Our Providers

ITS staff are trained to provide a broad range of therapies for individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. Members of our staff have specialized areas and programs which are described in their individual biographies.
Our staff can help address concerns including depression, anxiety, attachment, grief, loss, gender and sexual identity, ADD/ADHD, divorce, trauma, PTSD, perinatal mental health concerns, and more.
In order to provide the best care, our providers collaborate with pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, and other referring professionals.

Are you interested in joining our team? ITS is hiring! See HERE for more information.

Jeanne Purdum, LMFT, CMHS, CMHIMP
Co-Owner of ITSNW

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Psychology - The Pennsylvania State University

Jeanne is one of the co-founders of ITS and has been providing therapy to children and families since 1997. She works from a holistic perspective to address the mind-body connection and increase systemic health. Jeanne has a special interest in addressing how overall brain function/health, nutrition, digestive health, and food allergies/sensitivities impact behaviors, moods, and ultimately mental health. In addition to traditional talk therapy, she is passionate about helping her clients develop a healthy relationship with food and create a comprehensive roadmap to applying nutritional and mental health concepts to prevent and/or treat depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD and more. She is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider and Brain Health Coach.

Certifications: PCIT Coach and Mentor, AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Child Mental Health Specialist, Certified Brain Health Coach, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP)

253-460-7248 x 105

Sarah Atchison, LMFT, CMHS, CMHIMP, Maternal Mental Health Specialist
Co-Owner of ITSNW

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy- Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Puget Sound

Sarah is the director and founder of the Bloom Program for Maternal and Infant Wellness. She has a background in working with children, adolescents, couples, and families of all ages and from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. She has worked extensively with pregnant and postpartum women, young families, and high-risk children. Sarah has a special interest in supporting those who are planning for a baby, have been trying for a while, are adjusting to new parenthood, coping with a loss or utilizing reproductive assistance.

Certifications: Maternal Mental Health Specialist, Infant Mental Health, Perinatal Loss, Infertility, Child Mental Health Specialist, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP), Gottman’s Bringing Baby Home, BLOOM

253-460-7248 x 103

Michael Nielsen, LMFT, CMHS
Co-Owner of ITSNW

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BS - Human Development, minor in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Mike frequently works with children of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. He has diverse experience working with at-risk youth, children with school related concerns, depression, anxiety, ADHD, blended families, foster children, adoption, anger management, and other disruptive behavioral issues.

Certifications: AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor, Child Mental Health Specialist

253-460-7248 x 106

Jenelle Larson, LMFT, CMHS
Co-Owner of ITSNW

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of California, Davis

Jenelle has experience counseling couples, teens, young adults, and families with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, co-parenting, self-esteem, self-harm, school concerns, and natural life transitions. She enjoys working with couples to help them build connection and communication skills in addition to support and forgiveness to work through challenges. She also enjoys helping teens navigate transitions associated with movement into adulthood.
Jenelle is a systemic therapist that uses a client-centered approach to help people identify their own strengths, work through underlying emotions, as well as build and strengthen attachments. She believes counseling is an avenue that helps her clients reconnect with their inner self. Additionally, she believes that every person possesses the strength and skill to lead a successful journey through life.

Certifications: AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor, Child Mental Health Specialist, TF-CBT, EFT trained, Gottman trained

253-460-7248 x 205

Tamra Davis, LMFT, CMHS

MS – Marriage and Family Therapy – Seattle Pacific University
BA – Psychology – Carroll College

Tamra works with individuals and families of all ages and from all backgrounds. She frequently works with concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, at-risk youth, school concerns, ADHD, anger management, and other disruptive behavioral issues.
Tamra brings diverse experience from her work at Auburn Youth Resources and Catholic Community Services, including running the crisis line.

