Joseph Bentz, LMFT
Joseph Bentz, LMFT

Verified Credentials

  • Profession(s):

    Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

  • License Status:

    I'm a licensed professional.

  • Primary License:

    Marriage & Family Therapist - MFT - MFC50031

 
My Approach to Helping
If you're feeling anxious, worried, overwhelmed, or hopeless about yourself, your life, or your relationships. Or, you may be recognizing to a more deeply sensed source of discontent. The time for change is now. When these kinds of pressures arise we find ourselves challenged and know that we need to expand beyond old responses that just aren't resolving the situation or our pain.

In a safe and supportive environment we will explore your situation and see your whole self more fully through the present moment experience. You have every capacity within yourself needed to proceed safely in resolving 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 for safety, connection, and meaning is truly guiding your life.

In our work I will gently support your uncovering the deeper, richer meanings of all the ways of knowing already present within you -- your thoughts and ideas, feelings and sensations. Seeing and understanding these more clearly will lead to meaningful and satisfying changes taking place. New choices will replace old reactions and provide new flexibility. These new responses become effective on-going resources for the lasting change you want and deserve.

This exploration will relieve emotional pain and lead to much more positivity and satisfaction in your life. An unsuspected strength and confidence will emerge and develop as new insights arise and choices are made.

These will restore vitality and reconnect you with the inherent goodness that has always been within. These qualities will be experienced ever more strongly and will become more consistently available to you.

 

More Info About My Practice
In exploring the deep inter-relationships between all aspects of our being -- bringing more and more of ourselves into a fuller awareness -- a completely natural and positive evolution or unfoldment toward "who I really am and have always deeply wanted to be" takes place. These changes, as they are allowed to take place, can only be good, can only be expansion. The natural movement is towards greater abundance.

My degree is from the John F. Kennedy University's School of Holistic Studies, with a concentration in Somatic Counseling.

My work is also influenced by 9 years of personal exploration in the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization, Enneagram studies, and 28 years of spiritually-based meditation practices.

 

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Relationship and Communication Difficulties, Anger Management, Stress Management, Anxiety or Panic Attacks; Recent or Historical Trauma - Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse, PTSD; Eating Issues and Disorders, Self-Esteem; Depression, Loss and Grief; Personal Growth - Support for Transition, Meaning and Purpose of Life.

Services I Provide
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
  • Adults
  • Elders
Languages I Speak
  • English
Therapy Approaches I Use
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Contact Me

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Joseph Bentz, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09076

http://www.vitalcounseling.com

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Locations and Maps
Office 1: 1250 Pine Street
Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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Office 2: 1 Arbor Way
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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Concerns and Issues I Help With
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
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