Hello, my name is Ben Woo. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont. I have worked in residential, community mental health and correctional settings. I am an empathetic, compassionate, self-motivated professional who strives to help individuals reach their full potential. I believe a healthy emotional lifestyle includes learning how to communicate in relationships to increase closeness and social support; it means learning how to believe in your abilities, conquer your fears, and try new things; and it means practicing mind-calming techniques, such as meditation and yoga, and having the courage to heal old wounds while learning how to create your own happiness.
I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. I combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns and goals. I use an integrated approach to counseling tailored to fit the client's needs as they arise. The modalities I use include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Solutions-Focused approach, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe trust in the counseling relationship is the most important vehicle towards self-awareness, change, and reaching your goals.
Throughout life we all are faced with challenges. How we overcome these life challenges and experiences help shape us as people. My main goal is to support my clients in both wellness and recovery. I define wellness as having a purpose in life, being actively involved in satisfying work and play, being part of joyful relationships, having a healthy body and living environment and experiencing happiness. I view recovery as a process of change that helps us improve our health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and work to meet our full potential in all area of our lives.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NH LCMHC 2356
VT LCMHC 068.0134245
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Benedict for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Benedict Woo is excellent. He listens to every concern I have and helps in any way he can to get me through them. He offers different ways of trying to handle any issues I may have.
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Benedict for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Ben is very intuitive. I feel he really takes the time to get to know my individual concerns and offers great advice, guidance, and perspective. This is my first time in therapy and feel I’ve come to the right place and was given the right therapist to address my needs.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Benedict for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Ben is patient, kind and respectful. He speaks to me not using canned responses or what he thinks I want to hear
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Benedict for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ben is knowledgeable, attentive and kind. It’s always a pleasure meeting with him
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Benedict for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Ben listens well and tells it like it is. I enjoy our sessions together.
Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Benedict for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief