Lynn Benson,LMSW

Lynn Benson,LMSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Amy Gillespie, LCSW, 44SC05790000
Primary Credential: LMSW - 44SL05662100
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Resilience Lab
Newark, New Jersey 07102

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My Approach to Helping

I have a wide range of experience working with children, teens, young adults, and older adults. I use a compassionate, strength-based approach and strive for the best outcome possible for my clients to live a meaningful life. I approach each session with empathy and authenticity - building rapport to create a supportive therapeutic experience.

I will help you find your inner strength and support you as you work through challenges. My goal as a therapist is to help you reclaim your life so you can enjoy the rewarding journey of personal growth, while working through trauma. Therapy can truly be healing and life-changing. We can all overcome our past struggles and see a future with hope and serenity.

More Info About My Practice

When navigating challenges, whether it’s a concrete life event, or the profound deep void one may feel without understanding why, the therapeutic process can truly be enlightening and healing. We are all blessed with gifts and strengths. As a therapist, I focus on these attributes to guide the therapeutic process. To complement my clinical work, I bring years of advocacy efforts to address overall wellness and social justice issues. This includes being a member of the NJAAP Task Force on Adolescent Sleep and a co-founder and steering committee member of social justice groups to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion. I’m also an active member of our local chapter of The League of Women Voters, which strives to increase understanding, education, and advocacy of major public policy issues. I strongly believe that engaging in community efforts not only makes a difference in the lives of others, but provides a great sense of purpose and fulfillment.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with clients of all ages who might have anxiety, depression, or difficulty adjusting to a new life experience. These difficulties might include low self-esteem, emotional regulation, managing stress, or dealing with complicated relationships.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

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