“My deep hope is to help others overcome obstacles and move towards growth and flourishing. I believe a human is a complex and intricately woven person, with mind, body, and soul and that each aspect of the person influences the others. In therapy I strive to aid in the integration of these three aspects of the self to form a more unified person. There are a variety of things that can fragment the self, from fears and anxieties, to the things we tell ourselves. Using a variety of methods, I work to address the known and unknown challenges in one’s life. I strive to help clients identify those challenges, set goals, and become empowered to make positive changes. “ – Ben Steel
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Existential Phenomenological Psychotherapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Christian Perspective Counseling
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
Ed.D.(c): Educational Doctorate (Candidate), Sports and Performance Psychology, Portland, OR.
M.Div., Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.
B.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, Chicago, IL.
National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT).
Member, American Counselors Association (ACA), present.
| AREAS OF FOCUS: |
Grief & Loss
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sports & Performance Psychology
Ben is a Clinical Intern working on his doctorate in Sports and Performance Psychology. He brings more than eight years of experience working with teens and adults struggling with life transitions, grief & loss and finding their path. He has provided support to clients in many venues including Harborview Medical Center as a chaplain and Bellevue Christian High School where he also works as a teacher.