Ben Bernstein (He/Him)

Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, AMFT #137573
 therapist: Ben Bernstein,
In-Person in Los Angeles, CA 90027
Online in California
Before I went to therapy, I felt confused. Things looked good on paper: I had supportive friends and family, some money, and an impressive resume. But I couldn’t figure out why I felt stuck in a cycle. I would get excited about a person, a project, or an idea, and then lose interest. In therapy, I began to realize that I would often get trapped in a big feeling, feel overwhelmed, and move away from it. With the right support, I came to understand that momentum in life doesn't come from avoiding hard feelings. It comes from holding them, listening to them, and learning from them, difficult as that can be. I work to help you better hold anxiety, depression, shame, doubt, intimacy and just wanting more from life. I see adults and couples and I also facilitate groups. I use modalities such as EMDR and IFS which can create positive results faster. Clients describe me as warm, humorous, and calming. My style is relational, trauma-informed and based in the present. “You can only be so enlightened alone", my therapist often told me. Sitting with someone who needs nothing from you can be strange at first, like being in silence after years of noise. But within this frame, we can get beyond a single story and into a more dimensional and beautiful experience of life. If any of this resonates, I would love to hear from you.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Children, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Men clients.

Treatment Approach

  • EMDR
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Relational Psychotherapy

Education & Credentials

Ben Bernstein MA, AMFT #137573
  • Male
  • License # 137573
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 2021
Education: M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University


  • Average Session Fee 185
  • Out of Network

Ben Bernstein Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Simple Practice or Zoom
Ben Bernstein Practice Description
A bit more about how I practice: At my core I am a Rogerian and Relational therapist. This means that more so than any other tool or modality I am most concerned with the quality of our relationship as therapist and client. Can we build a genuine relationship? Can we water empathy? Can we grow unconditional positive regard? If these three factors are cultivated, we have a foundation for lasting growth and change. I strive to bring my genuine and empathic self to my clients every day. On this foundation, I draw from mindfulness, IFS, and EMDR as the primary sources of my practice. My years spent meditating have helped me understand what any good Buddhist book will tell you: we are here now, just now, and that is real. The way we relate to the present moment is the way to relate to everyone else in our lives. EMDR and IFS are powerful modalities that work from different angles to similar effects. I am a forever student of their power and continued evolution. Both safely target what we once "exiled" -- memories or parts that were too painful or overwhelming to integrate at the time. EMDR and IFS help us go back to the exiles, tend to them, and bring them back to the present where they are now safe. For more information on how I work and resources about these modalities, please visit my website:

Practice Overview

4620A Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Available both in-person and online
2 Years Experience
Couple, Group, Individual

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