Dr. Stephen Bentley


About me

I have been a therapist for over 32 years and I have worked in many different areas. I have been a director and supervisor of a practice for over ten years. I have been with the same company for the past 20 years. I have worked in the hospital doing group and individual therapy, I have done crisis intervention with clients, I have worked with a wide range of issues, including autism, addiction, anger issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma , death, physical abuse or emotional abuse.

My therapy style is person-centered. I look at the needs of you the client I believe the relationship starts by forming a working relationship between myself and the client. it is my belief that acceptance for therapy from the individual is the only way therapy can really work. In the past 2 years due to Covid-19 I have found that tele-health is an effective tool to help others. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy.

It Is hard to take time out of our busy schedules to take care of the inner us that is one advantage of tele-health, it is hard for some to go into an office setting, it really takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and walk with you through this change. My definition of counseling is me being "A agent of Change."

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 32

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


KY LPCC 104541


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Stephen Bentley. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr.Bentley takes the time to listen , responds with care and treats me like a person and not a number. His expertise in therapy has helped me grow and work to become a better person. Without him I wouldn't be able to see other perspectives on problems or issues. Dr. Bentley has given me the tools to change my life and with them I have. Thank you!

Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Outstanding individual, ive only had one session with him, but his wisdom and insight help me gain perspective.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks

Dr. Bentley is such a a gracious soul. If you are looking for someone to listen to you and ask questions to try and understand you, he's your guy. He is always quietly listening no matter how much or little you talk. He asks questions to try and better understand you and your life so he can advise you thoroughly. He gives you gentle prompts to think about with stories from different cases to back it up. If you are someone looking for support I would highly recommend Dr. B!

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