Colleen Benstein is currently on maternity leave and will return in late summer 2020.
Colleen works with couples, families and individuals from diverse backgrounds. She helps families with the transitions that come with life changes and development. Her approach uses Family Systems, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral and Directive Play therapies.
Colleen enjoys getting to know teenagers and children. She likes being with the great energy they have for life. She brings her openness and curiosity to each person’s inner world and life.
In therapy with children, Colleen includes parents because they can spend more time with a child. Colleen helps people explore different aspects relationships with family, friends and the community.
Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler University in Chicago, IL in 2015. Early in her career, Colleen provided counseling services for the Salvation Army. She also led relationship and parenting workshops there. Colleen, and has worked in private practice for the last two years. She has been a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 2013.