Benjamin Davis, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT is an art therapist and training consultant who has been working in the field of LGBTQ Mental Health since 2005. Over the past 13 years, Benjamin has presented in hospital, academic, and agency settings internationally, partnering with the New York City Department of Health, Callen Lorde Community Center, CUNY School of Public Health, the National LGBT Cancer Project, the National LGBT Task Force, the Gender Identity Project, the Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
Benjamin has trained over 10,000 educators and health professionals on the unique wellness needs of trans people, working to promote accessible and affirming care for trans people regardless the area of specialization or ability to pay.
Having worked in a broad range of clinical settings including clubhouses, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities and inpatient psychiatric units, Benjamin works psychodynamically with individuals across their lifespan to build agency and empower healing. Focusing on concerns specific to transgender and non-binary communities, Benjamin brackets his work within non-pathologizing treatment models, cutting edge research, community resources and referrals. Benjamin works to support individuals of transgender experience in the healthcare fields, believing trans engagement and professional leadership are integral to informed and comprehensive care models.
Consultations are available for private psychotherapy, clinical supervision, training and collaboration.
Benjamin is currently in contract with Oxford University Press writing Everything You Need to Know: Gender, and is editing a volume on art therapy practices and youth resiliency with Routledge Publishing.