Therapist Profile

Name:
William F. Benson, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1041 N Formosa Ave W Hollywood, CA 90046 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(310) 849-9399
License Number
LMFT37686
Practicing Since:
1997
Additional Licenses:
LMFT, LPCC

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 Bill@thementalgym.org I look forward to teaming with you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm
Services
Individual therapy Couples counseling Relationship loss Pet bereavement Animal Assisted Therapy
Insurance
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
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

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

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anger Management
Anxiety
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Individual
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Working With Therapists

Other

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

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