John Benson, PMHNP-BC

Are you struggling with irritability, anxiety, low mood, poor focus, substance use, or lack of motivation that is impairing your relationships, your career, or your overall quality of life? Have you perhaps tried therapy, but found that your problems persisted? Have you tried medications, but found that psychiatric appointments were too impersonal or that your concerns about possible side-effects or worsening symptoms were met with indifference?

I believe primarily in a listening-oriented approach to care, as well as incorporating your preferences into our treatment plan as much as possible. I provide evidence-based mental health treatments, which may include medications, nutritional supplements, sleep pattern modifications, referral to talk therapists or treatment centers, and more.

I offer a free ten-minute initial phone consultation to determine if we are a good fit for each other. Contacting me with questions is easy and can be done via my online patient portal or secure text line.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and spending time with my fiancee and our mischievous ten-pound poodle.


  • Master of Science, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX (2018)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Residency Program – The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX (2015)
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing – The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA (2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts, History/Philosophy – The University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA (2011)