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Laura Benton

 

Laura Benton, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  (WA #0658330)
Clinical Education Coordinator

Voicemail: 206-527-2266 x 361  

Email: Lbenton@samaritanps.org

Office Location:
Seattle          Main Office (Near Green Lake) 564 NE Ravenna Blvd.
                      Monday through Friday

Experience: 
Pastoral Therapist, New City Presbyterian Church (South Bend, IN)  (2015-2016)
Private Practice Therapist, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)   (2012-2015)
Pastoral Therapist, Princeton Theological Seminary, Student Counseling Center  (Princeton, NJ)  (2007-2012)
Private Practice Therapist / Research Fellow at the Multicultural Family Institute (Highland Park, NJ)  (2006-2012)
Senior Supervising Clinician, Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic (New Haven, CT)  (2004-2008)
Intern, Glen Roberts Child Study Center (Glendale, CA)  (2002-2003)

Professional Interests and Specialties:
It is a great joy and honor to support individuals, couples, families, and children in the beautiful and redemptive work that we're privileged to do as counselors.  As a marriage and family therapist for over 14 years, I'm passionate about partnering with those who are struggling -  to invite hope and restoration, to seek reconciliation and redemption, and to cultivate change.   
I work in the following areas: 

  • Couples/Marriage Therapy 
  • Anxiety / Depression 
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Divorce/Remarriage
  • Blended Families / Adoption / Foster Care
  • Parenting
  • Family of Origin / Family History Exploration
  • Grieving/Loss
  • Academic/Graduate School Students and Couples
  • Family Conflict
  • Spirituality/Spiritual Formation/Faith Struggles
  • Support for Congregational Ministry / Missions 
  • Multi-Racial Couples and Families / Cultural and Racial Injuries, Strengths, and Dynamics
  • Sexuality
  • Identity
  • Pre-Marital Counseling

I also have experience as an event and retreat speaker, and as a trainer/presenter in topics related to Graduate Student Mental Health; Family Systems; Reconciliation, Unity and Strengthening of the Church.

Education:
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. Social Sciences, Biola University

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