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Debeka V. Bennett, Ph.D., MFT, MBA

Licensed Psychologist, Mental Health Training and Development Coordinator

Debeka Bennett is a Licensed Psychologist who joined the staff in March 2019Dr. Bennett currently serves as a Staff Psychologist and Mental Health Training and Development Coordinator. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Florida State University in Family & Child Sciences, her master’s degree in Family Therapy at Drexel University, her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology at Seton Hall University, and an Master of Business Administration in Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership from the The College of New Jersey.

Prior to CAPS, Dr. Bennett worked in various settings, including psychiatric and addiction rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient programs, forensic departments, emergency rooms, and schools. She approaches her practice from a psychodynamic and ecological systems theory perspective.

She has a strong interest in racial and cultural identity development, trauma, interpersonal relationships, issues related to masculinity, abuse, issues of diversity and social justice, outreach, and the intersectionality of race, culture, and gender.

Dr. Bennett enjoys traveling, horseback riding, going to the beach, attending art shows, and going to the arcade.