Ben Yalom (he/him) is deeply invested in helping individuals and couples work through the challenging issues that life throws at all of us. He believes it is possible for us all to pursue meaningful goals, in open partnership with the people we love (or will love), in ways that resonate with our deepest values.
Psychotherapy and the healing that can come through therapy have been lifelong passions of Ben’s. Before beginning his career as a therapist he was a theater maker, a teacher, a writer, a husband, and a father to three children. He has made his fair share of terrible choices and humiliating mistakes, and from them gained perspectives that can be helpful for many clients.
Ben works with a trauma-informed attachment lens, using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples. He appreciates the meaning-centered work of Existential Psychotherapy, and the value and ethics-based perspective of Narrative Therapy. He approaches therapy as a collaborative endeavor, created jointly with each client.
Ben holds degrees from Stanford University (BA in Political Science and Theater), and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop (MFA in Creative Writing). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology within Alliant University.