Seth Bender, M.A., LMFTC
Warm, Genuine & Insightful
“Seth is fantastic, really listens and addresses issues in an effective way. Very kind, understanding, and non-judgemental. Easy to talk to.”
Hi, I’m Seth, and I’m excited to help you improve your relationships and your life. As a marriage counselor, therapist, and life coach my mission is to help individuals and couples of all types create warmer, more honest, and more authentic relationships, and to help my clients increase their sense of self-worth and self-acceptance.
Couples Counseling & Relationship Coaching
My approach to personal growth work is flexible, and all about making this be a positive, meaningful experience for you. Whether we work together in therapy or coaching, I can help you strengthen your self, your relationship, and your family.
If your hope is to improve your relationship, I can help you through evidence-based Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy. This approach focuses on communication patterns and emotional safety, and helps you both break free from negative cycles so that you can build more connection and trust.
I personally love to see couples who have formerly had trouble communicating reconnect with their love for each other in an honest, healing way.
“The most helpful parts were Seth's ability to very carefully facilitate the very hard conversations that my wife and I could not do on our own.”
Individual Therapy & Life Coaching
In addition to helping you improve your relationships with others, I’m also here to work with you individually. I can help you heal from addictions, as well as any difficult life experiences making it difficult to create authentic trust and connection in your life, such as toxic early relationships or a traumatic breakup or divorce.
By helping you feel safe, strong and secure within yourself I can help you build stronger connections, make it easier to trust others, and increase the warmth in your current and future relationships.
Anger Therapy & Emotional Regulation Coaching
I also have experience helping clients work through anger by understanding the emotions surrounding anger, exploring how past experiences can often inflame anger subconsciously, and using techniques to help recognize and control anger before it becomes destructive to relationships.
By helping you understand your anger, I can help you work with it and turn it into positive emotion and action.
If you’re looking to grow personally in other areas, such as overcoming depression or anxiety, communicating more effectively, feeling better about yourself, or making positive changes in your life I’m here to help.
I can help you change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also often incorporate mindfulness training in my work. However, I have many different strategies to help you, and my approach is always tailored to fit you. I’m here to make counseling and coaching a positive, effective experience for you, and to help you meet your goals for yourself and for your relationships.
“Seth is great. Very nice and compassionate. He does a good job of creating an open environment.”
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2017, and have been practicing individual and couples therapy professionally for over three years. I also have six years of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language and as a former adjunct professor of English. I’m happily married and the father of a wonderful little girl. My hobbies include yoga, exercise, travel, and performing music.
Read Seth's Articles on the
Love, Happiness & Success Blog
If you are struggling in your partnership – you're not alone. There is support for you here. Today on the Love, Happiness and Success Blog, Online marriage counselor and relationship expert Seth Bender, M.A., MFTC is sharing with you his 6 strategies to a thriving relationship during chaos. Read now…
Listening with the intent to talk with your partner versus talking at your partner is a skill that we all need in order to build better connection with our significant other. Here are six tips from a marriage counselor that you can start practicing today to improve your listening skills!
The way we interpret situations influences the way we react to them. Do you tend to jump to (negative) conclusions when things get heated with your partner? Here's some relationshp advice to help you stay in a good place, even during triggering moments.
Are you and your partner having the same relationship fights, over and over? Expert marriage counselor Seth Bender is here with relationship advice to help you stop fighting, start understanding, and grow back together again.
Long distance relationships can be uniquely challenging for a couple, but with the right strategies, your long distance love can flourish. Here's how to make it work…
Pregnancy can be a challenging time for a couple. However, it also gives you a beautiful opportunity to build trust, empathy and deeper connection, and strengthen your relationship before baby's arrival. Here's how…