Amber Bennett

Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT-S

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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Amber Bennett

Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT-S

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Ascent Therapy Group
295 Tower Terrace Rd.
Marion, IA 52302

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About

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. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with seven 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, Strengths Based, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have experience working with: ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, ODD, conduct disorder, school performance issues, abuse and trauma, childhood behavioral issues, problems in transition for children (divorce, separation, grief), self-esteem, and social skills. I also facilitate ASD Social Skills Groups.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Medicaid
  • Midlands Choice
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Wellmark BCBS
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Qualifications

  • License: Iowa / 001742
  • School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Scien
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Endorsements

Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS

Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MS, MA

Location

Ascent Therapy Group
295 Tower Terrace Rd.
Marion, IA 52302

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Autism
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Jun 2022
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Amber Bennett

Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT-S