Bina Benight

Bina Benight (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC

Supervisor: Alia Zelder, PsyD

I am passionate about building therapeutic relationships rooted in humor, warmth, & curiosity.

Client Status




1906 SW Madison St

Portland , 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $50-$110

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I have experience working with various issues, including but not limited to: anxiety and depression, school stress, identity explorations, life transitions, postpartum depression, grief & loss, and substance use. I feel passionate about meeting people where they're at! I am here to support exploration, growth work, and the development of new coping strategies.

My Background and Approach

I practice from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, which is rooted in acceptance and mindfulness. "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rogers

Social Justice Issues I Care About

Social justice is an integral part of the counseling field and, as a counselor, I seek to bring justice work into my practice. I view my role as an ally as integral to my person, not limited to my counselor position. I hold advocacy, equity, respect, unconditional positive regard, humility, and curiosity as the foundation of my practice and understanding of others. I do not discriminate based on race, class, religion, body-type, sexual-orientation, gender-identity, relationship-style, ability-status, or any other identities. I welcome you to come as you are and find a safe space for exploration. If you have any questions about any of these elements, I welcome a call or an email. I am passionate about providing accessible, equitable care and do offer a sliding scale.

Techniques I Use


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    Self-acceptance and mindfulness are key tenants of acceptance and commitment therapy. Once we accept ourselves as we are, and how hard our bodies and mind are working to protect us, then we can gently acknowledge and release coping strategies that are no longer serving us.

Issues I Treat


  • Personal Growth External link

    I have experience working with students and adults processing identity exploration, life transitions, grief and loss, body image, depression, and anxiety.

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