Tracy Bennett, Ph.D.
340 Rosewood Avenue, Suite A
Camarillo, CA 93010
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist who provides consultation, coaching, and psychotherapy with kids, teens, adults, couples, and families.
Too busy for in-office sessions?
Secure, online video & telephone counseling (telehealth) available for clients in
CALIFORNIA, IDAHO, & HAWAII
About My Psychology Practice
Adults: About half of my caseload are adults. We can all use a safe space to work through our challenges with an expert we trust. My clients tell me I have a warm, relatable, professional style that helps them gain insight and learn effective coping skills. Over the years, I’ve found that kindness and humor go a long way.
Teens: Too many teens are phonely (connected on-screen but disconnected in real life), juggle complicated social situations, and feel pressure to achieve. Therapy offers safety and shame-free support so the client can commit to and work toward lasting, positive change.
Kids: I work with kids as young as three-years-old for issues like oppositionality, poor academic performance, anxiety and mood disorders, social skills challenges, and family and school transitions. Kids love working in a fun, compassionate environment. I offer play therapy as kids learn cognitive behavioral coping skills. We set goals; they meet them; they graduate. It’s a dynamic and fun process.
How I’m different: I use goal-directed cognitive-behavioral treatment with the whole client and family in-mind. During the initial session, we assess how things look now and how they will look when my client is ready to graduate. Unless we agree on a different structure for kids and teens, parents are involved at the beginning of each session. This way I hear multiple narratives to get a full perspective, and parents are not shut out of the process. Plus, parents typically need success strategies and support too! I also have specialized training with families engaged in complex family-court related matters.
Why it works: With doctoral-level training and 25+ years of practice, I work with the most challenging diagnostic issues. I believe that a trusting, authentic, and sensible therapeutic partnership promotes real progress. Based on the preference of my client, I work from humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives.
Other areas of specialty: Mood and anxiety disorders, grief, trauma, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, relationship issues, and transitional issues like divorce and blended-family challenges. I also specialize in behavioral issues with children and teens, including AD/HD, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, oppositional-defiance, and autism spectrum disorder. I’ve received advanced training to serve as a court-ordered family intervention therapist or for parent-child contact therapy (also referred to as conjoint or reunification therapy). As founder & CEO of GetKidsInternetSafe.com, I’m a screen safety expert and help parents and kids form a stronger relationship while preventing and healing from digital injuries like screen addiction, cyberbullying, and exposure to inappropriate online content.
Payment: I do not contract with insurance. Instead, clients pay at the time of service. I can provide a superbill with the codes necessary to bill insurance directly.
Call 805-383-0882 to schedule an appointment.
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What are the differences between therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists?
Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) have bachelor’s degrees + master’s degrees. LPCCs offer therapy for a broader scope of mental health issues, while LMFT’s focus on issues that stem from marriage and family relationships.
Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) have bachelor’s degrees + master’s degrees. LCSWs offer therapy and have unique training in connecting clients with community resources. They often work in community mental health and hospital settings.
Licensed clinical psychologists have bachelors degrees + masters degrees + Ph.D.s (5 – year degree) or Psy.D.s (4 – year degree). They are specially trained to do research, psychodiagnostic testing, and psychotherapy. They typically treat more serious mental illness than therapists but also work with relationship issues. Psychologists are often in supervisor and program development and management roles and have forensic (court-related) specialties.
*Dr. Bennett is a licensed Clinical Psychologist
Psychiatrists are medical doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with mental illness. They have bachelors degrees + medical degrees + five years of residency specialty training with clients with mental illness. They prescribe medication and monitor dosage adjustments and sometimes do therapy. Psychiatrists often work as medical directors in hospital settings.