Common Issues

Life feels rewarding and fulfilling when we feel heard, respected and connected to those around us.  Most people seek a sense of inner peace and an ability to have compatible relationships with family, friends and colleagues.  Counseling is appropriate when we find that our ability to cope is stretched to the limit, when we feel our efforts are falling short or when we have difficulty communicating our desired intentions.  Each of us is as unique as the experiences we have had during our lifetime. Some of these experiences are positive, while other experiences have been harmful, leaving emotional scars.  Without proper attention, these scars sometimes fail to heal completely, and can impact all facets of our current life.

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and addictions counselor I work with clients to achieve understanding and mastery over their issues. When clients feel frustrated or encumbered with overwhelming choices, I can help them discover a new path; one that leads towards the life they want to live.


Common issues I see in my practice include:

  • Addictions
  • Abandonment and Rejection Issues
  • Abuse – Sexual, Emotional or Physicial
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Codependency
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Inaction/Indecision
  • Life Issues/Transitions
  • Low Self Worth
  • Martial and Relationship Issues
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Issues

Some issues can be dealt with quickly. More challenging issues, recurring problems with jobs or authority issues, lifelong impediments to establishing stable relationships, long-term career problems, and childhood and adult traumas may require longer to resolve. 

When therapeutically indicated I use an accelerated therapeutic approach that can help clients quickly resolve past issues. This frees clients of emotional baggage, allowing them to find more productive ways of interacting with the people in their lives.

Cynthia Benson Therapy

8121 W. Quinault Avenue,
Suite 202
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 579-0202