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ben-southern
Benjamin Southern
RP (Qualifying)
Low Cost Rate:
$65
Sliding Scale:
$5-$65
Location:
Kitchener
Currently Practicing:
In Person, Online
Benjamin Southern
RP (Qualifying)

“Nobody was born in this world to be alone” – a quote that I deeply resonate with. If we look at it more scientifically we would say that human beings are social animals. Fundamentally that is the need that psychotherapy serves, it is here so that you don’t have to suffer alone. The foundation of therapy is empathic listening, and that is exactly what I will do. We can do a whole lot more, but it is all built on listening, and being there in the moment with you.

If you come to work with me at Upstream (and I hope you do!) we will be on a team, because it takes two in this process. While I may be the mental health and psychotherapy expert, you will be the expert in YOU, and your life, which is what our focus will be on, so your expertise there will matter just as much as mine. Therapy is a partnership in trying to improve your life, we will probably both learn things from the experience. Who could say no to that?

I have always been someone with a number of interests and that has resulted in what I call a thoughtfully eclectic approach. Not everyone needs the same things and I want to adapt to that. We may employ some strategies trying out new behaviours at home, we may talk about things very objectively and concretely, we may talk much more philosophically, or I may just listen and be there with you if that is what you need.

Phone: 2269726052

Specialties & Experience

Anger, Anxiety, Body Image, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, Depression, Eating Issues, Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Intimacy/Sex, OCD, Phobias, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Trauma
LGBTQ+, Men, Sex Work Positive, Spiritual, Women
CBT, DBT, Existential, Mindfulness, Relational, Solution Focused, Spiritual, Strengths Based, Trauma Informed

Languages Spoken

English
* This Practitioner provides In-Person services in ​Ontario
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Phone:
2269726052
Location:
Kitchener
In Person, Online
*This Practitioner is Licensed - Inquire about their training and experience to ensure a good fit.

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