Certifications: DBT, AAMFT approved supervisor, WA approved supervisor, Child Mental Health Specialist, CBT+

253-460-7248 x 207

Elizabeth Bergstrom, PhD, LMHC, CMHIMP, CCTP, CCTHP

PhD - Depth Psychology, emphasis in Psychotherapy - Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA - Counseling Psychology - Pacifica Graduate Institute
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

Elizabeth works with individuals and couples of all ages with concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, self-concept and identity, and personal exploration.
Elizabeth utilizes a psychodynamic approach, operating from a systems theory background and relational lens. She assesses presenting issues holistically and maintains a strength-based practice. She enjoys creating warm, collaborative spaces that encourage meaningful exploration, and productive problem solving. She has extensive experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Certifications: Washington State Approved Supervisor, Gottman Level 2 Trained, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Professional (CMHIMP), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CCTHP)

– Offering virtual (telehealth) appointments only –

253-460-7248 x 211

Shannon Armitage, LMFT

MA – Marriage and Family Therapy – Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Sociology - University of Michigan
BA - Creative Writing - University of Michigan

Shannon can help anyone with a willingness to try new things, revise an old story, and think creatively (and sometimes playfully) about serious problems. She specializes in working with perinatal mood disorders, adolescent/child family therapy, transitions into adulthood and parenthood, mood and anxiety disorders, LGBTQ+ families, grief and loss, and PTSD.
Shannon brings a wide variety of experience to ITSNW, including work in community mental health, early elementary special education, and research on the role of early childhood education on outcomes for children ages birth-5. Additionally, she draws on lessons she learns from her family, especially regarding the importance of eating and sleeping well and remembering to laugh and have fun.

Certifications: BLOOM, DBT, Pride Program, FFT

253 460-7248 x 208

Kathy Silveira, LMFT

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Sociology - University of Washington

Kathy can help teens, young adults, women, and adults from diverse backgrounds, including members of military families, the LGBTQ+ community, and a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She has experience helping her clients through life transitions, anxiety, depression, and crises including self-harm, suicidal-ideation, as well as counseling pregnant and postpartum women and families. Kathy is a PNW native from a multi-cultural, military background with experience as a student athlete. She holds a special interest in helping student athletes balance athletics and academics, handle sports performance anxiety, and cope with difficult transitions. Kathy takes a systemic, client-centered, solution-focused approach to help identify strengths and break down barriers.

Certifications: BLOOM, Pride Program, CBT, TF-CBT

253 460-7248 x 111

Jessica "Jess" Mannari, LMFT

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Psychology - Seattle Pacific University

Jess has experience in community mental health and private practice working with diverse backgrounds and concerns. She can help couples, families, teens, and young adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual trauma, grief, and life transitions. She enjoys working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Jess takes a collaborative approach with her clients, working as a team to manage and overcome challenges.

Certifications: BLOOM, Pride Program, CBT, TF-CBT

253-460-7248 x 114

Andrea Rosenkranz, LMHC, CMHS

Psy.D - Doctorate of Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Resilience Training and C-PTSD - California Southern University
MA - Psychology - Argosy University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

Andrea has experience working with teens, young adults, and adults from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with diverse concerns. She enjoys helping her clients overcome anxiety, depression, complex trauma, anger, and grief as well as build self-esteem, manage life transitions, establish self-concept and identity, and challenge/change unhelpful beliefs and behaviors. She brings experience in Community Mental Health and her work with military families to her work at ITS.
Andrea takes a client-centered approach and uses a solution-focused perspective to help her clients identify strengths, break down barriers, and identify and process underlying emotions.

Certifications: Child Mental Health Specialist, WA Approved Supervisor, CBT+

– Offering virtual (telehealth) appointments only –

253-460-7248 x 226

Mariette Guidry, LMFT

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Sociology - University of Washington

Mariette has experience working with children, teens and adults. She can help individuals working through anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, life transitions, low self-esteem, or school and social issues, and she is excited about the prospect of engaging her clients in the process of positive change. She enjoys helping individuals and families resolve emotional and relational issues.

253-460-7248 X 202

Kirstin Han, LMFT

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Psychology - Seattle University

Kirstin has experience working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and life stories, and can help adults, couples, and teens. She holds special interest in serving LGBTQIA+ folx by creating a safe space to process and heal trauma, as well as helping immigrant communities in addressing cross-cultural dynamics and communication. She particularly enjoys working with individuals who are seeking support, guidance, and/or positive life changes through self-empowerment and confidence building, as well as those seeking support throughout the perinatal period. Kirstin takes a bespoke approach to therapy by creating individualized experiences of healing, including a holistic focus on mind, body, and soul in addition to mental wellness.

