About Dr. C

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"There is a proverb that says, Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and you feed him for life. I will help you learn to solve your problems rather than solving them for you. For me, being a Licensed Professional Counselor is a calling. I am passionate about what I do."

Dr. Christa A. Benton, Dr. C, is the owner of iMatter Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), and Brainspotting Practitioner. Her license is in the state of Virginia. Dr. C is passionate about advocating and supporting individuals and families from all walks of life with transforming their unique challenges into successful outcomes. She strives to make those she encounters feel seen and heard, meeting them where they are, and working with them to overcome the roadblocks they encounter during their life journey.

Dr. C's resume is extensive in the mental health profession. She has experience including but not limited to school-based therapeutic services, intensive in-home services, crisis stabilization, outpatient therapy, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and holistic wellness practices. Dr. C enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and emerging professionals. She does not take her role in supporting individuals overcoming their challenges or the path to healing lightly.

Dr. C embraces a person-centered approach in counseling. She believes that working collaboratively with the client is significant to treating the whole person from a clinical, holistic lens. Dr. C considers herself a life learner, a creative, and an advocate for those she serves and beyond. She is committed to collaborating with community partners, organizations, and stakeholders to advocate for mental health policies, treatment, interventions, and education. 

Education

- 2012 South University

MA Clinical Mental Health Professional Counseling 

- 2019 Capella University

PhD General Psychology

Professional Affiliations

-American Counseling Association member 2010- present

-Chi Sigma Iota- Sigma Upsilon Rho Chapter 2013-present

-National Board Certified Counselor 2015-present

-American Psychological Association 2019-present

-Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider 2021-present