Brynn Benishake, MA
Licensed School Psychologist
My Therapeutic Approach
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an active and collaborative therapeutic process that focuses on helping clients achieve results. Utilizing CBT techniques such as exposure and response prevention, mindfulness, and the acceptance and commitment therapy concept of defusion (seeing thoughts as thoughts), is a cornerstone of my therapeutic approach.
From my experiences as a school psychologist, I have observed the high prevalence of anxiety, perfectionism, and OCD present among school-aged children. Connecting with and helping the students learn how to relate to their anxiety has led me to seek this OCD/anxiety specialized advanced practicum training experience, under Dr. Leonte’s direct training and supervision. Furthermore, I completed the International OCD Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy’s online OCD and Anxiety Training program.
To schedule an appointment please contact Kimberly Glazier Leonte, the Director of Clearview Horizons, at the following:
Brynn’s Session Rate: $150
My Education and Training
I am a licensed (Type: Professional License Number: 466289) School Psychologist from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education School Psychologist (all levels). My work and training experiences have spanned a variety of populations, such as urban and suburban public schools as well as specialized, therapeutic settings. In these roles, assessment has been a primary focus while also conducting individual counseling, skill-based groups, crisis counseling, and consultation. In addition, I completed a practicum placement at The Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment & Consultation where I coordinated and conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of referral questions. Moreover, I received supervision from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from Melmark New England on measurement, experimental design, behavior change procedures and systems, assessment, and intervention.
I received an advanced graduate certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Pennsylvania State University, my master’s degree in School Psychology from Marist College, and my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University at Albany. Presently, I am enrolled at William James College as a doctoral student in School Psychology; earning a Psy.D. My doctoral project focuses on Threat/Risk Assessment in Schools. For a more in-depth look at my clinical experiences please refer to my curriculum vitae.
My Areas of Specialty
As a licensed school psychologist, I have extensive experience in assessment measuring cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, personality, and social/emotional/behavioral functioning, consulting, and treatment planning. Through conducting neuropsychological evaluations, my goal is to provide informational, educational, and valuable testing reports to aide in continued academic and treatment planning.