Benjamin Ballou


Benjamin Ballou


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - 6541
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Health Care
Evening Availability


8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
Suite # A109
La Jolla, California 92037

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My Approach to Helping

It may feel that many people in your life have an agenda. Whether that’s related to what you do, how you dress, how you act, the relationships you choose- it is easy to feel judged in our lives by the people that surround us. It may be difficult to seek support from a therapist when this has been your experience.
I’m here to show you that my only agenda is supporting you in your journey to reach your goals. Through a nonjudgmental and empathic approach, I will offer you guidance and perspective in how you see your life moving forward. I utilize a holistic perspective, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is most important in allowing you to work through difficulties and begin living the life you have envisioned.
I am formally trained in a variety of modalities, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I additionally conduct Person Centered Therapy, and utilize my 28 years of mindfulness practice in teaching and modeling mindfulness tools for grounding and becoming present, both in session and in life. If you are reading this, you have already taken the first step in beginning the courageous journey of creating positive change for yourself. I look forward to working with you!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
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