Ben Nesbitt

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Ben Nesbitt


Alexandria , MN


Ben completed his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cedarville University in 2002 and his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Prior to joining Family Innovations in 2012, he worked for nine years with children and families, including refugees, asylum seekers, and individuals and families impacted by domestic and international adoption. He has been trained in numerous evidence-based practices to treat relational, emotional, and behavioral concerns. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families of all ages. His areas of interest include attachment, adoption/foster care, family of origin issues, parenting, marriages, relational connection, communication, trauma, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, early childhood mental health, child and brain development, and parent-child relationships.

Licensure, Certificates, Affiliations, & Evidence Based Specialties

  • MN Licensed Clinical Social Worker #17537
  • MN State Approved Clinical and Non-Clinical Licensing Supervisor
  • DC:0-3R diagnostic protocol for children birth – 5 years of age
  • Circle of Security Registered Parent Educator
  • Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner
  • Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy