Find Your Strength

Welcome to Benoit Counseling Center. We are a mental health practice, utilizing strengths based & person centered treatment to creating lasting change in those we serve. We are accepting new clients and have immediate availability for intakes. Please use the contact button above to request an appointment today.
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Kathleen Benoit, LICSW (Owner/ Clinician) I am a therapist with a passion for working with young adults (18-30) navigating their way through life stressors such as school, careers, relationships, and family. I have ample experience working with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, and many other conditions. I feel everyone deserves a place to talk without judgment or fear of others expectations of them. I strive to offer a welcoming and supportive space for all. My practice utilizes a Strengths Based focus which aims to highlight the strongest aspects within you. Once we know what you excel at we build from there to reach your goals. By using the skill sets you already have, rather than trying to only insert new ones, therapy becomes more collaborative, efficient, and effective long term. LaWanda Whitaker-Ross, LICSW Are you or your loved are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to process a significant health event? Perhaps you’ve been asked to make lifestyle changes as a result & don't know where to start. Maybe you're a caregiver looking for a safe space where you can take a moment to breathe, speak freely & feel heard. If any of these relate, please know you don't have to do it alone. Much of my experience is in health care supporting individuals, their caregivers and loved ones. I fully acknowledge the strong impact that new, sudden and chronic health conditions can have on individuals and those around them. Together, you & I can process life's happenings and work towards your goals one day at a time. You deserve a space where you feel safe, can be unfiltered & are free to be yourself. Laughter and tears welcomed alike. I offer a supportive environment that balances empathy with honesty & encourages autonomy through empowerment. The thought of pursuing the therapeutic journey can be nerve wracking, kuddos to you for taking the steps to consider it. Finding the right fit for support on this journey is a big deal and it matters. If you've gotten to this point & are still curious, reach out to me & together we can explore if we are a good fit. I am looking forward to hearing from you! Erika Krause, LICSW One of the bravest things one can do is ask for help and support. Whether this is your first time seeking out therapy or you have dabbled before, congratulations on taking this step! Perhaps you have experienced a trauma, loss, are dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, are LGBTQIA+, or are simply looking to live life as your most authentic self. Maybe you are going through a life transition, having relationship issues, or maybe you just want to start building a therapeutic connection. Regardless of the WHY, you deserve a safe, judgement-free space to begin this journey. Take a deep breath. Let's begin. During the last 4+ years as a therapist, I have worked with individuals on their journey to find healing, peace, and understanding. Using a strengths based, realistic, and relaxed approach to therapy with a touch of humor, my goal is to provide you with unbiased support and reflection, as well as helpful tools that you can implement and utilize every day. If this resonates with you and you are seeking services, please contact me via email, or text. I am currently accepting private pay , as well as Optum insurance. If you think that I may be a good fit for you on your journey or you have any questions, please reach out. I am so excited to begin this work with you. Elinor Verenbec, LMHC Nowadays, building a better life for yourself can feel like a luxury that few of us have the time to work on. Change, stress and chaos are realities that all of us must face, and often puts us in "emergency mode." It is easy to spiral into periods of isolation, depression, and anxiety My goal is to help you to navigate the changes and uncertainties in your life, tap into your existing strengths choose personal values that acknowledge and work with difficult thoughts and experiences in order to build a bridge to a better self. My experience includes residential treatment, college counseling, outpatient substance use and crisis counseling. My approach includes methods from mindfulness-based interventions, person-centered theory, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Benoit Counseling Center
Mental Health Group Practice


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum


  • Psychotherapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Person-Centered
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Insurance Accepted

  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Tufts
  • Always Health
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim


Benoit Counseling Center LLC

45 Sterling St Suite 21
West Boylston, MA 01583

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