Compassion. Grace. Healing.
Hope is something God promised you!
With the deep compassion of someone who has been there, Dr. Bengtson blends her clinical training and that vital missing piece to offer you a hope grounded in God’s love and grace.
"Dr. Michelle Bengtson is far more than just a qualified professional. "
“Her speaking and writing bring a very unique blend of clinical experience, spiritual truth, human compassion and most of all personal experience. She brings both practical and powerful insight to those in their journey of overcoming. To the man or woman wondering if they can ever be ok, she brings that most important ingredient; hope!”
~ Bob Hamp, M.A., LMFT
Think Differently: Counseling, Coaching, Consulting & Connecting
"She is a dynamo."
“I have never been more captivated by a speaker than I was listening, and watching, her. She is diminutive in size but a giant when she begins to speak. She is a dynamo. She delivers her message as only someone who knows it from the inside out can do. She speaks on a very troubling and difficult subject. But, she speaks with such passion and humor that one cannot help but be drawn in. Then she offers hope!”
~ Geoffrey Ross Holtz, D.D. Pastor, The Summit (EFCA),
Regent, Columbia Evangelical Seminary
"Passionate, practical, personal."
“These three words describe my friend Michelle Bengtson. Every time I hear her speak, I am encouraged and feel more connected to her heart. I highly recommend her!”
~ Tim Ross, Senior Pastor, Embassy City Church
"Dr. Michelle Bengtson is a gifted communicator with a powerful message."
“She is not just a gifted writer, but she is a stellar speaker. She has a way of connecting with the audience and delivers her message with much wisdom and passion. Dr. Michelle has both clinical knowledge, and personal experience which gives her an authority to speak and allows her to touch people’s hearts and opens them up to receive the fullness of the message. I highly recommend Dr. Michelle Bengtson as a speaker for your next event—you’ll be glad you did.”
~ Pastor Debbie Kitterman, Restoration Church,
Founder of Dare2Hear Ministry
"Dr. Michelle Bengtson speaks with authority and authenticity, compassion and vulnerability."
“Her heart to see the body of Christ delivered from believing the lies of the enemy motivates her with every crowd. She is a shining example of what God can do when we believe the truth and walk in it!”
~ Athena Dean Holtz, Publisher, Redemption Press,
Pastor’s Wife, The Summit EFCA
About Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Through conference speaking, preaching, Bible studies, writing, and mentoring, Dr. Michelle Bengtson has touched the lives of many around the world with God’s word. She has found through her professional work as a neuropsychologist, as well as personal experiences of weathering the storms of life, life is not always easy, but God is always faithful. Her passion is sharing hope with hurting hearts. Drawing on more than 25 years of professional experience, and more years of marriage and relationship experience, she brings her unique professional insight on life events, relational and emotional conditions to inspire and empower others to dare, dream, and hope! As long as she has breath, she will help others experience that #HopePrevails! Her latest book release, The Hope Prevails Bible Study is a stand-alone or companion study for her award-winning book, Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression. She blogs regularly on her own blog at www.DrMichelleBengtson.com/blog and is a regular contributing writer for several ministries. Dr. Michelle Bengtson (PhD., Nova Southeastern University) is an international speaker and author. She has been a neuropsychologist for more than twenty years, and is in private practice in Southlake, Texas. She evaluates, diagnoses, and treats children and adults with a variety of medical and mental health disorders. She and her husband of thirty years have two teenage sons and reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Most Popular Speaking Presentations
Are you living the abundant life Christ came to give? Has the enemy stolen your joy, killed your peace, and destroyed your identity? There is hope! In fact, hope is something God promised you. Hope Prevails! In one of her most frequently requested sessions, Dr. Bengtson unpacks what depression is, who is affected, and where it comes from. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing the spiritual root if we desire complete healing in order to live the abundant life Christ came to give. She explains the devastating impact it can have when the enemy steals our joy, kills our peace, and destroys our identity. Yet, she also reveals God’s sovereignty by explaining how neither the enemy nor depression determine our worth, dictate our destiny, nor separate us from the love of God.
