Seth Bender, M.A., LMFTC
Warm, Genuine & Insightful
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 missions are 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. 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.
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 that are making it hard 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.
I also have experience helping clients to work with 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.
About me: I’m a happily married expectant dad, have years of experience as a both a counselor and a teacher, and I have a Masters degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado-Denver.