Denita Benyshek

Counselor, PhD, MFA, LMHC

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Denita Benyshek, PhD, MFA, LMHC, Counselor in Mercer Island
(206) 489-3543 Website

Denita Benyshek

Counselor, PhD, MFA, LMHC


Location

Heal and Grow!
7650 SE 27th St
Suite 503
Mercer Island, Washington 98040
(206) 489-3543

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If you seek happiness, love, and success, then I encourage you to contact me. I usually work with educated professionals, often multi-cultural or immigrant backgrounds, who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating or autoimmune disorders, trauma (bullying, child abuse, rape, sexual harassment, war trauma, accidents, loss/grief, illness), or dysfunctional family patterns that invade the present. Work with addicts focuses on healing trauma, improving communication/assertiveness, cognitive restructuring, and managing emotions. With my support, clients work towards post divorce adjustment, lessen chronic pain, resume careers, cope with the challenges of being gifted, creative, or talented, and create rich, meaningful lives.

My empathetic method: strengthens self-esteem; activates motivation; heals abuse; constructs functional families; resolves conflicts; builds boundaries; supports dreams; teaches optimal communication and relationship skills; lowers abandonment reactivity; identifies distressing triggers; lessens anxiety and depression; heightens creativity, strengthens spirituality, offers coping/self-soothing techniques, towards creating a life well-lived.

Education: PhD psychology, MA marriage/family therapy, MFA/BFA visual arts, graduate certificate in the psychology of creativity, modern dance, jazz vocals, and extensive study of shamanism. Each session, I create a unique approach tailored to your counseling goals. A therapy dog provides tail-wagging welcome. Office location increases confidentiality.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Saybrook University
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License and State: LH60945856 Washington

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • $150 for 50 mins.; $225 for 80 mins.
  • Insurance will reimburse client directly.
  • Out-of-network provider.
  • Submit monthly electronic bill to insurance.
  • Out of Network
I submit an electronic health insurance claim form monthly. The health insurance company sends a reimbursement check directly to clients.
Email me or call (206) 489-3543 with questions.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Saybrook University / PhD Psychology, MA Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2012
  • Certificate: Saybrook University, CA / Creativity Studies
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Degree: Saybrook University, CA / MA Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2004

Location

Heal and Grow!
7650 SE 27th St
Suite 503
Mercer Island, Washington 98040
(206) 489-3543

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Artistic talent.
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectually gifted.
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gifted and talented, creative, artistic.
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-psychological trauma treatment.
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019
Denita Benyshek, PhD, MFA, LMHC, Counselor in Mercer Island

Denita Benyshek

Counselor, PhD, MFA, LMHC