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Ben de Boer


Associate Psychologist

BA, American University
MA, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
MA, Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Pre-doctoral Internship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Residency, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Benjamin de Boer first joined UHS in August of 2014 as a pre-doctoral intern, and became an associate psychologist in 2016. In all aspects of his work, he takes a collaborative approach. “I consider my clients to be experts on their experience,” says de Boer. “My role is to help facilitate their own self-discovery and insights, and to assist them in accessing their capacity for change and growth.”

de Boer practices individual counseling, facilitates Let’s Talk sessions, and provides drop-in counseling consultation at the College of Engineering. Group therapy is one of de Boer’s professional passions, which developed through years of experiential training, group leadership, and seminar participation. “Being a member of a group provides people a sense of belonging and connection that can be both affirming and transformative,” says de Boer. He facilitates the social anxiety group, the men’s group, and one of the interpersonal process groups.

College is full of new experiences, relationships, and challenges, and de Boer notes that it is common to seek support in navigating through these life transitions. “My mission is aligned with that of the University’s,” says de Boer, “to help students succeed in all aspects of their lives.”

In his free time, de Boer enjoys playing tennis, biking, and participating in other outdoor activities.