Learn about our upscale private practice: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Inc.

Craig Bennett, MSW, LICSW

CRAIG BENNETT, MSW, LICSW

Craig is a seasoned highly experienced Psychotherapist providing counseling services for 30+ years. Craig is known for his expertise in substance abuse, addictions, helping people who are experiencing crisis in their lives, transitions, individual mental health issues, and is a practitioner of couples and family counseling for clients who are age 18 onward.

Craig’s Specialties Include:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Addictions (e.g., drugs, pornography)
  • Crisis
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Job Change
  • Couples/Relationship Issues
  • Chronic Medical Illness
  • Family Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • Young Adults

Craig is accomplished in both short–term and long–term counseling methodology specializing in solution focused treatment. Craig’s style is to help his clientele to help themselves get to a better place by focusing on the here and now. Craig’s approach is to help his clientele to uncover the cause of the problem, get an understanding of the problem, and develop solution resolution for the problem. Craig helps his clients to not let their problems hold them back, and rather help them with how to work with what they have and to move forward. Specifically, Craig starts the treatment process with a clear understanding of meeting the client where he/she is, and helps them to help themselves uncover what they can do to help themselves move forward.

Craig holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons College, and is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to joining Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Craig had been in private practice at Sameem Associates in Sharon for 13 years. During the day hours to date, Craig is a Behavioral Health Regional Manager at Commonwealth Community Care (CCC); a primary care practice that integrates primary care and behavioral health. Within this managerial position he provides consultation to Nurse Practitioners, Doctors, Nurses and non–clinicians. Craig also provides trainings for CCC’s entire organization in understanding behavioral health and substance abuse issues and manages a team of behavioral health clinicians and outreach workers.

Craig meets with clients Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening 7–10PM by appointment only at: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates’ Chestnut Street Location:

26 East Chestnut Street (Side Door)
Sharon, MA 02067