About Me

Dr. Adam Benton

My Story...

I've been practicing psychology since 2004, when I graduated with my masters degree from UCA. I started off working in multiple non-profit organizations in Arkansas, then in Oklahoma and Kansas while working on my doctorate from the Univesity of Oklahoma.

A native of Conway, I returned to Arkansas to accept a Child / Adolescent Clinical Psychology Fellowship position in UAMS. After that year of specialized training, I left UAMS and joined a group practice. Later, I partnered with Mary Ekdahl, PhD, to start our own group practice, Arkansas Families First, LLC, which specializes in child and family services. Our clinic is now the largest mental health group practice in the state and attracts the best, most specialized providers. Arkansas Families First will celebrate 4 years on April 1st.

Our journey did not end here however. Utilizing the resources of Arkansas Families First, Dr. Ekdahl and I are now striving to develop a management service organization dedicated to private practices. One of the menu of services our new company offers is a statewide provider network, Gettherapy.com (1-888-therapy), which is dedicated to helping Arkansans', across the state, locate and quickly schedule appointments with the best mental health professionals in the state.

Who am I?

I'm a father of two daughters, a husband, and nature lover. I enjoy seeing progress in therapy, finding the right diagnosis when testing, and helping other clinicians build thriving practices and develop their own expertise.

Adam Benton, PhD

Adam Benton, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

My Training background... I grew up in Conway, Arkansas, where I attended public school. After graduating, I attended Ouachita Baptist University where I studied psychology and business. I graduated in 2001, then attended and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2004. In 2009, I graduated with my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. While there, I received an additional year of specialized training in child maltreatment through the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's Interdisciplinary Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect. I spent two years on internship and post-doctoral supervision in Wichita, Kansas before returning to Arkansas where I completed my year of specialized training, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in child/adolescent psychology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Next Steps...

Call or message me today to schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!