Certifications: BLOOM, Pride Program, TF-CBT

– Offering virtual (telehealth) appointments only –

253 460-7248 x 203

Holly Harden, LMFT

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Social Welfare - University of Washington

Holly brings a diverse background and extensive experience to her work with couples, families, children, teens, and adults. She holds a special interest in working with child development, family relationships, parenting, anxiety, depression, religion/spirituality, and attachment. She has unique perspectives gained from her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, social worker, Family Resources Coordinator, and Family Advocate. She takes a systemic approach and enjoys working with multiple people in the room, whether that is a child with their parents, couples, or a large family system.

Certifications: BLOOM, TF-CBT

253 460-7248 x 221

Jaime Bliss, LMFT

MA – Marriage and Family Therapy – Pacific Lutheran University
BA – Psychology – University of Washington

Jaime uses a client-centered, systemic approach with individuals, couples, and families. She brings 15 years of experience in community mental health to her work at ITS. She has had additional training in alcohol/substance abuse, and is especially interested in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Jaime helps her clients evaluate problem behavior within the context of the family and social environment to allow for better solutions, healing, and support to sustain long-term wellness.
Certifications: CBT+

253 460-7248 x TBD

Susie Flack, LMHC

MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Antioch University
BA - Psychology - University of Virginia

Susie uses a strength-based lens in addition to CBT and motivational interviewing to help her patients and their families navigate challenging emotional and behavioral struggles. She is particularly passionate about helping youth and young adults identify their own strengths and develop skills for addressing difficult times and emotions. Her goal is to help her clients cultivate healthy coping mechanisms to use as they face different milestones and challenges. Susie focuses on supporting youth and families make desired behavioral changes in order to improve family functioning.

Certifications: CBT Trauma +

Christi Carlton, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Psychology - Washington State University

Christi works with individuals, couples and families, including children and adults, to help with concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, blended families, abuse, trauma, and grief. She has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, addressing women’s issues, as well as navigating sex and intimacy concerns.

Certifications: TF-CBT

– Offering virtual (telehealth) appointments only –

253-460-7248 x 227

Haley Ross, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

Haley likes working with anyone who is interested in digging into the processes, emotions, and stories beneath the surface that often drive our behaviors. She is particularly interested in assisting couples with navigating the inevitable challenges of nourishing a deep relationship. Haley takes a Narrative approach with her clients, in addition to applying her personal experience from ten years in the Personal Services industry.

253-460-7248 x 224

Angharad Hollingworth, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Gender and Women's Studies - Knox University

Angharad works with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds. She has a particular interest in working with the LGBTQ+ community, especially youth, parents, and couples trying to conceive. Prior to joining ITS, Angharad spent five years as a birth, fertility, and parenthood doula. She uses emotionally-focused and intuitive-based approaches with her clients.

Certifications: BLOOM

253-460-7248 x 232

Jami Brandt, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington, Tacoma

Jami enjoys helping individuals and couples of all ages. She is especially passionate about helping children and adolescents with ADHD as well as navigating their futures. She brings her experiences with her family to her work with clients to help them address their concerns with compassion and creativity.

253-460-7248 x 119

Kat VanTassel, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Sociology and Anthropology - University of Puget Sound

Kat enjoys working with adolescents, couples, and individual adults, to help address concerns including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, workplace stress, identity development, and grief/loss. She enjoys working with couples to help repair conflicts, rebuild trust and intimacy, and increase communication skills. She approaches therapy with a warm and collaborative manner and draws from an emotionally focused (EFT) approach.

