Jeff Bennett

(M.Div., B.C.C., L.M.F.T.)

About Me

I care. I respect you. You are a parent and you want the best for your child. Generally we parents enter into parenthood believing strongly in our innate capability to be a good parent. Then we find ourselves often struggling in ways that came unexpectedly. As the caring parents we are, we discover the importance of networking with other parents as well as professionals. If you have no one like that, or want to expand on your already trusted support, then I thank you for reviewing my profile. I want to make a helpful difference in your life and your family. I make myself available to you.

My name is Jeffrey BennettI have been talking with teenagers and children for over 25 years as a professional therapist. I hold a License as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Just as important, over those 25 years, I have been talking to teenagers and children as a person who cares. I too have been deeply troubled in life, both as a parent as well as an individual, and who fought hard in the process of healing. And I definitely did not do it perfect. NOOO Way. Struggling alone I found myself far more vulnerable to people and events. Working together on a team with others more experienced then I, or even with the same limited experience as I, I experienced far better results. I offer myself and my professional skills to help you with your challenges, no matter how severe or bleak they may seem. There is help and hope.

I have spoken to countless teenagers and children in both biological and foster families. I am frequently told how satisfying our time is together. They say they were surprised about the different and good and quick results they experience. Many will say how they feel some better or far better for it. And how their gains were not just short lived but long lasting that even continued to improve.

Relating to the parent, they often comment on how pleasantly surprising it has been. They report a relief sense of not feeling alone anymore in their parenting challenges. And much pressure lowered as they corrected their false understanding that they should possess a sense of naturally knowing everything and meet every need of their child alone and without counsel. How unfortunate that these myths survive and are even perpetuated! Parents often exhume excitement in the discovery how even seemingly little changes made a big difference for their family.

Many of the greatest lessons I learned in my life came from difficult and painful events in my adolescence. As a parent, we can empower our children by providing many wise options finding good support and counsel. My regrets stem from not seeking more counsel from adults and even my friends. While in some challenges I was able to navigate through myself, other challenges I definitely needed to face together with a team. And the good results benefited me the rest of my life, even to this day. And I continued to this day to build on those successes. I more appreciate now the wise counsel I was encouraged to get by both my parents and other caring individuals.

That is one reason I desire to make myself available to you. Giving back and forward to the next generation of families. The professional help here is always secure and confidential. Included in your subscription, besides the 24/7 general chat, are private scheduled sessions. You are encouraged to self schedule confidential and secured livechat, phone and video sessions for you and you child. 'Let's Talk'.

I wish you and your family the best. Jeff


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #3347 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LMFT #L513 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jeff is a true gem for this site! He is a great listener and is very helpful about figuring out what is best for your goals. He has made my first time experience with therapy comfortable.

Written by A.L. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, and sleeping disorders

Jeff has been a steady hand through stormy waters. As I have come to terms with reality of being a recovering addict Jeff has been there as a faithful guide and listening ear. he has helped me open a conversation with myself that has shown me how I can change. We've met once a week for several months now and built a professional relationship of trust where I feel able to share dark secrets I have carried on my own for a long time. In turn, this has helped me reach out to others and I now have a stronger network of friends who are helping me on my road to recovery.

Written by L.Y. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was in serious need of someone to guide me through grieving my husband’s death, and to coach me out of years of self neglect from being a chronic caregiver.
Jeff and I texted a lot prior to our first productive video session. Then I hit a big wall of stress and wanted to run away as usual. Jeff was SO patient, kind, and empathetic. Acknowledging my anxiety issues, we adapted goal setting. I’m learning new skill sets to survive a difficult past. Some include, celebrating accomplishments, being a better role model for my children, and care for myself along the way. Admittedly, I’m not easy to work with, Jeff has gained my trust and confidence. Most importantly I feel hope. I’d forgotten how that feels.

Written by B.R. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Although Jeff and I are fairly new to working together, he’s been nothing but a supporting rock. He has such a kind soul that is so welcoming and you know he cares and wants to be there for you. And for a lot of us seeking help, that’s something that’s very important to us. He’s not afraid to dig deep and make you realize that your life is yours to control, but will give you great tips to rein in the anxiety and stress and succeed. He’s honestly great.

Written by G.I. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have had struggles with the platform and options, but Jeff has been the saving grace.

Written by N.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Jeff radiates this warm father-like vibe as he listened and paid attention to whatever I said. His experience with Christianity renders great understanding when the issues involve faith. I truly recommend anyone who looks for calm, caring, accepting, encouraging and full of wisdom counseling to contact Jeff.

Written by S.U. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 3 weeks

My son is receiving the counseling. He was incredibly hesitant to do it but really likes Jeff Bennett and has shared with me and his sister that he likes him. We are only a few weeks in, but my son is making his appointments on his own which is a big deal. He is making time for this and says it helps, and he is talking to me about things now too.

Written by T.E. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Great help and very well timed responses. Jeff is a pleasure and would recommend to anyone I know seeking a helping hand.

Written by S.A. on Apr 12, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I immediately felt very calmed by and cared for when speaking to Jeff for the first time.

Written by E.L. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks

He has been very understanding. He really listens and prays with me. I don't feel judged and for the first time I really poured out things that have been on my mind. Thanks Jeff

Written by R.O. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 3 weeks

Mr. Bennett is not just professional, but passionate about his client's health and happiness. He not only offers insights via chat, but also provides helpful worksheets. If utilized, the worksheets do wonders! He always picks the right ones for the topic we are covering.

Written by B.E. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks

Jeff is a great guy!

Written by R.I. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 2 weeks

He is very helpful and I trust him to help me.

Written by H.E. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Jeff for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jeff is an amazing listener and really takes all of your worries and concerns helps you cope with them in your daily life. He’s very committed to making his clients feel comfortable and safe to be one hundred percent honest in every session.