Dr. Stephen Benoit


About Me

My background is rather unique. I earned a PhD in general psychology in 1998 and did 4 years of postdoctoral work in the neuroendocrinology of motivation, obesity and addictions. I have a long history of psychological research, but decided to begin clinical work and am now an LPCC with supervisor designation. On a personal level, I became an agnostic Buddhist after wrongly believing that science and faith were incompatible. After giving up my demand for “proof” before faith, I have been a believing Christian since 2010. I enjoy sharing this story with clients who want to know or who also struggle with their own beliefs.

Currently, I provide general mental health counseling for a variety or concerns. I also have specialities in behavioral health for obesity, diabetes, binge eating and overeating, weight loss and bariatric surgery. I am blessed to work with Christian clients and incorporate their faith into the counseling process.

I also enjoy reading, current events, volunteer church service, science, and camping.

I look forward to meeting my clients and working collaboratively to find the most effective ways to help them be their best mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #E.1800940 (Expires: 2022-11-07)


Written by K.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after counseling with Stephen for 2 weeks

Dr.Benoit is my first therapist/counselor and as someone who was nervous about therapy, I am very happy with Dr. Benoit. I could not have asked for a better introduction to counseling.