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Benjamin Lara, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience helping people work through anxiety, depression, physical trauma, end of life, addictions, and many other issues. I take a person centered approach and will tailor your counseling sessions to be about you and your goals. In my work with people I use a non-judgmental style of therapy through leading modalities of treatment including cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. I believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and you will always get that from me. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help and it takes a lot of strength. Your action of seeking help has already shown you do indeed have a lot of strength within you! I look forward to meeting you and working with you!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

ID LCSW 35776

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Benjamin Lara. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ben continues to be a fantastic and helpful presence in my life. I appreciate his perspective and patience. Great listener and problem solver.

Written on May 05, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Ben is awesome! I need to be more honest with him

Written on Feb 28, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Good

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

He’s an excellent therapist

Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, sleeping disorders, addictions, and bipolar disorder

I have been working with Benjamin for a year now. His insights, and understanding of where I am in life, have been extremely valuable. I highly recommend him as a therapist.

Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Benjamin for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Ben is amazing! He listens to all my challenges and triumphs, and offers sound advice and pathways to work on myself.

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Benjamin for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes