For nearly seventy years, the American mental health industry designates the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. Family and marriage therapist, Roseann Bennett is a great contributor to the mental well-being of the American population while attempting to change the way mental health therapy is regarded and trying to make it accessible for all people. She is determined to help families and individual people get the mental health treatment they need, regardless of insurance or financial means.
A very experienced and highly trained mental health provider, Roseann Bennett has an MA and Ed.S. in family and marriage therapy she earned while attending Seton Hall University. She holds an LMFT (a license in marriage and family therapy); she was also awarded a post master’s certification in cognitive behavior therapy from the REACH Institute. She became certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and a Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Assessment and Treatment, a non-profit mental health organization based in New Jersey.
Roseann Bennett is in charge of direction, leadership, and the coordination of agency programs as executive director. She has a pivotal part in the programs that are developed for various populations, she oversees the preparation of agency budgets and the accounting of funds. She also supervises and evaluates agency employees, creates developmental programs for staff members, which includes student training, and has made it possible for MFT and LAC interns to acquire licensure. As a family and marriage therapist with over a decade of experience, she has been responsible for case supervision, treatment planning, and crisis guidance for hundreds of clients. Go To This Page for more information.
One of the mental health problems Roseann Bennett has focused on is depression. A large portion of the people she has counseled are married couples that are contemplating divorce or separation because one of the partners is being plagued by depression. When counseling couples, she realizes that the main cause for the unhappiness in a relationship is chronic, untreated depression. While depression affects one partner, it has an effect on the other partner, the relationship as a whole, and the entire family unit. Based on her observations and analysis, Roseann Bennett estimates that close to 15 million American adults, or 7 percent of the American population, experiences major depression per year. Read more about Roseann Bennett of Center for Assessment and Treatment: Q&A