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Benjamin Heeringa

Benjamin Heeringa

Life Skills Counselor Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC)

To improve the overall mental and physical health through recreation and life skills. It is rewarding to see clients smile, laugh, and having fun while having a positive influence on their mental and physical health.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic
  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) 
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Dysregulation, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Professional Experience

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation in December of 2020 and worked at a psychiatric residential treatment facility for about two years before being employed by Canvas Health. I also spent time interning at an inpatient behavioral health unit where I used recreation to enhance the mental and physical health of clients.


  • Recreational Therapy - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Referral Information

To make a referral to the TLC program, contact June Kong, Program Support, (651) 251-5118.