Medley, Ben, L.C.S.W.
Change is never easy and you don’t have to do it alone. As a compassionate and experienced therapist, my goal is to work with you to start finding solutions and help you start feeling better. I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years and love what I do. I work hard to make sure that I am providing the best services I possibly can and take my training and self-care seriously.
I believe that it is important to work with someone who understands the specific challenges of identifying as LGBTQ and is familiar with the community at large. Not only is creating a safe, supportive environment important to me, but also knowing how to address the issues that you may be facing as an individual or as a couple.
I have experience helping people with a wide range of issues, including :
Exploring Same-sex Attraction/ Identification
Master of Social Work From NYU
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor
Certified Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Therapist
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Work with the NYU School of Social Work
Graduate of the Martha K Selig Institute
Over 13 years experience providing psychotherapy to people like you.
In addition, I have also led presentations for the AEDP Institute and the New York EFT community, I provide supervision for therapists and I help train therapists in these models. Before private practice, I worked as a therapist in the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services outpatient mental health clinic as a member of their LGBTQ treatment unit. In addition, I worked in Greenwich House's AIDS Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Programs and developed a mental health program for college students studying abroad in Florence, Italy. With compassion, understanding and humor, I will work with you to help you build on your strengths and create change.