Ernest Benson is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. Mr. Benson received his Masters’ degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University, where he specialized in Clinical Counseling and Child and Adolescent Development. Post Masters, Mr. Benson has studied Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and in-depth Training in Adoption Competency (TAC).
Over the years Mr. Benson has served in multiple Hospital settings as: Therapist, Case manger, Manager of Therapeutic group home and Direct care worker. Mr. Benson also managed (3years) and worked as Site Coordinator with (ATEAM) adopted teen mentoring and empowerment program, for 10 years at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Benson is State of Georgia certified Life coach.
As a Clinician Mr. Benson provides an active educational experience to individual client's and families. Mr. Benson's therapeutic style encourages open communication, in a comfortable non-judgmental environment favorable to sharing past experiences and related feelings. We utilize this information to implement an effective treatment plan to address the harmful effects of trauma and attempt to reverse it's presence in the client’s daily life. Our goal is to teach clients how to remove negative thoughts and behaviors, replacing them with positive behaviors and new patterns of thought. While improving self-care and recognizing each person's right and responsibility to identify their purpose in life.
Our ultimate goal: is to expose the possibilities of infinite life to our clients, by providing clarity of past trauma, it's effect on daily thoughts, feelings, and actions. By challenging negative thought patterns and offering alternative choices, we create a plan of action to guide the client to a future of unlimited possibilities, bliss in the peaceful existence of a balanced life!
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and there's some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.