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Who is Gene Benedict?

Gene Benedict

Gene is known as a caring, compassionate and wise counselor who approaches counseling from a biblical perspective.

A Florida native, Gene obtained a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries and a minor in Bible at Warner University. In 1990, Gene earned an M.A. in Counseling at St. Mary's University in San Antonio and has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist ever since. He worked with troubled children and teens, for Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation and Laurel Ridge Hospital.

Gene provided group therapy with adolescents and geriatrics at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Mental Hospital, and has specialty training in the areas of domestic violence and chemical dependency.

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For five years, Gene provided professional counseling at Harvest Fellowship, taught various classes, and had oversight of a Divorce Care recovery program, a twelve step chemical and drug addiction recovery program and a lay-ministry program called "Stephen's Ministry".

Gene is an expert in the treatment of domestic violence issues including physical, sexual, mental and emotional abuse. Gene was trained by Paul Hegstrom, Ph.D, and author of Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them. He was the men's facilitator for "Learning to Live, Learning to Love" in San Antonio which is a domestic violence recovery program.

In light of Gene's work with couples and singles in the area of Arrested Emotional Develpment and Reactive Attachment Disorder, he has co-authored, When It's All Her Fault, a true-life account of a couple who come to realize that the struggles in their marriage were actually not her fault at all and how they made the journey from hurting to healing.

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A Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC-S) Gene is also certified in the supervision of counseling interns (LPCI). Gene is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Gene has years of experience working with couples and individuals and enjoys doing premarital counseling. Gene has a heart for helping restore troubled marriages and helping make good marriages even better.

Gene and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for 40 years and have, over the past thirty years, called San Antonio their home.

They are the proud parents of two lovely daughters and have seven grandchildren. Gene and Carolyn are active members of Community Bible Church in San Antonio where Dr. Ed Newton is their pastor.