“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


Ben works with clients ages 13+ and adults in our Bellevue, Issaquah and Redmond Main offices.


THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Existential Phenomenological Psychotherapy
Positive Psychology
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).

MEMBERSHIPS:

Member, American Counselors Association (ACA), present.
AREAS OF FOCUS:

ADD/ADHD
Anxiety
Attachment Disorders
Depression
Grief & Loss
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Men’s Issues
Parenting Skills
Pastoral Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship Issues
Self-Worth Issues
Sports & Performance Psychology
Stress Management

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.