Ben L Schartman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

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Verified by Psychology Today
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(573) 245-8607

Ben L Schartman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 245-8607
Offers online therapy

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About

I have come to understand depression as the experience of drowning under the weight of unexpressed grief. And if you find yourself struggling with depression I want you to know this: there is a path from where you are to a place that is much happier and calmer. We all suffer and struggle at some point in our lives. But just as there is suffering in life, there is a path from suffering to healing. I know this path well and I would be honored to work with you.
I focus on working with clients who are experiencing depression or anxiety; however, I also work with people dealing with grief/loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, men's mental health issues, and people in polyamorous relationships. I use a client-centered approach to therapy, focused on processing emotion, developing awareness, and moving towards goals.
I believe that the most important aspect of successful therapy is the ease of relationship between counselor and client. For this reason I offer a free initial session, in which you can determine if we are a good fit to work together.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Missouri / 2020036164
  • School: Stephen's College
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Location

Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 245-8607
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Gestalt
  • Person-Centered
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
Photo of Ben L Schartman, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia
Ben L Schartman

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC