Lara Benefield, LMFT

She/Her

Lara is a bilingual (English, Tagalog/Filipino) Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco. 

She believes that each individual has the internal resources for change and she collaborates with clients on best ways to tap those resources more consistently. She helps clients reflect on behavior that's been shaped by life experiences, clarify values, and find a path toward more satisfying lives. 

In her spare time, Lara enjoys reading, cooking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Cultural Identity  
  • Anxiety  
  • Family of Origin  
  • Communication  
  • Existential Issues
  • Job Change / Job Loss  
  • Perfectionism  
  • Parenting  
  • Role Transitions  
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapies
  • Humanistic/Transpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
Top Therapy Modalities

Lara Benefield, LMFT

She/Her

Lara is a bilingual (English, Tagalog/Filipino) Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco. 

She believes that each individual has the internal resources for change and she collaborates with clients on best ways to tap those resources more consistently. She helps clients reflect on behavior that's been shaped by life experiences, clarify values, and find a path toward more satisfying lives. 

In her spare time, Lara enjoys reading, cooking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Cultural Identity  
  • Anxiety  
  • Family of Origin  
  • Communication  
  • Existential Issues
  • Job Change / Job Loss  
  • Perfectionism  
  • Parenting  
  • Role Transitions  
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapies
  • Humanistic/Transpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
Top Therapy Modalities
Education & Experience
  • Primary Therapist at Newport Healthcare Outpatient Program, San Rafael CA
  • Clinical Therapist at Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA), Alameda CA
  • MFT trainee at the Novato Youth Center, Novato CA
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California, San Rafael CA
  • B.A. Communication at the University of the Philippines
Location
San Francisco Fidi—Virtual Only
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