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William F. Benson, M.A.
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1041 N Formosa Ave W Hollywood, CA 90046 UNITED STATES
(310) 849-9399
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Q. Why do we get anxious, depressed or addicted? A. Because our healthy coping strategies are no longer working. We are "creatures of habit:" We adopt both physical and psychological habits in order to cope with our life situations but, often, we maintain these habits long after they're useful. Therapy is an investigation: In session we review your history, identify your coping mechanisms and figure out which to habits to release and which to reinforce. Psychotherapy is not mystical or magical and you do not have to be crazy to find yourself in a therapist's office: My company's name is "The Mental Gym" because my clients are invested in bettering themselves and, in so doing, they are strengthening healthy perspectives: Health Clubs are places that strengthen you physically; therapy is an opportunity to strengthen you emotionally. I'm in West Hollywood, California and can be contacted at (310) 849-9399. Questions and inquiries can also be made via e-mail at I look forward to teaming with you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm
Individual therapy Couples counseling Relationship loss Pet bereavement Animal Assisted Therapy
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Most Insurance Accepted, Motion Pictures, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 1996 B.A.,University of California, Los Angeles, 1987

Area of Specialty

ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anger Management
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Telephone/Online Therapy
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (License # MFC37686) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (License # LPCC574)
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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