Jeanne Purdum, LMFT, CMHS, Co-Owner of ITSNWMS - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Psychology - 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 special interest in addressing how nutrition, digestive health, and food allergies/sensitivities impact behaviors, moods, and ultimately mental health.
Certifications: AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor, PCIT Coach and Mentor, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Child Mental Health Specialist
Sarah Atchison, LMFT, CMHS, Co-owner of ITSNW
MA - Marriage and Family Therapy- Pacific Lutheran University
Maternal Mental Health Specialist
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.
Specialties: Maternal Mental Health, Infant Mental Health, Perinatal Loss, Infertility, Child Mental Health Specialist, BLOOM
Michael Nielsen, LMFT, CMHS, Co-Owner of ITSNWMS - 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
Jenelle Larson, LMFT, CMHS Co-Owner of ITSNWMA - 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 thorugh challenges. She also enjoys helping teens anvigate 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
Tamra Davis, LMFT, CMHSMS – 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: CBT+, DBT, AAMFT approved supervisor, WA approved supervisor, Child Mental Health Specialist
Elizabeth Bergstrom, PhD, LMHCPhD - 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
Shannon Armitage, LMFTMA – 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: DBT, FFT, BLOOM
Kathy Silveira, LMFTMA - 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: CBT, TF-CBT, BLOOM
Coleman Frostad, LMFTMA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington
Coleman works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds with a variety of concerns. His specialty is working with members and families in the LGBTQ+ community with concerns around gender, sexuality, anxiety, depression, substance use, and major life changes. His approach is systemic and utilizes an experiential perspective, allowing him to create a holistic view that incorporates cognitive therapy and EFT with mind, body, and spirit.
Coleman is the director and founder of the Pride Program at ITSNW (beginning January 2020) and is deeply passionate about helping LGBTQ+ teens navigate building acceptance, and with concerns around gender, sexuality, anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and major life changes.
Certifications: Pride Program
Jessica "Jess" Bennett, LMFTMA - 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: CBT, TF-CBT, BLOOM
Christina Jarchow, LICSWMSW - Social Work - Wichita State University
BSW - Social Work - Wichita State University
Christina is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with experience working with several different populations with diverse backgrounds in a variety of counseling settings, including community health and substance use. She has experience working in foster care, with school systems, and with high risk youth. She most enjoys working with the younger population (ages 4 and up) with concerns including challenging behaviors and trauma in addition to anxiety, ADHD, ODD, depression, social issues, and parenting issues.
Christina provides a systemic approach and utilizes a holistic perspective to treatment that focuses on body, mind, and spirit to help treat the whole individual.
Certifications: CBT+, TF-CBT, PCIT
Andrea Rosenkranz, LMHC, CMHSDoctoral Candidate - Psychology - California Southern University
MA - Psychology - Argosy University
BA - Psychology - University of WA
Andrea is a doctoral candidate with 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 NW.
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+, DBT
Kaitlin Williams, LMHCMA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Antioch University, New England
BA - Psychology - The Evergreen State College
Kaitlin can help individuals, couples, and families who are ready to collaborate on uncovering unconscious ways of thinking, believing, and behaving that keep them stuck out of alignment with their authentic selves. She has experience working with issues including substance use, self harm, and severe mental illness. She enjoys helping her clients with concerns such as life transitions, grief and loss, trauma and healing, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ concerns, relationship issues, codependency, career counseling, and self-esteem.
Certifications: Motivational Interviewing, DBT
Amber Smith, LMFTMA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - History - Liberty University
Amber is a Marriage and Family Therapist with over eight years of experience working with families and individuals ages 6 and up. She can help her clients with concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, developmental work. She has a special interest and background in helping first responders and their families.
Amber uses a variety of approaches including solution-focused, narrative, experiential, cognitive behavioral, and others. She tailors her therapeutic orientation to best fit her client’s needs.
Erin Manning, LMFTMA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Arizona
Erin’s passion is working with children, teens, and young adults with concerns such as anxiety, PTSD, behavioral issues, depression, school related concerns, foster care or adoption complications, blended families, coping with divorce, and children with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder. She brings a unique perspective from her two years of experience as a visitation supervisor for children in foster care in addition to her work in an outpatient community mental health facility focusing on children with developmental concerns or complex medical conditions.
Certifications: CBT, TF-CBT
Mariette Guidry, LMFTMS - 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
Patrick Barry, LMFTADoctoral Candidate – Marriage and Family Therapy – Liberty University
MA – Marriage and Family Therapy – Seattle University, School of Theology
BS - Political Science - Oregon State University
Patrick enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. He can help his clients with family and marriage counseling in addition to parenting, military-related concerns, spirituality, trauma, PTSD, abuse, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anger management, phobias, substance use, anxiety, behavioral issues, borderline personality, chronic impulsivity, chronic relapse, depression, suicidal ideation, and internet addictions. His military experience and extensive study in Bowen Family Systems gives Patrick a unique perspective from which to help his clients.
Patrick utilizes a systemic oriented perspective while valuing empowerment to work collaboratively toward achieving client goals.
Certifications: PCIT (in progress)
Kirstin Han, LMFTAMA - 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 immigrant communities and addressing cross-cultural dynamics. She particularly enjoys working with women and couples who are seeking support, guidance, and/or positive life changes, as well as those seeking support through pregnancy. Kirstin takes a holistic approach to therapy, including focus on mind, body, and soul in addition to mental wellness.
