatment approach that helps you understand relationships, both past and present, and how it affects how you relate to yourself and others.

Cognitive therapy techniques:  These therapy techniques focus on challenging how you think regarding an issue.  If you expand your thinking and shift your behavior, change can occur.

Mind-body techniques:  I am trained in using EFT- Emotional Freedom Technique, breathing, visualizations and relaxation exercises. Your mind and body are one system.  You can change your thoughts, feelings and behavior by focusing on your body.  

 To give you an example, psychologists know how to treat depression.  We also know that depression can be treated in many different ways.  We are all unique individuals with different reasons for why the depression developed.  When I work with a client, I introduce them to various treatments and we work together with a combination of approaches based on what works best for them.

 A key aspect of treatment is the relationship between the therapist and the client- it has to be a good fit.  To give you a sense of who I am, many clients say that I am easy to talk to, open and very professional while being relaxed at the same time.  They feel that "I get them".
Feeling anxious, depressed or in distress is very uncomfortable.  My goal is to empower clients with the skills they need so that they can enjoy life, love, work and relationships long after treatment ends.  I want everyone to live fully!
I look forward to working with you.  
Call Today! (760) 930-0886.

Dr. Rakefet Benderly Reaches

Carlsbad CA
Encinitas CA
San Diego CA
San Marcus CA
Olivenhain CA