Benita Munson

Licensed Professional Counselor

Are you feeling misunderstood or at an impasse in your current relationship? Are you feeling stuck in your life? I can help you enhance your relationships, improve your emotional well -being, and help you to rediscover your strengths. Many long term clients have reported feeling stable & supported.


  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

I am skilled at helping people improve their relationships, and to build self compassion for themselves and others. I am experienced working with LGBTQ issues, existential "What am I doing with my life" issues, parenting teen issues, chronic illness, and substance abuse disorders. In individual sessions, I use Internal Family Systems to identify the different parts of your internal self, and teach you how to use grounding techniques to soothe yourself when you are activated, and start listening to your inner voice that yearns for health. I have additional training in EFT Couples Therapy, which has allowed me to help couples create healthier, more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am humbled to be able to witness the ways in which people can overcome hardships and empower themselves. We will work collaboratively to identify areas in your life that are problematic, and work on necessary changes. For more information you can go to

My Background

I grew up in Canada and have a background working in social services, assisting those less fortunate to rebuild their lives. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology/Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Portland State University. In addition, I hold a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification , as well as a CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) designation. I currently teach at Portland State University in their Addictions Certificate program. I am passionate about my children, travel, and animals.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 5033606656
  • Website
  • 811 NW 19th Ave #301
    Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

  • Experience: 8 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest
  • Rate: $100-120/session

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