Certifications: Completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, BLOOM

253-460-7248 x 201

Trinity Songha, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Interdisciplinary Program, emphasis on Psychology - The Evergreen State College

Trinity works with individuals, couples and families from all different ages and backgrounds. She can help clients address a variety of issues/concerns including: Anxiety, depression, self-worth, relationship challenges, communication, self-exploration/identity, cross-cultural dynamics, and mind-body connection. As a systems trained therapist with many years of experience in the field of healing arts, Trinity is able to help clients work through their issues of concern from a holistic lens.
Trinity approaches therapy from a humanistic principle with the belief that all human beings have the innate ability to actualize their full potential. Therefore, as a therapist, she is passionate in creating a safe and collaborative space for her clients to overcome barriers that are in the way, to connect to their true self and their innate abilities and resources for healing.
BLOOM

253-460-7248 x 159

Karina Kemmerer, LMFTA

MA – Counseling Psychology – St. Martin’s University
BS – Psychology – Eastern Oregon University

Karina works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and teens using a systemic, strength-based, and solution-focused approach. She incorporates play therapy, art therapy, and psychodrama to help her patients express themselves. She enjoys helping the LGBTQ+ community and addressing concerns including trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Karina’s experiences have provided her a unique perspective which allows her to work well with military families and blended families. She emphasizes creating a safe, non-judgmental space to empower her clients.

253-460-7248 x TBD

Julia Taylor, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - Central Washington University

Julia Taylor, LMFTA
MA – Marriage and Family Therapy – Pacific Lutheran University
BA – Psychology – Central Washington University
Julia takes an experiential approach to help her clients cope with concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and the search for purpose. She works with individuals, couples, and families. Julia believes that true and genuine expression of emotion can greatly impact our lives, and she uses this to help her clients navigate roadblocks in life and generate self-empowerment.

253-460-7248 x TBD

Dawn Williams, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

After a 31-year marketing career with a global humanitarian organization, Dawn is excited about her second act as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about working with couples, women, and those in BIPOC communities. As a Solution Focused therapist, her approach is with love and a persistent belief in the resourcefulness of her clients. She works together with her clients to expand their vision of who they are and what they are capable of accomplishing toward the outcome they want.

Certifications: BLOOM

Karin Reese, LMHCA

MA - Counseling and Human Services - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
BS - Psychology - University of Alaska

Karin uses a solution-focused approach with influences of motivational interviewing and CBT to help her clients with concerns including life transitions, stress management, spirituality, anxiety, grief, loss, self-worth, and end-of-life care. She brings her experience as a wellbeing coach and living overseas to her clients. She is passionate about helping individuals of any age.

Nicole Stack, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Illinois, Springfield

Nicole draws on influences from Internal Family Systems, Gottman, Enneagram, and Attachment to help her clients through a relational lens. She can help children, adults, and families with concerns including trauma, grief, illness, and attachment issues. She brings previous therapy experience and her work with oncology patients to inform her perspective.

Katie Roberts, LMFTA

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BS - Psychology - Seattle Pacific University

Katie takes a collaborative, client-centered, solution-focused approach to her work with clients. She works with teens, adults, and couples. She can help with depression including self-injury and suicidal ideation, relationships, spirituality, self-esteem, and communication.

253-460-7248 x 209

Ahlia Kim, LMFTA

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
MA Candidate - Theology - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Biblical Studies - Grand Canyon University

Ahlia uses a collaborative approach to work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. She utilizes a variety of models, including Narrative therapy, and integrates respect, compassion, and transparency into her relationship with her clients. She holds a special interest in working with people who desire to integrate their spirituality, faith practices, or personal beliefs into the therapeutic process. This includes addressing concerns including spiritual abuse, trauma, or disaffiliation from a religious community.

253-460-7248 x 204

McKinsey McMahon, LMHCA

MEd - Counseling - University of Puget Sound
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

McKinsey brings experience from her work at Pierce County Juvenile Court’s “Diversion” program, the Tacoma Boys and Girls Club, and as a preschool teacher’s assistant and childcare teacher to her work with clients. She utilizes Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy in her approach. She is passionate about helping her clients discover and achieve autonomy, wholeness, awareness, balance, personal responsibility, and power/control in their lives with the ultimate goal of improving her clients’ sense of health and wellness.

