Benita Weems, MA, MDIV, LMHC

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About My Practice:
My goal as a counselor is that my clients know they are not alone, and that healing and peace are possible. Each Client has incredible worth and value. I hope to offer a safe and compassionate setting where you can feel comfortable sharing your burdens and offload the weight on your shoulders. Whether your struggle is anxiety, depression, or life/relationship issues, I hope to help you get to the root of your concerns and empower you to overcome. The best thing you can do is invest in yourself. You are allowed to take up space and seek what you need to heal and grow. Even if you are feeling stuck, with kindness and self-compassion, there is a way forward. As a therapist I believe that each individual is worth being heard and having their story shared with someone who is empathetic and attuned to their needs.  I hope to help you get to the root of your concerns and empower you to overcome.  
Below are examples of concerns Clients frequently discuss:
 PTSD and Trauma
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Domestic Abuse
Family Conflict
Internal Family Systems
Lifespan Integration
Racial Identity
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Women’s Issues
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Thinking Disorders

Below are types of therapy I may use depending on the person and situation:
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Christian Counseling
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive
Dialectical (DBT)
Emotionally Focused
Family Systems
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Lifespan Integration
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Reality Therapy
Trauma Focused
Online only
My costs range from $150—$225 per session.  I can provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance company.
I received my undergraduate degree from University of Alabama and my masters in counseling from Midwestern State University.
 About Me:
My husband and I love the mountains, the water, and the diversity in the Seattle area. We have three young children, one with severe special and medical needs. My personal interests and hobbies include anything involving the outdoors, music, and decorating and fashion. I also like listening to audio books, flipping through magazines, and trying new places to eat.

I bring a unique passion and empathy to the counseling process, having survived abuse and having gone through the counseling process to find healing. I have also been the primary caretaker for my daughter with special needs and severe health issues, which has helped me understand the isolation and ongoing distress and grief that others may feel. Having walked through much suffering and having walked with others who have suffered, I can relate to feelings of grief, anxiety, distress, and discord, and how they can affect us in all areas of life including identity, spirituality, health, relationships, and more.

Benita Weems Reaches

Austin TX
Seattle WA