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Life is full of beauty, Be your own kind of beautiful in it.

Meet Dr. C

Greetings!

I am Dr. Christa A. Benton (Dr. C), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), and Brainspotting Practitioner (BSP), and I am excited to get an opportunity to work with you so that you can become a healthier, happier you. I am excited that you have arrived here and are open to receiving support. You have taken an important step. I am confident that if we both put in the time and effort, the journey forward can be a valuable experience.

I have various experiences working with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical, therapeutic, and volunteer capacities within the mental health field over the past 10+ years, working specifically with individuals, groups, and families.

I look forward to beginning this journey with you. Thank you in advance for being open to this process - I know that this can be difficult, and I appreciate you trusting me to support you as best I can.

Peace and light,
Dr. C 

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
-Rumi

Practice Areas

My virtual work engages a best practice and collaborative approach to client work. I see you where you are and tailor sessions to meet your unique needs. I intend to offer you the appropriate support to make a choice, to take a chance so that your outcome will change for the better. I provide comprehensive services including individual counseling, family counseling, brainspotting, mental health training, consultation, and supervision and mentorship for emerging professionals. I also mix authenticity, humor, challenge, and trust in therapy to build strong working relationships with clients and facilitate safety in the therapeutic process. 

• Depression • Anxiety • Relationship Difficulties • Anger Management • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

• Life Transitions • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder • Professional/Career Issues • LGBTQ+ Counseling

• Childhood Trauma • Developmental Disorders • Stress Management • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement 

• Family Issues • Multicultural Concerns • Gender Identity Support • College/Graduate School Issues

• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)  • Other Issues 

• Brainspotting (BSP) • Client-Centered • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) • Mindfulness-based (MBCT),

• Narrative • Reality • Relational • Solution-Focused • Strength-Based • Trauma-Focused

• Internal Family Systems (IFS) 

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Virtual
Individual/Family Psychotherapy

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Virtual Consultation/
Training/
Supervision & Mentorship

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop healthier coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills. Some mental illnesses are not able to be managed by psychotherapy alone and may require treatment with medication. Talk therapy can supplement medication management. The therapist acts as the neutral party who provides an empathetic ear and seeks to support and understand you where you are without judgment. Depending on the severity of the challenge can depict the length of time in treatment.

Brainspotting (BSP) is a relatively new type of therapy developed by David Grand, Ph.D. According to Dr. Grand, where you look can affect how you feel.  In BSP, you are seen as the expert on yourself, while the therapist is in a supportive role. The goal is BSP is to access your self-healing capabilities and help process stored trauma and negative emotions. In contrast to ongoing talk therapy, you can expect BSP to be more short term.  Some clients find their issue resolved after a few sessions.  Others find BSP to enrich regular talk therapy.

Consultation assists in developing an individual's knowledge and competence to enable them to assume responsibility for their own safe and effective practice. Mental health training teaches about common mental health conditions. It can support reducing stigmas surrounding mental health issues and provides knowledge of how to spot warning signs. Mentorship offers guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. A mentor can help an individual exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources to support professional growth.