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. 

  • Intersecting Philosophy and Counseling

    Nov 21, 2017
    Take a moment to consider some of the influential names in counseling. People who have guided our field through creating theories, techniques, and approaches. I would imagine that you of course considered Carl Rogers, maybe Ellis, Glasser, or Bandura and perhaps some figures from psychology such as Erikson, Jung, or Freud. However, it is unlikely that the names of Heraclitus, Plato, Nietzsche, Sartre, or Kierkegaard arose for you.
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  • The Power of Wilderness Therapy

    Nov 13, 2017
    During my time in grad school, I was fortunate enough to engineer my program time so that it allowed me to work as a ‘Field Instructor’ a summer in wilderness therapy. Wilderness therapy is a subset of a rather large umbrella term “Adventure Therapy”.
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  • Becoming a Professional

    Nov 07, 2017
    I had long entertained the prospect of becoming a therapist before entering graduate school. I had many of the same concerns that many recently graduated students with Bachelor’s degrees do: Am I competitive enough? Will I be able to handle the work? Is this really what I want to do? What if I try and I’m wrong? What if I don’t try and I was right? What if I’m too much of a ‘case’ myself to be a good therapist?
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