Ben Hearn (He/him)

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Hi! I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, trauma, and in psychedelic integration. How can I help?

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in West Chester, OH

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About My Clients

I work with clients on a wide range of issues from depression and anxiety to trauma and spirituality that are often, but certainly not always, related to challenges in accepting, navigating, or expressing various parts of their identity. What unites my clients is their desire to learn about and explore their relationship with themselves, others, and the world around them to move towards a more integrated and holistic way of being.

My Background and Approach

I work with clients most often using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which differs from many talk-based therapies in that it is an experiential approach that emphasizes clients' own ability for healing through Self leadership. 'Self' is a state of being that has been called similar 'Buddha nature' and can be accessed through our capacity for mindfulness. IFS considers our 'parts' to get in the way of Self-leadership through an increasingly polarizng relationship with other parts in our internal system. We know what we 'should' do, don't do it, and feel worse than we did before. By accessing Self and introducing it to our parts, we can begin building awareness of and trust in Self leadership to break these sorts of cycles. When working from a more traditional talk therapy approach, I tend towards existential-humanistic and narrative approaches as I believe these are better able to help clients with the “big” issues in life than more cognitive-based approaches.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I regard clients as the experts in their own lives and do my best to approach each therapeutic relationship with a beginner’s mind. In our first session, I'll work to establish an atmosphere of curiosity, trust, openness, and respect to get a better understanding of you and your strengths, goals, and needs. We'll use a combination of talk and experiential approaches to best fit your needs at the time. As our work progresses, I encourage clients to develop their mindfulness skills outside of session and consider this to be very helpful in IFS work. As we explore and discuss your issues more in-depth, I'll provide a safe environment to approach uncomfortable areas or topics. When approaching these areas during experiential sessions, I'll hold space and witness while guiding you through any difficult emotions that arise. I deeply value the relationships I have with my clients and work and consider myself to be privileged and honored to be able to do the work I do.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Taoism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $45 - 105/session

Info

513-817-3727 Email Ben
7765 Monarch Ct
Suite 111
West Chester, OH 45069

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