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Demi Banchs

Demi Banchs, MA, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor whose focus is providing therapy from a trauma-informed, attachment-informed, and antiracist lens using humanistic, family systems theories, and attachment theories. Demi aims to practice cultural humility and use a strengths-based approach with all of her clients and their families

Demi earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University and is currently pursuing another degree in Education Specialist with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Demi has experience helping children regulate emotions, improve behavior, and learn skills and strategies that will allow them to feel better so they can do better. She also has experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, grief and loss, and stress management.

One of Demi’s many strengths is her empathic nature, helping clients feel safe and understood. She utilizes a creative and expressive approach to provide holistic care to children, adolescents, and their families.

Demi is a strong advocate for social justice, cultural humility, and anti-racism. She has a passion for working with young children and families who have experienced trauma.

While excelling as an intern with CFCE, Demi completed advanced training in EMDR, Theraplay, and Play Therapy. She is also trained in Traumaplay.

Demi is certified as a behavioral assistant and has specialized training in working with traumatized children. She also has training in crisis assessment with two years of volunteer experience as a crisis counselor. Demi has completed the Nurtured Heart Program and is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

Demi joins CFCE’s clinical team dedicated to the provision of evidence-based, high-quality counseling services.

“Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.”

— Dr. Bruce D. Perry


  • Children, adolescents, and parents
  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • ADHD
  • Self-regulation
  • Parent coaching

Therapies used:

  • Play Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Theraplay
  • Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol
  • Creative and expressive arts
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

NJ License 37AC00618800

Fee: $125 per 45 – 50 minute session ($150 for initial session)