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, the time for change is now; I may be able to help. At unexpected junctures in our lives we find ourselves challenged, and invited to expand beyond our historical modes and patterns. Or, we are asked to respond to a more deeply sensed source of discontent. In a safe and supportive environment we will explore your situation, your difficulties and see your whole self more fully through the present moment experience - relieving your pain and allowing more and more positivity and satisfaction into your life. Issues that can be addressed include: relationship issues, anxiety and stress management; the impact of recent or historical trauma - physical and emotional abuse; eating issues and disorders, depression, loss and grief, meaning and purpose of life.


More Info About My Practice
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 to have safety, connection, and meaning is guiding your life. This takes a strength and confidence that can be accessed and developed - new choices can be made. These choices restore vitality and contact with the inherent goodness which we can experience ever more strongly and which can become more consistently available to you.

With the supporting awareness of the sensations and feelings occurring in your body, meaningful and satisfying changes can more rapidly arise. New options replace old locked-in patterns and provide new flexibility. These new responses (new resources for lasting change) will steadily integrate.


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

Stress - Anxiety - Anger & Frustration - Overwhelm - Depression; Eating Issues - Self-Esteem; Trauma from Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse; Relationship & Communication Difficulties; Personal Growth - Support for Transition.

My degree is from the John F. Kennedy University's School of Holistic Studies, with a concentration in Somatic Counseling. I have 2 years post-degree training in Psycho-Physical Therapy integrating posture, movement, feelings and sensations into the therapeutic process. My work is also influenced by 25 years of spiritually-based meditation practices, and 5 years of work in the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization and many years of Enneagram studies.

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

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

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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: ! 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
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness