Benjamin Davis, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT (he/him) is a psychotherapist, educator and author, as well as the founder and director of Full Spectrum Creative Arts Therapy. Over the past two decades, Benjamin has focused on the unique and specific needs of transgender and non-binary individuals and families. Benjamin uses art therapy and verbal modalities with youth and adult clients, aiming build personal agency and empower healing. His approach to therapy is warm, empathic and strength-based.
Benjamin’s work is informed by non-pathologizing treatment models, community-based research, creative arts modalities, family systems theory and queer advocacy. He has presented in hospital, academic, and agency settings nationally and internationally. His partnerships have included the New York City Department of Health, Callen Lorde Community Center, the Gender Identity Project, the Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Benjamin is WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified and on faculty at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Benjamin’s last two publications include Oxford University Press's What Everyone Needs to Know: Gender (2020), and Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth: A Strengths-Based Approach to At-Promise Children and Adolescents, published by Routledge in 2019.
Benjamin provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision and consultation, as well as training for therapists and educators.
Transgender & gender identity topics - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBQIA and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Art therapy - Using painting, drawing, modeling, and other creative means to explore feelings and resolve emotional conflicts
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
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Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Ackerman Institute for the Family, 2014 - 2018
Callen Lorde Community Health Center, 2014 - 2017
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2012 - 2014
Rainbow Heights Club, 2009 - 2013