The curious paradox is that the moment I accept myself just as I am, then I change.
— Carl Rogers

Ben’s clinical brilliance is perfectly tempered by his ready empathy. Combining mind and heart, he brings tremendous energy to the question of how to assist you as you move toward greater health. You will be struck by the wisdom of his perspective, his astute vision, and the depth of his understanding. Ben’s use of language reflects the deliberate care he takes listening to you and reflecting back what he hears. He will invite you to hear yourself more clearly to embark on the path of self discovery and change with a keen awareness of your own contributions to your conflicts and dilemmas — for good and ill. Ben’s self deprecating humor will help you find humor in your own situation and create an authentic bond that facilitates wellness.

Dr. McTubbins, Ben's therapy dog

Dr. McTubbins, Ben's therapy dog

Ben sees patients of all ages. He has a special affinity for college students navigating the complex educational, social, and relational landscape as people learn to live as independent adults. He has a strong interest in trauma and stress related disorders, and loves working with couples.

In addition to traditional services, Ben offers Animal Assisted Therapy, and is the proud papa of Dr. Theodore McTubbins. Theo is not a tiny puppy anymore, but we can’t give up this photo. Come in to see what he looks like today!

 ALL Westside therapists welcome and affirm members of the LGBTQI community, as well as any other groups who struggle for support, acceptance, and recognition.



Couples, Teens, College Students

Trauma, Anxiety, Depression


M-F 9:00-6:00

Westside Hilldale

4513 Vernon Blvd, Suite 100



Northwestern University, MA

Iowa State University, BS


Ben Heinrichs