Donald Bender

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Donald Bender, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Donald!

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 client's immediate needs. 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 forensic psychology experience, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help clients find meaningful solutions to challenging life problems.

About Donald

Specialities

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Impulsivity
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Job Stress
  • Legal Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Marital/Pre-marital

Methods

  • Adlerian
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Rogerian
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Structural Family Therapy

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Anthem, MHN, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), Tricare West, and Blue Shield of CA

Languages spoken

  • English

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Anthem, MHN, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), Tricare West, and Blue Shield of CA Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

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