"I have been in and out of talk therapy since I was 16. I knew I needed to go deeper and try something different in order to make real progress. I was referred to Carmela for Somatic Therapy, something I had never heard of or even tried. Working with her has been a completely transformative experience because I can’t hide behind words. The felt experience is what needed work in order to feel my way through my childhood trauma. If only I had found her sooner. She is hands down the best mental health professional I have ever worked with."
"Carmela is my rock. She is solid, consistent and real. The value of each session is marked inner growth that I not only know, but feel. Family and friends ask what's changed with me - and it's the practical help Carmela gives. She honors your story and provides the support for you to go deeper - where the real work starts. You can trust that every little thing you share with Carmela will be remembered and kept safe. Time with Carmela is a true investment in yourself."
"Carmela Bennett was recommended to me by a New York based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and her long-time patient who I have known and respected for over a decade. I came to Carmela in the fall of 2019 filled with doubt that a psychotherapist, especially one who is white could truly understand and help me with the issues I was confronting as an Asian American woman. Over the last two years, Carmela has become a trusteed and valuable resource and support. She has helped me to engage with the world centered as a more authentic and generous version of myself. I am a better parent, wife, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, advocate and leader because of the work we do together."
"There are times when I’m speaking with Carmela and she simply smiles; I’ll pause and ask her why. Carmela recognizes sparks in me that I sometimes don’t see in myself AND (she loves the word AND) begins to highlight them to where they begin to seep into my belief system. Her GENUINE excitement about my progress on the most selfless level, resonates with me, and reinforces how special a therapist - AND person - she is."
"Carmela creates a felt sense for me of being deeply heard, truly wanting to help, making me feel comfortable of where I’m at NOW, and finding the right times to bridge the emotional, cognitive and somatic work, as they’re all connected. Carmela does this on most GENUINE level; she’s someone whom I can say has made a positive and lasting difference I my life."