Ben is a Licensed Psychotherapist and author, and the creator of The Genius Way® LIfe Skills System.
At the age of nineteen Ben was drawn to the practice of meditation and soon dedicated himself to a life of spiritual discipline and the goal of enlightenment. He found himself developing and expressing his talent for teaching spirituality and helping to guide other spiritual seekers on their individual paths at an early age.
Ben’s enthusiasm for creativity, community, and spiritual practice fueled his path throughout his 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. During those 30 years, he was a Spiritual Counselor and Teacher, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Musician.
At the age of 49, Ben found himself in the midst of a difficult life transition; a spiritual disillusionment and loss of faith that led him to yet another search for identity, life meaning, and purpose.
After years of disorientation, confusion, and struggle, he came to learn about the ancient Greco-Roman concept of a Genius spirit that is born with every individual – a life-guiding force complete with talents, abilities, and a genuine calling to a unique expression of one’s gifts. His research into Genius helped Ben to realize that one of his Genius traits had always been to help others to navigate difficult life transitions and encourage them during that process.
Ben’s clinical practice as a Depth Psychotherapist allowed him to recognize a central theme inherent in most of his client’s psychological issues. Trauma, life transitions, anxiety and depression all affect the existential identity of a person, distorting their healthy sense of self.
Ben found that by helping his clients to uncover and express their Genius qualities, they were able to correct this distortion, creating forward life movement and a sense of meaning and purpose. He has seen that many pivotal changes and resolutions to problems can take place in a person’s life by uncovering their unique Genius talents and embodying them actively in the world.