Benjamin Heilveil

Benjamin Heilveil


  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute


  • L.M.F.T., CA

Ben Heilveil is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Philosophy and his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. As a psychotherapist Ben has worked in a number of settings including a juvenile detention facility, teen mindfulness meditation retreats, adult substance use treatment, residential treatment for high acuity adolescents, and private practice. Currently Ben has a private practice in Los Angeles and Ventura, California where he sees clients and supervises associates. Ben’s clinical and research interests include psychodynamic approaches to crisis and high-acuity treatment; analytic psychology; community mental health; intersection of psychotherapy, race, and prison abolition; ethics of coercive care; treatment of adolescents; clinical training; and cultural complex theory. Ben lives in Ojai, California, and when not teaching and seeing clients is out taking care of heritage breed goats with his wife and daughters.