STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST

Drew Benson, PhD, LP

  

Drew is a licensed psychologist who joins LeaderWise with over 14 years of experience providing assessment and counseling to individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings. He also has experience providing clinical supervision, leading workshops and trainings and consulting with congregations.


Drew approaches psychological assessments from a strengths-based perspective. At LeaderWise, he conducts assessments for those going through the candidacy process for ordained ministry, for those interested in pursuing missions work, and for individuals who are interested in using a psychological assessment as part of their personal growth and professional development. He also has extensive experience conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations with adults and children.


As a therapist, Drew works collaboratively with clients to explore questions related to meaning and purpose in life and in work, as well as personal and professional identity development. Drew also has expertise in working with neuro-diverse children and adolescents and their families. He approaches counseling from a relational and client-centered paradigm that encourages individuals to utilize their own emotional, social and spiritual resources to promote healing and growth.


Drew also enjoys the opportunity to provide consultation and training to leaders in service-oriented organizations. As a consultant, he has utilized a systems-based approach to help guide congregations through transition and conflict. Drew enjoys teaching and leading workshops on a variety of topics related to resilience. In addition, Drew has been a registered yoga instructor since 2011 and has helped lead or co-lead a number of yoga teacher trainings.


In his time outside of work, Drew enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his partner, family and friends. 


PhD, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis; M.A., University of Minnesota, Counseling Psychology - Minneapolis; M.A., Luther Seminary, Islamic Studies; B.A., St. Olaf College  

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