Mind For Health Resources, Ltd


899 Skokie Blvd #304

Northbrook, IL 60062


(847) 564-8755

Dr. Ben Allen

Dr. Allen seeks to help clients learn practical wellness and success strategies, be proactive and self-reliant, feel empowered and motivated, and build confidence while learning lifelong skills.

Dr. Allen brings 24 years of private practice and continuing education, 6 years of doctoral education and training in a variety of mental health settings, graduate business education (MBA) and 7+ years of business work experience, and a vast wealth of wellness, success, and motivational material and strategies to inspire clients toward personal knowledge and practice of such skills for enhancing quality of life.

Please Note

I offer in-person sessions, phone sessions, and telehealth sessions. 

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Key Elements of Dr. Ben Allen’s Programs

Dr. Allen’s programs are diverse, and he offers many areas of support to help you on your path toward inner wellness and success, including:

  • Educational development regarding wellness and success
  • Active skills coaching for all services
  • Setting and executing weekly goals to facilitate skills building
  • Coping skills training and strategies to self-regulate stress/anxiety
  • Self-development for personal growth
  • Pragmatism and problem-solving skills to build resilience and inner strength
  • Working with nature and building awareness of the gifts of the natural world
  • Self-efficacy and self-reliance skills
  • Wellness and success skills for life
  • Cost-effective therapy teaching proactive ways to acquire beneficial life skills
  • Assistance with motivation and independent efforts to achieve personal objectives
  • Brief as well as longer-term therapy and skills coaching sessions as requested
  • Self-insight training to better understand symptoms, triggers, and healing strategies
  • Holistic and restorative sessions for restoring a steady state of inner harmony


Ben Allen

Dr. Ben Allen is a clinical psychologist who also specializes in health psychology, stress management, and academic and career/success coaching. Throughout his mental health career in psychology, he has assisted physicians, psychotherapists, and various healthcare and community professionals in helping clients achieve wellness and enhance mental health. He specializes in helping clients with stress-related symptoms, illnesses, and behaviors. Additionally, he has helped clients of all ages enhance their cognitive and professional skills and align more with their life values and goals.

Dr. Allen works with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors (including mentally and physically challenged individuals who are coachable) to improve mental health, reduce anxiety, and achieve motivation and success. His treatment approach focuses on helping clients enhance their self-confidence, understand their values, and foster greater self-efficacy and commitment to attaining valuable life skills.

Dr. Allen began his career in social service, working in the field during and after college. He achieved a bachelor’s degree in social work and was employed at various agencies and residential facilities, helping children and teenagers with emotional and behavioral issues—many referred by the Department of Children and Family Services. He also worked at various day and overnight camps for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities and managed an adult sheltered workshop at Little City Foundation.

Dr. Allen received a master’s of business administration (MBA) degree from California Polytechnic State University, during which he pursued additional coursework in marketing and entrepreneurship. While in graduate school, he continued to work in the social service field and managed and directed a day camp in North Long Beach, CA. Following graduate school, he pursued a marketing and sales career while he also frequently participated in self-development seminars and health-related training programs. He sought out ways to help motivate children and adults to overcome challenges and find success.

Dr. Allen entered the doctoral program at the Adler School of Professional Psychology with a wealth of knowledge about human potential, motivation, and healing. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

Throughout his doctoral and clinical training, and prior to establishing a private practice for clinical and health psychology, Dr. Allen worked in several inpatient mental health hospitals and physical and cognitive rehabilitation facilities. He provided psychological and neuropsychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, cognitive remediation, and music and recreation therapies.

During his internship, Dr. Allen worked for Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, providing training in basic psychology for physician residents, nurses, and other mental health providers. He presented training workshops to various departments. Under internship training and supervision, Dr. Allen provided psychological and neuropsychological services throughout different departments in the hospital, including the psychiatric unit, rehabilitation unit, outpatient units, emergency triage, ICU, and occupational health facility. He helped supervise and train a rotating staff of practicum students.

During his postdoc training, Dr. Allen managed and facilitated various inner city social service programs and mental health outpatient sites. Additionally, he consulted and provided psychological services at eight child-development Head Start program sites throughout Chicago. At these sites, Dr. Allen worked along with individual teachers, churches, and schools to help children and families. Dr. Allen developed and promoted community outreach programs, including wellness education, stress management, and mental health support. He screened for and identified individuals and families in need of mental health services, provided psychological testing and counseling for children (ages 4-7) with special needs, and worked with families of the children by providing counseling and supportive services. He also provided psychological services at various nursing care facilities.

Dr. Allen holds certificates and continues to train extensively in biofeedback and applied psychophysiology, treatment modalities for post-traumatic stress disorder, mind-body health science, clinical hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral therapy, optimal functioning and performance enhancement, pain management, behavioral health strategies for neuromuscular re-education, and office ergonomics and wellness at work.

Dr. Allen has also completed extensive training and coursework in career testing and counseling, cognitive science (the science and applied skills of learning for academic and professional success), rehabilitation and neuropsychology, dream work, martial arts, yoga, mindfulness and meditation, chi gung, and music therapy.

Dr. Allen has 27 years of martial arts training, including 17 years of training in Northern Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu. He has been awarded a 3rd Degree Black Belt in that style as well as ongoing training in Iron Body Kung Fu. He provides a Kung Fu Room for clients interested in learning unique skills through kung fu training for self-development, inner and outer strength, and a lifetime methodology for healing and success.

Throughout his life, Dr. Allen has pursued music, playing a variety of instruments (mainly guitar) and performing vocals in various bands and solo gigs. He is also a motivational speaker and educational trainer. His therapeutic style is warm, fun, and upbeat, and he welcomes clients who are committed to self-help and personal growth.