Hello. My name is Jeff Bennett. Thank you for reviewing my profile.
I care. I believe I can help you. One reason I believe that is because of consistent positive feedback by the diverse many who I counsel in person. I have over 25 years of experience in face to face counsel as a professional therapist. Now I have expanded my availability online with Chat, LiveChat, Phone and Video. As you will read, I am available, present, comfortable, and received well professionally and personally in various settings and communities with diverse populations.
Life is indeed challenging. I am learning from experience how important it is to regularly include support from wise and proven counselors. Therefore I dedicate extensive time and effort toward my heart's desire of being the best individual and professional psychotherapist I can be. I believe one of my gifts and purpose in life is to help others.
To strengthen my skills toward my purpose, I seek and receive education and extensive rigorous training and supervision. Okay... honestly... some options I entered into very conflicted and begrudgingly. Then I continued to show much resistance. Eventually and not unusually, I discovered benefit and fruit and practicality, even from those teachings I first considered unredeemable. So now I am learning to be more open and embrace certain thoughts and teachings what I once judged and rejected. I find this also applies true for life experiences and events. Freshly reconsidering and contemplating, often through my daily meditating, I find and glean many unexpected beautiful gems, even from life memories of decades ago. Odd how much of life and events unfold. Very unpredictable.
Most of those experiences of growth were very humbling for me. For the most part, these experiences of learning still are humbling as I continue to develop and become. These growth opportunities are not just from formal teachers. It seems there are growth opportunities from everyone I meet, and every event I experience. Therefore, if you discern to schedule with me, in our exchanges together, I too will very likely be learning along side you.
I intentionally as well as serendipitously benefit from an assortment of active steps to better develop my inner resources and therapeutic skills. This includes personally receiving counsel from professional therapists. Yes. I benefit from that too. I wasn't just born with these skills. LOL. While there may be individuals around each and all of us that could and do help us in multiple ways, I believe everyone would still benefit at least from some counsel through a professional. It continues to be a great help for me. Without exception. I am confident in saying that the benefits from any and all counsel will nurture a continuous unfolding of life-long lasting positive and diverse outcomes.
In my life's quest for healing, betterment and enrichment, I even spent time in a seminary. But don't worry. I definitely know that I am not 'holier than thou'. I believe the experience gave me something uniquely good, that for me, I was not able to find elsewhere. Again, I learned much there, and from many resources beyond the extensive readings required in that setting. FYI, I am cisgender and an ally and stand proud.
My professional history has given me an opportunity of meeting many individuals with varying and diverse lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, ages, politics, faiths, experiences and challenges. For example, I have worked with many individuals who are committed to a 12 step program. These individuals are those who strive for recovery due not just to substance addiction, but also from events, traumas, relationships, childhood experiences, chemical imbalances and behavior challenges. I also have worked with individuals presented with dual (two together) diagnosis such as with chemical imbalances with a substance addiction, or depression along with anxiety issues.
My professional experience lead me also to many diverse places. These places include general as well as specialized inpatient psychiatric hospitals. One psychiatric hospital specializes in 'forensic' patients, those who are waiting to stand trial for felony charges but deemed by a judge to be mentally incompetent to stand trial. I worked with the treatment team to help the individual be mentally competent to stand trial. I served in many hospitals as a chaplain. I served on a military base for those active duty military and their families as a Military Family and Life Consultant. I have accepted special assignments. These assignments involve debriefing individuals and groups on location in the community and workplaces when criminal, tragic, violent, accidental, or hate driven events happen.
If you even contemplate a little that you might benefit from counsel in one form or another, I encourage you to somehow find it within yourself to take courageous steps and secure professional counsel. Secure that support you need to take those steps. Enjoy unique experiences in your life that you believe will help you personally grow within yourself and relationships, in your mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing and healings, as well as toward your professional development. Then I encourage you to share liberally with others in opportune moments from your own gleaning experiences.
If you consider that I might be part of your quest for betterment and enriched sense of self, relationships, healing and living, then I am honored. Please subscribe. Select my name as your professional counselor. Begin chat immediately. Additionally included in your subscription is your ability to self schedule private one on one LiveChat, phone or video sessions. These virtual private sessions definitely add significant value to your experience and outcomes. It is very easy to subscribe and get started. There is even live technical support there too to assist you as needed. So... 'Let's Talk'.
I appreciate and respect you. My heartfelt desire is to help you make the most out of your life and circumstances. Use resources available to you. In all you think, recall, do, decide, feel, and are with, do it more mindfully. Live with kind purposeful intention and congeniality even within yourself. Live with daily self care, perhaps an even simpler life, and with inner peace.
I care. Jeff
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LMFT L513
TX LMFT 3347
Jeffrey lead me to many new path of healing that I have taken up and used in my daily life and will continue to do so.
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Jeffrey for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Mr. Bennett has been so amazing. I have a bad history with counselors that judge and make me feel uncomfortable. Mr. Bennett has never made me feel that way. He has seen me at some very bad times in my life and I never felt bad after talking to him, always better and motivated to do better. He has always been very professional and understanding. He's helped me with my self esteem, helped me tremendously with my recovery and has shown me a new way to speak to myself in a kind and loving way. There's no other counselor that I would want. Anyone that's seeking a kind,
understanding and patient counselor would want to talk to him. I will forever be grateful for his gifts of wisdom. Thank you Mr. Bennett.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Jeffrey for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I love how Jeff doesn’t just give me answers or tell me what I want to hear, but rather teaches me how to process what I am feeling or thinking.
Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Jeffrey for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jeff has been helping work though addictive patterns in my life that have gone unchecked for years. Two years ago they reached a point where my life was on a fast track to self-destruction. Jeff has helped to lift me out of the pit and I am thankful for the hope he has given back to my life. Jeff listens well, without judgement, and offers good tools and suggestions for rehabilitation. Mine is along road to recover but i am in a much better place than I was two years ago.
Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Jeffrey for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, and sleeping disorders
Jeff is incredibly easy to talk to, and he listens without judgement. He does not tell me how to think or feel; he asks questions and offers insight in such a way that I feel I am being guided through opportunities for discovery and growth. He is helping me to be a kinder person to not only those around me, but also to myself. He helps me to live my life more deliberately. 1000/10, would recommend to anyone considering counsel.
Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Jeffrey for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Jeff is a great person who listens and will acknowledge and appreciate all things and gives the best form of help. Helped me through a lot and am truly greatful
Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Jeffrey for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue