Dr. Duncan Benjamin
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, humanistic/existential frameworks, 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 also provides psychedelic preparation and integration services in his therapy practice, and supports clients in ketamine-assisted therapy outside of OPS.
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. His worldview is also informed by the experience of growing up in multiple countries outside of the U.S.
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.