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Benjamin Davis

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York
Transgender & gender identity topics-LGBQIA and sexuality topics-Anxiety-Depression-Trauma-Self-esteem-Art therapy-Relationships-Loss and grief-
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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Looking for a therapist, and particularly a queer and trans affirming therapist, can be a difficult and often complex process. We want someone who will understand our needs and our background, help us grow and develop new skills, and who will support us in making sense of something that remains unsettling, perhaps years after a trauma or thought pattern first emerged. As an art therapist, I work verbally with clients as well as by incorporating multimodal creative art therapy approaches. Weekly therapy can unveil new understanding about behavioral and relational patterns, trust, intimacy, creative blocks, and past trauma. Collaboratively, in a safe therapeutic relationship, we can identify goals and find more manageable ways to cope. While the focus of my practice and orientation is gender affirming and non-pathologizing with regards to queer and transgender issues, I welcome individuals of all gender identities and orientations.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Ackerman Institute for the Family
Callen Lorde Community Health Center
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Rainbow Heights Club




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (45min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week