Hi! My name is Ben Nguyen and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I have lived and worked around the Chicago-land area for my entire life. I received my undergraduate education from the University of Illinois in Chicago and graduate studies at Roosevelt University where I received Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling and Applied Psychology. I have been in the mental health and behavioral health field for nearly a decade in various settings from public health, non-profits, hospitals, and correctional settings.
My approach to therapy is exploring and amplifying personal strengths as well as developing a balance in life. No life is absent of struggles but struggles do not need to lead to suffering. I draw approaches from person-centered, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and dialectical therapies. I utilize a personalized approach by incorporating different styles that will tailor to each individual person. My role is to provide support, guidance, education, and even advice but ultimately the change and progress is rested in the individual's hands. My philosophy is not to work harder than the client but walk alongside them in this journey. Just like most things in life; what you get from therapy is equivalent to the amount of effort you put in. It's important to know that therapy is not an easy road, free of pain and tears, but at the end of that road is a stronger person despite going through such turmoil.
Hours of Availability to Respond to Messages:
Monday 11 AM-3 PM
Tuesday 11 AM-9 PM
Wednesday 11 AM-9 PM
Thursday 11 AM-9 PM
Friday 11 AM-9 PM
Saturday 3 PM-9 PM
Hours of Availability for Live Sessions
Monday-Saturday 11 AM-1 PM
*Please see my schedule for available appointments. Feel free to contact me directly if you do not see a time that works for you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
LGBT , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Avoidant Personality , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Emptiness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180012934 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Benjamin is really great at helping me understand things about myself and helping me with positive ways to fix my worries.
Benjamin is the sweetest better help counselor I've met. He's VERY empathetic, warm,open minded, welcoming and validates every thing I feel.