:: Meet Noelle ::

Noelle Benach, Intern / Pre-Licensed Professional - MS candidate from The University of Baltimore. Noelle has been part of the SBCS team since August, 2017. 

Currently Scheduling Clients for early February 2019.

Starting February 2019 - Noelle will begin offering reduced individual sessions for adults {ages 18+} living in Baltimore City and surrounding areas whom are struggling with or can relate to:

  • LGBTQIA Related Concerns

  • Cisgender Partners of Trans Individuals

  • Quarter-life Transitions

  • Professional Caretakers

  • Young working professionals & College/Masters students

  • modern cohabitation // Pre-commitment Couples Counseling

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Noelle's clinical focus pertains to helping clients combat anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA issues (such a discrimination, oppression, & marginalization), trauma, and related struggles in a safe environment while simultaneously increasing self-efficacy, self-awareness, self-confidence and emotional intelligence for her clients + groups. 

Noelle's Availability:

Monday mornings, Wednesday evenings + Friday

To schedule with Noelle -- Please call Noelle directly at 410-941-3921 


A few words from Noelle:

"We all have unique reasons for seeking therapy. Life can sometimes be unbearably confusing or difficult. I aim to provide you with the space to not only explore the origins of your despairs and fears, but also the room to discover & facilitate new goals. The best therapeutic relationships embody a sense of non-judgement, empathy, support and mutual trust.

While our life experiences have been undoubtedly different, I want you to know that I understand what it is like to feel broken & overwhelmed. I embrace my roles as a "wounded healer" and queer clinician. I know what it's like to be stigmatized and judged for who I am. That's why it's all the more important to me to not impose judgement on you. In fact, I'd like to do the complete opposite. I want to walk by your side as you engage in your journey towards emotional wellness. I hope to facilitate grounding while at the same time empowering you to shatter glass ceilings and limitations imposed on you by society."

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Photo by Brooke Cagle via Unsplash

Couples Work With Noelle:

Connection is a vital part of our lives. Regardless of the cliché stigmas that tell us to "work on ourselves before we can get into a relationship", I believe that the most growth is facilitated through relationships. I hope to assist couples in moving towards the development and maintenance of secure attachment and effective communication.

In our fast-paced, digital and modern world, it's easy to avoid (intentionally or unintentionally) genuine connection, even with those hold dearest to us.  Sometimes we are so preoccupied by our smart phones and devices that we forget to disconnect from them in order to re-connect with our partner(s). I aim to bring my couples back to the basics to foster honest and safe attachment.  Together, you can contrive shared meaning & values.

Therapeutically, Noelle utilizes an integrative combination of person-centered, existential, and multicultural theories, along with a collaborative approach. Noelle’s passion lies within working with members of the lgbtqia community. She assists her clients in creating a matchless, supportive therapeutic experience specifically catered to each client's individual needs. While working with Noelle, you'll find the space to deeply explore your emotions and the accompanying applicable solutions.

When she’s not focused on her studies or clinical work, Noelle enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their corgi, two kitties and bearded dragon. Noelle loves traveling, cooking and tasting new foods, attending festivals, and spending time outside.

Noelle's Educational Pathway to Private Practice  

Noelle obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Towson University in 2016.  Noelle is currently working towards obtaining her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore.  Noelle plans to seek licensure as an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) following the completion of her graduate degree in Winter 2018.