I am a firm believer in a mind-body-spirit approach to psychological health, and I incorporate my own multi-disciplinary spiritual practice and investigation with my graduate training in relational therapy into a holistic-minded approach. I utilize transitions and crises as opportunities to deepen insight and life skills that better navigate and manage both those that brought you to therapy as well as similar future situations. Whatever brings you here, I view the end potential of our work being empowering you to lead your vision of the healthiest, most productive and balanced life possible.
or Call Ben Velez, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 36876
More Info About My Practice
Every story I encounter is unique, so my methodology is expressly eclectic, organic and sensitive to all of the personal and historical narratives that you may bring and is oriented towards uncovering the way forward that best suits your individuality. I operate from a curiously-compassionate, humanistic stance that blends classic psychodynamic work with mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral strategies to help you forge new ways of thinking, behaving and experiencing your life.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in working with adults in a variety of capacities, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and spiritual struggles/concerns. And I do so in an open, collaborative and understanding therapeutic environment that is sensitive to all of the varieties along the cultural, gender and spiritual/belief spectrums.
In terms of Couples Therapy, my graduate-level specification in relational therapy supports a journey in which we collectively learn to understand your entire relationship system - not just the biased singular perspectives within it. I am in the service of your relationship / family, and seek the healthiest outcome for the system as a whole and the subsequent happiness of all involved. It is an oft-held belief that happy relationships simply consist of finding "the one", our "soulmate" etc. In reality, once we make it beyond the initial honeymoon phase, healthy and loving relationships require us to choose to show up for our partners and yet the skill set of cultivating and nurturing solid, fulfilling relationships is one that we are, most often, not taught. I help couples with communications problems, developing better conflict resolution strategies, healing from physical/emotional and online infidelities, addiction/codependency issues and other sexual issues. Together we will examine your familial and relational histories and learn a variety of guideposts towards helping you be your best selves, both together and individually.