Benjamin Knowlton, LCSW

Social Worker

Benjamin Knowlton, LCSW

Benjamin graduated from Aurora University (Illinois) in 2016 with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) and a medical specialization. Before that, he earned a Bachelors in Social Work (BSW). He has experience in long-term care and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Which includes work with anger management, emotional regulation, hospice/palliative care, suicidality, self-harm behaviors, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. Ben has worked with a variety of diverse populations, such as LGBTQIA+, the developmentally disabled, refugees, and has training in caregiver and occupational burnout.


  • Master's in Social Work - Aurora University
  • Bachelor's in Social Work - Aurora University

Awards & Certificates

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
  • Certified Dementia Unit Coordinator
  • Certified Activities Director (long-term care)

Clinical Interests

Depression, anxiety, and anger management.



What can patients expect from you as their provider? When matched with me, patients can expect a nurturing and warm counselor who will use a collaborative approach to initiate positive change.

What makes you different as a provider? My diverse experience and willingness to go the extra mile help me stand out as a provider. In between sessions, I work tirelessly to research the most effective methods of providing clinical counseling to all types of mental illnesses, with an emphasis on depression and anxiety. Through my experience in the field, I have assisted vulnerable individuals and families in the most challenging of circumstances. By navigating near impossible situations, I have developed resiliency and problem-solving skills that are rare to the field of mental health.

How would you describe your family? My family consists of my wife, 21-month-old son and two beagles. We thoroughly enjoy every minute together and look forward to quiet weekends at home.

What sort of interest and hobbies do you have? I enjoy running and try to go as much as I can. I also enjoy reading and always have a long list of books queued up. Music has been a passion since an early age as well and I play with friends when I can, while we also endlessly debate and discuss music. Following Chicago sports teams of interest (the White Sox, Bulls, and "Da Bears") is one of my oldest pastimes as well.

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