Genelle Benker (Owner Of: Embodied Psychology)

Psychologist, PsyD, RYT

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(206) 207-7736 Website

Genelle Benker (Owner Of: Embodied Psychology)

Psychologist, PsyD, RYT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

2211 Elliott Avenue
Suite 200, Room 222
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 207-7736
Offers online therapy

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About

I am a doctor of clinical psychology who specializes in the treatment of PTSD, Mood Disorders, and in particular Bipolar Disorder. I also treat moral pain, or the distress felt when one's actions or circumstances are not aligned with one's values. While I provide a warm and safe therapeutic environment, I am also confrontational when needed. Driven by an appreciation for seeing people step into their full potential, I am unique in my integrative embodied approach. Augmenting gold standard methods like EMDR and IPT, I draw upon my extensive education in Yoga and Alternative Medicine. Expect to do more than talk therapy!
In therapy I reconnect people with their bodily experience as the basis for meaningful dialogue. Committed to being an ally and haven, I am aware that chronic micro aggressions to systemic oppression can itself cause mental illness. When working with couples I teach skills for relational repair, fostering communication, intimacy, and mutual respect.
Unfortunately changing our mind is often not enough to change our behavior. By addressing the whole person, the body, and the many facets of lived experience, I can better support desired growth. I help patients articulate goals, lean into strengths, and develop the insight and skills to make decisions that foster dignity and integrity

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130+
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I currently do not accept insurance
Email me or call (206) 207-7736 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: Washington / PY 61077798
  • School: Antioch University Seattle
  • Year Graduated: 2020

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Samadhi Yoga / 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • License No. and State: PY 61077798 Washington State Department of Health

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD
"Dr. Benker is a highly skilled clinician, without being overly "clinical." She is warm, welcoming, non-judgmental, and bright. She has a solid reputation among professional colleagues and clients. I always feel comfortable referring LGBTQ clients to her ..."

Location

2211 Elliott Avenue
Suite 200, Room 222
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 207-7736
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQPAI Allyship, & Advocacy
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Justice Informed Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Yogic Psychology
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Cities
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Last Modified: 1 Jun 2022
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Genelle Benker (Owner Of: Embodied Psychology)

Psychologist, PsyD, RYT