Online Faith-Based Counseling and Coaching Services for Christians and those who have no specific spiritual beliefs.
Scott offers online counseling, coaching, and consulting services that integrate faith and mental health to help you achieve your goals related to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. Get in touch with your needs and own your voice with Scott.
Welcome to my online faith-based counseling and coaching services! If you’re looking to take the next step in life and relationships, you’re in the right place. As a board-certified pastoral counselor and whole health coach, I integrate faith and mental health to support you in achieving your goals related to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality.
I am passionate about helping you get in touch with your needs and empowering you to own your voice and place in the world. I offer convenient online sessions that provide you with the tools and support you need to overcome challenges and make progress in your personal and professional life.
If you relate to any of the following areas, I can help you:
- Marriage problems and challenges
- Relationship issues
- Sexual concerns
- Spiritual questions
- Anxiety and depression
- Faith and sexuality
- Life transitions
- Personal growth and development
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Are you ready to break out of the box?
A whole health—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—approach to life and love. My commitment is to support you in breaking free from limiting beliefs, self-defeating patterns, social conditioning, and blocks to sex, love, and more in a way that is nurturing and soothing to your whole person. It is my hope that you will then be able to experience a greater sense of purpose, passion, and pleasure as well as love and connection.
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 can speak from the heart about what matters to you, helping you to own your voice while getting 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.
Together we will c0-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 (psycho-spiritual-somatic) and that is educational without being directive. You will learn skills, tools, and practices to support you in communicating more effectively, and living 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, simply living, and roads less traveled. I’m married to my best friend and together we have five children. Those who know me best describe me as tender-hearted with a sharp mind. I think of myself as an everyday, practical theologian and shepherd of the soul.
I am an ordained minister and master’s level, board-certified pastoral counselor with additional training in spiritual direction and whole health coaching. My practice integrates spiritual formation and mental health with a unique focus 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.
As someone who has struggled with sexual and relational brokenness myself and come out on the other side with victory and freedom, my passion is to help you live a whole, healthy, and satisfying life, right here, right now. I support individuals and couples from all faiths, cultures, and lifestyles, including those who consider themselves religious, spiritual but not religious, and/or who claim no particular faith tradition or spiritual path.
I specialize in guiding you to understand yourself as it relates to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. I believe that personal, relational, spiritual, and sexual wholeness is possible with the proper guidance. With my credentials, training, and experience, I am equipped to help you navigate life’s challenges and transitions as opportunities for transformation.
If you’re looking for faith-based counseling, Christian counseling, spiritual direction, marriage counseling, or sexuality counseling, I invite you to explore my page and book a session with me today. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness and flourishing.
Counseling Specialty Areas
- Church Hurt
- Doubt & Deconstruction
- Existential Crisis
- Finding Meaning & Purpose
- Grief & Loss
- Guilt & Shame
- Life Transitions
- Ministry Leaders
- Moral Injury
- Religious & Spiritual Abuse
- Spiritual Direction & Formation
Marriage & Relationship Counseling
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Fun & Adventure
- Growth & Spirituality
- Renew & Revitalize Relationships
- Sex & Intimacy
- Shared Purpose
- Trust & Commitment
- Wishes, Hopes, & Dreams
- Work & Money
- Desire Discrepancy / Mismatched Desire
- Fantasy, Fetishes & Kink
- Healing & Growth
- Low Desire
- Out-of-control Sexual Behavior
- Pornography Concerns
- Sacred & Sanctified Sexuality
- Sexual Health & Wholeness
- Sex & Intimacy
- Sexual Orientation & Identity
- Unwanted Sexual Behavior
- Variant Sexual Behavior
Ready to begin your journey from surviving to thriving?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How I got here is a very long story, but my resume sums it up nicely.
You can see my accomplishments listed below.
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 Divinity School
Clinical Pastoral Education
(Psycho-Spiritual Dynamics & Interpathic Counseling)
College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
Master of Divinity in Theology & Leadership Development
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
Endorsed Minister for Specialized Ministries
Federation of Christian Ministries
Continuing Evangelical Episcopal Communion
Certified Christian DISC® Facilitator
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
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 the unique needs of each client, Scott is able to provide highly effective support that leads to healing and growth.
Outreach and Experience: Scott has a broad outreach that includes those who have been wounded by the institutional church and/or spiritual communities. With pastoral and lay leadership experience in various Christian communities, as well as personal experience within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scott is uniquely positioned to serve 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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