Jessica Benton

EMDR Certified Therapist


About Me

I specialize in complex trauma and dissociation using a variety of approaches in addition to EMDR, including ego state (IFS and DNMS), EFT tapping, and Somatic Experiencing. I believe offering a variety of modalities is essential to healing complex trauma. I collaborate with clients to find which techniques work best for them at different stages of their healing. If you are interested in scheduling a therapy appointment with me, you can contact me at (724) 545-4623. I accept most insurance plans. I am also an EMDRIA Approved Consultant-in-Training and have a private practice for consultation. Therapists looking for consultation can contact me via e-mail.

Education & Experience

My clients have guided my pursuit of continued education and training as I witnessed the complex issues they were facing and the various ways mental health treatment was failing them. Many people were frustrated with repeating toxic patterns in relationships and relapsing with addictions. They were overwhelmed with their feelings and exhausted with circular methods of changing thoughts and behaviors. Traditional talk therapy was not working for many of my clients. I had to find a different approach. I discovered EMDR and completed my EMDR Basic Training in 2009. I continued to complete advanced EMDR trainings as well as trainings in Internal Family Systems and Emotional Freedom Technique. These perspectives have helped me integrate ego state, somatic, and attachment approaches in order to better understand and meet the needs of clients with dissociation and complex trauma. Working with a diverse range of clients over the years has given me a deep understanding and sensitivity to the unique needs which arise with different types of trauma, from single incident to chronic/complex trauma. I have found a flexible approach offers a profound yet gentle method of healing in therapy. I am currently completing the three year Somatic Experiencing training program.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


Most insurance plans accepted.