Ben Gaibel, LCSW
Ben Gaibel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Cancer Centers of Colorado at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colorado, and has a private psychotherapy practice, Ben Gaibel Counseling LLC. Ben currently teaches 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses for patients and caregivers at the Cancer Center, as well as for the larger public at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Good Samaritan. He also leads mindfulness workshops and classes for associates and leaders within the SCL Health System.
Ben is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, receiving his training through the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at the UMASS Medical School. Through the CFM, Ben has completed a Professional Training in MBSR under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, a Practicum Intensive in MBSR, and a Teacher Development Intensive in MBSR. He is currently on the training pathway of becoming a CFM Certified MBSR Teacher. Ben has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1997. He began teaching mindfulness in 2001 to people with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological illnesses and disabilities through the Rocky Mountain MS Center in Denver, Colorado.
Ben completed his Master of Social Work degree from Colorado State University in 2007. He then worked as a hospice social worker for seven years where he incorporated mindfulness practices with patients, caregivers, and staff working with end of life issues. Ben has been working at Good Samaritan Medical Center as an Oncology Social Worker since 2013, where he provides counseling, education, and leads support groups for people affected by cancer. In his private practice, he provides mindfulness-based psychotherapy for people struggling with issues such as anxiety, chronic illness or pain, and/or grief and loss issues. Ben's counseling style involves connecting mind and body for greater resiliency, awareness, and well-being. Ben lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife, Rachael and their daughter, Maya.
For more information on Ben's private counseling practice, please check out: Ben Gaibel Counseling LLC.