HELLO, NICE TO MEET YOU!
My diverse experience and willingness to go the extra mile helps me stand out as a provider. In between sessions, I work tirelessly to research the most effective methods of providing clinical counseling to all types of mental illnesses, with an emphasis on depression and anxiety.
Through my experience in the field, I have assisted vulnerable individuals and families in the most challenging of circumstances. By navigating near impossible situations, I have developed resiliency and problem-solving skills that are rare to the field of mental health.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Grief Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Crisis Intervention
- Education & Training
MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)
Headspace (Mindful meditation app for smartphones)
Headspace Guide to Meditation, Netflix
How to Be Happy (Or At Least Less Sad), a creative workbook by Lee Crutchley
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Project Semicolon (anti-suicide non-profit agency)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Benjamin graduated from Aurora University (Illinois) in 2016 with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) and a medical specialization. Before that, he earned a Bachelors in Social Work (BSW). He has experience in long-term care and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Which includes work with anger management, emotional regulation, hospice/palliative care, suicidality, self-harm behaviors, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. Ben has worked with a variety of diverse populations, such as LGBTQIA+, the developmentally disabled, refugees, and has training in caregiver and occupational burnout.
Benjamin has experience in long-term care and inpatient psychiatric facilities, which includes work with anger management, emotional regulation, hospice/palliative care, suicidality, self-harm behaviors, and difficulty adjusting to life changes.
- Master Degree in Social Work - Aurora University
- Bachelor Degree in Social Work - Aurora University
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
- Certified Dementia Unit Coordinator
- Certified Activities Director (long-term care)
- Achieve Medical Center