Kailee "Kay" Akers, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - Psychology - Pacific Lutheran University

Kailee’s passion includes working with all ages and backgrounds. She holds a special interest in anxiety, depression, attachment, life transitions, and trauma. Kailee utilizes a mostly systemic Bowenian approach to working with clients. She also incorporates aspects of cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques. She looks forward to teaching her clients mindfulness techniques in an effort help promote holistic healing. Kailee is open to seeing all clients, with particular interest in working with couples and teenagers.

Certifications: BLOOM

253-460-7248 x 220

Kristina Betz, LMFTA

MA - Couples and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BS - Psychology - Seattle University

Kristina uses a combined approach of narrative, person-centered, and Bowenian family therapy while working with clients. She is passionate about helping her clients live meaningful and authentic lives while cultivating flexibility and compassion for oneself. Kristina is dedicated to working with adult relationships of any kind. She hopes to help her clients rediscover not only themselves, but their relationships through promoting awareness, balance, personal responsibility, and systemic care practices. Kristina has a specific interest in helping clients navigate trauma, communication and connection, grief, affairs, and life transitions together. Through working collaboratively with her clients, she strives to foster an empathetic and non-judgmental atmosphere that promotes client wellbeing.

Certifications: Gottman Referral Network, Gottman Affairs and Trauma Trained, Gottman Couples Level 3 Trained, and Gottman Addiction Trained, BLOOM

Regan Rodriguez, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Psychology and Human Development - Washington State University

Regan works with individuals, couples, and families by utilizing a humanistic, systemic perspective with elements of solution-focused therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She encourages change by providing alternate perspectives and creating collaborative plans to help her clients achieve their goals, while respecting their unique belief and value systems. Regan brings her experience from her work as a Registered Behavior Technician, Applied Behavior Analysis therapist, and crisis counseling to her clients at ITS.

Certifications: BLOOM

Claire Kilbourne, LMFTA

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington, Tacoma

As a systemic therapist, Claire believes that people are shaped by their experiences and the people they’ve encountered along the way. She works from a place of non-judgement and celebrates body positivity, 2SLGBTQ+, and neurodiversity. She tends to use interventions from various theories, and will do her best to shape sessions so that they best fit her clients and their needs. Theories she currently utilizes include solution focused, person centered, and narrative. She prefers to work along with her client to help find the best path forward, giving her clients full control of their time in session. She looks forward to holding space for her clients as they become unstuck from patterns that no longer serve them.

Laura Walker, DNP, PMHNP-BC

DNP - Nursing Practice - Seattle University
BS - Psychology - Central Washington University, BS - Nursing - Seattle University

Laura uses a client-centered approach to provide integrative care combining modern medicine, comprehensive lab testing, nutrition, sleep cycle optimization, supplementation, exercise and more. She is able to provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and brief psychotherapy. She works with individuals over the age of 6. Laura brings her experience from inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential eating disorder programs, public health, and outpatient mental health to her work to provide thorough and comprehensive care to her clients.

Certifications: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified

Ciara Field, MS Candidate

MS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - Psychology - Seattle University

Ciara can help individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. She utilizes a systemic, collaborative, bio-psycho-social approach informed by Solution-Focused, Emotion-Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy models. She holds a particular interest in helping clients navigate concerns such as trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, communication, and intimacy. Ciara brings her prior experience as a student therapist and early childhood educator to her work with her clients.

Holly Bonnardel, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Psychology - Washington State University

Holly brings her experience in the service industry to her work with clients. She enjoys working with couples and dyads, as well as individual adults. She has worked and lived around the world, and she uses this experience to inform how she interacts with clients from all walks of life.
She believes therapy can be a valuable tool in terms of navigating relationships, conflicts, and challenging family or couple patterns. She believes relationships are the basis of everything, so she works with individuals, couples, and families to better their well-being by improving those connections.
She practices from a non-pathologizing perspective and fuses her clients’ context, experiences, and core values with her emotion-focused lens to help her clients see current unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. She shares what she is observing authentically with direct communication and works to help her clients express and integrate new perspectives and emotions in a healthy way.

