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The Mind of A Therapist

Jun 16, 2023

Maya Benning-Codina is currently a Certified Sex Addiction Therapy – Candidate and specializes in supporting women struggling with relational challenges. Maya also has experience and success in helping her clients grow in awareness of themselves and their needs so they can communicate that with their partner to foster growth in intimacy in their relationships. In addition to trauma and parts work, Maya utilizes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, gestalt, and narrative therapy. Maya has extensive career counseling experience that she utilizes to help clients that may feel stuck in their career, are struggling with their work, or are looking to switch the path that they are on. Maya is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and she has worked with veterans, individuals with severe psychopathology, and people with disabilities. She holds a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is a native English speaker and speaks advanced German (although not a native speaker). Her favorite psychologists are Carl Jung, because of his work and focus on individuation, dream analysis, personal archetypes and whole person therapy and Fritz Perls, as the father of Gestalt Therapy, which focuses on one’s conscious observer and inner awareness to tap into the whole self not only symptoms. She is a strong advocate for the promise of hope and everyone’s ability to make positive and sustainable life changes. She offers an empathetic, genuine, and compassionate therapeutic relationship to help foster trust and promote growth that her clients truly feel.

Maya provides services via Telehealth as well as in person in our Wheaton office and can be contacted via her email: