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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
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Bina Ellefsen

Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
Let's Connect (206) 589-1586
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Deep healing occurs in safe, attuned, compassionate relationships with ourselves and others. It is often our trouble with relationships, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts and feelings, addictions, performance issues, etc. that clue us into our need to slow down and tend to the stories and meaning (often implicitly) encoded in our mind, hearts, and bodies. Good therapy is a process of not only alleviating distressing symptoms, but learning to know ourselves and the ways our past shows up in our present, so that we can more deeply flourish in our relationships.
I work to build a relationship of safety with my clients, tending holistically to the body, mind, and emotions. From a trauma and attachment lens, I work with couples and individuals using a variety of tools such as Emotions Focused Therapy, polyvagal theory, EMDR, Lifespan Integration, and mindfulness to help calm, regulate, and tend to your experience.
It is a brave and beautiful thing to seek healing and growth through counseling. I am passionate helping couples and individuals live fuller, more connected, and more meaningful lives. If you would like to see if we are a good therapeutic fit for each other, please reach out to schedule a free consultation meeting with me.
Call or Bina Ellefsen now for a free 15 minute consultation - (206) 589-1586

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 589-1586
I am only seeing clients via telehealth at this time.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Depression 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (206) 589-1586
Photo of Bina Ellefsen, LMHCA, MACP, JD, Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 589-1586
I am only seeing clients via telehealth at this time.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Depression 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $185
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
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I accept debit, credit, HSA or FSA. Payment is processed automatically on the day of appointment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
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I accept debit, credit, HSA or FSA. Payment is processed automatically on the day of appointment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of Washington / 61159090 Supervised by Smruti Desai (Washington / LH60301453) Bina Ellefsen
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Certificate from Concentration in Trauma and Abuse from TSS and the Allender Center Concentration in Trauma and Abuse / 2021
  • Degree/Diploma from Juris Doctor, American University, Washington College of Law Juris Doctor / 2001
  • Attended The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Graduated 2021
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I help couples and individuals heal through Emotions Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Informed Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and Lifespan Integration. I have a JD and an MACP with a concentration in trauma and abuse.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
"
I help couples and individuals heal through Emotions Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Informed Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and Lifespan Integration. I have a JD and an MACP with a concentration in trauma and abuse.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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I invite couples and individuals to tune into their bodies, emotions, stories, and styles of relating in the world. With kind curiosity, we explore the values and life you want to more fully live into. We notice signs of dysregulation and how the past is reflexively playing out in the present in ways that may not be serving you anymore. And we teach your nervous system there is another way.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
"
I invite couples and individuals to tune into their bodies, emotions, stories, and styles of relating in the world. With kind curiosity, we explore the values and life you want to more fully live into. We notice signs of dysregulation and how the past is reflexively playing out in the present in ways that may not be serving you anymore. And we teach your nervous system there is another way.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD

7 Endorsements

Victoria Hudson
Victoria Hudson
CounselorLMHC
Bina's commitment to helping her clients understand their experiences in a compassionate and self supporting way is so refreshing! Her therapeutic support is one of a kind!
Daniel Rusco
Daniel Rusco
CounselorMALMHCA
Bina is a very wise therapist, offering such a kind and insightful presence. With couples and individuals, she's able to get to the root of what's going on, tend to the wounds that need care, and offer a path towards flourishing. Highly recommend!
Elizabeth Thayil
Elizabeth Thayil
CounselorLMHCA
Bina's warm and empathic approach coupled with her extensive training and knowledge base helps to create a safe place for clients to explore their internal world and interpersonal relationships.
Terra Stang-Johnson
Terra Stang-Johnson
CounselorMALMHCARN
Bina is an insightful and highly skilled therapist who is passionate about helping individuals and couples heal, grow, and thrive. Her warmth and genuine compassion puts others at ease and enables her to quickly establish trust with her clients.
Minjoo Bayers
Minjoo Bayers
CounselorMALMHCA
Bina is a highly trained, knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate therapist. I regularly seek her consult and would highly recommend her to others. I would especially recommend couples seeking help, as she is passionate about working with couples.
Brenda Xu
Brenda Xu
CounselorMALMHCANCC
Bina's warm and comforting presence provides a safe landing place for her clients to be open and vulnerable. She is skilled clinician who easily builds trust and rapport with her clients and colleagues.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Racial Justice Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Racial Justice Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Lifespan Integration
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (206) 589-1586
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Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (206) 589-1586
Photo of Bina Ellefsen, LMHCA, MACP, JD, Counselor
Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD

Location

Primary Location

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 589-1586
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I am only seeing clients via telehealth at this time.
Call for a free consultation now - (206) 589-1586
Photo of Bina Ellefsen, LMHCA, MACP, JD, Counselor
Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
"
I am only seeing clients via telehealth at this time.
Call for a free consultation now - (206) 589-1586
Photo of Bina Ellefsen, LMHCA, MACP, JD, Counselor
Bina Ellefsen
Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD