Roseann Bennett To Offer New Canine Therapy Services Later This Year

Ms. Bennett started her career helping those in need over a decade ago. As a graduate from Seton Hall University with a MA in Psychological Studies and a EdS in Marriage and Family therapy, Ms. Bennett has been committed to helping children and families in need. Before starting her own therapy treatment center with her husband Todd, Roseann worked for several years as an in-home therapist with Cambridge Behavioral Health and Contextual Family Services.


In 2009 the Bennett’s opened Center for Assessment and Treatment as a way to reach more individuals in need of quality mental health treatment. The Center for Assessment and Treatment has helped a number of patients and their families through times of stress and trial. The members of the center provide treatment options. One of the benefits the center does offer is the ability to see patients that day instead of waiting for weeks. This very needed service underscores the need for this type of intervention. Many agencies do offer this type of therapy service, but the cost is sometimes prohibitive.


Recently Bennett and The Center adopted a new approach to mental health issues – Canine Assisted Therapy. The center extends services to those who would benefit from time spent with Jack, the Bennett’s therapy dog. Jack has had extensive training and is a certified therapy animal. Jack helps those individuals that Roseann believes could benefit from his services, but in no way does that mean he replaces patients’ services already in existence.


Jack just offers a calming presence for those who might feel anxious or have a hard time talking through their issues. Having a therapy animal has been proven to relieve stress, calm the heart rate and breathing pattern, releases those “feel great” endorphins, and helps the individual focus on the animal so they can talk or read easier. Therapy animals help those who are dealing with PTSD by keeping them in the present day when an attack happens. And therapy animals like Jack help those with Autism by being a calming influence in the face of change. Read This Article for additional information.


Jack is fast becoming an integral part of the Center for Assessment and Treatment team. Roseann Bennett continues to expand and offer current therapies to those patients in the Hackensack, area that are in need.



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