Lynn  Benson

Lynn Benson


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated October 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Lynn has a unique and multi-faceted background with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s in social work, and is a licensed social worker who provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Her professional background also includes working in early childhood education, working directly with children, and as a director and regional director. Within her social work and direct clinical experience, Lynn developed and co-facilitated Conflict Resolution Workshops and support groups.

As an entrepreneur, she created an online social and emotional learning program to support children instrengthening self-awareness, empathy, leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Lynn has worked with clients across the lifespan, including case management for older adults, and is a co-author and co-creator of books and products to help capture loved ones’ life stories and organize their vital information (medical, legal, financial, etc.) to strengthen their quality of life.

Message to clients

I have a wide range of experience working with children, teens, young adults, and older adults. I use a compassionate, strength-based approach and strive for the best outcome possible for my clients to live a meaningful life. I approach each session with empathy and authenticity - building rapport to create a supportive therapeutic experience.

I will help you find your inner strength and support you as you work through challenges. My goal as a therapist is to help you reclaim your life so you can enjoy the rewarding journey of personal growth, while working through trauma. Therapy can truly be healing and life-changing. We can all overcome our past struggles and see a future with hope and serenity.


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 6pm
  • Tue 11am - 7pm
  • Wed 11am - 8pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 11am - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

California State University, Long Beach, Masters, 2000


New Jersey: 44SL05662100