Back to Results
Previous
Next
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP

Shawna M. Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, LP (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
Soul Work Counseling, 11925 Central Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Let's Connect (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
I conduct Pre-Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluations and psychotherapy pre and post surgery as needed. I also help people with Pre-Adoption Psychological Evaluations prior to international adoption. Additionally, within a team assessment methodology approach, I provide psychological testing and evaluation along with my pre-licensed doctoral candidate colleagues under my supervision. We assess ADHD, Personality, Cognitive and Memory, Behavior, Trauma, Functional Assessments, and other evaluations (ages 8+ for testing).
In addition to being in network for most major insurance companies and being licensed in Minnesota, I am also a PSYPACT provider. This means I can provide telehealth across state lines to participating PSYPACT states. If your state is blue on the map on the PSYPACT website, then I can work with you over telehealth: psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap
If you need a Pre-Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluation (prior to weight loss surgery) or a Pre-Adoption Psychological Evaluation, I can help! Or, work with our great team for psychological testing and evaluation needs (8+ age). I am an Interactive and Solution Focused psychologist here to help you efficiently and effectively meet your goals!
Take the first step to help. Call or Shawna M. Benson now - (763) 284-3939

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Soul Work Counseling

11925 Central Ave NE

Blaine, MN 55434

(763) 284-3939
Only taking new Bariatric Surgery Patients, Pre-Adoption, or Other Psychological Evaluations at this time. NO NEW psychotherapy clients.
I specialize in Testing and Evaluation, Adoption and Relationship Issues 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Email me for quick information about scheduling. If you'd like a 15 minute free consultation over the phone, provide me your phone number.
Shawna M. Benson
Let's Connect (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Soul Work Counseling

11925 Central Ave NE

Blaine, MN 55434

(763) 284-3939
Only taking new Bariatric Surgery Patients, Pre-Adoption, or Other Psychological Evaluations at this time. NO NEW psychotherapy clients.
I specialize in Testing and Evaluation, Adoption and Relationship Issues 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Email me for quick information about scheduling. If you'd like a 15 minute free consultation over the phone, provide me your phone number.
Shawna M. Benson

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Bind
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Hennepin Health
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UCare
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
"
Accept in network insurance and, if you have out of network insurance, you pay up front and a Superbill will be provided for reimbursement.
or call with questions - (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
"
Accept in network insurance and, if you have out of network insurance, you pay up front and a Superbill will be provided for reimbursement.
or call with questions - (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Minnesota / 4564 Shawna M. Benson
  • In Practice for 19 Years
  • Membership with American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2020
  • Certificate from National Register of Health Service Psychologists 56690 / 2019
  • Attended Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Graduated 2003
"
As a PSYPACT provider, I can provide telehealth across state lines to participating PSYPACT states: psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap
or call with questions - (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
"
As a PSYPACT provider, I can provide telehealth across state lines to participating PSYPACT states: psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap
or call with questions - (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Adoption
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric Surgery and Pre-Adoption Evaluations
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Supervision of Professionals for LP or LPCC
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Do these issues align with your needs? or (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP

4 Endorsements

Ellen Honsa
Ellen Honsa
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalPsyD
Shawn is incredibly knowledgeable and personable! I highly recommend working with her.
Hina Siddiqui, PsyD, ABPP
Hina Siddiqui, PsyD, ABPP
PsychologistPsyDABPPLP
I have known Shawna since graduate school. A skilled provider,  excellent psychologist, and a very helpful colleague. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Shawna in every capacity. I strongly recommend her!

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP

Location

Primary Location

Soul Work Counseling

11925 Central Ave NE

Blaine, MN 55434

(763) 284-3939
"
Only taking new Bariatric Surgery Patients, Pre-Adoption, or Other Psychological Evaluations at this time. NO NEW psychotherapy clients.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
"
Only taking new Bariatric Surgery Patients, Pre-Adoption, or Other Psychological Evaluations at this time. NO NEW psychotherapy clients.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (763) 284-3939
Photo of Shawna M. Benson, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Shawna M. Benson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP