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Faith-Based Pastoral Counseling, Life Coaching, and Spiritual Direction.

Are you ready to make a change? You’re in the right place!

I am dedicated to helping you connect with your needs, wants, and desires in both life and love. My guidance aims to assist you in discovering what truly matters to you, emphasizing an approach that is solution-based rather than focusing solely on problems. By integrating faith with mental health modalities, you will find support here to achieve your goals related to personal and spiritual growth, relationships, and sexuality.

My passion is to empower you to own your voice and to find your rightful place in the world with significance and purpose. Through convenient online and in-person sessions, I provide you with guidance and prayer, along with the skills, tools, and practices necessary to overcome obstacles and challenges, paving the way for the fulfilling life you desire.

If you want help with areas such as the following, reach out–I’m here for you.

  • Prioritizing personal and spiritual growth
  • Deepening relationships
  • Increasing connection
  • Enhancing marital intimacy
  • Being a better partner and/or friend
  • Setting boundaries
  • Reconciling faith and sexuality
  • Managing stress and burnout

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Scott Bennion of Sex, Love, and More

Are you ready to break out of the box?

Integrative

A whole person-centered approach to life and love. My commitment is to support you in breaking free from limiting beliefs, self-defeating patterns, and social conditioning, in a way that is nurturing and soothing to your entire self. I hope that you will then be able to experience a greater sense of purpose, passion, and pleasure as well as love and connection.

Pastoral

Every time we meet you can count on me to bring my pastor’s heart to listen deeply, with full attention and presence. I provide you with a supportive space that is safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental where you get in touch with your needs, values, longings, and desires. I hope that in this place you will be able to release the guilt, shame, and fear that binds you.

Counseling

Together we will create a partnership that supports you in your work of self-discovery and personal growth. We will accomplish this through a client-centered approach that is holistic and that is educational without being directive. You will learn to communicate your needs more effectively and live with greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and authenticity.

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"God writes straight with crooked lines."

Hey there, I'm Scott. I'm glad you're here!

I am a lover of people, simple living, and roads less traveled. I’m married to my best friend and together we have five children. Known for my compassionate nature and sharp intellect, I consider myself an everyday, practical theologian and shepherd of the soul.

As an ordained minister and faith-based pastoral counselor with a master’s degree, my expertise extends to life coaching, sexuality, and spiritual direction. My practice uniquely intertwines spiritual formation and mental health, focusing on faith, love, and sexuality. I also work as an end-of-life coach alongside my wife who is a registered nurse and death doula.

Having experienced victory and freedom over personal struggles in the realms of sexuality and relationships, my passion lies in helping you achieve a complete, healthy, and fulfilling life in the present moment. I welcome individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds, including various faiths, cultures, and lifestyles.

Specializing in guiding self-discovery within relationships, sexuality, and spirituality, I firmly believe that personal, relational, spiritual, and sexual wholeness are possible with the right guidance. Combining my credentials, training, and experience, I am well-equipped to assist you in navigating life’s challenges and transitions with an aim towards transformation.

Whether you seek faith-based counseling, Christian counseling, marriage counseling, support for navigating your sex life, or spiritual direction, I invite you to explore my page and schedule a session. I am committed to walking with you on your journey towards wholeness and flourishing.

Counseling and Coaching Areas of Specialization

As a faith-based pastoral counselor and coach, I provide a distinctive combination of Biblically-inspired wisdom, spiritual insights, and practical tools to individuals, both Christian and non-Christian, who seek transformative guidance for greater health and wholeness in their lives.

Personal and Spiritual Growth

  • Eliminate Worry & Anxiety
  • Church Hurt, Doubts & Deconstruction
  • Clarify Priorities & Decision Making
  • Forgiveness, Guilt & Shame
  • Grief & Loss
  • Grow Faith in God
  • Help with Spiritual Emptiness
  • Manage Stress
  • Religious & Spiritual Abuse
  • Spiritual Direction & Formation

Mastering Your Relationships

  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family Dynamics
  • Fun & Adventure
  • Growth & Spirituality
  • Life Transitions
  • Long-distance Relationships
  • Pre-engagement/Premarital Counseling
  • Trust & Commitment
  • Work-life Balance

Navigating Your Sex Life

  • Cultivate Erotic Playfulness
  • Eliminate Sexual Pain
  • Low or No Sex Drive
  • Mismatched Desire
  • Make Marital Intimacy Fun
  • Out-of-control Sexual Behavior
  • Unwanted Sexual Behavior
  • Pornography Concerns
  • Reconcile Faith and Sexuality
  • Spouse Lacks Interest in Sex

Ready to begin your journey from surviving to thriving?

