Ben Dickstein, Therapist in Cincinnati , Ohio — Zencare
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Ben Dickstein

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Psychologist, PhD
Ohio Accepting Online
Cincinnati Accepting In-person
Updated August 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ben Dickstein is a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Cincinnati, OH who works with individuals and couples, ages 13 and older. He specializes in therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep, and couples. Many of his clients struggle with chronic worry, panic, social anxiety, obsessive thinking, isolation, PTSD, insomnia, and relationship issues.

When possible, Ben prioritizes the use of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, to help clients reach their identified goals. Often, this approach involves the enhancement of self-awareness, including awareness of one’s thoughts and emotion-driven impulses, followed by the use of interventions aimed at reducing biased thinking and self-defeating behaviors.

Examples of common therapy goals set by Ben’s clients include: improving mood, motivation, and social connectedness; stopping panic attacks, phobias, and intrusive thoughts; decreasing overall anxiety; recovering hope and meaning in the wake of trauma; improving the quality and quantity of sleep; and improving communication and intimacy within relationships.

With regard to clinical style, Ben is interactive, non-judgmental, and believes in the use of humor and self-disclosure. He is willing to think “out of the box” with clients to ensure that they make the real-world changes that they seek. Ben sees clients at his office in Downtown Cincinnati as well as virtually, by telehealth appointment.


Message to clients

I know that finding a therapist who seems like a good fit can be a challenging task, especially when you’re already stressed, limited on time, and possibly uncertain about therapy! To make things easier, I offer free, 30-minute consultations, to give prospective clients a sense of my clinical style and ask any questions they might have.

While online profiles can be helpful for narrowing down options, a real-life conversation affords the opportunity to get to know each other and hear about specific treatment methods that I use. Accordingly, I welcome you to reach out and see for yourself if we would be a good match!


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Custom Design Benefits
  • Lyra Health
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cincinnati practice
323 W 5th st 1N, Cincinnati , Ohio 45202
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Psychologist, 2013 - 2021

Boston University, PhD, 2013


Licensure

Ohio: 7277


Languages

English