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

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Kathy Augsback, LMFT

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

Kathy is a marriage and family therapist and typically works with older teens, women and their families. She has experience helping her clients through life transitions, boundary making, and navigating through family conflict. She also has additional training in supporting women and their families through the perinatal period.
Kathy has a special interest in and is dedicated to fostering well-being within the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Drawing from her own heritage, she is committed to breaking the stigma surrounding mental healthcare. With a passion for dismantling toxic cycles, she brings understanding and support to empower individuals and families in their mental health journey.

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

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

Haley Ross, LMFT

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

Haley enjoys helping folks through many of life’s challenges including grief, anxiety and shifting roles in life. She approaches therapy through a narrative lens, which takes into account how the way that we story the things that have happened informs how we operate in the present day. Haley specializes in working with folks who identify as highly sensitive as well as intellectualizers who need support sinking into the feeling side of things.

253-460-7248 x 224

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

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, Pride Program

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.

Ahlia Kim, LMFTA

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

Ahlia uses a collaborative approach to work with individuals, couples, and families. She holds a special interest in walking alongside anyone within the infertility and pregnancy loss communities. Ahlia is also passionate about caring for clients experiencing any form of grief or loss. Ahlia uses a mix of Narrative therapy, DBT (and sometimes humor) to foster self-compassion, resilience and hope for the future.

Certifications: BLOOM

– Offering virtual (telehealth) appointments only –

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: Certified Autism-Informed Professional (ASDI), 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.

Certifications: Gottman Couples Level 1 Trained

Hayley Farkas, LMFTA

MA - 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

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 enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples and utilizes a systemic and narrative lens. Jessica can help with concerns including anxiety, depression, couples’ conflict, stress management, life adjustments and transitions, low self-esteem/confidence, grief/loss, and Women’s issues. She approaches therapy in a non-pathologizing and compassionate manner to create a space where her clients can express genuine emotion and be their most authentic selves in their journey to healing and wholeness.

Vernadette Lapena, MS Candidate

MS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BS - Strategic Communication, Minor in Public Affairs

Vernadette enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, with a special interest in working with sexual addictions, trauma, sexual identity, and members of the military community. Her approach to therapy is focused on building a foundation of empathy, compassion, and connection to establish a holistic approach to finding one’s authentic self, whether an individual is improving the relationship with themselves, their relationship with their partner(s), or restructuring growth with their family. Vernadette’s philosophy is shame-free, open to collaboration, and allows clients to express their unique selves.

Alicia Barrett, MA Candidate

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

Alicia enjoys working with individuals and couples, with a special interest in working with women. She uses a combination of CBT and EFT with her mindfulness-based approach to help her clients achieve their goals. Alicia approaches her work from a holistic standpoint, drawing on a foundation in mind-body practices. She holds the belief that within each of us lies the strength and inner wisdom needed to address and overcome the challenges hindering the realization of our true potential. Working with individuals and couples, Alicia employs empathy and a nonjudgmental approach, collaborating with clients to unravel the thoughts, behaviors, and patterns that underlie the focal points of their therapeutic journey. Guided by the mantra “No Mud, No Lotus,” Alicia underscores the transformative potential within adversity. Just as the lotus flower blooms in the muddiest waters, she believes in our capacity to reach full potential, even amid life’s hardships. Utilizing a mindfulness-based approach, Alicia fosters a profound awareness of the cycles and patterns in one’s life without judgment, empowering individuals to navigate toward positive change.

Alison Bekker, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BS - Business Administration - Central Washington University

As a therapist, Alison works with clients to understand their challenges and unique needs to determine the best approach when working together. She has training in a variety of modalities proven to be effective for working with individuals, couples and families and uses humanistic values Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to guide her work. Alisons ideal clients are those who have the desire and willingness to learn and grow, and her areas of interest include perinatal wellness, couples transitioning into parenthood, relationship issues, and grief.

Hasti Vahdat, MA Candidate

MA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BA - Social Science - Tehran University

Hasti enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. She believes each person has a unique story and feels honored to play a role in their journey. Her areas of interest include working with adolescents, young adults, and couples facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, attachment issues, feelings of stagnation, decision-making, adjustment difficulties, and relational problems. Hasti’s therapeutic approach is systematic, collaborative, client-centered, and strength-based. She firmly believes in the inherent strength and wisdom each individual possesses to navigate their own journey and her role as a therapist is to help clients tap into this inner resilience, empowering them to make choices that foster peace, meaning, and personal growth. She integrates a diverse array of theories and methods, including solution-focused, narrative, and psychodynamic approaches, to meet the unique needs and aspirations of each client.

Jessica Monroy, M.Ed Candidate

M.Ed Candidate - Mental Health Counseling -University of Puget Sound
BA- Psychology - University Of Washington

In therapy, Jessica uses a combination of integrative therapies, person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), & strength-based approaches to meet her clients where they are, and to guide them in their healing journey. She enjoys working with adolescents to older adults, with a special interest in clients that speak Spanish and clients who connect to Latino culture.

Trinity Carpenter, M.Ed Candidate

M.Ed Candidate - Mental Health Counseling -University of Puget Sound
BA - Psychology - University of Idaho

Trinity’s goal as a counselor is to provide a safe space for individuals to feel heard, empowered, and appreciated. Through a positive therapeutic relationship, she hopes to guide clients towards self-awareness that allows them to develop solutions to their problems. Her therapeutic approaches include strength-based approach’s, person-centered therapy, feminist therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy. Her philosophy aligns most with the non-judgmental nature of these theories as well as the egalitarian view of the client-counselor relationship.

Grace Cannon, MS Candidate

MS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington.

As a therapist, Grace integrates different modalities curated towards each individual client’s needs, with experience in Narrative Therapy, CBT, person-centered, and strength-based approaches. She enjoys working with young-children, individuals and families and those looking to establish boundaries within their families and for themselves. Grace finds it most rewarding when clients come back to session and demonstrate decreased anxiety and increased confidence in their relationships.

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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