With 15 years experience as a licensed clinical social worker specializing in family systems, psychodynamic, transactionalanalytic, and interpersonal psychotherapy, Ben is a co-founder of "Healthy Minds", the only fully integrated collaborative treatment clinic in San Luis Obispo County - offering psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychological testing. Ben's areas of expertise include anxiety,depression, addiction, couple's work and family therapy.
Ben has published research from the University of Virginia, University of Georgia, Emory University, Georgia State University, and the University of Denver, including presenting his findings at both national and international conferences.
Ben's therapeutic approach is direct and collaborative, providing support and feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual, couple, and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Psychology and Studio Art, University of Virginia, 1996. Highest Honors given for his research on indirect interparental conflict and its effect on children. Masters in Social Work, University of Georgia, 2003. Internship Medical College of Georgia. Lincensure hours, Marina Counseling Center, San Francisco.