Ben Snyder (He/Him/His)

PhD, MSW, LICSW
Accepting Clients

Greetings! Looking for something different in a therapist? I bring a balance of deep engagement, compassion, and playfulness.

Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I work with individuals and couples on a variety of issues related to sexuality, intimacy and communication, neurodivergence (ADHD, ASD, OCD), and diverse sexual interests. My favorite work is with people who feel they don't fit the mold. I generally work with clients to find strength and value in their uniqueness. Clients have appreciated my curious and engaging style in therapy sessions that balances directness with deep respect.

My Background and Approach

Over my career, I have developed a unique style that balances directness with respect and compassion, while using a healthy dose of humor and playfulness. This balance allows the intensity needed in therapy. From a position of deep respect for client strengths I am able to engage with directness and challenge the areas of gridlock in people's lives and relationships. Therapy with me is a meeting of the minds. While I know a lot about mental health, relationships, and human sexuality, YOU are the expert in your own life. We will work together to come up with strategies to better manage challenges in your life I believe in using strategies grounded in science. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps people using mindfulness and deep self-awareness. The Gottman Method for couples involves rigorous assessments based in the science of relationships. Sex therapy uses proven methods to reduce anxiety and increase enjoyment in sexual lives.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in liberation. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping clients liberate themselves from the constraints of their own minds, the traumas of the past, and the prejudice of the world around them. When people are free, they can live their lives with a greater sense of vitality and are more aware of who they are. I am passionate about helping people to embrace the humanity of their pain and suffering so they can live full and meaning-filled lives. I also believe in science. I believe in using proven methods and validated assessment tools to help clients grow and prosper. For myself and many of my clients, thinking like a scientist is a powerful way to liberate from the constraints of what we think “should” be. I also believe in resiliency. There is not a single client I have had who I believe to be weak. Rather, I help clients to find, harness, and build the strengths that are already within them. This belief empowers clients to confront the challenges in their own lives.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Rate: $200 - 200/session

Info

612-562-6478 Email Ben
1300 Lagoon Ave. Suite 270
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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