James G Benton
He/Him/HisLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Science, MS Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
James Benton is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Dallas, TX. James enjoys working with college students who find themselves struggling to adapt to adult living. He also enjoys supporting older adults who are going through major life transitions such as retirement or relocation, as they figure out their new routines. By offering mental health services to a wide range of ages, James helps those with depression, anxiety, grief, identity issues, and overwhelming stress.
In therapy with James, clients will grow their self-awareness and learn about their innate thought patterns. If they identify thought patterns that are harmful, such as those that cause feelings of sadness or lead to unhealthy behaviors, James guides them through the development of new thought patterns. He provides the skills necessary to cope with life’s stressors and move past emotional roadblocks. By creating a warm, compassionate space for each client to talk about their feelings, he provides helpful perspective and kind consideration of next steps.
James earned his Master’s degree from Tarleton State University. He strongly believes that each therapy session should be person-centered, as clients are the experts of themselves. James empowers clients to see themselves as strong, confident individuals and take charge of their emotional health.
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 8 years
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, Independent Contractor , 2018 - Present
Cross Timbers Senior Services, Independent Contract Counselor, 2015 - 2016
Tarleton State University, MS - Counseling Psychology, 2015