Who am I?
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Do you feel lost, alone, or unsure of who you are? Is addiction getting in the way of enjoying life? Are you experiencing relationship troubles? I can help you.
My name is Ben Poling, and I am a professional counselor (LPC intern) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-C) working with A New Day Counseling Center to provide low cost services to those seeking therapy without the assistance of insurance. As a counselor I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment in which individuals can share their stories and concerns privately.
I have 5 years experience as a counselor. I enjoy working with individuals ages 15 and up struggling with a range of issues including: addiction (Porn, Sex, Chemical), anxiety, depression and/or suicide, performance or social anxiety, unwanted same-sex attraction, identity formation issues, as well as other concerns. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-C), trained to effectively assess and treat sexual addictions.
In addition, I am an adjunct faculty member for the Counseling Department at Western Seminary, where I help the newest counseling students learn the necessary skills for counseling. I also occasionally speak to various groups of people about masculinity, mental health, and identity formation.