Kelly Benjamin, MHC

(Kelly is under the clinical supervision of Timothy Crumley, LMHC, private practice)


Kelly is a Mental Health Counselor who is based in Albany NY and works under the license of Timothy Crumley, LMHC. Kelly has been working in the mental health field for over the past ten years, starting his career specializing in substance use disorders. Kelly began his career working as a full-time therapist at an intensive residential substance use treatment program located in Albany NY. Kelly is also employed by St. Peter’s Health Partners as a Behavioral Health Counselor.

Kelly’s theoretical orientation is Person-Centered with the utilization of cognitive behavioral techniques which helps his clients reexamine their unhealthy belief systems. He believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. He believes that Person-Center Therapy can promote empowerment while helping individuals increase self-awareness and self-reliance. Kelly believes that all individuals possess the ability to fulfill their true potential and live a life of peace and prosperity.

SPECIALTIES:

  • Substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors

  • Addictions within the family unit

  • Issues facing the LGBTQ+ community

  • Mood disorders

  • Emotional regulation

  • Anxiety related issues

ACCEPTED INSURANCE PROVIDERS:

  • Fidelis

  • OON

  • Self-Pay - Superbills can be provided to you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. CommonSense Wellness Network cannot guarantee if your insurance company will reimburse you.
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies are required to cover co-pays and deductibles. However, some insurance plans are not covering these expenses, and in such cases the client remains responsible for payment.

AVAILABILITY:

  • Kelly is currently accepting new clients. Please note in-person session appointments are very limited, whereas tele-session appointments can begin almost immediately after all paperwork is completed.


WAITLIST:

  • Kelly is not currently building a waitlist. Please call or text to be added.

    Scheduling on a PC/Laptop works best, our client portal doesn’t work well with Tablets or Cell Phones