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.

With increasing awareness of the sensations and feelings occurring in your body that accompany your thoughts and beliefs, meaningful and satisfying changes can more rapidly arise. New choices replace old reactions and provide new flexibility. These new responses become effective 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
My work is also influenced by 8 years of personal exploration in the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization, Enneagram studies, and 27 years of spiritually-based meditation practices. I have 2 years post-degree training in Psycho-Physical Therapy integrating posture, movement, feelings and sensations into the therapeutic process.

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


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
  • 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

Contact Me

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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: 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
  • 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