Lilli Bentley, MA

Associate MFT

Lilli BentleyEveryone faces struggles at some point and it takes courage to seek help. I believe that therapeutic support can bring new ideas, hope, and strength as you move toward emotional and relational wellness. Although not easy, we can walk this journey together to challenge what doesn’t work to grow and transform your life.


Areas of Focus

It is easy to become stuck in unfavorable coping patterns, which become “blueprints” for our behavior. Thankfully, brain research proves our capacity to heal and transform these ingrained blueprints. In sessions, I’ll focus on helping you create new, healthy patterns of engaging and coping to build positive life changes.


Additionally, my heart is to work with clients to realize relational safety and personal strength. The safety of secure relationships within couples and families plays a key role in relational health and emotional well-being. Relational safety can be nurtured and developed over time. Together we will work on strategies to create emotional strength and secure relationships that are resilient to life struggles.


Experience & Training

My unique mental health training at Western Seminary emphasized faith as a vital source of strength. Often, existential questions of meaning and purpose arise in discussion with clients. I feel comfortable exploring these questions and support diverse beliefs.


My enhanced training includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Art Therapy to list a few.


I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, life adjustments, relationship issues, and more.


As a Chico local since 1981, I feel deeply rooted in this community where my husband and I raised our family. I enjoy grandchildren, a close network of friends, gardening, art, music, and reading.


I work as a registered associate Marriage and Family Therapist (CA#IMF101233) under the supervision of Joe Taylor LMFT46406.


To contact Lilli, please call our office at (530) 410-0505 or email