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For over twenty years, Bill has been a recognized authority on the animal emotional bond, Animal-assisted Interventions, and crisis counseling.

Bill is a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Board Certified in the State of California.

As a sub-specialty of The Mental Gym, Bill pioneered The Canine Cure, a counseling practice that is focused and firmly established in a personal and professional understanding of the strong bond between people and their pets. Bill matured into adulthood with the help of the animals he loved and cherished. Bill has blended his passion for animals with his clinical prowess to develop a unique program to therapeutically use people’s pets as “furry life coaches:” We can learn a lot about ourselves through the uncomplicated in-the-moment qualities of our furry companions.

Whether you are looking to understand your pet (and yourself) in a whole new way or need guidance and support because your furry loved-one has passed, please reach out to us.

We have included several ways to contact Bill Benson and The Canine Cure. Please give us a call (310.849.9399), send an email (bill@thementalgym.org) or simply fill out the form on this page. This form is for general questions or messages to the practitioner or to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to your privacy: Please do not include confidential information regarding your health condition in the below form or any other form found on this website.

Thank you for your interest in our services: We are looking forward to speaking with you and helping you work through your challenges and achieve your emotional goals.

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