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LMFT Donald Bender

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Donald Bender is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LMFT
Years in Practice: 29
State: CA

I have been doing individual and couple therapy for over thirty years. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, always choosing the one that best suits the immediate needs of the client. These modalities range from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral to narrative and existential. There is even some dream and hypnotherapy added when helpful. In addition to my clinical practice, I have extensive experience doing forensic psychology, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help the client find meaningful solutions to challenging life problems.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Don is a very wise man and therapist. You can speak openly and honestly to him about what you think and feel and he doesn't judge you regardless of how you feel. He tries to offer the best insight that he can into the situation and help to stear you into figuring out what choices are going to be the best for you in the long run, not just in the moment. I greatly respect his opinion and advice. I feel blessed and thankful that he was one of the therapists that popped up in my selections. I would recommend him to any of my friends!

A.L.·May 29, 2022


Donald Bender offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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