Nicholas K. Bennett
Washington, DC Location
Dr. Bennett is a post-doctoral Psychology Associate who takes an integrated approach to psychotherapy, incorporating aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and a variety of other treatment modalities. He does not adhere to a “cookie cutter” approach to therapy and feels that clients benefit most from a unique, individually-tailored treatment plan.
He has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault, specifically those with a military nexus, as he is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served on two combat deployments. Continued service in the Psychological Resource Program of the Virginia Defense Force (VDF) has allowed for his ongoing therapy work with first responders, service members, veterans, and their families.
Dr. Bennett has worked with individual clients ranging in age from pre-teen to late adulthood and has gained experience working on integrative teams for both parents and children in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, mothers seeking to strengthen the maternal infant bond, and clients experiencing chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. In couples therapy, he takes an attachment-based, emotionally-focused approach, allowing couples to conceptualize the negative, rigid interaction patterns and absorbing negative affect that lead to distress in couple relationships. He is also experienced in group therapy, including LGBTQ+ support, Domestic Violence Offender Rehabilitation, and Anger Management.
Dr. Bennett received a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from California Southern University and defended a dissertation which examined the relationship between toxic masculinity and the perpetration of sexual violence. As a Psychology Associate, he practices under the supervision of Dr. John Parkhurst.