Tonya Bennett, LCSW

"I'm a firm believer in Jim Valvano's mantra: Don't give up. Don't ever give up."

Tonya Bennett, LCSW

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

College: SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

Graduate school: Norfolk State University


Bennett has been providing clinical services at CHKD since 2013. As part of the mental health team, she provides outpatient therapy, and inpatient support as part of the consult and liaison team.

Working primarily with the neurology patients and families, she utilizes various treatment modalities catered uniquely to each patient’s needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy, CBIT therapy and solution-focused modalities.

Bennett is certified in providing treatment to children and adolescents with tic disorders, utilizing CBIT (comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics). She is also certified in providing biofeedback therapy.

Bennett strives to provide a nurturing environment in which children, adolescents and families can grow, change and become reconnected to their dreams and strengths. Outside of work, her interests include yoga, gardening, and time with her family.

Clinical Interests
  • Motor disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Family conflict
  • Low self-esteem
(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)