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Benjamin Nielson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in southeastern Utah with 10+ years of experience working with teens and adults. Six of these years have been in clinical practice. Some of the therapeutic needs I have been presented with during this time have included: individual and generational trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, traumatic brain injury, attachment issues, loss and grief issues, guilt and mental health crises.

My interest in mental health and behavioral therapy was greatly influenced during my employment as a drug and suicide prevention program director for a company on the Navajo Nation. During my 5 years with this company, my team and I were nationally recognized for our work developing experiential-based programs for at-risk youth that included summer camps, youth businesses, equine therapy and high ropes courses. I appreciated the opportunities and training in multi-cultural sensitivity, trauma-based therapeutic approaches and program development I received here.

After this, I worked as a medical social worker in a hospital and a homecare and hospice company, concurrently. While here, my work ranged from connecting people with needed resources to intense mental health crisis counseling in the emergency room. I believe we are all products of our closest relationships, our environment, our family systems and every moment that leads to the present us. I strive to treat the therapeutic relationship, and you, with compassion, respect and warmth.

My therapy style depends on what each person I am working with needs in a particular moment. Just as you might fall and scrape your knee in one instance, or be involved in a serious accident in another, our mental health approaches need to be flexible and effective based on what is being experienced. That said, I draw from Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Emotional Freedom Technique, Trauma-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. A top priority for me is to meet you where you are and provide an environment and treatment options that will work best for us as we work together to meet your goals.

It takes a lot of strength and will power to make needed changes in your life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

UT LCSW 9307740-3501

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Benjamin Nielson. 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.

absolutely great! always looked forward to our weekly talks where in about 5 months time, sought to move foward and are on a good track moving forward. great advice and other people in my life knew that he was giving good support. for the first time in my life people tell me i look healthy and like im doing good. lifes stopping me now but if i get back into therapy id try to get it with him again.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Benjamin is doing a great job helping me work through my past traumas that are affecting my current life.

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Ben is great and extremely understanding and an amazing listener. He has made my first time going to therapy such a wonderful experience.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

He’s been amazing thank you

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Ben is great at listening and trying to understand my concerns and needs. He responds with a compassionate and non judgemental approach which is highly valued and appreciatd.

Written on Jan 21, 2024 after therapy with Benjamin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem