I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who works in the state of Texas. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, various types of trauma history, parenting obstacles, and other mental health struggles. I currently work with youth and adults in the foster care system and enjoy walking alongside those trying to sort through their past, cope within the present, and plan toward future goals. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
My therapy style is built on developing a strong rapport with each client and meeting them where they are without judgement. I am hopeful and wish to instill hope in each client I work with so that they can gain a stronger sense of self-awareness and self-growth. I believe every person deserves respect within a safe and healthy place to grapple with life's challenges. My approach is a collaboration of cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and a strengths-based approach to working with individuals. I tailor my approach to fit each client's individual needs.
When you are ready, I am here. We can then begin this journey to a more fulfilling life!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 80439
Emily Benton was my therapist for a little over a year. She always met me where I was and made me feel comfortable and confident in where I was and the pace I wanted to go. She helped me work through hardships I've faced by nurturing me, validating me, and providing me with tools to help.
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Emily is wonderful. She is kind, caring and non-judgmental. I feel like she really listened and heard me.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning grief
Emily will take the time to validate your feelings and your understanding of them while still being willing to challenge you to grow and explore.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I really enjoy my sessions with Emily. She has given me so many great tools/techniques and I'm excited for this journey of healing and growth.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Emily is always kind, compassionate, and willing to listen. She offers support and helps dig deep to the source of whatever challenges are popping up. She is wonderful to work with!
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
10 out of 10 would recommend. Emily is very kind and helpful!
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Emily for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd