James G Benton

James G Benton

He/Him/His

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Science, MS
Texas Accepting Online
Dallas Accepting In-person
Updated July 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Aging related concerns
  • Men's health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Therapy often isn't easy, but nothing in life that's worth having comes easy. If you're willing to take the step of taking a hard look at your life and your circumstances, I'll be there to support you every difficult step of the way. What's more, I'll do what I can to make therapy as tolerable as I can so that it'll feel like a place where you can speak openly and honestly without fear of judgment or criticism. Want to swear and curse? Go for it, because I probably will as well. I want you to feel comfortable being your authentic self, good and bad. Though I'm qualified and licensed to provide the services I offer, I don't ever want to hold my degree over your head or come across as stuffy and rigid. I may be an expert on mental health, but you're an expert on you. It's up to us to pool our knowledge and get you outcomes you'll be satisfied with. If you've read enough, send me an email or give me a call and let's get started.


Specialties

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.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

James Benton is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $80 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $40 - $80
  • Initial session: $80 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:30am-5:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Dallas practice
4230 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Suite 210, Dallas, Texas 75244
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-12:30pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 10:30am-5:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 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


Licensure

Texas: 75122


Languages

English