Forest Benedict (he/him)


I'm an LMFT, certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider, author of Life After Lust, in recovery. My private practice is 100% online in CA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Have your shame, secrets, and sexually compulsive behaviors led to personal or relational devastation? Are you ready to rise up and begin rebuilding your life? If so, let me be your guide. I have extensive experience guiding individuals and couples in crisis through the recovery process and I am ready to help you as well. I know how intimidating it is to begin this journey because I was once there myself. I also know that recovery from sexual addiction is worth the effort. Healing is possible.

My Background and Approach

I have created and lead the Life After Lust sexual addiction recovery program, using online groups to facilitate the healing process. After leading over 1,500 group sessions over the last several years, I can vouch for the effectiveness and power of group therapy in helping sexual addicts recover. The Life After Lust program is fully online and available to adults residing in California. The program is available for female and male sex and pornography addicts (separately). It is a one year experience that includes weekly therapy groups, personal challenges, experiential exercises, and structure that supports long-term recovery. Topics that will be addressed in the program include the neuroscience of addiction and recovery, shame, lust, fantasy, rebuilding trust, and connection. Life After Lust and other top-notch resources will be utilized in the program.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the worth and inclusion of all people. Racial justice is especially important to me.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session


Email Forest
Online throughout California
San Diego, CA 92121
Online throughout California
San Jose, CA 95123

Contact Forest