Payton Bencivenga, Counseling Intern

Expert in the areas of Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Insecurities, Self-Discovery

Adolescent and Adult Therapist



My name is Payton and I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Wake Forest University.

What brought me to the field of counseling is actually a very simple story.

As an adolescent, like so many, I struggled with anxiety, worry, and feelings of crippling depression. I knew it didn’t have to be this way, but I didn’t know how to seek help.

I spoke with friends and family, but often found that they had a hard time understanding exactly where I was.

When I finally sought the help of a compassionate therapist, I found that speaking with the right person helped me find the tools within myself to heal.

I went to The University of Alabama to pursue a completely different career path, until my time spent in counseling opened my eyes to not only how counseling could make me feel, but how I could use my own experiences to provide counseling for others.

Like I used to, you may be asking yourself:

Am I enough?

Is this anxiety “normal”?

Are others judging me?

Will I ever feel better?

Now, I wake up every morning excited and eager to help my clients meet their challenges, overcome their obstacles, and live their best lives.

Ready to Talk?

If you want real answers to managing your anxiety, low self-esteem, or behavioral concerns, contact me now for a free consultation or to book an appointment. Let me come alongside your story.

When working with clients, I follow my professional guidelines which are the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. Below you can review these ethical guidelines so that you are also informed on how I make ethical decisions.

Payton does not accept insurance but does offer reduced rate and/or a sliding scale as needed.

Payton works with individual 5+.

Payton is receiving supervision from Lauren Stegall, LCMHC, NCC, LRT/CTRS under her licensure #13219.