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Benjamin Ferris Psychotherapy, LCSW

Ben Ferris is an LCSW who has a particular interest in helping clients with anxiety, depression, and trauma. He is focused on facilitating a client's journey toward greater self- knowledge; understanding feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; and exploring the connection between the past and present. He has a master's degree from Silberman's School of Social Work.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I use an experiential approach informed by internal family systems as well as other techniques, such as CBT and DBT.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
It was a roundabout one! Living abroad in Egypt, India, China, and Taiwan, I spent much of my adult life overseas prior to my New York City life. I was teaching TOEFL at City College before making the switch to this career. A keen curiosity about the world pushed me to seek those experiences abroad. Now, in a different way, I'm indebted to that same curiosity; it has brought me to this career and the world of psychotherapy. I use an experiential approach informed by internal family systems as well as other techniques, such as CBT and DBT.
What should someone know about working with you?
I offer a free consultation via video chat or a telephone call. It’s essential for the client to decide if it feels like a good fit. At first, we will focus on the symptoms and problems that clients may find overwhelming. Gradually, we may discover aspects of self that might not have been at the forefront in the beginning. Progress for me is when clients can feel more connected to elements of their essential selves and own resilience, enabling them to better cope with problems. I look forward to my clients graduating from my therapy!
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What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
It's exciting to me that the stigma and barriers to finding mental health support have been gradually falling away. Telehealth, in particular, seems to have lowered the entry barrier to therapy for many and that can only be a good thing.
“Progress for me is when clients can feel more connected to elements of their essential selves and own resilience, enabling them to better cope with problems.”
Interested in speaking with Benjamin?