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Julie Bennington, Psy.D., HSPP

Clinical Director of Acute Care Services 
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
She/Her/Hers

SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS

LGBTQ affirming care
Parenting support
DBT skills
Attachment focused therapy
Life Transitions
Mood disorders
Group therapy

EDUCATION

Doctoral Fellowship: Palos Behavorial Health Professionals, now MiraCare Group
Pre-Doctoral Internship: Palos Behavioral Health Professionals, now MiraCare Group
Doctoral Degree: The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Masters: The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor’s: Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider in Psychology, Indiana

Dr. Bennington began with the practice in 2015 when she started her pre-doctoral internship. She values the multi-disciplinary team approach for which MiraCare is known. She works with individuals, parents, and families with a variety of presenting concerns and diagnoses. Her focus population is pre-adolescence through adults. She believes that building a strong therapeutic rapport will aid in an individual’s healing and growth. Dr. Bennington uses an integrative therapeutic model to meet her patients where they are and considers all aspects of an individual’s uniqueness including but not limited to gender identity, sexual identity, lifestyle choices, cultural, familial, and environmental factors. Dr. Bennington helped the practice maintain APA accreditation for Continuing Education presentations. She is assisting in the development of the therapeutic programming for Keys to Life Success (Keys), MiraCare’s Partial Hospitalization Program. She is a member of the American Psychological Association. She is one of two Clinical Directors of Therapeutic Programming for MiraCare’s Acute Care Center with her primary focus in PHP.

Dr. Bennington has a grown daughter, an adult bonus son, 2 cats, and a dog. She holds a certification in exercise nutrition. She enjoys resistance/weight training, live music, and photography.

additional information

  • Location: Tinley Park, Mokena

  • Telehealth: Yes, if appropriate

PATIENT FOCUSED

By working together in one collaborative environment, patients and families benefit from a higher level of listening, bridging and sharing.

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DEVOTED TO FAMILY

With a long history of caring for children and teens in an inclusive manner, family is rooted in the MiraCare continuum of care.

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