Benjamin Davis is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with an office near the Flatiron District in New York City. As an expert in trans health and gender identity topics, his practice focuses on working with trans and nonbinary individuals navigating identity development, the emotional impact of coming out, relational trauma, and self-empowerment. Drawing from his extensive experience in a broad range of clinical settings, he has a deep understanding of the challenges many transgender individuals face and works closely with his clients to help them find peace and power in their unique identity.
In addition to traditional talk therapy, Benjamin offers art therapy to help ground clients in the present moment and access deep-seated emotions in the unconscious mind. He takes primarily a relational approach to help clients build confidence and break free from self-limiting patterns.
Having been involved in advocacy work on both a local and national level, Benjamin is passionate about promoting accessible and affirming care for those in the transgender and non-binary communities. His practice is conveniently accessible by the 23rd Street subway station and the East River Ferry Service.
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
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:
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