Roseann Bennett of New Jersey is one of the co-founders of the Center for Assessment and Treatment. Her passion is helping people, especially children, gain access to therapy in order to effectively deal with any negative issues they may have going on in their lives. She identified a need for a nonprofit in this space because people in low-income households have limited ways to access professional licensed therapists such as herself. She wanted to help create a solution to this problem and so her not-for-profit organization was born.
Bennett has been specializing in working with children as a marital and family therapist for more than a decade. Roseann Bennet has been approved as a supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family and also serves the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as its Northern Chapter President.
For the first several years of her career as a therapist, Roseann Bennet says that she was doing in-home therapy.
Once she transitioned to outpatient therapy it was a real eyeopener for her. She discovered that most people have to wait anywhere from six to nine months to see a therapist and low-income people in particular faced insurmountable problems getting in to see a therapist. The patients that she had been seeing in-home kept returning to her again and again because there was no continuation of care otherwise available.
Along with her husband, Roseann Bennett started their not-for-profit taking a modest approach. They used furniture they already had in their home and otherwise cut costs wherever they could. Over time they garnered enough support from people that believed in their cause that they are able to never turn down any person that comes to them seeking help. View More Information Here.
Bennett, who doesn’t turn clients away because they don’t have the ability to pay, tries to find new and innovative methods to help her clients along with tried-and-true methods. While working with children, she first became interested in Canine-Assisted Therapy.
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