About Us

About Us

Advanced Psychological Services (APS) is an outpatient mental health clinic which serves teens and adults. While APS provides psychological services to most psychological conditions, we take great pride and specialize in the treatment of PTSD, C-PTSD, and other trauma-and-stress related disorders. Our clients are often survivors of sexual, domestic, and emotional abuse, as well as military personnel and first responders. We often also provide services to those who are struggling with OCD, eating disorders, and addictions. Since trauma and substance abuse heavily co-occur, we recognize the importance of addressing the undercurrent motivations for substance abuse as a coping strategy for unresolved trauma. Collectively, we provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/Narrative Therapy (NT) Trauma Protocol, Grief-specific therapy, and among other trauma-specific treatment modalities.

Message from Tim

Thank you for taking a moment of your precious time to learn a little about Advanced Psychological Services (APS) and its evolution.  My name is Tim Benesch.  I am the founder and owner of APS.  I have a variety of past occupational endeavors ranging from multiple direct-care clinical roles as well as several leadership positions which contributed to the desire and passion to develop an outpatient mental health clinic.

Throughout my early professional experiences, I was continually astounded and intrigued by how traumatic experiences disrupts and alters the life direction of people.  I was also shocked that many of these people had been “lost in the system,” for years, even decades without receiving a PTSD/trauma diagnosis or even a referral for a mental health evaluation.  I quickly began to explore if there were ways to intervene and help people overcome traumatic experiences.  I received a variety of specialized training in the treatment of trauma, including but not limited to, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Narrative/CBT Trauma-Focused approaches.  As I continued gaining experience treating people who have experienced traumatic events, I noticed that people were overcoming and healing from the terrible things that had happened to them.  I also noticed these people were becoming more resilient individuals through their decision and choice to heal from their past.  As I watched people’s souls regain their flames with their realization that they did not need to be lifelong prisoners of their past, it simultaneously set my soul on fire to reach as many people as possible.

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