Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping patients achieve mental health and well-being through creative expression. He is an adjunct professor of psychology at Columbia University and on the medical faculty at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Michaelis is the co-founder of the Downtown Clinicians Collective, one of New York City’s largest networking organizations for mental health professionals. Also the author of numerous scholarly articles and studies, he has been featured as an expert on creativity and relationships in articles for,, Parenting, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times.

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