Ben Ocasio - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Ben Ocasio, PhD, LICSW

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

(413) 287-7168 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Ben uses a variety of evidence-based treatment methods depending on the needs of the individual, strengths and expectations.  His practice serves clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds in both individual and group settings. He believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship before treating the client’s life stressors, helping them find a balanced approach to overcoming stress, anxiety, and depressive moods with special attention to a client’s needs and strengths.


Ben has over 20 years’ experience as a counselor, clinician, professor, and executive overseeing mental health and human resources programs. He has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, outpatient clinics, telehealth/telemedicine, churches and other clinical settings.  Ben specializes in treating comorbid disorders with a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning. His practice encompasses a broad range of culturally-sensitive treatment modalities that help clients improve their well-being, reduce distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and improve their ability to function better.


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Related/Addictive Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Divorce/Custody Disputes
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Christian Counseling
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)