407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Ben Salzman

Ben Salzman MS, LMHC

Pronouns: He/Him

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor

Population Specialty

  • Adults

Treatment Specialty

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Troubles (individuals only)

Specialty Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Brain Training Techniques
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy 
  • Common Elements Treatment Approach
  • Motivational Interviewing

Population Ally

  • Intersex Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationship Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Personality Disorders
  • LBGTQ+
  • Sex-positive, Kink Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied

About Ben

Ben earned a masters degree in Counselor Education, with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology both from Eastern Washington University. He is a licensed Mental Health counselor.

Ben's empathic and easy-going demeanor creates a productive environment for clients. Ben uses a cognitive behavioral theoretical approach to work with clients who struggle with anxiety, anger management or overall emotional disturbance. His advanced training in DBT skills ensures his clients have a wealth of coping strategies to manage intense emotions. Ben has also gained additional training  in treating a wide variety of sexual disorders and is being trained in sex therapy. Ben creates a professional yet comfortable atmosphere to help clients discuss and resolve issues related to their sexual health.

Ben's areas of specialty are:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • OCD
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress

A Message from Ben

Sometimes it feels like no matter what we do people just don’t understand us or appreciate our efforts. Sometimes we aren't sure what’s making life so hard and need an outside perspective to help us understand. If you’re reading this you are probably interested in making a change. Change is hard and outcomes can be unpredictable but having someone you can trust offering tools, encouragement, and accountability can make daunting tasks more manageable and less scary. In session you can expect to have a few good laughs while shifting in and out of challenging topics. I see parts of therapy as a workout for your brain and you will need to “workout” outside of session to see progress, so expect homework in the form of applying what we talk about in session to your life. My focus is on creating a compassionate, validating and motivational environment to encourage openness so you can freely explore how to most effectively address the challenges in your life.