Lake in the Hills

Hello! I’m Branden Benskin

I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for healing and growth. Utilizing a compassionate and evidence-based approach, I guide individuals through overcoming trauma, anxiety, and depression while navigating life's challenges. Together, we'll embark on a transformative path toward resilience, self-discovery, and empowerment. It would be my privilege to accompany you on this profound journey toward renewed well-being and a brighter future.

My Timeline

Bachelor in Worship Arts
Worship and Youth Pastor
Resident Director/Chapel Ministry Manager
Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Internship at Transformations Counseling

what i treat


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Problematic Behaviors
  • Relationship Issues
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Trauma
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Marriage and Family
  • Women's Issues
  • Phase of Life Issues
Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing

At its core, Somatic Experiencing emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself when given the appropriate support and guidance. The...

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Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on understanding and harmonizing the various “parts” or aspects...

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Person-Centered Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they...

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors...

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Where I treat

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    Express Your Feelings
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    Find Peace of Mind
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    A Therapeutic Setting
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    Find Yourself
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    Form Better Relationships
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    Work/Life Balance

"My mind was filled with such false beliefs and unrelenting self-criticism that the depression it left me with was consuming and left me feeling helpless. With my therapist's help, I have been able to work through these issues and see positive changes and a better life I never thought I'd get to see."

T G , client
Dr. Martha Crotts

I think that Dr. Nelson's ability to engage and guide [a] patient in the psychotherapeutic process has been nothing short of miraculous, and it has allowed her to make wonderful progress in a brief period of time.

Dr. Martha Crotts , MD Psychiatrist
Linda Chang

Dr. Nelson has exceptional clinical skills and flexibility to be able to work with individuals from different disciplines and always has an open-door policy for all learners.

Dr. Linda Chang, PharmD

I was able to unlearn the false truths developed at a young age and bring to light my real self, giving me confidence, and learning to love myself as I am. I'm forever grateful for the impact he has had on my life.

D B, client