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My services may assist you with:
Ideas and practices to strengthen your core health and  
. Deepening and enriching your connections with people
Finding the strength and pleasure in discovering and staying
    connected with who you are and who you can become
. Alleviating physical, emotional and spiritual pain and suffering
. Finding courage to move forward and take reasonable risks
. Recognizing a growing sense of self-confidence and worth
I work to:
Create an environment where you 
   - come to know the feeling of being totally welcomed and safe
       no matter how you are
   - can embrace what is, while opening to change
. Notice and reflect your essential beliefs and patterns
. Assist growing (somatic) awareness of feelings and sensations
    accompanying thoughts – beliefs – ideas – memories that
    nourish and support you as your sense of being expands  
. Explore the potential of fresh perspectives on old issues
. Recognize & reflect back to you your new resources and
    growing capacities - quickening the resolution of your issues

Common issues addressed:
. Relationship communication & intimacy issues  
. Loss and Grief
. Stress and Anxiety
. Feelings of Hopelessness or Depression 
. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders from physical,
    sexual, emotional abuse or traumatic events, accidents 
    or injury. 
. Eating Issues and Disorders 
. Life transitions - finding meaning and purpose.

   Walnut Creek:  1250 Pine St. Suite 106 (near Ygnacio & N. Broadway)
   Lafayette:​      1 Arbor Way   (near Acalanes & Hidden Valley Road)
   Berkeley:   2127 Ashby Ave. ( 1 block east of Shattuck on Ashby )

Integrated Psychotherapy                                Joseph Bentz, M.A.
Body - Mind - Spirit                          Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MFC 50031