Ben Patno (Counselor)
Ben grew up in Bristol, Vermont. He now lives in Ferrisburg, Vermont. Ben earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Valley Forge. He is currently in graduate school to earn his MS in Clinical Mental Health and is scheduled to finish in December, 2016. Ben began working at D.O. in the fall of 2016. His favorite things about D.O. are community, getting to work with awesome staff and high schoolers, and the food. Ben’s first job as a teenager was working in a kitchen. Before coming to D.O., he worked as an outreach clinician and behavioral interventionist, at Shaw’s as a cashier, in construction, and in many kitchens.
Favorites: Desserts? Warm, homemade cookies. Place to visit in Vermont? The lake and/or any of the beautiful mountains. Activity to do in your spare time? Exercise, fish, spend time with family, watch the Patriots!! Type of music? Classical and classic rock. List three things on your bucket list that you’d love to do: Travel to Europe, buy a nice fishing boat, live a fulfilling life!