Benetta W. Ernestine, Ed.D, MS, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC 20322
My name is Dr. Benetta Ernestine and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor in the state of Texas. Additionally, I also possess licensure for Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of Louisiana.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern University, Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern University and a doctorate in Counseling from the University of New Orleans. I received additional training in Family Mediation from Loyola Law School.
In addition, I have been trained more intensely in Trauma for Adolescents and Adults, Crisis Counseling, along with Tele therapy. I use a variety of approaches. However, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy most often. I utilize clinical skills to empower and improve the mental/emotional well being so they can live more productive lives. My specialties and interests are stress/anxiety, parenting, depression, trauma, self-esteem, women issues, family conflicts and couples.
My passion is helping families, individuals, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly rebuild their lives and relationships by overcoming struggles in life. This is done by creating a safe, warm, non-judgmental atmosphere to explore important issues.