Benjamin Smalley

LMFT

Lawrence, KS location

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Education

Friends University

Masters in Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Azusa Pacific University

BA  in Philosophy

About Benjamin

There is a reason why you are here. I don’t know what it is but this is not a site people click through on accident. This is a place people come when they are searching. 

 

Maybe you’re searching for yourself because your voice in your life has gotten lost along your journey. Maybe you’re searching for a better relationship - one that’s filled with grace, support and passion. Maybe you feel like a failure. Maybe you’re worried about someone you love and don’t know how to get through to them. Maybe you simply want more for your life and have been having a hard time finding it.  

 

If this sounds like you, please know - first and foremost - I care. 

 

I have a great deal of respect for people who want to grow. Part of the reason for that is I have sat on the other side of the room as the client numerous times and experienced the healing, joy and healthy relationships that come with submitting to this process. I know the courage it takes to overcome the scary vulnerability of opening up to someone. I also know that it is so worth it to do so. Doing this for myself has allowed me to be the best me and live a life of purpose and beauty. Doing this with others is an absolute honor and it is a joy to watch them step into their best self, life and relationships. 

 

It’s hard to try something new but is it time? 

 

A few direct quotes from my clients: 

  • “I used to feel like a buoy in the ocean, bounced around by every wave but never going anywhere.”

  • “I don’t know what you’re doing over there with [my son]but it’s working. Thank you. Keep it up.”

  • “I’d like to start today by saying that I’ve noticed a big difference in [my daughter]since she started coming to see you. She’s been more willing to open up and listen at home and I really appreciate that.”

  • “I’ve finally realized that this is working because I know now that I deserve this. This is my time for me and I’m here because I deserve to do something like this for myself.”

  • “I don’t know what’s happened but we are doing really good. It’s like, I don’t want to even talk about it because I don’t want to jinx it but we can’t keep our hands off each other all the sudden. It’s like how we used to be…. You’ve saved our marriage.” 

 

When I’m not up to therapy, I like to enjoy the arts, play sports and spend time with a rich, connected network of family and friends.

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