Ben Esch, AMFT

Providing talk therapy, Brainspotting, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy in-person in Pasadena, and throughout the state of California on telehealth. 

If you're reading these words, you want to feel better...

If you are a senior citizen, you may be facing new challenges in your life, feeling disconnected from meaningful activities, or struggling with challenging emotions. In our work together, you will be seen, heard, and respected, and we will collaboratively identify meaningful goals for this new phase of your life. 

If you are the parent of a child with an anxiety problem, you may feel helpless in the face of your child’s fears and worries. I can help support both you and your child through SPACE, a parent-directed, evidence-based treatment for childhood anxiety developed at the Yale Child Study Center. In our work together, you will learn new, research-backed strategies to support your child to manage their anxiety and lead a fuller life. 

If you are seeking couples therapy or pre-marital counseling, I specialize in creating a safe and supportive environment where you and your partner can decrease conflict, increase connection, and work through your relationship issues. Whether you're facing communication problems, gridlocked conflict, or intimacy issues, we'll utilize collaborative, research-backed methods to help you and your partner achieve greater relationship satisfaction.

If you are an artist, you know that self-doubt, blocks, and burnout can be a painful--and inevitable--part of your profession. In our work, I will utilize my experience as both a published author and therapist to help you reconnect with a more fulfilling, productive, and meaningful creative practice. 

If you feel like any of these words describe you and the help that you're seeking...please contact me at 323-388-5103 or for a free consultation session today. Even if we decide we aren't the best fit to work together, I will do my best to refer you to one of my trusted colleagues.  

And if none of these labels apply to you, but you'd still like to work with me--or you're just curious how therapy could help you in general--I invite you to book a free consultation session today

Ben Esch, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #133743


For talk therapy, under the supervision of Nick Bognar, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99915
For Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, under the supervision of Lisa Bohacek Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #124029