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 listen deeply with full attention and presence. I provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to 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. A safe place to release the unholy trinity of guilt, shame, and fear.
Together we will create a partnership that supports you in your work of self-discovery and personal growth. We will accomplish this through a psycho-spiritual-somatic approach that is educational but not directive. You will learn skills, tools, and practices to support you in communicating more effectively, living with greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and authenticity.
I am a lover of people, simply living, and roads less traveled.
Those who know me best describe me as tender-hearted with a sharp mind.
I am an ordained minister in private practice as a master’s level, board certified pastoral counselor, spiritual companion, and whole health coach. My practice integrates spirituality and mental health with a focus on faith, love, and sexuality.
My practice includes 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 help individuals and/or couples with areas such as:
- understanding themselves as relates to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality; supporting them to integrate these areas in their life
- seeking and finding freedom from sexual and relational brokenness
- reconciling their faith and sexuality
- struggling with what feels like unwanted or out of control sexual behavior
- preparing to take the next steps in their relationship as well as those looking to revitalize their marriage, and where appropriate to heal, restore and transform it
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 people see life’s challenges and transitions as opportunities for transformation so they can live whole, healthy and satisfying lives, right here, right now.
Reach out to me today if you’re looking to move from surviving to thriving in any of the following areas:
- Doubt & Deconstruction
- Existential Crisis
- Finding Meaning & Purpose
- Grief & Loss
- Guilt & Shame
- Life Transitions
- Moral Injury
- Reclaiming / Recreating Spirituality
- Religious & Spiritual Abuse
- Spiritual Direction / Companionship
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Creating Designer Relationships
- Fun & Adventure
- Growth & Spirituality
- Sex & Intimacy
- Shared Purpose
- Trust & Commitment
- Wishes, Hopes, & Dreams
- Work & Money
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 start somewhere, and for me that was school.
Doctor of Ministry in Integrative Chaplaincy
expected completion 2024
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Clinical Pastoral Education
(Psycho-Spiritual Dynamics & Interpathic Counseling)
College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
Masters in Divinity
Bachelors of Science in Philosophy
University of Utah
Credentials, Certifications, & Training
In addition to the education above I continue to better myself through continuing education and training. I have listed some additional credentials, certifications, and training that you may find valuable in determining if I am the right fit for your needs.
Whole Health Coach
The Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation
Board Certified Spiritual Counselor & Practioner
Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation
Ordained and Endorsed Interfaith (Inter-Spiritual) Minister
Federation of Christian Ministries
Facilitator, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
The Gottman Institute
Level 1 Instructor, iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra
The iRest Institute
Facilitator, Building Spiritual Strength
The Veterans Health Administration: A Program for U.S. Service Members and Veterans
I currently serve as a chaplain at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and co-founded Interface 4 Wellness, an inter-spiritual wellness practice. My wife and partner, Lisa Rose and I speak in spiritual communities and churches. We offer workshops that are psycho-spiritual and educational in nature, providing the necessary structure, motivation, and accountability for personal and relational growth. Whatever the workshop topic there is an underlying focus on some aspect(s) or cultivation of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, compassionate communication, conscious relationships and sexuality, and viewing all of life as spiritual practice.
My training also includes areas such as sacred sexuality, shamanic healing and empowerment, and various relationship psycho-education modalities. I have both pastoral and lay leadership experience from serving churches within the evangelical tradition and Anglican Communion.
My own formation is not merely academic. It comes from a desire to come alongside others after having gone through my own dark night of the soul in matters related to my relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. All of this ultimately led to my own refiner’s fire where I found healing and transformation on the other side. In other words, “I am no stranger to the rain.” I know what it’s like to feel abandoned by friends, family, God, and the Church.
This along with my theological training and non-judgmental approach gives me an outreach that is broad, including to those who have been wounded by the institutional church and/or spiritual communities. I serve those who find themselves on the borderlands of religion. I am a lover of people, living simply, and roads less traveled.
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Relationships, Sexuality, Spirituality
For more information, please download my pricing PDF. I look forward to working with you.
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I look forward to coming alongside you as you make this investment in yourself.