Dr. Ben Lim, LMFT

Dr. Lim is a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. At Bethel Seminary he is a Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy program. In addition to training therapists, he also teaches pastoral care classes for ministers of the Gospel. As an ordained minister Dr. Ben Lim pastored for many years in different churches in Malaysia, Singapore, Texas and California.

Individuals, couples, and families. His specializations include premarital counseling, marriage enrichment, parenting, marital and family therapy, multi-cultural therapy, spiritual issues, missionaries and pastoral self-care, trauma, grief and loss issues as well as relational difficulties.

  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University

  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary

  • B. Agric Science (Honors)

  • University of Malaya.

  • Ph.D. in Marital and Family Therapy

  • EMDR and Thought Field Therapy

  • Certified trainer of PREPARE-ENRICH

  • Certified in Couples Communication.

  • Dr. Ben Lim has presented at professional conferences of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC), Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) and others. He also preaches in churches locally and overseas.

    Community Service
    Vice-chairman of the Professional Consultation Committee for Clinical Pastoral Education at Sharp Memorial Hospital. Member of the San Diego Chapter CISM Crisis Response team; the San Diego Marriage Coalition; advisory board member of Bless It Assurance Ministry and the South East Asia Children's Project. He is also a chaplain with the American Red Cross. Ben donates his time for mental health mission work overseas and has traveled to teach and train therapists and pastors in India, China, Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore and others.

    Speaking Topics
    Leadership and life skills including assertive training, conflict management, communication skills, multicultural competency, love, courtship & marriage, parenting, management training, peer counseling, small group training and more.
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    If you would like to contact
    Ben Lim, please call
    (619) 298-8722 x108

    Mission Valley