Have you ever felt so down or lifeless inside, like you’re sometimes not even sure you really exist? Life has been tough…so many disappointments, hurts, and harmful situations….that you can’t even tell if there is you in you? No matter if you are a teen or an adult, it is my desire to work with you to confront and deal with those feelings and thoughts. If you have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma or multiple traumas, it is my hope to help you find your SELF in the here and now.
At some point in life you know you need something profound and powerful. You need a person: someone to whom you can share secrets; that secret that lies deep inside of you – the one that you’ve hidden from the outside world of work and action, even from your own thoughts. It’s the secret that scares you because you don’t know how the telling of it, the examining of it, the speaking of it out loud will change you. What might you loose? But you then find it becomes too painful to hide it anymore. So you reach out and find someone safe, nonjudgmental, kind and compassionate to hear your story. Surprisingly you discover, when you bring it out of hiding, a new friendship begins: a friendship with you, and a friendship with others that brings peace and a union of all the separated pieces of yourself.
As a therapist I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, accepting place where my clients can explore their secrets – their fears – and their pain. It is my goal to help my clients begin to trust themselves, trust me and possibly God. To hep them find their true voice and build satisfying connections from a place of congruence and confidence and not fear and protection.
I am trained in Brainspotting, Certified in Prepare and Enrich couples counseling and enjoy working with Individuals, couples and adolescents
Ben Wilhelm, MA, AMFT
Associate Marriage Family Therapist #81083
Are you feeling stuck with moods, behaviors or habits that you cannot seem to break? Has your life been interrupted with circumstances beyond your control? Have you had other people speak to you about habits they want you to change, but you just cannot seem to do it on your own. Your true desire is to break free of the struggles and no longer feel afraid you may be losing yourself.
I can help. I seek to provide a safe and secure environment for my clients. I realize my clients are coming to me with pain and ways they have used to mask the pain they experience inside. I help children, teens and adults to learn healthy coping skills. I will join with you where ever you are at in your journey.
Our amazing and helpful assistant will listen to your needs and refer you to the therapist who is the best fit for you. Bob is often times able to help you with your insurance and payment questions. He has been behind the scenes of Selah Counseling Services for eighteen years and has finally accepted the position of being Administrative Assistant.
Founding Selah Counseling Services as a nonprofit counseling center has been the culmination of one of my life’s passions. As a professional therapist, I am passionate about caring for our clients, as well as our Interns and Therapists.