Emily Benson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, SEP

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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Emily Benson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, SEP

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Beginnings & Beyond Counseling
Edina Commons
5666 Lincoln Drive Ste 210
Edina, MN 55436
(612) 260-9710

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Emily Benson is not currently accepting new clients.

About

The most common feedback I get from clients is that they can tell that I love what I do. They are so right! I believe it is a strength, not a deficit, to reach out to someone for help and support. Whether it's acute trauma, behavioral issues, or adjustment to difficult life circumstances, being heard and supported in a therapeutic setting can make a world of difference. My approach with clients is to meet them where they are, determine where they want to be, and to be an empathic witness for them in their healing journey.
I am a RPT-S providing Experiential Play Therapy to children 18mo-11yrs with parent education/support. I'm a SEP providing Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Touch/Table Work and Sand Tray to adolescents and adults. I am also certified in Co-Regulating Touch for developmental trauma. Therapeutic touch heals attachment ruptures and stabilizes the nervous system.
As a social and racial justice oriented practitioner I strongly believe that everyone should have access to mental health care. Our clinic is in network with most insurance plans and we accept private pay/sliding scale. I welcome any questions via email. Thank you for your interest in my services. BeginningsandBeyondMN.com & PlayTherapyMinnesota.com

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Hennepin Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • Select Care
  • UCare
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Clients can call their insurance plan to confirm that our clinic is in network. Beginnings and Beyond Counseling in Edina (NPI 1457919730)
Email me or call (612) 260-9710 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 17531
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing Institute / SEP
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy- Registered Play Therapist Supervisor / S2559
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SEP
"Emily is a passionate play therapist who is committed to the wellbeing of children and healthy family functioning. She is knowledgeable and offers insightful guidance to parents and actively engages the child in an age appropriate modality for healing."

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Psychologist, PhD, LP

Location

Beginnings & Beyond Counseling
Edina Commons
5666 Lincoln Drive Ste 210
Edina, MN 55436
(612) 260-9710

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Strength-Based
  • Theraplay
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022
Photo of Emily Benson, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edina
Emily Benson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, SEP