Sharma  Bennett

Sharma Bennett

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Westwood Accepting In-person
Updated February 25, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Career counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Life coaching

Professional statement

Sharma Bennett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and life coach in Los Angeles, CA. With over 25 years of education and experience in her field, Sharma helps individuals make the transformation they want in their life, whether in relationships with others or with themselves. She does so using a supportive, integrative approach that relies on psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral therapies.

Working with individuals, couples, families, and teens, Sharma tends to be interactive in sessions, customizing treatment to the unique needs of each individual. Sharma sees psychotherapy as a framework for identifying, understanding and working through problems that can cause people to feel lost, stuck or insecure in their life. She strives to assist you in finding clarity and purpose in your life and believes the goal of the work is empowering clients to reach aspired levels of productivity and fulfillment.

Sharma Bennett has worked with individuals, families, and couples in a number of facilities including UCLA Behavioral Health, Kaiser Psychiatry. She continues to supervise graduate students in the process of completing clinical work toward licensing. Her office is in the Brentwood Glen area of Los Angeles, and she is available for in office and remote sessions.


Message to clients

Although it can be difficult to reach out for help, I believe we are most fully alive when we embrace our potential for growth. Often the desire to make more informed choices and gain a deeper understanding of who you are leads to increased self regard and less fear. Feeling fearful while moving forward is possible; the first step may be making the call to begin the process.


Specialties

Life transitions - 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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating; practicing effective communication

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sharma Bennett is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Westwood practice
520 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Therapy (CA)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 1995 - Present
Kaiser Psychiatry, 2011 - 2019
UCLA, 1999 - 2002


Languages

English