Ben received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 and a Master of Divinity in 1987; both from Texas Christian University. In 2014, he received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Angelo State University. In 2017, he became certified by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board approved supervisor for the state of Texas in 2022. As an LPC-Supervisor, Ben supervises LPC-Associates who are working toward becoming fully licensed (LPC) by the state of Texas.
Ben is a Certified Gottman Therapist and primarily works with couples, affair recovery, physical and emotional trauma, and sex addiction/anorexia. In addition to completing all 3 levels of Gottman couples therapy training, Ben has training in Treating Affairs and Trauma from the Gottman Institute. Moreover, Ben is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); a specific therapy designed to treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is registered as a CPT provider in the state of Texas. In addition, Ben has completed training from the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy and received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through the Beck Institute; treating anxiety and depression. He also has a special interest in working with LGBT clients/families and people who have experienced religious abuse.
Ben has been with WTCG since 2014. During WTCG's facility expansion and renovation project in the Cactus Hotel, Ben is practicing in the Texas Building, 202 W. Twohig, Suite 100. The Texas Building is located in downtown San Angelo, on the corner of Twohig and Randolph. It is recommended to enter the parking lot from Twohig street. If you have questions regarding his practice, please email him at [email protected].
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 SA defines sobriety as only having sex with a husband or wife. As a result, it may not be fit for a gay, lesbian, or single people.