Eli Hastings

LMFT, MA

I am a queer/sex/kink positive and anti-racist therapist and human interested in the wounds and gifts of all T/traumas.

Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

Contributor to Mercy Corps
  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Over the years my clientele has tended more and more to be people who are dealing with traumatic experiences, whatever that may mean for them. Trauma for me is about an experience that ranges from distressing to devastating and encodes negative beliefs in us, which often then lead to all of the diagnostic "problems" that mental health counselors see. I believe in exploration and collaboration as well as the right tools when the time comes.

My Background and Approach

I was an author, activist and teacher before I was a therapist, but the service of those who suffer from trauma has always been my main focus, from domestic violence advocacy to creative nonfiction classroom. The synthesis of my passions for social justice (by which I mean anti-racism, LGBTQI allyship, sex positivity, kink positivity, gender celebration, etc.), storytelling and the possibilities that lay dormant in our traumas has manifested in this career. I find myself primarily working with women who have suffered sexual assault and abuse, but I also work with first responders, activists on the frontlines of the opposition to fascism, immigrants and refugees, and I feel humbled by all. I went to Antioch University Seattle, interned at a youth services center, worked for a trauma-informed poetry program in juvenile detention, trained in EMDR, trained in IFS, and continue to devour education on trauma especially as it relates to justice.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hope that much of the above illustrates my personal beliefs well. Additionally you can read more at my personal website or my therapy website. Currently I volunteer my time doing psychological evaluations for asylum seekers through Refugees Northwest, work with a crew of amazing multi-racial, multi-class, multigenerational people in an anti-gentrification restaurant / venue building project, and am in the midst of a certificate program for Complex Trauma and Healing. www.changingstoriescounseling.com and www.elihastings.com

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Premera Blue Cross
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $90 - 150/session

Info

2063698960 Email Eli
5414 S Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98118

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