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

Ben Salzman

Ben Salzman MS, LMHC, NCC

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor
  • Nationally Board Certified Counselor

Population Specialty

  • Adults

Treatment Specialty

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Sex Therapy
  • Anger Management

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
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • LBGTQ+
  • Sex-positive, Kink Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied

About Ben

Ben earned a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, 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 and has earned designation as a National Board Certified Counselor.

Ben has extensive experience working with personality disorder, especially Borderline Personality Disorder. He is also interested in sex therapy and helping individuals explore their sexuality and will begin pursuing a sex therapy certification. Ben has worked in regular and intensive outpatient programs in community mental health. Ben uses a cognitive behavioral theoretical approach to working with clients combined with DBT skills in an effort to encourage change in clients. His empathic, compassionate and easy-going demeanor create a safe environment for clients. After 10 years in Boy Scouts as a child he reached Life Scout.

Ben's areas of specialty are:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Coaching
  • life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • 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.