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Ben Barnes

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Anxiety-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Parenting-

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Professional statement

Dr. Ben Barnes is a Clinical Psychologist in Newton, MA who specializes in OCD, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, existential crises, and trauma, including acute and complex trauma and PTSD. He works with teens and adults across the lifespan.

Dr. Barnes’s treatment approach is rooted in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Knowing that each person’s experience and story is unique, Ben takes the time to get to know his clients before developing a structured treatment plan. While his focus is on behavioral therapy, he wants treatment to make sense to the individual sitting across from him. If something is not working, Ben changes his approach and collaborates with his clients to explore different methods.

Dr. Barnes helps his clients explore how they avoid pain and suffering. He then teaches them how to sit with their negative emotions and offers them healthier coping strategies.

Dr. Barnes offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can begin to heal and change thought patterns and/or behaviors. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware and completed a two-year clinical fellowship as part of the PTSD Clinical Team at the VA Boston Medical Center, where he still works as a PTSD Researcher. He is also certified in PE and CPT. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Confronting intense and painful thoughts and emotions, and seeking guidance around parenting comes with vulnerability. It really helps to sit down with a professional who has concrete, evidence-based solutions, but offers them in a non-judgmental, supportive, client-driven way.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

VA Boston Medical Center, Boston University, PTSD Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Private Practice
Reliant Medical Group, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Research
VA Boston Medical Center, PTSD Researcher
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Pre-Doctoral Internship
UMass Medical School, Department of Psychiatry , Assistant Professor

University of Delaware, PhD, 2017
University of Massachusetts, BA, 2009


Rhode Island: PS01696




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Parenting - Helping parents of infants and toddlers develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Ben Barnes is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (55min)
  • Initial session:$250 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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