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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- 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
LPC #0701007284 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Dr. Benton is wonderful! She is compassionate and competent and checks up on me regularly. She makes it very easily to talk to her, via message as well as through her sessions. She has helped me work through some important issues
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.
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.
Christa is very friendly and nice. She is caring and often checks with me. I highly recommend her.
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!
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.
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.