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Ingrid Benyaminowich MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Therapist

Location/ Program

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, focused on Southeastern MN

Joined VOA

2019

clinical Approach

I provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults and their families including clients who have a hearing loss, vision loss, are DeafBlind as well as hearing clients. I work with clients with a hearing loss who use English, American Sign Language, or both. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, talk therapy, and sees clients in the school and outpatient settings.

Areas of experience and interest

My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment, identity, obsessive-compulsive disorder and work with the LGBTQ+ population. I have served a broad range of clients from the deaf population, including those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental illness and have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have served a broad range of clients from the deaf population, including those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental illness. I am knowledgeable in various communication methods used by deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing individuals. I worked in the foster care system in the preventive field for seven and a half years where I supported the deaf and hard of hearing population as they navigated and advocated for themselves within the foster care system. I am hard of hearing and identify as an English and ASL user.

Specialty Training and Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Education

Master of Social Work- Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City