Andrew Benson

(LCSW)

About Me

First, I would like to applaud you for reaching out for support; many times that is the most difficult step.

My name is Andrew and I have over 10 years working as a behavioral health professional. I enjoy helping other people with their challenges, and I really believe that most therapeutic successes begin with a strong and well-fitting therapeutic relationship. Most of my experience has been with young adults, children, parents, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, parenting challenges, and trauma.

I want you to know that I am here for you, and will do my best to support you at this difficult time. My aim is to work with you at a pace that you prefer, but there may be occasions when I will encourage you to push just a little bit beyond your comfort zone, in an effort to support you in reaching your goals. Being challenged may feel stressful at times- that’s to be expected. However, I believe that because you have taken the step to initiate this process and reach out for support, you have already demonstrated the bravery and courage that is needed to work through this difficult time.

I am looking forward to meeting with you. Again, I am here for you and I appreciate the opportunity and privilege to hear from you and work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #88861 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by D.R. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Andrew for 2 months

Its hard enough being a teen. Trans tees have it at another level. Coming out, to pass or not to pass, how to talk to family & friends how to access medical support which bathroom to use - these complex and challenging questions trans teens face require solid support from a skilled, professional adult. Being new to the trans world, many of these issues were beyond our ability as parents to understand and support, and we knew we had our own process to go through as well. Counseling with Andrew for our teen has been critical for our child's healthful transition. We are grateful for his services and highly recommend his counseling to others.

Written by C.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Andrew for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd

Andrew is very thoughtful and supportive. He encourages reflection and self-compassion and facing difficult things. I’m very thankful for his help.

Written by K.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I’ve recommended to like 5+ people already, wondering if there is a credit for that! I love this, I’ve always wanted therapy, and this is so convenient. Thanks Andrew!

Written by F.E. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Andrew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Pros: > Listens
> isn't stiff/starchy
> willing to accept feedback about himself or his technique
> Understands were all human.... Complete with language and self expression.
> and that's not even half the list!

CONS: TBD. Ask me again in 6 months!