Kimberly Benchsky is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cranston, Rhode Island, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. She also sees individuals for grief, family conflicts, and life changes, such as becoming a new mother, empty nest syndrome, and transitions from adolescent to adulthood. Kim sees clients of all age groups, from young children through seniors.
Kim is particularly passionate about supporting children and adults on the spectrum. Her trainings have focused on working at children's hospitals, and she completed her graduate school education at Kings College in London where she worked with experts on ASD. She supports individuals on the spectrum through social skills, family interactions, and sensory difficulties.
She also enjoys supporting new mothers who are struggling with the adjustment to motherhood, inspired by her personal experience parenting two young children.
Kim's primary approach to treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and she also draws from occupational therapy skills in her practice. She bases her sessions wherever most comfortable for her client, including using the play therapy room at her office, going for walks outside, meeting her clients in the community, or offering remote video sessions.
Autism Spectrum Disorder - Social skills, family interactions, and sensory difficulties; emotion regulation, particularly among children, teens, and young adults; family relationships and working as a family through any challenges
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
ADD/ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Life changes - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Low self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Empty nest syndrome - Working with parents and families when children leave the house; developing coping mechanisms and self-care strategies
Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood - Specialized strategies for common issues of young and emerging adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Adjusting to motherhood - Becoming a new mother; peripartum anxiety and depression
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Years of Experience: 14 years
Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Gateway Healthcare, 2010 - 2017
Bradley Hospital, 2007 - 2009
King's College London, MSc, 2010
Emmanuel College, BA, 2007