Ben is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working as a therapist at PPI. Prior to PPI he has experience with outpatient community mental health, inpatient mental health, and community mental health research. His approach to therapy is person-centered, based on meeting the client where they are and with what they would like to accomplish in therapy. He also has particular interest in grief work, meaning-making, and existential psychotherapy, and has led clinical training in these topics.
Ben’s educational background includes a BA in Music Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work.
When he is not working, he enjoys reading, journaling, listening to and playing music, and going backpacking. His approach to spirituality is based around nonduality, and he has a background growing up as the son of a United Methodist pastor, as well as practicing as a Buddhist. He is comfortable working with client from a variety of faith backgrounds.