About Me

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Adam Benton, PhD
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.  

Next Steps…

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

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.

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.

My Education

  • University of Arkansas For Medical Science: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child / Adolescent psychology
  • University of Oklahoma Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
  • University of Central Arkansas: Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology
  • Ouachita Baptist University: Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration

Community Involvement 

  • Board of Directors: Little Children’s Protection Center
  • Former President: Arkansas Psychological Association
  • Board of Directors: Lakewood United Methodist Church, Children’s Ministry
  • Supporter: Arkansas Autism Foundation
  • Supporter: Autism Speaks
  • Supporter: Conway Child Advocacy Center

I Work With Individuals & Families

Individual, Group, & Family Therapy

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Psychological & Developmental Testing

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Training & Consultation

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Jessica & Ron – Couple: Age 34 & 38

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Brad: Age 27

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Jane – Mother: Age 36

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(234) 301-3513

1234 Divi St. #1000, San Francisco, CA 95123

info@divitherapy.com