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Benjamin Long LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Benjamin Long Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a Couple and Family therapist, I understand that we as humans are beautifully complex and that, when one area of our life changes, it casts ripples that reverberate into all other areas of life.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Benjamin Long is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 4 years of experience in the mental health care field working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan and with varying needs. In his work in Community Mental Health, Ben learned he enjoyed helping others look at their life holistically and reflectively to develop a non-judgmental approach to address their current struggles and life needs and support their goals in therapy. He enjoys exploring how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the different institutions and systems people engage with (e.g. work, friends, family, community, etc.,) to identify different areas of intervention. This supports his engaging and collaborative approach that strives to bring positive, creative energies into the therapy room. In this way, Ben specializes in treating issues such as relationship dissatisfaction, depression, anxiety, trauma, men's issues, stress management, and family life transitions. Ben completed his Master of Mental Health Counseling at William James College (formerly the Massachusetts Professional School of Psychology) in 2019 and graduated with a concentration in Couples and Family Therapy. In his studies, Ben found a passion for learning and integrating different evidenced-based therapies to develop treatment plans that are sensitive to the specific needs of each individual, couple, or family that walks through his door. Often, Ben pulls concepts from internal family systems, cognitive therapies (CBT/DBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies to support the needs of the people he serves. Ben believes that, at our core, all people have an innate guiding force that can support living a life of peace and integrity that is aligned with their values. Ben enjoys meeting each person where they are while maintaining unconditional positive regard and respect for all of their personhood. He strives to balance the varying perspective in the room with the goal of shared understanding to work to find common ground. Through exploring in this way, Ben works to guide others in taking meaningful steps toward change that are aligned with their life goals, values, and beliefs. No matter where you come from, everyone goes through something painful in life. Everyone has their lot. When you're in the thick of things and feel stuck, it can be difficult to see that there could ever be any other way to be. This can bring in a host of feelings including self-doubt and self-criticism that can dissuade you from taking steps toward the life you want to live. Change is inherently uncomfortable. Ben believes that in this discomfort is an opportunity to grow and experience ourselves in a new light. In learning to be comfortable feeling uncomfortable, Ben firmly believes he can support you on your own unique journey. Discomfort is welcome. All feelings are welcome. Ben believes you are the true expert in your life and embraces all forms of self-expression to create care that is truly meaningful to you. If you're ready to do the work, he looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with your expertise and hopes to schedule an appointment with you soon!

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Stress

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Stress

Behavioral Issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Optum

Fees

First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Feminist Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Licensure

  • New Hampshire, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 293

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling with Concentration in Couples and Family Therapy, William James College

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bedford, Bedford, NH

Frequently Asked Questions About Benjamin Long, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Benjamin Long, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Benjamin Long accepting new clients?

Yes, Benjamin Long is accepting new clients for online therapy in New Hampshire and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bedford, 173 S River Rd Suite 2, Bedford, NH, 03110.

Does Benjamin Long accept insurance?

Yes, Benjamin Long accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Benjamin Long offer?

Benjamin Long offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Benjamin Long offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Benjamin Long offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bedford, 173 S River Rd Suite 2, Bedford, NH, 03110.

Does Benjamin Long offer online therapy?

Yes, Benjamin Long offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New Hampshire.

How quickly can I see Benjamin Long?

Benjamin Long typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Benjamin Long speak?

Benjamin Long conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Benjamin Long online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Benjamin Long online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.