Benjamin Howard, MAEd, MACG, LPC (he/him)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Specialties: I have a particular passion for working with LGBTQIA+ clients to address concerns related to stress management, trauma, anxiety and depression, career counseling, sex counseling, and consensual nonmonogamy.
We all have needs. Sometimes they’re big, complicated needs like a feeling of belonging or sense of purpose. Sometimes needs are more basic like getting enough sleep or feeling safe where we live. Whenever we don’t get a need met, that creates unfinished business – needs that linger around. Too much unfinished business and we become fragmented, unable to effectively deal with our present because we’re so consumed about past needs or too worried about future ones. Using a foundation based on a combination of Gestalt Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, I help people define and address their needs.
Training & Background:
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor serving clients remotely throughout Illinois. With nearly a decade of experience working with a diverse range of students and clients ages 14 and up, I have served as a college educator, academic advisor and career coach since 2011 and a mental health practitioner since 2018. I earned my MA in Counseling & Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and my MA in Education from the University of St. Mary.
I’m a huge nerd! Outside of my counseling work, I spend a lot of my free time gaming with friends and family, reading or watching sci-fi, and getting lost down Wikipedia rabbit-trails. I’ve also become a big fan of history YouTube. Self-care is important, so I also take regular walks and aspire to flexibility by practicing yoga.
Disclaimer: All licensed services provided under the full professional and clinical control of Dr. Jeana Lucarelli, MA, PsyD.
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keisha (she/her) primarily works with people who hold minoritized identities, such as queer, trans, and gender-expansive folks. Additionally, keisha works with Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and multiracial people. She uses client-centered, strengths-based therapy interventions to support individuals and relationship configurations (couples, non-monogamous, etc.). Topics that keisha most often works with are: racial identity, gender identity, sexual identity (including aro, ace, demi), sexual empowerment, sexual difficulties, sex and disability, relationship challenges, and interracial relationships. keisha works from a sex (work) positive, kink-experienced, body liberationist, and intersectional feminist framework. keisha provides a free 20-minute consultation for people interested in becoming a client. Please note that due to the public health situation, keisha is only working with clients via secured video.
Welcome to transMISSION wellness — a South Seattle Wellness Collective with a focus on LGBTQ+ and non-mono/poly communities. We offer mental health, coaching, acupuncture, consulting, and more. We welcome all bodies, all gender identities, and all relationship styles. Some insurances accepted. By appointment only.