Hello! I’m Monica Benton

Life is a journey with moments of lessons, hardships, and celebrations, leading us towards personal growth. We have the ability to make choices that redefine our lives and find peace. One is not defined by their weaknesses, strengths, past traumas, choices, but we're equipped with inner strength to change our destiny.

My Timeline

Business Administration
MA Clinical Mental
Health Counseling
Received B.A. in Business Administration in Accounting.
Sexual Assault Crisis Volunteer at YWCA to present.
At Sinnissippi Centers in Dixon IL.
At Lighthouse Professional Counseling.
Received M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

what i treat


  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Relationships Issues
  • Problematic Behaviors
  • Parenting Issues
  • PTSD
  • Stress and Lifestyle Management
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Phase of Life Transitions
Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling

Christian counseling combines your faith with the principles of psychology to improve your mental health and relationships. More specifically...

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing evolved from Carl Roger’s person-centered, or client-centered, approach to counseling and therapy, as a method to help...

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors...

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Marriage & Family

Marriage & Family

Marriage and Family Therapy examines how an individual’s behavior affects both the individual and their relationship as part of a couple or...

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Where I treat

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"My mind was filled with such false beliefs and unrelenting self-criticism that the depression it left me with was consuming and left me feeling helpless. With my therapist's help, I have been able to work through these issues and see positive changes and a better life I never thought I'd get to see."

T G , client
Dr. Martha Crotts

I think that Dr. Nelson's ability to engage and guide [a] patient in the psychotherapeutic process has been nothing short of miraculous, and it has allowed her to make wonderful progress in a brief period of time.

Dr. Martha Crotts , MD Psychiatrist
Linda Chang

Dr. Nelson has exceptional clinical skills and flexibility to be able to work with individuals from different disciplines and always has an open-door policy for all learners.

Dr. Linda Chang, PharmD

I was able to unlearn the false truths developed at a young age and bring to light my real self, giving me confidence, and learning to love myself as I am. I'm forever grateful for the impact he has had on my life.

D B, client