Dr. Kimberley Benton is the Owner and Director of Oak City Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina.  Her primary specialty is the treatment of people who struggle with eating disorders and body image concerns.  In addition to over ten years of experience in this area, she has a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) credential from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). This certification can only be earned by professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to continued training and advocacy in the field of eating disorder treatment.  Dr. Benton also has extensive training and experience in working with the LGBTQIQ community (particularly individuals who are transitioning), and with women in the areas of pregnancy, parenting and pregnancy/child loss.  In addition to traditional in-person sessions, Dr. Benton is also able to provide HIPPA compliant video sessions to clients who can commit to an in-person intake as well as quarterly in-person check-ins.  This additional service is especially beneficial to older teens who are getting ready to transition to college and adults who travel often for work but want to have more consistency with their therapy.

Dr. Benton earned her Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University (formerly Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  She was a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia for 6 years before returning to North Carolina.  Dr. Benton has spoken at several events regarding the intersection of eating disorder diagnoses and people who identify as LGBTQ+.  She is passionate about educating other clinicians about these two areas.

Dr. Benton is a North Carolina native and excited to be back in Raleigh after living in Atlanta for 13 years.  If you have questions about her practice or would like to schedule an appointment, you may reach her at 919-243-7247 x 101 or by email at kbenton@oakcitypsychology.com.