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My name is Ben Swisher and I am the owner of Psych Alliance, a behavioral health recruiting firm committed to finding you the right candidates quickly. I possess a Masters in Counseling (MFT) and have over 7 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse.

My Story

I started my career in behavioral health working as a care coordinator at a residential facility for clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. I went on to graduate from California State University of Long Beach with my Masters in Counseling (MFT). My practicum traineeship included work in a local high school and a local middle school, as well as a non-profit outpatient center, and I started a private practice in Los Angeles during my internship. My training included Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Family Systems Therapy.


In 2018, I started a position in the Admissions Department at a nation-wide mental health and substance abuse treatment company. I worked in the corporate office as a residential admissions coordinator before transferring on-site to a local Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program. This allowed me to experience residential and PHP/IOP treatment settings first hand, sitting in on treatment teams, interacting with clients and families and witnessing the day-to-day, behind the scenes operations. After a year and a half as an admissions coordinator, I transferred to the Utilization Review Department where I gained further experience with managed care, insurance authorization, billing departments, psychiatrists, medical directors, electronic medical records and treatment planning.


These experiences helped me develop a real-world understanding of what is needed to successfully staff behavioral health treatment facilities. I have also had the fortune to meet a number of talented clinicians and decision-makers in the mental health field that help me find qualified candidates quickly.

My job is to improve your hiring experience, so you can focus on your mission. Let's connect.

(310) 295-8760

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