LEAH BENJAMIN, PSYD
Dr. Leah Benjamin is a licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, and body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Dr. Benjamin is trained in the Comprehensive Behavioral Model (ComB) for BFRBs, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Adolescents, and is foundationally trained DBT therapist. Dr. Benjamin is also a certified Teen Mental Health First Aid instructor.
Dr. Benjamin graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked for several years at various programs within McLean’s 3East Continuum of Care. Dr. Benjamin then attended graduate school and received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. She completed clinical training at a greater-Boston area high school, as well as at the counseling center at Brandeis University. She then completed her pre-doctoral internship at Suffolk University’s Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center, and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Brandeis University Counseling Center.
Dr. Benjamin is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). She sits on the annual conference planning committee for the MPA. Dr. Benjamin is also passionate about outreach, training, and consultation. Recent consultations and collaborations have included: working with the Jewish Education Project as a curriculum developer for their Youth Mental Health and Wellness E-Course; participating in a Mental Health Working Group for Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston; and presenting to students and educators at local high schools. Dr. Benjamin is also an active volunteer with Take This, a nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing stigma and increasing support for mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.