About Benjamin Avshalomov Office Coordinator and Research/Clinical Assistant

Benjamin Avshalomov, B.A. is a Mental Health Counseling student at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in early childhood education from Touro College.

Benjamin exhibits immense drive and passion when it comes to the well-being of his community. He has worked as an EMT across the five boroughs and Long Island. Benjamin has also worked for more than 6 years as a medical assistant. He connected with people of all ages who suffered from allergies and asthma in a private office setting teaching them how to manage their symptoms. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he worked as a medical assistant on a Covid relief van. He traveled throughout low-income neighborhoods in the Bronx to deliver testing and reliable information to those in need.

Benjamin has a strong background in research. He started his research in medical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After moving to New York for his undergraduate degree, his passion for understanding psychology began to develop. He immersed himself in research pertaining to anxiety and trauma. He wrote investigative articles on psychology and wellness for his school newsletter.

The relationship between behavior, cognition, and emotion has always been the center of Benjamin's passion. He is an advocate for children and adolescents with learning disorders and strives to fulfill their needs. He has volunteered in local hospitals teaching basic writing and reading skills to children with autism. Benjamin tutors young adults with learning disabilities at his university. He is also in communication with state legislators as he fights to preserve legislation that makes necessary mental health interventions available for all who need them. He is currently learning the foundations of critical therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gestalt Therapy and Psychoanalysis.

Benjamin believes that supportive environments, individualized attention, and unconditional positive regard are central pillars of the therapeutic process. He is thorough, thoughtful, and sensitively understands that each developmental challenge is unique. He is enthusiastic to help children, adolescents, families, and all people in his community.