Benjamin graduated with his Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in 2019. While completing his undergraduate education, Benjamin worked as a Registered Behavior Technician, providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services to individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders.
After graduating from UW-Green Bay, Benjamin moved to Pennsylvania for a short period, during which he continued to provide ABA services in a school-based setting. After only a few months, he moved to Maryville, beginning his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Carson-Newman University in 2020. While at Carson-Newman, Benjamin was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, a counseling-based honor society, and completed internships at Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) and Maryville College.
Since moving to Maryville, Benjamin has worked with numerous populations. For several years, he completed cognitive and mental health assessments with the geriatric population. Benjamin also worked with children and adolescents at Youth Villages as a Foster Care Counselor and Foster Care Supervisor. He currently works at Village Behavioral Health, a local residential facility for adolescents, as a clinician, while also seeing clients at Full-Circle Counseling.
Benjamin enjoys engaging in a plethora of activities during his free time, including disc golfing, ping pong, cornhole, boating, ATV’ing, watching football, and anything related to music. Benjamin is an avid Green Bay Packers and Ed Sheeran fan.
From a therapeutic standpoint, Benjamin strides to provide client-focused care, specifying interventions based on individual needs. Benjamin believes that the client-therapist relationship is of utmost importance. Benjamin is eclectic in nature, though he primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral, reality, and solution-focused brief therapy. Benjamin enjoys getting to know his clients and identifying what areas they are struggling with most, walking beside them throughout the healing process.