Ben understands that life is often complicated by trauma, grief, loneliness, and difficult relationships with loved ones. If you find yourself struggling for any reason, Ben can introduce you to useful techniques and help support you as you work through challenges towards self-discovery, self-growth and improved self-esteem. As a therapist, it’s Ben’s job to ask the right questions so that you can find your own answers to life’s most difficult aspects.
Ben works with couples, parents, and individuals ages 18 and up. He specializes in relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, Ben can help clients struggling with chronic pain and symptoms of OCD. In his sessions, Ben draws from several different therapeutic approaches and modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Positive Psychology. Ben is also trained in the Gottman method, which he employs in his work with couples.
After earning his Masters of Social Work at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ben received advanced training in anxiety disorders from the Beck Institute. He has co-authored a book on coping with chronic pain, and he is passionate about the intersection of spirituality and wellbeing. As a school teacher and advisor for over 10 years, Ben also has extensive experience working with teenagers and their families, making him a strong resource for families seeking parent coaching at The Counseling Center of Maryland™.
Outside of the practice, Ben loves spending time with his wife and children, playing sports and exercising.