At unexpected junctures in our lives we may find ourselves challenged, and invited, to expand beyond our historical modes and patterns of compensation to stress. Or, we are asked to respond to a more deeply sensed source of discontent.

In a safe and supportive environment we will explore and discover how thoughts, beliefs, emotions and bodily experiences are all present and co-arising; you will see your situation, your difficulties, and your self more fully, through the present moment experience.
I provide counseling to 
individuals and couples that:
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Common issues addressed:
. Relationship & communication issues 
. Stress and Anxiety  
. Loss, Grief, and Depression 
. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders       from physical, sexual, emotional abuse or       traumatic events, accidents or injury
. Eating Issues and Disorders 
. Life transitions / Spiritual counseling 
   -  finding and clarifying your life's meaning         and purpose
​ Surrounding communities: Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Sobrante,                                                                    Hercules, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pinole, San Ramon
Integrated Psychotherapy 
Body - Mind - Spirit
Friendly, Interactive, Practical
 Counseling and Psychotherapy 
in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, 
Berkeley, CA 
and surrounding communities
.  focuses directly on your goals and needs.

.  is led precisely by your own experience and
    sensitive exploration of their entire nature - 
    mind, body, and spirit - and their capacities.

.  eases pain, suffering and discomfort in a deep
    and fundamental way.

.  leads to profound healing, revitalization and

 integrates traditional "talk" therapy with newer
   "somatic" approaches - working with the body,
    mind, and spirit.  These centers are all contin-
    uously involved in our on-going life.  Including 
    the body's experiences in counseling can quicken
    and vitalize the process of healing and growth.
 In Walnut Creek:  1250 Pine St.  Suite 106 (near Ygnacio & N. Broadway)
​ In Lafayette:   1 Arbor Way     (near Acalanes & Hidden Valley Road)
 In Berkeley:   2127 Ashby Avenue (1 block east of Shattuck on Ashby)

 Surrounding communities are: Alameda, Albany, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Hercules, Oakland, 
                                                  Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo     
Integrated Psychotherapy                                Joseph Bentz, M.A.
Body - Mind - Spirit                          Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MFC 50031 ®