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Benjamin Eliason, MD

Benjamin Eliason, MD

Adult Psychiatrist

There are many difficulties and barriers to getting well in the area of mental health. I’m inclined toward a little prescribing and a little therapy. Work should be a joy. Life should be a joy. Pain and suffering should be meaningful, and all our struggles should be turned toward our personal growth and learning. A physician can be a helpful guide toward healing and should help clients learn and grow to continue the work of their own healing.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic
  • Coon Rapids Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic and Anoka County Crisis Services

Specialty Areas

  • Servicios ofrecidos en ingles y espanol
  • Services offered in English and Spanish
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Ages Served: 18+
  • Abuse, Addiction, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Aging, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavorial Problems, Bilingual, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Issues, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Existential Questions, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief, Hoarding, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia Disorder, Self-Harm, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), Sexual Assault, Shame, Substance Use Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

Twenty years of experience as a psychiatrist. I am kind, patient, and caring. I am well versed in cognitive-behavioral and dynamic psychotherapeutic approaches, and I use these principles to inform me in the guidance of patient-care, in understanding each person and in assisting them in understanding themselves. Psychological healing can turn into a process of excavation. I do not claim to have all the answers but I have the tools and I am interested enough to be a helpful guide in turning over the stones that will connect you with the answers that will help.


  • BS in Botany-Brigham Young University
  • MD-Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Psychiatry Residency--MCW Affiliated Hospitals

Referral and Appointments

Contact our Psychiatry Administrative Coordinator at (651) 251-5044.