Shawna M. Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, LP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
(763) 284-3939 Website

Shawna M. Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, LP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Soul Work Counseling
11925 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
(763) 284-3939
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Only taking new Bariatric Surgery Patients, Pre-Adoption, or Other Psychological Evaluations at this time. NO NEW psychotherapy clients.

About

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!
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Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • 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.
Email me or call (763) 284-3939 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 4564
  • School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2003
As a PSYPACT provider, I can provide telehealth across state lines to participating PSYPACT states: psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Member Since: 2020
  • Certificate: National Register of Health Service Psychologists / 56690
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, LP
"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! "

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

Soul Work Counseling
11925 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
(763) 284-3939
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Adoption
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • 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
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Supervision of Professionals for LP or LPCC
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • 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
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 10 May 2022
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Shawna M. Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, LP