Ben Hearn

Benjamin Hearn

Ben Hearn is a new professional who is currently working as a school-based counselor. He is passionate about working with trauma and enjoys applying the fields of neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, and psychopharmacology to counseling practice. 

  • Social Media and Mental Health

    Jan 12, 2018
    I currently work in a high school and have previously experience in a homeless youth center, a wilderness program for adolescents, private practice, and an elementary school. I still consider myself to be young. I graduated and began practicing recently and have yet to hit 30. I like to think that I have some degree of understanding of the world which children and adolescents inhabit are like.
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  • Mental Health and Buddhism

    Jan 03, 2018
    Mindfulness. It’s a term that we have probably all heard over the past few years, as it is quickly becoming a fad of sorts not only in mental health, but also for CEOs, afterschool programs, and medical clinics.
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  • Ships in the Night – Medicine and Counseling

    Dec 13, 2017
    A frequent conversation held in my home is how counseling can support medicine. My husband is currently a medical student in his third year and going through rotations where he sees numerous opportunities where counseling services for patients outside of the doctor’s office could be beneficial.
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  • Childhood Trauma – Fueling the Fire of ADHD and ODD

    Dec 06, 2017
    In South Carolina where I practice, over 11.1% of children are currently diagnosed with ADHD and 13.1% have received the diagnosis at some point. The rural area in which I practice is also fraught with poverty – families often struggle to meet basic needs, high school students are unable to find jobs, etcetera.
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  • The Mindfulness Muscle and EMDR

    Nov 29, 2017
    Have you ever had the (further) infuriating experience of dealing with an intense experience and someone has told you “You just need to calm down”, as if ‘calming down’ were some button to be pushed? Many of our clients, and us as people, often find difficulty in regulating intense emotions.
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