Benjamin Stern, LCSW
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Benjamin Stern

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Not Taking New Clients
Benjamin Stern is a clinical social worker who has been trained in psychodynamic theory. He specializes in working with children/adolescents and their parents, helping to navigate through behavioral issues, issues related to anxiety or depression, and other developmental issues that arise while parenting.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Pediatrics
Relationship Issues
Finances
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$140-200
Sliding Scale
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UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Aetna
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Out-of-pocket
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“I am psychodynamically trained and use this in my practice to help clients explore the causes of what might be affecting them.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I began working with children in high school and discovered upon graduation that this was a field I was interested in pursuing. I began working as a social worker in schools and worked in numerous environments with children of different ages who were experiencing a wide range of challenges. I decided to move to private practice in order to be able to work more in depth with my clients and families as well as work with a more diverse age group of children. I am also trained in working with adults and the move to private practice has allowed me to do more of this work.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am psychodynamically trained and use this in my practice to help clients explore the causes of what might be affecting them. I believe that by recognizing old patterns of behavior, we can begin to identify the roots of one's struggles. With younger children, I primarily use play therapy to help the child express and work through their feelings.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am currently attending a psychoanalytic institute to continue to build my skills. This is helpful in both my work with children and adults and allows me to better understand theory as well as better understand how to utilize the content of sessions in order to help the clients I work with.
“I believe that by recognizing old patterns of behavior, we can begin to identify the roots of one's struggles.”