My name is Larry Bengtson and I am the Founder and Administrator for Lighthouse Counseling, Ltd. I have a passion and a dedication for the Building of Strong Marriages (Couples) and Healthy Families. I earned my Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin -River Falls after earning my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology from St. Ambrose University. I am also a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH). Lighthouse Counseling was established to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for people to disclose their personal struggles, receive help and restore their relationships. I have been practicing as a Professional Counselor for over 25 years and specialize in treating marriages/couples and families. I have helped hundreds of families and individuals navigate the complexities of life.
I believe in providing treatment from a holistic viewpoint that includes the emotional, psychological, mental, physical, and spiritual condition of each person. I am proud to share greatest accomplishment is my marriage of over 30 years, the raising of my 4 children and now the welcoming of my new grandchildren. I am the developer of the Marriage/Couples Forever Program which is designed to help couples who are experiencing a relationship crisis or married couples who are contemplating divorce. The program is designed to help people acquire the skills and knowledge to save their relationship and to make an informed decision before separation or divorce. I am available for public speaking, seminars, and training. I enjoy working closely with area physicians and pastors providing consultation, education, and support.
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