Ben Makin, MA, LPC, NCC
The journey toward personal growth and emotional well-being can be messy. Healing comes through real relationships based on trust and mutual respect. With this focus, Ben focuses on integrating psychodynamic and relational counseling. He values the importance of understanding the unique dynamics that shape your relationships and influence your overall well-being. Whether you’re seeking support for individual challenges, couples therapy, or family counseling, Ben wants to facilitate meaningful conversations that promote healing and growth, allowing honest dialogue that produces changes at the deepest levels of our being.
Ben obtained his Master’s in Counseling from Huntington University with a Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling certificate. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Geneva College. Ben has received specialized training in individual & marriage therapy, pornography addiction, and group therapy. He has experience working in various roles, including as the program director in a residential treatment facility for teenagers doing individual, group, and family therapy. Most recently, Ben worked for a College Ministry organization helping college-aged students navigate life’s challenges. Ben has also attended the Dr. John Townsend Leadership Program, where he trained in a Character-Based Growth Model. He also works with Athletes on anxiety, performance, and everyday mental health struggles. Ben is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Focus:Anxiety/Depression, Athlete Performance, Families, Groups
Credentials:Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Education:Master of Arts, Counseling - Huntington University (2017)
Bachelor of Science, Psychology - Geneva College (2013)