He/Him/HisMasters in Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Ben Esch is a therapist who specializes in working with senior citizens, childhood anxiety and OCD (both working with children as well as their parents), couples therapy, and creative challenges.
Ben utilizes a strengths-based, solution-focused, and research-informed approach to his work, which emphasizes the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Ben works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
In addition to earning his MMFT at Phillips Graduate University, and training at the California Family Counseling Center, Ben has pursued further education through training in Brainspotting (Level 1), Gottman method (level 1), Prepare-Enrich (certified facilitator), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) by Dr. Eli Lebowitz from the Yale Child Study Center. Prior to becoming a therapist, Ben was a published author and journalist.
Ben sees clients in-person in Pasadena (in The Florence building on Colorado Boulevard), and throughout the state of California on telehealth.
Supervised by Nick Bognar, LMFT #99915
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Ben Esch is not in-network with any insurances.
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I offer a free consultation session on the phone or Zoom prior to starting therapy to see if we're a good fit to work together, or if I can refer you to one of my trusted colleagues.
Years of Experience: 2 years
Brainspotting, Level 1, 2023
SPACE, Training, 2023
Gottman Method, Level 1, 2022
Phillips Graduate University, MMFT, 2022
Prepare-Enrich , Facilitator, 2021
UC Berkeley, BA, 2005