Dr. Christa Benton

(PhD, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with various experiences in working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical, therapeutic, and volunteer capacities within the mental health field over the past 10 years. I have experience in working with individuals, groups and families that have been challenged with Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic/Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Identity Issues, Life Transitions, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, and Trauma.

My work engages a best practice and collaborative approach to client work, drawing from a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches (ex: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Family Systems, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Play Therapy, Music Therapy, Reality, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused) to best support in identifying the needs of the client and to assist them with developing effective coping skills to create alternative solutions. I also mix authenticity, humor, challenge, and trust in therapy to build strong working relationships with clients and facilitate safety in the therapeutic process.

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Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701007284 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by N.O. on Aug 09, 2019 after counseling with Christa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Benton is an amazing counselor. She's very patient and provides good feedback on anything you wish to discuss with her. She has a lot of experience in her work and offers many different approaches to her therapy methods to best serve her patients. Though I was a bit apprehensive about online counseling, she has helped me through a lot and I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by K.K. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Christa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Benton is wonderful. We communicate through messaging, but our primary sessions are over the phone. She always seems to understand what my overall point is even when I go off on tangents or find it hard to express myself clearly. She is patient and calming, and always offers great advice.

Written by B.I. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Christa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Christa is very friendly and nice. She is caring and often checks with me. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.E. on Mar 26, 2019 after counseling with Christa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Christa is amazing! I feel really confident in her and her insight! She is able to see where I want to go, and is able to help me take charge of the path. She is such a great listener and really engages with me. Thank you, Christa!

Written by M.A. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Christa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Christa is very patient and understanding. She asks the right questions to figure out what's on your mind and its clear she has a lot of experience. Overall, highly recommend.

Written by L.E. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Christa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Christa is always friendly, and really works to be available when she is needed. She's helped identify problem areas in social interactions and my own cognitive processes, provided assistance in minimizing or solving such problems, and then checks back in to see how I'm doing. She really is great.