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David Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW is in Private Practice and provides therapeutic services at EastShore Counseling Services.   

David Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW provides Individual and Group Therapy to Adults, Children and Adolescents, as well as Marital/Couples and Family Therapy. 

See Latest News below for recent developments. He has recently Published Articles in publications in the US. Review the Mission Statement and learn more about David, his Specialties and his Treatment Modalities.


LATEST NEWS as of 02-15-14


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David Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW utilizes a unique approach in treating his clients.  David believes that therapy consists of more than "50 minutes a week sitting in an office."  David Benson makes himself available to his clients 24 hours a day.  Clients utilize the option of contacting David Benson through phone calls, text messaging and e-mails whenever they are in crisis, or are struggling with personal issues.  At EastShore Counseling Services, David strongly believes that this is a vital part of treatment that extends beyond the "50 minute sessions."  Feedback provided by clients, as well as their families have proved that this "personalized service" is very beneficial. 

David M. Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW is pleased to announce the option of IN-HOME FAMILY THERAPY!  Is your family in crisis?  Is your family not communicating?  Would you like to improve your family's functioning?  Don't feel like bringing the entire family to the office?  Some people prefer not to be in an office environment and are more comfortable in their own living room.  What better way to work with your family than in your own environment?  Please call (248) 821-4303 for more details.

For clients/families whom are struggling with finances, a "sliding fee scale" is available for those who qualify, based on family income.


David M. Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

David Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW is a highly skilled Clinical Social Worker with extensive adult, child and adolescent treatment experience in outpatient and inpatient/residential settings.

His practice specializes in children and adolescent issues, such as; ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Foster and Adoptive Placements (separation), and Inappropriate Sexual Behavior. David has many years of experience working in adolescent detention facilities with adjudicated adolescents and children removed from their homes. David Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW's history includes an extensive background of working with adults that suffer from Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders/Phobias, Relationship Difficulties and Marital Counseling.  Mr. Benson's experience also includes working at Henry Ford Cottage Hospital in the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.  Additionally, Mr. Benson worked in the Emergency Room at St. John Providence Hospital assessing patients' psychiatric needs.  Mr. Benson also worked part-time at Harbor Oaks Hospital in the Psychiatric Unit.  David Benson treated the most severe patients suffering from Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis. 

Mr. Benson implements a comprehensive, innovative treatment approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as collaboration/referral to psychiatrists when needed. David also maintains frequent contact with the parents of minor clients through phone calls and e-mails.

He is available for trainings, lectures and court assessments.

David Benson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW is a proud member of the Nationally-Accredited Academy of Certified Social Workers.

1997 Michigan Association of Children's Alliances "Hugh Whipple Award" Nominee for Direct Service Excellence.



Look to David M. Benson/EastShore Counseling Services to provide safe, effective, confidential, assessment and treatment to you and/or your child who may be experiencing behavioral/emotional difficulty in the home, workplace or school setting. At EastShore Counseling Services, an experienced mental health professional will provide individual, group, or family counseling, depending upon your personal needs.

Sometimes, certain individuals may need a level of care not suitable to the office setting. At these moments, great care is taken to assure continuous, effective treatment in the appropriate setting.


Recently Published Ask the Expert Articles:



Conduct Disorder
Oppositonal Defiant Behavior
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Anger Management
Sex Offender Treatment (S.O.T.)

Treatment Modalities

Individual Adult, Child/Adolescent Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Marital/Couples Therapy