Individual Therapy: Healing & Personal Growth

Are you feeling stuck?

Open Up Your Potential and Transform Your Life.

Dr. Ben Culhane

Are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and build stronger connections with others? As a trained and licensed psychologist specializing in healthy relationships and sex therapy, I help individuals explore, understand and overcome the challenges and difficulties that are preventing them from having fulfilling relationships.

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s common to face issues such as low self-esteem, communication problems, relationship anxiety, difficulty with trust, and even sexual dysfunctions.

These challenges can make it difficult to build and maintain healthy relationships and can have a negative impact on one’s overall well-being.

I  use a variety of evidence-based and trauma-informed approaches to help individuals understand and overcome these challenges including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Real Life Therapy (RLT), Imago Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and even EMDR Therapy to help in processing distressing past memories which may affect how you interact with the world and relate to others.

Through individual therapy, you can learn to:

  • Better understand yourself and your patterns
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Overcome relationship anxiety and trust issues
  • Set healthy boundaries
  • Identify and express your needs and desires
  • Develop better communication skills
  • Address and resolve sexual dysfunctions
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships

I am committed to helping my clients build the relationships they desire, first with themselves, and then with those around them. I have extensive training and am skilled in helping individuals understand their patterns of behavior and develop the skills they need to create positive, fulfilling relationships. 

If you’re ready to take the first step towards building better relationships, I invite you to schedule a free consultation with me today. Together, we can work towards creating the fulfilling relationships and sexual experiences you deserve.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences

Deep Soul Work

Are you struggling with unresolved emotions or past traumas that are holding you back in life? Do you feel disconnected from your body or unable to fully express yourself? If so, a therapeutic approach that combines elements of psychodrama, shadow work, gestalt, depth psychology, and somatic experiencing may be the solution you’ve been searching for.


Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple, and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities, and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS, all parts are welcome.



Depression, may cause a person to experience persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, low-energy, and loss of joy or interest in activities they once enjoyed. Researchers are beginning to understand that sleep regulation and mood disorders are closely linked. A person with Depression may find themselves going through periods of excessive sleep followed by bouts of insomnia. You may also experience significant weight fluctuation and physical pain. While Depression is one of the more common psychiatric illnesses, it is can be debilitating and sometimes life-threatening and should be treated without exception.


A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities. Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness. Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Many people have just one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes, and the problem goes away, perhaps when a stressful situation ends. But if you’ve had recurrent, unexpected panic attacks and spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a condition called panic disorder. Although panic attacks themselves aren’t life-threatening, they can be frightening and significantly affect your quality of life. But treatment can be very effective.

Anger Management

The process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a productive way. Anger management doesn’t try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this. You may learn anger management skills on your own, using books or other resources. But for many people, taking an anger management class or seeing a mental health professional is the most effective approach.

Relationship Stresses

All couples experience stress. Sometimes stress comes from problems at work or with family and or friends that we carry over into our relationships. Stress can also come from the couple’s issues, such as an argument, differences in wants or needs, or feeling neglected. Although stress is common, it can be harmful for relationships. Oftentimes, people bottle up or keep their stress to themselves, which makes it difficult for their partners to understand what they are going through and to provide support. Not dealing with stress can create a negative cycle where partners “catch” each other’s stress. This happens because stress is contagious – when our partners are stressed, we become stressed. Think back to an argument that escalated quickly. You might have “caught” one another’s stress during the argument, which made you both feel even more frazzled and made you say things you wouldn’t have otherwise said. Couples get stuck in this negative cycle and may be too stressed to deal with the underlying issue(s). Relationship Therapy can be extremely beneficial in getting to the bottom of these stressors and  guide you in repairing your relationships.

Life Transitions

Adjusting to change can be difficult, as even positive life transitions tend to cause some stress. Over the course of a lifetime, a person can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as marriages, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause a significant amount of stress. Those who find themselves experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions may find it helpful to speak to a therapist in order to become better able to adjust to changes they cannot control.

Try a free 15-minute session with Ben.

Dr Ben Culhane

I would love to connect with you and help you navigate your struggles, find peace, and walk along side you as you move towards living your best life.

Can’t meet in person? No problem. Virtual sessions can be attended from anywhere with a wifi connection. Virtual sessions allow us to work together privately from the comfort of your own home or office. I provide video-sessions to people in California at your convenience.