We appreciate Scott’s faith-based approach and military perspective for navigating our long-distance marriage and deployment. He helped us learn tools, practices, strategies, and rhythms to facilitate open communication, stay connected, and build intimacy despite the challenges of distance. We cannot thank him enough for helping us cultivate a deep-level understanding of one another.

Joe and Erin D.

Before working with Scott, I had no place to express my feelings, desires, and struggles. After working with Scott for over a year, I feel much more steady in my life knowing I have someone to counsel me from a perspective of faith. My times with Scott are refreshing and have helped me grow as a man, husband, and business owner.

Jonny H.

Scott created a safe and open environment for my wife and I to explore ourselves and our partnership in a nurturing and caring manner. He was able to hold sacred space for both of us in a difficult time of transition and growth. I appreciated his attention to nuances of communication style and gentle guidance to our own goals. And, he was able to make this connection on video conference!

Jon R.

Scott’s gifts include being able to hone in both on what I am saying and what I am REALLY saying and he helps me see things from a higher perspective. He also provides clear direction on what my next steps could be in my quest to feel closer to God, myself, and others.

Ann O.

He’s got a heart of gold and a seemingly endless supply of compassion, empathy and patience. Scott has been an amazing source of support, caring, and understanding as he’s helped guide me through many challenges.

Joy H.

Scott is a wonderful resource for any life situation you may be going through. He is genuinely caring and will give you top notch support and strong mentoring, regardless of your situation.

Gwen K.

A safe place for healing on many levels. Scott Bennion is a super-authentic, heart-centered leader in spiritual and practical relationship matters. I recommend Scott to anyone who wants to find long lasting and practical answers to relationships issues.

Kimberly K.

Scott is gentle, kind and has the kind of wisdom you get from life experience combined with his unique and varied education. He is truly a gift.

Cheryl M.
MY RESUME

How I got here is a very long story, but my resume sums it up nicely.
You can see my accomplishments listed below.

Education

We all begin somewhere, and for me being a professional counselor and coach started with school.

Doctor of Ministry in Integrative Chaplaincy
(Integrating Spirituality & Mental Health)

expected completion 2024
Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Clinical Pastoral Education
(Psycho-Spiritual Dynamics & Interpathic Counseling)

College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Master of Divinity in Theology & Leadership Development

Phoenix Seminary

Bachelors of Science in Philosophy

University of Utah

Credentials, Certifications, & Training

As a counseling and coaching professional, I regularly update my skills and knowledge through education, training, and workshops to provide effective and evidence-based counseling and coaching services to help clients overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor
Board-Certified Clinical Chaplain

Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation

Whole Health Coach

The Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation

Anglican Minister

Continuing Evangelical Episcopal Communion

Endorsed Minister for Specialized Ministries

Federation of Christian Ministries

Certified Christian DISC® Facilitator

Christian DISC®

Facilitator, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Gottman Institute

Facilitator, Building Spiritual Strength

The Veterans Health Administration: A Program for U.S. Service Members and Veterans

Sexual Discipleship® Certification and Membership

A ministry of Authentic Intimacy

Affiliate Membership

American Board of Christian Sex Therapists

Affiliate Membership

American Association of Christian Counselors

Experience

Introduction and Specializations: Are you struggling to navigate complex issues related to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality? Look no further than Scott Bennion, a highly trained pastoral counselor with a unique blend of specialties. With a focus on secure functioning relationships, sacred and sanctified sexuality, transformational healing, and empowerment, Scott is well-equipped to help you overcome obstacles and to support you in experiencing growth and wholeness.

Personal Experience and Testimony: Scott knows firsthand the pain of feeling abandoned by friends, family, church, and even God. Through his own experience of “church hurt” and “dark night of the soul” in matters related to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality, Scott has gained a unique perspective that allows him to relate to clients on a deep level. In other words, he is “no stranger to the rain.” With a renewed faith and a greater sense of God’s goodness, Scott is passionate about helping others find lasting healing and transformation.

Therapeutic Approaches: Scott draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). By tailoring his approach to each client’s unique needs, Scott provides highly effective support that leads to healing and growth in a way that integrates faith and mental health.

Outreach and Experience: Scott has a broad outreach that includes those who are burned out or have been wounded by the institutional church and/or spiritual communities. With pastoral and lay leadership experience in various Christian communities, Scott is uniquely positioned to come alongside ministry leaders and their families as well as those who find themselves on the borderlands of religion. In addition to his work as a pastoral counselor, Scott also works as a clinical chaplain at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and offers educational workshops with a focus on mind-body-spirit integration.

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