Rev. Scott Bennion, MDiv, WHC, BCPC
Hi, my name is Scott Bennion and I am a Master's-level Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Whole Health Coach. I specialize in helping those struggling with emotional and relational issues. I work with couples and individuals, and specialize in helping those who wish to better understand themselves as it relates to their relational, emotional, sexual, and spiritual health. My greatest motivation is helping people understand themselves, their loved ones, and their relationship with God.
I also work with those who are spiritual but not religious or claim no particular spiritual path. I specialize in helping those who wish to better understand themselves as it relates to relationships, sexuality, and spirituality, as well as those seeking to reconcile their faith and sexuality. My greatest motivation is helping people understand themselves, and find healthy love and connection.
I see life’s transitions as opportunities for transformation. I desire to support you in bringing about the life you feel called to fulfill — all through a holistic approach that addresses your physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational health. I seek to create a safe place for you to speak from the heart about what matters to you, without being judgmental or critical. I will journey with you to identify your own innate gifts and resources. Through active and compassionate listening I can support you in finding self-acceptance, and owning your voice and calling in the world. I am committed to helping you remove your blocks to love — and where appropriate, the guilt, shame, and fear that binds you.
My own formation is not merely academic. It comes from a desire to come alongside others after having gone through my own dark night of the soul. All of this ultimately led to my own refiner’s fire where I found healing and transformation on the other side. In other words, “I am no stranger to the rain.” I know what it’s like to feel abandoned by friends, family, God, and the Church. This along with my theological training and non-judgmental approach gives me an outreach that is broad, including to those who have been wounded by the institutional church.
Qualifications, Work, and Experience
I received my Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Phoenix Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from the University of Utah. I completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. I received training to be a Whole Health Coach (WHC) through the Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation. I am currently working on a Doctor of Ministry in Integrative Chaplaincy through Vanderbilt Divinity School with an expected graduation date of 2024. I am a member of the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation where I am credentialed as both a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) and Board Certified Clinical Chaplain (BCCC). I am ordained as an Endorsed Minister through the Federation of Christian Ministries and am a member of Spiritual Directors International.
I currently serve as a chaplain at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and co-founded Interface 4 Wellness, an inter-spiritual wellness practice. My wife, Lisa Rose, and I speak in churches and faith communities on a regular basis and offer workshops that are psycho-spiritual and educational in nature, providing the necessary structure, motivation, and accountability for personal and relational growth.
My training also includes areas such as sacred sexuality, healing and empowerment, as well as various relationship psycho-education modalities such as John Gottman’s The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. I have both pastoral and lay leadership experience from serving churches within various Christian communities. I am familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well, having previously been a part of the faith tradition and culture a good part of my life.
I can meet with clients online via telehealth or in-person at my office at:
7901 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020