Ben Lucal


Ben Lucal


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: MSW, LICSW
Primary Credential: LMHCA - MC60787919
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: My standard fee range is $85 - $125 per 50-minute session. In addition, I provide a number of sliding scale fee spots below that for those for whom my standard fee would pose an undue burden; contact me and I will be glad to share more information about this option.
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222 Kenyon St NW STE 6
Olympia, Washington 98502

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My Approach to Helping

I do this work because talking with people lights me up and makes me come alive. We may be an especially good fit to work together if you are motivated to create change in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and you see therapy as an active, collaborative process of mutual learning and new possibility. I see counseling as an investment of energy and learning in the areas of life that are ultimately most significant.

I frequently work with people to improve important relationships, life transitions, emotions, cult & undue influence recovery, sexual and gender identity, polyamory, wealth and identity, anti-oppression, integrity, and shame. Therapeutic relationships can help you build a greater sense of ease in your relationships with yourself and others, and with the unavoidable challenges of life. It is my task to support and challenge you in your work to transform with authenticity.

More Info About My Practice

I have enjoyed counseling in a private practice setting beginning in 2016 in my clinical internship under the supervision of Dr. Matt Goldenberg at the Rainbow Health Center in Olympia, WA. Before that I worked in community mental health and provided in-school counseling at two public schools in Washington.

My education includes a master's degree from the MA Psychology: Counseling Specialization program at the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) under Saybrook University. Before then I earned a bachelor's degree from the Evergreen State College where I studied psychology, alternative education, leadership, and diversity and liberation.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    In addition to keeping a general adult practice, I counsel and provide consultation about recovery from experiences of undue influence, coercion and exploitation, such as those common with con-artists and groups with cult-like features.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Creative Blocks
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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