Ben Morton, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS

Outpatient Psychotherapist in North Durham

Ben is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (#P016470), a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (#27452), and an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in North Durham. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ben believes that treatment starts with connection. He puts emphasis on developing a relationship because once we feel nonjudged and safe about who we are as a partnership our work together takes on meaning and becomes more effective. Ben takes an integrated and holistic approach to treatment by incorporating mind, body, and spirit into treatment and meeting you where you are. He also focuses on our environment, as where we live, work, learn and play can have major influence on how we navigate the world.

Ben believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to humans, so work together should reflect the complexities and uniqueness of who we are. Using a multifaceted and pragmatic approach to therapy, he helps guide clients back to their strengths by making both internal and external shifts while building skills and knowledge along the way. He incorporates MI, CBT, DBT and ACT to guide therapy while understanding and appreciating the many ways in which healing can occur.

Ben is passionate about working with teens and adults with severe mental illness, problematic substance use and addiction, veterans and individuals with other mental health challenges. His other clinical areas of focus include grief & loss, trauma, life transitions, interpersonal issues, chronic pain & illnesses, anxiety, depression, and general stress.

Ben is LGBTQIA+ affirming and works with folks from all cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds. In his free time, you can assume that he is exploring, cycling, gardening, watching sports, enjoying music, eating something vegan, and playing with his dog (Doc) while getting swatted at by his cat (Emmylou).


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