Dr. Dixie Benshoff
Dixie L. Benshoff, Ph. D., is a licensed psychologist, and a certified teacher who has provided consultation and training for professionals in industry, education, medicine, and non-profit agencies. She has been a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and is listed in the National Register of Health Services Providers. She is a Diplomat in the International Association of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, and a former member of the American Psychological Association and clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
She was the state appointed clinician to serve on her county’s mental health and recovery board. Previously she was a Department Director with Akron General Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic (Main Campus) where she assumed administrative, supervisory and clinical duties. She has had a successful private practice providing direct care to children, teens, individuals, couples, groups, and families, and has worked in rehabilitation and assisted living facilities. Additionally, she has experience in the public education sector advising administrators, faculty and parents, and providing direct care and diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents. She has also provided counseling and academic and behavioral testing to the university population and designed training programs for lay and professional populations.
Her areas of expertise include ADHD and learning disabilities, depression, women in management, leadership skills, pain management, increasing personal and professional effectiveness, communication, couple and family counseling, gender communication, and effective teaching and parenting techniques. She also provides coaching for medical professionals who would like to increase their Press Ganey scores or improve their patient interviewing skills or their professional image. Dr. Benshoff works with teachers to increase their effectiveness in the classroom whether they teach regular students, special education students or gifted, graduate, undergraduate or medical students. She provides the mandatory parenting class for the Domestic Relations Court-a requirement of the State of Ohio.
Dr. Benshoff is the author of several publications. Her chapter “Female Executives: Getting There and Staying There” is in the textbook Skills for Effective Human Services Management
by Richard L. Edwards and John A. Yankey.
Dr. Benshoff is a graduate of:
Hiram College - Bachelor's Degree
Kent State University - M. Ed. and Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University - Post-graduate Certificate