Roseann Bennett has been a licensed therapist in the New Jersey area for more than a decade. Specializing in marriage and family therapy, she works with clients who are in the low-income range who may not always have the ability to pay for mental health services. Roseann Bennet focuses primarily on adolescents and families who live in the counties of Warren, Somerset and Hunterdon, and she believes in finding alternative ways to help them with their psychological challenges and concerns. One of the methods that she has recently added in order to help with her clients’ specific needs is Canine Assisted Therapy. Through this type of therapy, people are usually able to let their guard down more and relax.
Therapy dogs can be used to address a number of emotional needs such as anxiety and autism. This form of therapy was first introduced in 1976, and although it is similar to having a service dog because of how both the dogs are trained to help clients with their struggles, a therapy dog is trained to focus more on a person’s mental challenges instead of just their physical ones. Roseann Bennett started offering her clients a therapy dog named Jack, who is only one of the many breeds who are more suitable for providing mental therapy. The best breeds for this type of job are, German Shepherds, Greyhounds, Labs, Beagles, Saint Bernard’s, Pomeranians, Pugs, Corgis and French Bulldogs.
Roseann Bennett, who is currently the Executive Director at the Center for Assessment and Treatment, which is a non-profit mental health agency she co-founded in 2009 and opened in 2010, received her training in Psychological Studies at Seton Hall University, where she earned a master’s degree in 1998. The accomplished therapist went on to earn her Specialist in Education degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000 at the same university. Go Here to learn more.