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.
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
Years of Experience: 10 years
Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Psychologist, 2013 - 2021
Boston University, PhD, 2013