About Ben

Ben Southern


“Nobody was born in this world to be alone” – Eiichiro Oda

Are you feeling alone? Are you doubting yourself? Are you struggling to find the one right answer, but there are too many questions?

Hi, I’m Ben, and I’m a psychotherapist. When you come to work with me at Upstream Counselling (and I hope you do!), I’ll connect with you where you’re at, so you won’t feel like you’re on this journey alone.

Everyone’s needs are different. Whether you’re looking for concrete strategies, or you just need an empathetic listener, I will adapt to your unique situation and challenges. I’ll be the process expert who guides your journey, and the subject matter expert will be YOU. We’ll focus on what matters most to you, and we’ll join forces to set you on the path to the life you want.


Ben graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2019 with his BA in Psychology after pivoting away from the Mathematics program, where he had been pursuing a career in software development.

His clients find him helpful because of his thoughtful, trauma-informed approach which integrates Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness to address his clients’ concerns from both an intellectual and emotional perspective.

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