Dr. Benson is a Staff Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. In this role, he trains and supervises clinical psychology interns in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Prior to joining the staff at Northwestern, he worked as a psychologist for the Special Education District of Lake County, Illinois (SEDOL), where he counseled adolescents and performed academic and achievement assessments for students in special education.
Dr. Benson is also the executive director of the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois and a Certified Affiliate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He later earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. He has over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings and now specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.