Jacqueline "Jacqui" Parkes, LMFT, LMHC, Co-Owner of ITSNWMA - Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Child and Family Therapy - St. Martin’s University
JD - University of San Diego
Jacqui can help children and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting education, as well as children struggling with their parents’ divorce. She has extensive experience as a marriage and family therapist/mental health counselor, and is a child mental health specialist. She previously worked as an attorney for 15 years prior to her career as a therapist. Jacqui spends her time outside the office as a master gardener and animal enthusiast.
Certifications: Child Mental Health Specialist, TF-CBT, PCIT
Jeanne Purdum, LMFT, 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 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
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, 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, TF-CBT, EFT trained, Gottman trained
Tamra Davis, LMFTMS – 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
Shannon Armitage, LMFTMA – Marriage and Family Therapy – Pacific Lutheran University
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.
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
Mariette Guidry, LMFTAMS - 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
Danielle Gonzales, LMFTA, Certified Play TherapistMA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Antioch University
BS - Psychology - University of Phoenix
Danielle specializes in about working with children and parents utilizing play therapy. She is also passionate about working with young adult and adult women. She helps children, parents, and families navigate life transitions, behavioral/emotional challenges, strengthening relationships and communication, trauma recovery, improving self-esteem and peer/social relationships. She enjoys helping women overcome relationship traumas and recover from abusive relationships in addition to improving relationships, identifying and setting boundaries, increasing self-esteem, finding empowerment, managing emotions, and finding their voice.
Danielle believes that a safe and accepting therapeutic relationship is essential when processing difficult experiences and in rediscovering the insights held within. She is highly relational and client-led. She strives to understand how personal experience, cultural messages, early childhood experiences, and other aspects of life influences current areas of struggle.
Certifications: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Talk Therapy, CBT, TF-CBT, BLOOM
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
Erin Manning, LMFTAMA - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific 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
Leah Smith, MS CandidateMS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University
BA - Psychology, minor in Education - University of California, Berkeley
Leah works with individuals of all ages, and holds a special interest in helping teens and young adults overcome anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions. She has worked with this demographic for many years in a leadership capacity, as a youth group leader, bible study leader, mentor, and tutor.
Leah takes a solution-focused approach to help her clients reach their goals.
Nick Mabbutt, MS CandidateMS Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
BS - Concordia University, St. Paul
Nick has experience working with youth of all ages through school-related concerns, ADHD, anxiety, anger management, and behavioral concerns.
Nick works from a client-led, strength-based, solution-oriented approach. He believes in the client’s ability to use the resources they already have to elicit desired outcomes.
Holly Harden, MA CandidateMA Candidate - 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.253 460-7248 x 221
Mayra Sanchez, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - University of Washington
Mayra enjoys working with individuals and couples from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, including pregnant and postpartum women, Spanish-speaking clients, children, teens, and adults. She is committed to maintaining a space for people to feel heard, seen, and understood by dedicating her attention to understanding each personal narrative and working collaboratively towards positive change and individual goals.
Allison Sturges, MS CandidateMS Candidate 253 460-7248 x 222
Kelsey Wheat, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
Kelsey works with families, couples, and individuals of all ages. She holds a special interest in working with blended families and adolescents.253-460-7248 x 217
Allie Peyton, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle University
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.
Cesar Molina-Sisimit, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
BA - Psychology - California State University, Northridge
Cesar works with individuals, couples, and families including adults, teens, and Spanish-speaking clients.253-460-7248 x 223
Keeley Nowak, MA CandidateMA Candidate - Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University
Keeley works with individuals and couples of all ages. She is particularly passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ population.253-460-7248 x 224