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William Benton, LMHC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. I am a licensed therapist with 5 years of experience providing direct care to adults struggling with a wide variety of mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. While I find my approach to therapy can be of benefit and applicable to a majority of situations we face in life, I find my strength lies in working with individuals facing depression, anxiety, burnout, and changes in life roles, goals, and responsibilities.

You’ve taken a wonderful step towards exploring meaningful change by being here, today, reading my profile and exploring what options for care might suit you best. The power over your life is in your hands – and in seeking care, remember: you are, in fact, interviewing me to see if we fit! While I certainly hope we do, there is nothing wrong, bad, or shameful if we do not. Finding a therapeutic match is important!

I operate as a therapist based in Acceptance in Commitment Therapy, otherwise known as ACT (pronounced like the word, act). Through ACT, I aim to explore how those that I work with can overcome barriers to change. This is done by learning about and building skills that help you take a step back from the thoughts and feelings that keep you from achieving your goals, and connecting to your most important values. This knowledge and skillset is aimed to help you act – pun intended – and make changes towards a more meaningful, fulfilling life.

If you choose to work with me, I will typically take our first session together to review my therapeutic approach, focus the majority of our session on giving you the "floor" (virtual floor, I suppose!) to share your current situation and struggles, and close by beginning to establish initial goals. It is my personal, professional mindset that I want to help you build the skills and insight into yourself and your situation so that you can begin making the changes you would like to see for you; my primary therapeutic goal is to assist you in feeling able to live a values-focused life, so that you can feel able to further pursue the life you want to live without the use of therapy.

Whether you are facing considerable life change or looking to make some slight adjustments to your day-to-day routines, I look forward to knowing you, your experience, and providing the assistance that can help you begin to realize those changes, and sustain them in the long term.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

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License information

NY LMHC 009087

NC LCMHC 15061


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for William Benton. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

William completely changed my perspective of therapy's potential for the good. The conversations I had with him were intellectual, and he challenged my thought process in the most productive and understanding ways possible! I highly recommend him!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with William for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

One of my favorite people just in general. Super helpful and attentive!

Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with William for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching