Benita’s Credentials

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I’m a life coach, a spiritual counselor and an ordained minister with AIWP. I earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and my bachelor’s degree is in psychology. I am a highly sensitive introvert.

I’ve studied with the Order of St. Luke with my dear friend Father John Rice where I learned how to combine Christian spiritual healing and psychological principles.

I follow a grace-filled Christian path that honors all faiths that advocate loving God and each other.

I coach adults (individuals and couples) in private sessions and in intensive retreats. Being a results-oriented person, I love retreats the best because so much transformation occurs in such a short time.

Fascinated with human potential and the healing miracles of Jesus and meditation, my master’s thesis researched meditation methods that result in pain elimination without drugs. Little did I know when I was twenty-one years old that I would remain passionate about mind-body-spirit healing for the rest of my life.

As a highly sensitive person with a Myers Briggs personality type INFJ, I share my gifts of keen insight, compassion and empathy to help my clients feel understood at depth. I love helping people discover their Authentic Self and blossom according to their divine blueprint.

I use right-brain and left-brain techniques to help people create structure and access spiritual insight so they can bring their dreams into reality. I enjoy studying the latest neuroscience research to help my clients do deep emotional healing while creating flourishing personal and professional relationships.


I love coaching gifted highly sensitive people (HSP) because the HSP material developed by Dr. Elaine Aron has been so incredibly helpful in my own life. I am a Highly Sensitive Person who is an introvert so it is easy to understand their challenges and gifts.

I spent several years learning Robert Fritz’ coaching model which teaches people how to be proactive instead of reactive to life’s circumstances. I highly recommend Fritz’s book, The Path of Least Resistance.

I’ve always wanted to make a large contribution to making our world a better place. In the early years, I thought the best way to do that was through corporate training and coaching so I entered a PhD program in Community-Organizational Psychology and teamed up with a mentor. I facilitated team-building programs for government and private agencies. I’ve taken numerous leadership development courses, entrepreneurial skills, sales and marketing, success skills and adult education skills courses.

I stopped offering corporate team-building because I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are fully committed to their growth. Sadly, that’s not always the case with a corporate group or a government agency.

I especially enjoy coaching gifted high-achieving leaders and rising stars and their spouses so that the impact of my work can reach thousands of people to make the world a better place for us all.

Personal Values

I came to realize how incredibly important the beauty of Nature is to me.  It is there that I most easily connect with God’s love and joy. This prompted me to move away from the crowded city of Atlanta, Georgia and to build my peaceful mountain home that sits on top of a mountain overlooking a serene lake cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love growing beautiful flowers and rowing my rowing shell on a lake smooth as glass. I always have at least one feline companion, and I enjoy deep emotional connections with people who love self-actualization.


• Approved by Dr. Elaine Aron to provide counseling and life coaching to Highly Sensitive People
• The Association for the Integration of the Whole Person. I’m an ordained minister and spiritual counselor.
• Certified Gottman Leader: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Program by Drs. John & Julie Gottman

  • Certified Brainspotting Therapist

Church Membership

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville, North Carolina, USA

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Click here to read about my Hero’s Journey to the Authentic Self.


Would you like to see if we are a good fit for life coaching and spiritual counseling?

Email your completed application and ask for a Discovery Call via the Contact Page.

A good way to get acquainted is to read or listen to my bestselling book, a memoir and teaching stories: The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert: Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self.