Comments from Benjamin Santee about his approach to helping others:
I think that therapy should be driven by principles of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and genuineness. I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space to allow for each individual to express all emotions and thinking that may not always be the easiest to express. By abandoning ideas of what you think you should be you can open up yourself to creative and kinder ways of looking at yourself and the possibilities your life provides.
My greatest hope is that all of my clients have the freedom and power to make their journey in life a healthier and more joyful experience.
Background and Education:
Benjamin attained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology through Spring Arbor University in 2009. He went on to complete his graduate work at Spring Arbor University, finishing a Master’s of Arts in Counseling in 2014 and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor. Benjamin has extensive experience in individual and group therapy including therapy with adolescence to older adults.
Benjamin specializes in Negative Core Belief processing, which focuses on the beliefs formed about one self, the world and others formed from difficult experiences in life. These beliefs often create ways of thinking and being which often produce common challenges like depression and anxiety.
His specialties include: depression, anxiety and its related disorders including: obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding and agoraphobia. He also has extensive experience in addressing trauma and abuse, grief and loss, and behavioral addictions as well as issues of codependency or co-addiction.