Stephen Benson
Psychologist, PhD
Blue Hill, Maine 04614

I approach psychotherapy with an interest in how thoughts, feelings, actions, and relationships interact with one another interdependently. When the work goes well, we are both moved, and we are both having a good time, finding new ways to feel right and learn from experience. I adjust my style to each client relationship, in a talking therapy that sometimes includes art, play, or writing. I encourage fresh pathways for resolution and realization in my clients' lives. I am interested in how people respond to challenges. Yet I am dedicated to making my work comfortable, meaningful, and effective to my clients. In psychodynamic relational psychotherapy, informed by mindfulness practice, non-directive play therapy, structural family therapy, cognitive behavioral skills building, and contemporary neuroscience, basically, we talk, maybe draw or play a game, assessing needs and obstacles, keeping our eye on goals that you help me understand the meaning and value of. I have been seeing children, teens, adults, and seniors for twenty years, as well as families, couples, and parents. Understanding, change, and simple, practical steps to recovery are usually a pleasure to come to through dialogue and a focused and encouraging connection. Connection, creativity, and accord focus us on recovery.

6 Mines Road
Blue Hill, Maine 04614
(207) 808-7844
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Ages & Modality
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Elders (65+)

My Specialties
Trauma and PTSD
Anger Management
Asperger's Syndrome
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality
Chronic Impulsivity
Chronic Pain
Chronic Relapse
Coping Skills
Dissociative Disorders
Elderly Persons Disorders
Impulse Control Disorders
Mood Disorders