Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC is a Primary Therapist at Turning Point in New Haven, Connecticut, young adult male extended care program for addiction and mental health www.tpextendedcare.com. Additionally, she has been a consultant for O’Connor Professional Group intensive case management services for addictions, eating disorders and mental health issues. She previously worked as a Therapist/Case Manager at McLean Hospital from the start up of the McLean Brook transitional living program for substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment in Waltham, Massachusetts. Sarah has been in private practice at Lynch Wellness and Recovery Foundation for addictions and facilitated a Women's Early Recovery Group in Norwell, MA. She also worked as a Therapist at the Emmanuel College Counseling Center in Boston where she was the leader of the Alcohol Skills Training Program directed toward helping college-age problem drinkers. In addition, she gives lectures and trainings on the topic of high-functioning alcoholics at high-schools, colleges, addiction conferences and alcohol treatment facilities.
In 2003, Sarah received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston. She has held several counselor positions at McLean Psychiatric Hospital (affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital) in the Klarman Eating Disorders Center and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Institute. She is currently the vice-president of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation of Greater Boston. Sarah has worked at and received training through the Mind/Body Medical Institute affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston (now the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine). In addition, she has been involved in psychologically based research studies through McLean Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University and the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.
Before Sarah’s counseling career, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and produced television segments in top markets including The Disney Channel in Burbank, California; CBS affiliate KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado; and NBC affiliate, WHDH-TV in Boston.
Sarah has been in recovery from alcoholism since February 2004.