Lara Benefield, LMFT


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.

Education and 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
Top Specialty Areas
Cultural Identity
Family of Origin
Existential Issues
Job Change / Job Loss
Role Transitions
Grief and Loss
Top Therapy Modalities
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Motivational Interviewing
Psychodynamic Therapy