open the door to

your truest self

Modern Therapy to Help You Pave Your Way

Therapy for
Today & Every DaY

At Path & Purpose, I help motivated young adults and millennials deal with the everyday challenges of modern life. As a licensed clinical social worker, I approach therapy with a comfortable, friendly style to help people like you find balance in the highs and lows of day-to-day living. From anxiety and chronic illness to relationship issues and life transitions, I'll teach you how to move through recurring thoughts and habits that hold you back and see your struggles from a new perspective.

Using the tools gained in therapy, you'll learn new ways to make decisions, take action and embrace a rich and meaningful life. Come open the door to your truest self.

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It's a new era for mental health. Mental health used to be seen as a heavy subject and talk of "therapy" was hush-hush. Thankfully, things have changed. Today's therapists, like me, look at things differently: Mental health is something we can tend to every day – and even laugh along the way. Therapy provides the tools that can help us learn how to navigate life more effectively, even when we seem to be getting by pretty well. These therapeutic tools help us discover new ways to reflect, assess and make choices that are true to who we are and where we're going.

Here's the thing: Your life will not always be the way it is today. Some days will be amazing. Others ... not so much. The reality is, if you're living, you'll experience the good, the bad and everything in between. Sometimes you'll feel totally on track, and other times, you'll be convinced you've lost your way. It's my job to teach you how to use the tools of therapy to troubleshoot and solve life's challenges, big and small alike.

Self As Context

Connection to the
Present Moment

Psychological Flexibility


Cognitive defusion

Committed Action



I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities rooted in self-acceptance and self-awareness. These include motivational interviewing, strengths-based therapy, emotion-focused therapy, relational therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which directs us to make purposeful decisions in line with our values and goals. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which replaces triggering negative mental images with positive ones through the power of eye movements. ART can successfully treat issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in as little as one session.

ACT teaches us "psychological flexibility." We begin with identifying and connecting to what is important to us in life while also understanding that there are some things we can't change. Then we focus on finding fresh approaches to our challenges. As a result, our distress tolerance increases, so we can handle the hard stuff without denying our emotions, sabotaging ourselves or working against our goals and values.

Who I work With

I work with young adults and millennials at different stages of their journey. Like you, they have a lot going on. They're dealing with everything from relationships and family pressures to chronic illness and addiction. They're heading in new directions or navigating big transitions.

They also share something in common: They're struggling and are ready to assess the situation and take action.

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Areas Of Focus

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Self-Criticism and Self-Esteem

  • Stress

  • Panic Attacks

  • Sleeping Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Family Dynamics

  • Friendships

  • Relationships

  • Sexual Identity


  • Identity Discovery

  • Chronic Illness

  • Addictive Tendencies

  • Escapism

  • Grief and Trauma

  • Casual Drug and Alcohol Use

  • Trying to Conceive (TTC)

  • Infertility

  • Post-Partum

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Berit Benson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As the founder of Path & Purpose, I'm passionate about helping people work through emotional and physical barriers in their lives to find a path to optimal living.

I'm a master's level clinician and a licensed clinical social worker. I’m currently licensed in Texas, Illinois, and Michigan, and I’m a Texas Board-approved Supervisor providing supervision for master’s level social workers. After completing my graduate work at Loyola University Chicago, I began my career in the healthcare setting with a focus on supporting clients dealing with chronic illnesses and life transitions. I've worked across the age spectrum, from helping young kids and their families deal with diabetes, to aiding older adults with end-of-life transitions. My training includes the Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International. Next to therapy, I have a love of fitness and movement. I'm a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a committed fitness coach.

Therapy Services

Therapy sessions are private, confidential and one-on-one. Depending upon your needs, I'll recommend we meet weekly or every other week for a set period of time. We'll head out on a path together to navigate what's going on and see where it takes us. When it makes sense for you to go off on your own, I'll be all for it. And I'll be here if and when you find yourself at a new crossroads.

Each session is conducted via a secure telehealth platform. Starting in July 2024, a limited number of in-person sessions will be available in Houston. Please contact me for scheduling and location info.

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Hourly Pricing

Standard Session


50 min.
Extended Session/ART Session


80 min.

Insurance Coverage

Path & Purpose does not currently accept insurance and is considered an out-of-network provider, which means fees must be covered up front. However, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement from your insurance provider for a percentage of your mental health care costs; in some cases, insurance covers up to 80 percent. We recommend you check in with your insurance provider to find out what coverage options are available to you.

Your Path,
Your Purpose

Progress is a winding path, and each new bend, dip and rise is an opportunity to see things from a new perspective. 

In our work together, you'll begin to see the highs and lows of life from a new vantage point. Using the tools gained in therapy, you'll find it's easier to work through the hard stuff and enjoy the good. You'll learn to observe your thoughts, feelings and actions and practice non-judgmental self-awareness. You'll become skilled at staying present in the moment. The best part is that you get to take what you learn with you, wherever you choose to go.

"I have been in therapy for over 15 years, and working with Berit is hands down the best experience I've ever had. She is simply top notch when it comes to her skills as a therapist, and it really makes for a unique and worthwhile experience. I am proud of myself for taking advantage of so many things therapy has to offer, and so so grateful to be matched up with Berit."

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"I have been in therapy for over 15 years, and working with Berit is hands down the best experience I've ever had. She is simply top notch when it comes to her skills as a therapist, and it really makes for a unique and worthwhile experience. I am proud of myself for taking advantage of so many things therapy has to offer, and so so grateful to be matched up with Berit."

"Working with Berit has been a life changer. She’s really helped me understand my emotions and anxieties and how to better myself with tons of different techniques that actually help. Berit is so sweet and caring — she also is really funny, so I’ve never felt uncomfortable opening up to her. I would highly recommend her!"

"I've never had a better fit with a therapist before. Berit is kind of freakin’ brilliant, and I'm so lucky to have found her. If you don't feel like your therapist is helping you, don't be afraid to search for a new one. It makes all the difference in the world!"

"I am grateful for Berit. I do not know where I would be without her. and I am glad that I do not have to."

“Berit is very kind and always wants to understand how I’m feeling. She’s very good about digging deeper to find the root of the problem. I would 100% recommend her!”

“My time working with Berit has been very impactful. We've touched on many issues, from work to relationships and my own backstory. Her approach is respectful and kind, and also very effective. It's as easy to talk to her as to talk with a friend – but she uses a gentle hand to guide me through the real work that any one issue requires. Highly recommended.”

“Being with Berit has been amazing! She really understands and reassures me on things I question, and gives great tips for going forward. She’s funny and kind, which makes her easy to open up to.”