Ben Pleasure graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work with a clinical focus from The Catholic University’s School of Social Service in 2009. He completed two years of field study while working towards his Masters; one at The Children’s Guild working with younger adolescents and one at University of Maryland’s Mental Health Center serving an older adolescent population. For the past few years Ben has worked as a contractor for the Montgomery County Public School System both in their alternative programs as well as in The Wellness Center located in one of the comprehensive high schools. In this role he provided students and their families with individual, group and family therapy as well as case management and student advocacy services.
In 2011, Ben also began seeing clients in his own private practice and joined with Gunzburg and Associates at its start in 2012. Ben specializes in working with adolescents and their families as well as with new and expectant parents. His treatment focuses are; anxiety and depression, substance use, abuse and recovery, academic difficulties, as well as parenting issues.