Dr. Duncan Benjamin
Dr. Duncan Benjamin comes to Olympic Psychology Services from the University of California Santa Cruz. While he awaits the issue of his Washington State license, he is working as a "Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident." He sees out-of-pocket payees for both therapy and psychological testing, but will not be contracted with insurance companies until after his Washington State license is issued.
Dr. Duncan Benjamin received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his predoctoral internship at Washington State University, and then a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Santa Cruz. His doctoral dissertation study explored the impact of international family transitions on the development of cultural identity and empathy.
Dr. Benjamin utilizes a variety of therapy techniques with an emphasis on interpersonal psychodynamic approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He has special interests and expertise with attachment and family-of-origin concerns, relationship difficulties, identity-related stressors, and men’s issues. He works with a variety of presenting concerns including depression and anxiety, adjustment/transition stressors, and trauma-related concerns.
Dr. Benjamin strives to create spaces and relationships that are affirming to all identities and sexual orientations, and approaches this aspect of his work with openness and humility as a white cisgendered therapist.
In his free time, Dr. Benjamin enjoys rock climbing and hiking, exploring video games and all things tech, cooking, and consuming as many podcasts as possible.