Certifications: BLOOM

Hayley Farkas, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Communication - Washington State University

Hayley is interested in working with individuals, couples and families, especially those going through major life transitions. She uses a systemic perspective with elements of Emotionally-Focused and Solution-Focused Therapy to help her clients achieve their goals. She brings her work as a paraeducator in the Title I reading program to her interactions with clients.

Certifications: BLOOM

Anne Eugenio, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - English Teaching -

When painful patterns and cycles repeat, it is very difficult to imagine a new path forward and hope can be fleeting. Anne loves to help individuals and couples become unstuck and move forward while centering each family’s goals and values. Anne works from a humanistic lens which means she believes in the intellectual and creative power of the individual. She practices Emotion Focused Therapy which sees attachment and emotional connection as essential for well-being.

Amy Schuler, MEd Candidate

MEd Candidate - Clinical Mental Health Counseling - University of Puget Sound
BA - Psychology - Washington State University

Amy takes a person-centered and existential approach. She aims to help her clients achieve meaning and develop strength my emphasizing the maxim “everything happens for a reason.” She is able to help her clients address concerns including anxiety and depression as well as overcoming sexual assault. She brings experience from her work advocating and fundraising with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to her interactions with clients.

Belinda Peterson, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

Belinda utilizes emotion-focused and solution-focused lenses with elements of narrative therapy. She emphasizes the importance of relationships with the self and others and believes that healing ourselves and our intimate relationships can pave the way to living the most fulfilled lives and contributing the greatest good to our communities and the world around us. Belinda aims to tailor therapy to support each client in their own unique needs while creating an environment where clients feel supported, respected, safe, and empowered.

Madeline Miranda Garcia, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - Pacific Lutheran University

Madeline works from a systemic perspective using the approach of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential Family Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She is committed to encouraging change, promoting healthy relationships, and emotional well-being. She is passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and relational dynamics without fear of judgment. Her education and past work experiences equip her with the essential tools to navigate complex dynamics, foster open communication, and empower clients to overcome challenges. Her goal is to provide a collaborative and nonjudgmental environment where clients can work towards their goals, discover their inner strengths, and find solutions to their challenges. She looks forward to the privilege of being part of her clients’ therapeutic journey.

Kaitlyn Kelley, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Industrial and Organizational Psychology - California State University, East Bay

Kaitlyn’s client-centered approach to therapy incorporates a systemic point of view, recognizing that individuals are part of multiple systems including family, community, and culture, and that these systems can have a profound impact on a person’s well-being. She aims to use her previous experience to provide individuals, couples, and family with a unique approach that is tailored to fit their needs and preferences.

Simran Uppal, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Couples and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BS - Psychology - University of Oregon
BS - Sociology - University of Oregon

Simran can help children, teens, couples, families from diverse backgrounds, and people of color. She creates a collaborative environment and therapeutic relationship with her clients in order to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can grow and improve their sense of self. Simran can help clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, self esteem eating disorders, and women’s issues.

Mekenzie Madokoro, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Couples and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BS - Psychology - Seattle University

Mekenzie works with individuals, couples, and families from all backgrounds, with a special interest in working with BIPOC communities. She can help her clients with concerns including life transitions, self-identity, self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and more. She is passionate about helping clients discover their authentic self while going through times of transition in life or trouble in relationships. She is passionate about empowering her clients and helping them create the narrative they want to create. Mekenzie aims to build a collaborative environment that gives clients the space to achieve their goals through a compassionate and curious lens.

Jessica Hovland, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Couples and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - Psychology, Minor in Sociology - Gonzaga University

In therapy Jessica helps her clients discover their innate strength, recognize their voice, and identify opportunities for growth in an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, and positive regard. She utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered approach, and customizes the experience to fit each client’s needs. Jessica can help with concerns including anxiety, depression, couples’ conflict, stress management, life adjustments and transitions, low self-esteem/confidence, and Women’s issues. She aims to create a space where her clients can be their most authentic, genuine selves and feel seen and heard.

Coleman Frostad, LMFT

PRIDE PROGRAM MANAGER AND CASE CONSULTANT
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington

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MA - Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Child and Family Therapy - St. Martin’s University
JD - University of San Diego
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