About Ben Sheff Therapist In Training
Exploring the relationships and systems in which we are a part of is a necessary part of healing. Relationships shape our foundations; they have the potential to provide the greatest joy imaginable but can also become a source of tumultuous struggle. It takes great bravery for couples or individuals to take the step of entering therapy, but the rewards of this work can be immense. My goal is to develop a collaborative, non-pathologizing space for you to connect, communicate and navigate through conflict with those you love.
A native of the Boston area, I have lived in many parts of the country, but New York has been my home since 2013. Originally drawn here by my pursuits in the performing arts, my training and experience as an actor has informed my current work as a therapist. In addition to my love of theater, I am avidly active in the outdoors and can frequently be found surfing, hiking, and skiing. I have always been driven to understand and validate the emotional lives of those around me and have learned that embracing and prioritizing our sources of joy is vital to our well-being.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist in training completing my master’s degree at Iona University, I’m driven by curiosity and kindness. Influenced by Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma Informed Care, I draw from my training and lived experience to meet you where you are. I understand that those in marginalized communities have faced unique challenges navigating their identity; with sensitivity to the intersections of race, ethnicity, orientation, gender, social class, and ability, together we will discover greater fulfillment and deeper connection with yourself and in your relationships.