Victor not Victim
In spite of your circumstances, hope can be found! Discover the antidote to the poisonous shame and self-defeat in your life. Learn to spotlight your true enemy, become empowered to confidently counter his assaults of despair, fear, and shame to find freedom. Overcome stinking thinking: it’s not your final destination!
Walking in the Truth of our Identity
Do you know your true identity? Discover the biggest traps and predictable pitfalls that keep you from walking in the destiny God has for you. You are powerful when you walk in the truth of your identity.
Calendar of Events
2018 Speaking Engagements
10-28-18: Outrageous Faith Conference, Finding Joy Ladies Night Out 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tickets available at: www.itickets.com. 2018 Women of Joy Conference – headliner author 4-27-18 to 4-29-18: Pigeon Forge, TN 5-4-18 to 5-6-16: Myrtle Beach, SC Register at www.womenofjoy.org. 1-19-18 to 1-20-18: The Summit EFC 1-19-18 at 7:00 pm: Dr. Michelle Bengtson will be speaking on “Hope for Depression: The World’s Greatest Epidemic.” 1-20-18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm PST: Mental Health First Aid Training
2017 Speaking Engagements
12-10-17: Victory over Depression with Bob Bennett 8-9:30 pm ET on Facebook Live. Find out more here: Victory over Depression. 12-5-2017: Breaking the Silence of Depression with Host Patricia Ferrell on www.wilkinsradio.com. 11-5-17: Sermon at Embassy City Church in Irving, TX 10:00 am: Sharing the morning message at Embassy City Church, “Even Christians Get Depressed” 11-4-17: Gateway Mentor Leadership team 10-26-17: Rhett Palmer Talk Live 10-16-17: The Review with Joy and Company on Fishbowl Radio Network 9-27-17 to 9-30-17: American Association of Christian Counselors – Break Every Chain World Conference Break Out Session – “Breaking Depression’s Chain” 8-13-17: Fulfill Your God-given Destiny with Sue Sundstrom 5-13-17: Metropolitan Baptist Church Conference “Walking in the Freedom of Our Identity” 2-27-17 to 3-2-17: National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando 1-30-17: TV Interview at 100 Huntley St. airs 1-28-17 to 1-29-17: Thrive WC2017 – Dare to Dream 1-23-17: Record TV Interview at 100 Huntley St. in Canada
2016 Speaking Engagements
12-6-16: TV Interview with LIFE Today airs My TV Interview with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison of LIFE Today airs on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. You can watch online starting Tuesday at http://lifetoday.org/ 10-18-16: Live taping with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison on Life Today Come join me for a live taping with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison on Life Today on Tuesday, October 18th at 7 pm. Would love to see you in the studio audience. Tickets are free! 8-9-16, 8-23-16, 8-30-16: The Spiritual Side of Depression at Think Differently: Counseling, Consulting, and Connecting Center 3-week session on August 9, 23, and 30 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Spiritual Side of Depression at Think Differently Center 1650 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 101 Grapevine, Texas 76051 8-16-16: Book Signing ~ Release Day for Hope Prevails 5:00 to 7:00 pm Barnes & Noble Southlake Town Square 1430 Plaza Place, Southlake, Texas 76092
Other Popular Speaking Topics
The Spiritual Side of Depression
In these 3 sessions, 90 minutes each, Dr. Bengtson teaches those who struggle with or have a loved one who struggles with depression or a prolonged case of the blues learn how to identify the early warning signs of depression and how to help someone battling depression. During this time you will learn:
- How to spotlight your true enemy and empower you to confidently counter his assaults of despair, fear, and shame to find freedom.
- An antidote to the poisonous shame and self-defeat in your life.
- Your inherent worth and why you’ve been a hostage to depression, but it is not your final destination.
- That you get to decide how much power depression will continue to have over your life and when it will stop.
- The lies that keep you chained in depression’s darkness and will hand you the keys of freedom in the light of truth.
Hope for the Silent Epidemic: Understanding Depression in Children and Teens
In this 45-90 minute talk, Dr. Bengtson answers questions parents face today about depression in children and teens. What is depression? Can children suffer from depression? How common is it? What are the risks and the symptoms?
The Journey to Normal
In this 45-90 minute session, Dr. Bengtson answers questions every parent wants to know. What’s normal in raising their children? When should they be concerned?
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