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As a play therapist, I believe in using the power of play, which is a child's most natural form of communication, to connect with clients and help children resolve their challenges in a safe, nurturing environment.
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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor with ten years of therapy experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I was awarded the 2018 Play Therapist of the Year by the Iowa Association for Play Therapy. I have received extensive training under the direct instruction of Dr. Terry Kottman, the creator of Adlerian Play Therapy. In addition to Play Therapy, I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches for individualized care, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Autplay®, Trauma Informed Care, Sand-Tray, Talk-Therapy, Strengths Based, and Solution Focused Therapy. I have experience working with individuals ages 3-18 with ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, ODD, conduct disorder, school performance issues, abuse and trauma, childhood behavioral issues, stressors/problems in transition (divorce, peer relationship difficulties, separation, grief), self-esteem, and social skills. Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in biology with a minor in psychology Master of Science degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL) in Clinical Counseling Psychology
Amber Bennett
Mental Health Therapist/Registered Play Therapist

Services

  • Anxiety
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Behavioral Issues

Approaches

  • Play Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Autplay®
  • Sandtray

Insurance Accepted

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Molina
  • Amerigroup/Wellpoint
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Aetna

Location

Bennett Therapy PLLC

888 10th Street Suite 106
Marion, IA 52302-3587

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