ben storie, LPC-S

Ben Storie received his Master of Arts degree in 1998 in counseling from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S) with experience in residential treatment, community counseling and private practice. Ben presently works with individual adults, couples, adolescents and their families. Ben and his wife live in Fort Smith with their two daughters.


Ben has trained extensively in, and continues to study, Emotionally Focused Therapy, an exciting research-based model of therapy that focuses on restoring relationships by strengthening core connections between loved ones. Once broken attachments have been restored, conflict and distress begin to diminish. His approach is focused on identifying core attachment wounds that are adversely affecting behavior, mood and relationships. Creating a safe, supportive atmosphere is the core of Ben’s therapeutic work.


“I believe that our emotions and our behavior make sense if we understand the context in which they occur. My goal is to understand your life experience so we can make sense of your responses to your current challenges.” – Ben


Training, Licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor Specialization (LPC-S)

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LADAC)

Additionally Trained Emotionally Focused Therapist

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Education

Master of Arts Christian Counseling 1998

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts Developmental Psychology 1996

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Treatment Specialties

TREATMENT SPECIALTIES:

Adults with Depression and AnxietyDepression and anxiety are some of the leading emotional concerns of adults in North America today. Ben has worked with adults struggling with these concerns for several years and uses treatment strategies that support improved mood and mental health.


Relationship ProblemsBen has several years of training and experience treating couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. He has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a remarkable, transformative form of counseling developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. By focusing on the strengthening of their bond, couples discover they are more resilient to problems they encounter and feel more connected than they have in years.


Affair RecoveryCouples who have experienced an affair face a difficult task of repairing the damage to their relationship and developing trust once again. Ben follows a structured plan of recovering and restoration that assists couples in the healing process.


Adolescent IssuesAdolescence is a difficult time for many young people and their parents. Sometimes the support and care of a trained counselor can help families navigate this season of life successfully. Ben has worked with teens since 1998 in outpatient and residential settings helping teens and their parents reconnect and learn to trust one another again.