Allison Ray Benavides, LCSW

allison ray benavides, lcsw

Allison Ray Benavides, LCSW is a medical social worker currently working in the field of death and dying. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in anthropology and the study of religion from UCSD and received her Master of Social Work from SDSU. In addition to social working, she owns Flying Panther Tattoo with her husband, Rob Benavides, and is the proud mother of a pediatric cannabis pioneer. She manages a website sharing local resources for families curious about treating with cannabis at  

Allison also has a deep gratitude for the various wisdom traditions that have brought healing to her life. In addition to her clinical training, her work is intimately informed by Buddhism, Yoga, the Wise Woman Tradition, and energy medicine. She uses modalities such as TFT and AIT, and is currently in a Reiki mastery program with Sharna Langlais

She especially loves supporting caregivers and the parents of special needs children.

Allison is located in San Diego, CA and is currently seeking new clients for work on Tuesday evenings. Counseling and Reiki sessions are available.








60 minute counseling session

(sliding scale & Skype available)



60 minute reiki session