My name is Dr. Jennifer Benton, and I am a clinical psychologist who provides a range of services for children, adolescents, and adults. I earned my doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PhD) from the University of Tulsa in 2005, and completed a two-year training program at the highly-regarded Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, specializing in the treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents. In 2007 after completing my residency, I moved back to Tulsa , and since then have been working with a variety of patients providing therapy, assessments, and consultation. I am currently licensed to practice in Oklahoma.

I have a wide range of clinical interests and experience. My areas of expertise for evaluation include Autism Spectrum Disorders, attention problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD/ADD), and learning disabilities, including Dyslexia. I enjoy working in individual psychotherapy with children, teens, and young adults who have difficulties in these areas. In addition, I enjoy treating those who experience anxiety, depression, and mood issues by using a variety of empirically based techniques chosen to fit within each individual’s style. I also work with families and provide parental guidance for these issues. Furthermore, I consult with schools and other professionals to help improve school performance and promote understanding of behavioral and mental health.

It is enormously satisfying when a patient and/or family attains their goals and graduates from therapy. I strive to help my patients and families develop more effective ways of dealing with the day-to-day stressors of school, work, and parenting, as well as difficult life events and more chronic problems that negatively impact functioning. This may include an evaluation to map an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and/or therapy to teach better coping, emotion regulation, and social skills – all done with a dash of laughter in a positive environment.

“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t take a look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (Ferris Bueller, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne)

  • Issues Commonly Addressed

    • Anxiety/Depression
    • High Functioning Autism/Asperger's
    • ADHD/ADD
    • Learning disabilities (including Dyslexia)
    • Challenging behavior
    • Emotional dysregulation and mood problems
    • Poor social skills
    • Family conflict