Ben Hearn (He/him)

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Hi! I work with queer folx on a range of issues including depression/anxiety, trauma, spirituality and identity exploration. How can I help?

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

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  • Individual

About My Clients

I work best with LGBTQ+ clients who have a 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. This may encompass reprocessing past traumas, responding to symptoms of depression and anxiety from a place of compassion, or developing new ways of expressing and sharing one's identity and self. I enjoy helping my clients to become more curious, resilient, insightful, and courageous.

My Approach to Helping

I help my clients by supporting their ability to listen, trust, and help themselves by developing self-compassion. The modalities I use (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, existential humanistic therapies, and theories of psychedelic integration) all share some similarities in that they consider all of us as having an innate drive towards well-being and wholeness and that therapy can help create the conditions for this drive to manifest more fully. I regard clients as the experts in their own lives and do my best to approach each therapeutic relationship with a beginner’s mind. 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 foundational in the healing process.

My Values as a Therapist

I am privileged and honored to work with my clients, which involves being let into some of the most intimate and challenging aspects of their lives. I work from a place of non-judgment, openness, collaboration, and mutuality in order to support clients as they share and process challenging and difficult content. My ability to engage in this way is supported and informed by my own meditation and yoga practices. I've been meditating for over a decade and have maintained a daily practice for the past several years as I've worked in my PhD program and have recently begun exploring yoga. I also have a background in philosophy and cognitive science, which allows me to bring a unique perspective in our work together through exploring your issues. I am committed to advocating for LGBTQ+ folx of all backgrounds and have published and presented on these issues throughout my professional career. I'm particularly interested in supporting LGBTQ+ people in use of psychedelics as a means of healing.

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: $70 - 130/session

Info

513-817-3727 Email Ben
2300 Montana Ave
Suite 534
Cincinnati, OH 45211

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