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TOPICS
depression
panic attacks
anger management
addiction
dual diagnosis
grief & loss
codependency 1
codependency 2
childhood trauma
on being a therapist

RESOURCES
Johari window
my child within
reparent WC
shattered
serenity prayer
control/responsibility
empathy
taming the mind
mindfulness
stress management
spam of the mind
self-care
assertiveness
healthy boundaries
meditation
mistaken beliefs
Pollyanna thinking
basic human rights
helpful quotations
helpful books
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Carl Benedict offers online counseling on his web site Serenity Online Therapy.
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Carl Benedict's Counseling Credentials

EDUCATION: I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ft. Lewis Carl Benedict, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland. College in Durango, Colorado, and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. I received the prestigious award as the 1997 Outstanding Graduate Student at Shippensburg University.

LICENSURE: I am licensed by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists in Maryland to diagnose and treat mental disorders as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).  My license number is LC0202 with an expiration date of 1/31/15. The Board's phone number is (410) 764-4735. See my license below.

COUNSELING EXPERIENCE: I worked at a mental health clinic in Hagerstown, Maryland, Carl Benedict's current counseling license in the State of Marylandas a therapist from 1996 until 2007 offering group, family, couples and individual therapy to adolescents and adults. I led an adult anger management group for five years and an adult dual diagnosis group for individuals with mental illness and addiction for nine years. Since leaving the mental health clinic, I have worked as a therapist at a local hospital, where I helped create a co-occurring disorders treatment program for individuals suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. For the past four years, I have also led a Concerned Persons Group for those who care about someone who is addicted. In addition, I have offered my counseling services through my online private practice, Serenity Online Therapy, since 2005.

THE MEDIA: I have appeared on radio and television to educate the public about panic disorder, agoraphobia, stress, anger, and dealing with a loved one who is addicted. My views on anger management have appeared in a local newspaper in an article about anger.

Photo of Carl Benedict's university counseling diplomas and Maryland counselor license.AREAS OF TREATMENT SPECIALIZATION:

-  depression
-  anxiety
-  anger management
-  dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse)
-  panic attacks & agoraphobia
-  recovery from childhood physical and sexual abuse
-  substance abuse and addiction
-  impulse control issues
-  codependency
-  grief and loss
-  adjustment to life changes
-  Adult Child of Alcoholic (ACOA) issues
-  posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-  stress management
-  relationship problems
-  parenting issues
-  couples issues
-  blended families issues
-  12 Step Program recovery issues

MY ONLINE PRINCIPLES: I am a member of the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO). My online counseling practice adheres to the ISMHO's Suggested Principles for the Online Provision of Mental Health Services and the National Board of Certified Counselors' principles for online counseling put forth in the document The Practice of Internet Counseling.


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