Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno
I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP) who is passionate about helping those impacted by sexually compulsive behavior. I work with both addicts and partners using individual, couple, and group therapy. I am a group facilitator for our outpatient treatment programs for sexual addictions, called LifeSTAR and YouthSTAR. I also speak publicly on protecting children from pornography. I am also the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery.
I am aware of the relational trauma that partners of sexual addicts experience and compassionately work to guide them through their isolating experience. I have written about the effects of pornography on children and help adolescents who compulsively use pornography and masturbation, providing education to both them and their parents.
I am in recovery from sexual addiction and have helped many people in crisis through the recovery process.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Forest Benedict now - (559) 715-4478


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License No. and State: LMFT 86048 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Mid-America Nazarene University/SATP-C
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Membership: CAMFT/89644
  • Member Since: 2008

Forest Benedict's Groups


YouthSTAR is a program for adolescents who struggle with pornography and masturbation. It offers support, tools and information to both teens and their parents.

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LifeSTAR Partners Group

Group is part of our outpatient treatment program designed to assist partners in healing from the trauma associated with being in a relationship with someone who is sexually addicted. For female and male partners.

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LifeSTAR Addict Groups (Men & Women separate)

These LifeSTAR groups are part of our outpatient treatment program designed to assist individuals in healing from sexual addiction. Separate groups are available for both male and female addicts in the LifeSTAR program (same-sex facilitators).

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  • Sexual Addiction
  • Internet Addiction
  • Spirituality


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Partner Trauma

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment
  • Family / Marital


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017
Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno

Forest Benedict

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SATP