One on One Interview with Roseann Bennett

Roseann Bennett is the co-founder of the Center for Assessment and Treatment which is a nonprofit mental health agency. She is in charge of the overall direction, leadership, and management of agency activities and programs. Based in New Jersey, Bennett is a knowledgeable marriage and family therapist and has been working with individuals from all walks of life for the last 10 years.

During her work as a family therapist, Bennett was responsible for marital, individual and family treatment planning, therapy, crisis management, and case management. At this time, she mainly worked with adolescents and their families. Throughout her career, Roseann Bennett has upheld herself as a compassionate therapist with a diverse background in therapy and assessment, as well as a forward-thinking and effective business leader.

Roseann Bennett has shared her personal experiences throughout her journey and she maintains her two blogs about women and mental health which are the two topics that she holds important.

How do you start your day?

Because I am responsible for the direction and overall leadership of the activities and programs at the Center for Assessment and Treatment, I have to work extremely hard on a daily basis. I have to wake up early morning and I am on my PC. I prepare budgets and maintain adequate systems for the accounting of funds. I also maintain my personal clinical caseload at the health agency because I am passionate about connecting with individuals and assisting them to realize that change is possible.

How does your typical workday end?

I end my workday by updating my planner. This helps to¬†organize my day¬† and I am able to prioritize my to-do list. I feel satisfied every time I cross off a completed task. At the end of the day, I look forward to spending my time with my family reading or watching an episode of “RescueBots.”

How did you choose your industry?

About ten years ago, my husband and I decided to establish the Center for Assessment and Treatment. After the agency was up and running, we began our mission of helping people through their life struggles. The organization is a 501 C (3) charitable organization that was founded to treat and also advocate for individuals and families from different backgrounds, especially those who are marginalized or disenfranchised by their communities.

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