Certifications: TF-CBT, BLOOM
Holly Harden, LMFTAMA - 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.
Kelsey Wheat, LMFTAMA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - Western Washington University
Kelsey enjoys working with blended families, children, and adolescents. She brings experience from her work at an inpatient facility as a pediatric mental health specialist to her clients at ITS, allowing her a unique approach especially for children with serious concerns. She prefers to include all members of a family in her counseling approach to help her clients navigate family dynamics.
Sarah Becker, LMFTAMA - Pacific Lutheran University - Marriage and Family Therapy
BA - Psychology - Linfield College
Sarah is a systems-trained therapist who incorporates solution-focused and narrative approaches to her work with clients. She enjoys working with children, teens, and adults as individuals or families with concerns including anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. She has experience working with autism and in special education. She believes that her clients hold the key to their success, and she is a guide to help them reach their goals.
Emily Stephens, LMHCAMA - Mental Health Counseling - St. Martin's University
BA - Geology - Carleton College
Emily enjoys working with teens and adults, and has a special interest in working with people during pregnancy and postpartum. She facilitated a postpartum support group for over five years before joining ITS, and has also worked as an advocate with survivors of sexual assault. She employs a Narrative and Family Systems approach with her clients, including listening to client stories through a lens of context and the systems of which they are a part. Emily uses her open-mindedness and anti-oppressive values to help guide her work with clients.
Allie Peyton, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - History - Millsaps College
BA - Political Science - Millsaps College
Allie is interested in working with teens and adults struggling with body image or eating disorders, in addition to trauma, attachment, nutrition, physical health in relation to mental well-being, and female empowerment.
Allie personally finds joy in living life full of new experiences, love, and justice. She finds she is her best self when she is honoring her body and mind through nutrition, movement, community, and alone time to restore.
Alicia Elliot, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Marriage and Family Studies - Brigham Young University, Idaho
Alicia enjoys helping anyone, individuals, couples, and/or families, with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and family relationships. She has experience working with youth of all ages.
Certifications: TF-CBT, Gottman Trained, BLOOM
Ashley Kortman, MS CandidateMS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Theatre - Grand Canyon University
Ashley works with everyone, especially teens, adults, couples and families with a wide range of concerns in various stages of life. She is particularly interested in helping her clients work through concerns including anxiety, family relationships, depression, spirituality/religion, and self-image. She uses her experience from her education to access emotional vulnerability, including the use of art and theater to express oneself and promote healing.
Christi Carlton, MA CandidateMA Candidate - 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.
Julia Robison, MS CandidateMS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Psychology - Point Loma Nazarene University
Julia can assist anyone with their concerns, especially pre-teens, teens, and adults. She particularly enjoys working with clients to overcome anxiety and depression.253-460-7248 x 220
Terri Cole, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BM - Music - University of Southern California
Terri is a family systems therapist who works with clients in areas including anxiety, depression, intimacy, communication, grief, divorce, life transitions, trauma, and PTSD. She sees individuals, couples, and families. Terri holds a special interest in working with mood disorders, attachment concerns, parenting skills, DBT, mindfulness, and the LGBTQ+ population.
Jenna Evans, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Counseling Psychology - Yorkville University
BA - Exercise Science - University of Kentucky
Jenna is able to help clients of all ages. She works collaboratively with her clients to reach their desired potential for well-being and other mental health concerns. She is able to help with depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and more. She has a passion for helping adolescents manage their mental health in addition to helping athletes with mental preparation and goals. Jenna incorporates CBT and solution-focused approaches into her treatment method.253-460-7248 x 218
Dawn Williams, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington, Tacoma
AA - Psychology - Tacoma Community College
After a 31-year 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 to strengthen their emotional and physical bonds through loving and effective communication strategies and techniques. She also enjoys working with families, adolescents, and children with a particular interest in helping people of color. Dawn is excited about learning, growing, and living her purpose, in addition to serving her community.253-460-7248 x 210
Stephanie Brownell, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Child and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - Philosophy - University of Iowa
BA - Communications - University of Iowa
Stephanie is trained to work with children, adults, and couples of all backgrounds. She uses a collaborative approach to support her clients with concerns such as grief, anxiety, and depression, as well as various transitions that life can present. She is particularly interested in helping clients with trauma, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and families experiencing divorce.253-460-7248 x 223
Kelci Schaeffer, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - Seattle University
Kelci works with individuals, couples, and families. She particularly enjoys adolescents and adults, and she has a special interest in sex therapy with the goal of becoming a certified sex therapist. She can help her clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and sexual concerns. Kelci uses CBT and solution-focused approaches to help her clients.
Jenée O'Brien, MS CandidateMS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Psychology - University of Oregon
Jenée brings ten years of experience as a spiritual guidance counselor for single women and young married couples to her work at ITS. She enjoys helping people find new ways of looking at their life, as she is passionate about health, self-care, and spiritual development. Jenée takes a postmodern approach to client care, indicating that the client and therapist can work collaboratively for the greater health and well-being of the client. She aims to create a loving and non-judgmental atmosphere to support her clients’ growth.253-460-7248 ext. 222
Angharad Hollingworth, MA CandidateMA Candidate - 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.253-460-7248 ext. 232
Haley Ross, MA CandidateMA Candidate - 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 ext. 224
Jacqueline "Jacqui" Parkes, LMFT, LMHC, CMHS, Co-Founder of ITSNWRETIRED
MA - Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Child and Family Therapy - St. Martin’s University
JD - University of San Diego