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Lydia Bennett, MSW

Lydia May Bennett (she/her) is a clinical social worker at Mass Behavioral Health Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She provides play and talk therapy to patients of all ages, from kids to seniors and everyone in between, with a variety of mental health concerns. She specializes in working with th e LGBTQ+ and autism communities. Her treatment approach is eclectic, pulling from strengths-based practices, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy skills, collaborative & proactive solutions, attachment theory, and ecosystems theory. She takes an individualized approach with her patients to create a unique treatment plan based on their needs and values. As a neurodivergent, disabled woman and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Lydia knows what it’s like to struggle to find your place in a world that isn’t built for you. She understands that social and environmental factors, including stigma, trauma, and stress, have a profound impact on physical and mental health. With Lydia, you will find a therapist who takes these factors into account and will work collaboratively with you and/or your child to live a fulfilling life as your authentic self, building on your strengths and personal values. Lydia earned her Master of Social Work and Certificate of Graduate Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health at Rhode Island College. She completed a clinical internship at a community health center, working with patients of all ages in collaboration with their primary care providers. Lydia was privileged to work with the health center’s trans health access team to provide mental health care to transgender and nonbinary patients. Lydia also has experience in crisis intervention and community engagement. Lydia is available for both in-person and telehealth appointments, including evening hours.