Counseling & Pastoral Care

Biblical wisdom for life’s most difficult issues

  • Grief care
  • Marital and pre-marital counseling
  • Depression care
  • Addiction care

As a trained biblical counselor and seasoned pastor, I provide counsel and care for believers in all walks of life. Whether you are a pastor who has been wounded by the toll of church ministry or a layperson wondering how the gospel applies to your difficult situation, I come alongside you to provide a biblical framework that restores hope.

Change is not found in defending our righteousness, but in admitting our weakness and crying for help.
― Paul David Tripp

Depression Care

I understand that depression may range from situational to clinical depression. My biblical counseling approach focuses on the heart-level influences. Please know that if I discern that you are clinically depressed, then I will encourage you to also see a psychiatrist, who can address the biological and chemical influences. Together, we can provide a holistic approach to your depression care.

Addiction Care

If you’re struggling with an addiction to food, entertainment, drugs, alcohol, sex, or anything else, then I help you work through the heart issues that manifest themselves through these behaviors. With substance addiction in particular, I work in concert with psychiatrists and/or organizations that can help you recover.

Testimonials

Ben is a wonderful counselor. When he counseled me, I always left with a feeling of hope and relief from the issues that troubled me. He always helped me see God in my adverse circumstances, and it helped me remember that in the darkest times in my life, I was not abandoned.”
—D.H.

“A phrase I have heard Ben use could almost serve as a motto for his powerful approach to counseling: “God is in the transformation business.” Ben is as well versed in the tools and terminology of secular psychology as anyone, and he deploys them to good effect when appropriate, but only as supplements to the main course of treatment, not as the treatment itself.

In his world, mental and spiritual health come from exposure to the truth, and truth is embodied in God, God’s Word and the person of His Son. Ben has true skill at helping others strain their experiences “through the grid of the Gospel” and thus to sense how the enduring truth that healed the lame, brought sight to the blind and conquered death, has the power to transform today.

Empathetic, down-to-earth, fun to talk to, and armed with as much good humor as knowledge, Ben is a patient and sure-footed guide on the challenging journey into the truth that frees us from the games we play on ourselves. I could not recommend him more highly.”
—J.P.

Schedule a Counseling Session

I am available for 1-hour sessions, either online via Zoom or in-person, as needed.

Online Session

If you’re scheduling an online session, simply type “n/a” in the address section of the form. You will be emailed a Zoom video conference link.

In-Person Session

If you would like for the counseling session to be in-person, please specify your preferred location in the scheduling form.

New Clients

If you are a new client, I will email you a Counseling Consent Form. Please complete this form before your appointment.
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