Ben de Boer
Credentials: PsyD, CGP
Position title: Psychologist, Coordinator of Group Services
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
Internship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Residency, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certified Group Psychotherapist, IBCGP
Benjamin (Ben) de Boer joined UHS in 2014 as a pre-doctoral intern and became a staff 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 Dr. de Boer. “My role is to help them in developing their self-knowledge and realizing insights, and to assist them in accessing their capacity for change and growth.”
Ben provides individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as crisis interventions and Let’s Talk consultations. Group therapy is one of his professional passions. “Being a member of a therapy group provides people a sense of belonging and connection that can be both affirming and transformative,” says Dr. de Boer. In addition to facilitating several groups each semester, he organizes group programming at UHS-Mental Health Services in his role as Coordinator of Group Services.
In his free time, Ben enjoys travel, cooking, and learning Mandarin. While he is originally from New England, Ben also enjoys rooting for the Badgers, Packers, and Bucks in his adopted home state.