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Ben Nesbitt, MSW, LICSW

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Ben completed his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cedarville University in 2002 and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 2005. He has been trained in numerous evidence-based practices to treat relational, emotional, and behavioral concerns. In the first nine years of his career, he worked with children and families, including refugees, asylum seekers, and individuals and families impacted by domestic and international adoption. Since 2012, he has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families of all ages. His areas of interest include attachment, adoption/foster care, family of origin issues, parenting, relational connection, communication, trauma, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, early childhood mental health, child and brain development, and parent-child relationships.

West Central Counseling LLC
121 5th Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308
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West Central Counseling LLC
121 5th Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Optum Health
Preferred One
Sanford Health
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early Traumatic Experiences
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Kinship Families
Mood Disorder
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Substance Use Disorder
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Couples Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Infant (0-2)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)


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