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Benjamin Howard
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Benjamin Howard, MAEd, MACG, LPC (he/him)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Kink-Aware Professional

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.

Counseling Philosophy:
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. 

About Me:
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.

Gender of Practitioner:
Male
Education/Training/Certifications:
Master of Arts in Counseling & Guidance; Master of Arts in Education
Business Website Address:
Business Phone Number:
(312) 344-3132‬
Business Contact Email:
contact@talkwithben.net
Country:
USA
City:
Chicago
State:
Illinois
ZIP Code:
60626
Internet Based Business:
Yes
Do You Accept Insurance?:
Yes
Tell us about the payment options you accept and any additional insurance details. :
Insurance Accepted: PPO and POS plans from BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Humana & Tricare.
Poly Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable
Kink Awareness Level:
Aware
Swinger (Lifestyle) Awareness Level:
Friendly