Ben's focus as a therapist is on understanding the unique individual in front of him and how their experiences have shaped their lives and brought them to the present moment. The core of his practice is non-judgement, curiosity, and an appreciation for the pathos, humor, and beauty inherent in our shared human experience.
Ben views the work of therapy as that of life itself: finding meaningful work and love, creating and claiming our stories from our myriad traumatic and joyful experiences, and finding the courage to live our truth in a broken world. He aims to collaborate with each client in their pursuit of self-actualization so that they feel empowered to trust their own understanding of their life and what they wish to make of it. Coming to psychotherapy by way of philosophy and the arts, Ben considers himself an eternal student of the human condition and humanity's deep capacity for resilience.
Education and Training
MSS (MSW equivalent) • Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work & Social Research
BA • Philosophy, English • University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Specialization
Anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationships, sex, sexuality, existential concerns, identity exploration, intersectionality, grief, creativity