Therapist Profile

Name:
Joseph C. Bentz, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
1250 Pine Street Suite 106 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone:
(925) 586-4832
License Number
LMFT50031
Practicing Since:
2008
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My work is informed by the understanding that you have every capacity within yourself needed to proceed safely in moving through the issues you face. You will always lead "Where to go or What to do" next. We will explore together where and how the need to have safety, connection, and meaning is guiding your life. This takes a strength and confidence that can be accessed and developed - new choices can be made. These choices restore vitality and contact with the inherent goodness which we can experience ever more strongly and which can become more consistently available to you.

With the supporting awareness of the sensations and feelings occurring in your body, meaningful and satisfying changes can more rapidly arise. New options replace old locked-in patterns and provide new flexibility. These new responses (new resources for lasting change) will steadily integrate.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
If you're feeling anxious, worried, overwhelmed, or hopeless about yourself, your life, or your relationships, the time for change is now; I may be able to help. At unexpected junctures in our lives we find ourselves challenged, and invited to expand beyond our historical modes and patterns. Or, we are asked to respond to a more deeply sensed source of discontent. In a safe and supportive environment we will explore your situation, your difficulties and see your whole self more fully through the present moment experience - relieving your pain and allowing more and more positivity and satisfaction into your life. Issues that can be addressed include: relationship issues, anxiety and stress management; the impact of recent or historical trauma - physical and emotional abuse; eating issues and disorders, depression, loss and grief, meaning and purpose of life.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University's School of Holistic Studies with a concentration in Somatic Counseling

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management
Anxiety
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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