As a primary therapist, Ben Taratuta works with his patients to help them build their self worth, develop an understanding of who they are, and create healthy lives in recovery.
Ben's goal is to give his patients the tools and support they need to change their perspective on life and reach a level of optimism and feeling at ease. He uses a therapeutic approach that relies on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), motivational interviewing (MI), and other proven therapies, in keeping with Caron’s reliance on evidence-based quality care.
Backed by six years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of roles, Ben connects well with patients who have varied experiences, diagnoses, and backgrounds. By developing a strong rapport, he can work with them to address difficulties with self-worth, maladaptive thinking, negative core beliefs, and difficulty with dependency.
Before becoming a primary therapist in 2021, he worked with the intensive outpatient team. He came to Caron as a counselor assistant in 2018. Seeing the treatment process at every stage helps him in the work he does now.
Ben is a national certified counselor and a registered mental health counselor intern working towards licensure. He has a Master of Education degree in clinical mental health counseling from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina.
The most critical part of Caron’s philosophy is that it does not give patients the “you are the problem” message but shifts that thinking so that patients have a judgment-free space to process what comes up. Caron Renaissance’s approach to treatment is founded on examining the family system, which fosters healthy relationships and independence."