Lori Payne Benker

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
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(972) 316-9457 Website

Lori Payne Benker

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed

Location

Lori Payne Benker, LPC-S
120 E. FM 544
Suite 72, #203
Murphy, TX 75094
(972) 316-9457
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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Announcement icon I am currently only offering telemental health for counseling sessions, for the time being. Please contact me for more information.

About

Who am I? What happened to me? Why am I here? How do I go on? These are common questions many people pose to themselves. Where do you find your hope? I am a counselor who has a heart for meeting you where you are, instilling hope, and making counseling a positive experience. You will find nonjudgmental understanding and encouragement, as well as guidance to help you meet your goals. I believe it is important to find your joy and purpose through this journey called life. No matter where you find yourself currently, I'm excited to share this journey with you!
I have been working with teens, families, & adults in various roles (pre/post-licensure) for 23+ years. I strive to make sure that everyone who comes into the therapy session feels comfortable working with me & has a voice in the therapy process. You matter and there is hope! We will work together to find the happier, healthier you...the best version of you.
I have many years experience working with teens and adults, addictions, suicidality, and family systems. I also treat trauma issues & LGBTQ+-related issues (LGBTQ+-affirming). The first session will be an assessment, to understand current & past issues & make an appropriate recommendation, as well as collaboratively establish counseling goals.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS Network
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
I am happy to file with your insurance if I am a provider for your plan. Please be advised that I am required to submit a diagnosis.
Email me or call (972) 316-9457 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Texas / 17803
  • School: Texas Woman's University
  • Year Graduated: 2000

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: PESI / Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: Telehealth Certification Institute / TeleMental Health Training Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
"I refer clients to Lori on a regular basis. She is expert in her field!!"

Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCDC, CCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD

Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Location

Lori Payne Benker, LPC-S
120 E. FM 544
Suite 72, #203
Murphy, TX 75094
(972) 316-9457
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 20 Jun 2022
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Lori Payne Benker

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S