Emily Benson

SE™ Practitioner


Beginnings and Beyond Counseling/Play Therapy Minnesota

Thank you for your interest in Somatic Experiencing and my services. I am a certified SE Practitioner and I am passionate about helping individuals heal from trauma.

My focus is helping children and adults heal and thrive through a non-directive, gentle approach to healing, including therapeutic touch work if desired. I have advanced training in developmental rupture and repair. I also incorporate Sand Tray therapy to compliment my SE framework. I have trained under somatic touch practitioners Kathy Kain and Steven Terrell and incorporate table work into sessions (if desired).

Please visit my website to learn more about my services. Referrals can be made within the site. I accept most major insurance carriers, private pay and sliding scale for those who qualify.


  • Active Duty Military
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • BIPOC Populations
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Native populations
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Intergeneration Trauma
  • Racial Trauma
  • Systemic Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, SEP Practitioner, Co-Regulating Touch Practitioner

Professional Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, MN

Post Advanced Certificates

  • Touch Skills Training