Bill Benson, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Hollywood
Our minds, like our bodies, have the ability to heal themselves: I am invested in helping you develop the healthy habits involved in facilitating this process. I pioneered The Mental Gym with the understanding that, just as physical muscle is built by working with a sports trainer, emotional well-being can be gained and maintained through teaming with a therapist trained in pinpointing issues and providing solutions.
Depression and Anxiety don't have to be life-sentences: Your telephone call indicates you have taken a responsible first step toward self-betterment. Using tried, tested, and clinically proven techniques, I can help you become more aware, clarify your goals, and develop tools for living a happier life.
The Mental Gym occupies silent screen legend Mary Pickford's former offices. Pickford, Hollywood's first powerful businesswoman, co-created (with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks) United Artists Corporation to improve the lives of Actors. It is fitting that these walls continue to house a place where empowerment is attained.
Call or Email Bill Benson for a free phone consultation now - (310) 849-9399


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: MFC37686 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • All PPO Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Workers Comp
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT
  • Member Since: 1995
  • License No. and State: LPCC Board of Behavioral Science


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Animal Assistive Therapy
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016
Bill Benson, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Hollywood

Bill Benson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC