Torrie Benson-Pryor's experience consists of 13 years in the social services field prior to licensure, 2 years clinical experience as a child and family therapist for a Community Mental Health agency in Rockford, Illinois and now private practice in Crystal Lake, IL since October 2013. She has experience working with individuals and families dealing with grief/loss, trauma, anger management, depression, panic disorders, PTSD, ODD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and Adjustment Disorders. She is a member of EMDRIA, NASW and attended the national assembly in Michigan with the STARR Global Network of Trauma Practitioners.
Torrie utilizes evidence based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapies. Torrie also has experience running a parenting group for DBT, partial day inpatient groups for adults and has been trained in EMDR to treat simple and complex traumas.
Torrie believes that given the right tools, support and safe environment every person has the ability to help themselves; she is just the catalyst. Through a solid and secure therapeutic alliance, client and clinician can illicit change and healing.