About Aimee Benton
Education/Training: Aimee Benton earned a B.A. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. Aimee performed her clinical internship at the Southern Nazarene Counseling Center. Aimee has received specialized training in postpartum depression conducted by Karen Kleiman, coauthor of the book, “This Isn’t What I Expected” and founder of the Postpartum Stress Center.
Philosophy: Aimee believes the therapeutic relationship provides a safe environment for clients to explore their past, as well as develop a clear sense of self. She thinks both of these are necessary to help clients achieve balance and fulfillment in their lives.
Professional Experience: Aimee currently works as an LPC. She is a founding partner in The Grove Counseling and Psychotherapy Group, LLC. Aimee also assists as a facilitator in the CareSeries Support Group at Crossings Community Church, leading a support group created specifically for women, addressing issues such as stress, anxiety, self-worth, and interpersonal relationships. Aimee has experience with clients who have endured or are experiencing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, difficult life experiences, assertiveness and self-esteem, interpersonal relationship distress, perinatal/ postpartum depression and anxiety, Pregnancy loss, and premarital/marital issues.
Professional Interests: Aimee has interest in working with women, men, adolescents, and couples. She is passionate about working with women because of her personal and professional experiences. In college, she was a part of establishing and growing a student woman’s organization which helped provide a place for community, relationship-building, and support. These experiences helped spark her passion and dedication for helping women in a wide variety of areas. Aimee also enjoys working with college students and couples to improve communication and to promote greater understanding and awareness within their relationships. Aimee utilizes animal assisted therapy (AAT) as a part of the therapeutic process. AAT has been shown to provide clients with unconditional acceptance, as well as reducing stress and anxiety. Aimee believes this will be of great therapeutic value.
Professional Memberships: Aimee is a member of Postpartum Support International, the American Counseling Association and the Oklahoma Counseling Association.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday. Flexible Hours; call to schedule an appointment.
Insurance and Fees: Aimee does not currently accept insurance. Session fees begin at $100 per 50 minute session but she is willing to work with clients to accommodate their financial resources