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Counseling Staff

Steven Maybell, PhD

 

Director
PhD in Counseling Psychology / MSW in Clinical Social Work

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

State of Washington Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Diplomate standing awarded in: Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), Professional Psychotherapy (IABMCP), and Clinical Social Work (NASW)

 

"I approach counseling as a collaborative partnership.  As we work together to understand the issues and concerns, I seek to help clients tap into their wisdom, creativity, and strengths to meet their current challenges.  I bring a holistic and systems perspective whereby clients can better understand themselves in the context of their family histories and current relationships.  By helping clients understand the origins of their beliefs, feelings, and behavior patterns that so often are not in conscious awareness, clients are able to achieve greater self-acceptance and strengthen their ability to make relevant, positive, and lasting life improvements.  I have learned that many maladaptive patterns of behavior originate in unresolved trauma.  I have special training in 'Reprocessing Therapies' which provide clients rapid and permanent healing from confusing, discouraging, or traumatic life events."

 


Sharon Barr-Jeffrey, MA, LMHC

 

 

 

Assistant Director                                                                                 

MA, Eastern University, Community and Clinical Counseling                       

BA, Seattle Pacific University, Psychology and Sociology 

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor                    

"My formal education and approach as a counselor has largely centered on Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic theoretical frameworks, though I am always seeking to grow and integrate other approaches when beneficial. You can expect that I will work collaboratively with you in the counseling process. As we discuss what brings you to seek help through counseling, and your goals for counseling, I hope that you will freely share the thoughts, feelings and behaviors which are concerning you. During our counseling sessions, we will explore together connections that may exist between these areas of your functioning both currently and in the related past. I will ask some prompting questions, listen actively, as well as give feedback about my observations. Through this supportive process, my goal is that you will become more aware of what informs your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and that deeper understanding and insights about yourself will lead to ways to address challenges that you face."

 

Erica Miles, MA, LMHC

 

 

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

MA, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Counseling Psychology

BS, Taylor University, Social Work
State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor    

"I see counseling as a unique and privileged opportunity where my clients can bring healing to their lives. My hope is to provide a safe place where I work collaboratively with clients. I will listen to your story and we will work together to name your concerns and goals. We will reconnect to the strengths and wisdom that you already bring. My therapeutic background includes psychodynamic, family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. I strive to increase clients’ understanding of their lives, such as how the past impacts the present. While doing this I also offer skills that you can use throughout your day. I have specific experience with mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am also trained in Lifespan Integration to help address and resolve trauma-based issues. "

 

Nicole Lincoln, MA, LMHC

 

 

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

MA, Antioch University Seattle, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

BS, Central Michigan University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor

"I view counseling as a collaborative alliance that is built from trust and acceptance of both client and counselor.  Because each individual is unique, I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches, based on your needs and goals.  My intention is to create a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment so that, together, we can safely address your concerns and facilitate the life changes that you desire and deserve.  I am aware that we all come from different backgrounds with different stories.  Exploring together how your life story and culture has influenced your beliefs, values, and experiences allows both of us a better understanding of your strengths, challenges, hopes, and dreams.  Developing this holistic understanding of your life is an honor, one I look forward to experiencing together."


Molly Putnam, MA, LMHC

 

 

Therapist

MA, Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

BA, Seattle Pacific University, Theater and Communication

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“My approach to therapy is holistic and client centered.  I seek to create a safe and trusting environment where you can share your story, freely discuss your reasons for seeking help through counseling, and feel empowered to make healthy decisions.  My training emphasizes a multicultural and systems approach. Together we will discuss what challenges you may face, how these challenges relate to your current situation, your relationship to others, as well as your relevant past.  It is my hope that you will have deeper insight into your thoughts and feelings through this process.  I truly believe that each individual is uniquely creative and has a powerful story to share.  I have a passion for helping people and an interest in helping individuals who are dealing with body, self-esteem, and identity issues.  I am also trained in Lifespan Integration to help address trauma-based issues.  I look forward to hearing and engaging in your story.” 

Tamura Turney, MS, LMFTA

Therapist, Office Administrator

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Angelo State University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

“I believe that every individual has a unique and valuable story to tell and it is my joy to hear the stories of anyone I come in contact with.  There are countless layers of our lives that intersect every day to make up that story and a priority of mine is to help others uncover those layers in order to convey how deeply rich their story is.  College is an exciting time of discovering potential and navigating change.  My hope in working with students through the SCC is to help each individual experience this time of life with confidence, to find the space they need to heal and reflect, and ultimately feel the freedom and empowerment to live life well.”

Mai-Anh Anderson, MA, LMHC

Therapist

MA, Seattle University, Community Counseling

BA, University of Washington, Political Science

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor

"I believe that each person has a unique and important story to tell. The college years offer many opportunities to explore that story, challenge themes and patterns arising from that story, and lay the groundwork for future chapters filled with hope and possibility. Together, we will work to address your reasons for seeking counseling in a safe and accepting environment. Through this process, we can identify your challenges and struggles, as well as your strengths and inner wisdom. Through this collaborative process, it will be my intent that you will be able to reflect upon your journey, honor your stories, and feel empowered to make desired changes in your life."

 

Dietician

 

Mya Kwon, MPH, RD, CD

Registered Dietician
MPH, University of Washington, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health Nutrition

BS, Boston University, Communications

State of Washington Certified Dietician

"My approach to nutrition is not to be a "food police," but your trusted resource and supporter in ways that serve you and your body best.  Everyone is unique because of different medical/family histories, lifestyles and eating patterns, ethnicity and culture, likes and dislikes, physical activity levels and stress levels, etc.  Such different aspects of your body and life should all be taken into account, because they are what makes a unique "you," which means there cannot be a one-fits-all "right way" when it comes to good nutrition.  The "right way" is what is right for your body, what works for your lifestyle and what leads to your happiness.  Therefore, my role as a dietician is to get to know the unique you, provide the accurate resources and knowledge to guide you in understanding what it needed for your body, and help you find strategies that fit your lifestyle.  It is also my hope that our journey together will be a joyful and exciting one, where you are able to build a healthy relationship with food and also truly love yourself and your body."

 

 

Professional Externs

 

Kelly Johnerson, MS, LMFTA

Therapist Extern

MS, Fuller Theological Seminary, Marriage and Family Therapy
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University, Literature

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

"I believe that counseling is about providing the space to be heard and understood.  In our therapeutic work together, it is my top priority to make sure you are not only given that space, but that you leave our time together having learned more about yourself.  Every human interaction creates an experience, and those collective experiences make an imprint on our view of ourselves, others, and the world.  In our work together, we will be able to unpack the human experiences that make up who you are, learning to replace negative re-actions with positive empowering actions.  My goal is that as you gain a deeper insight into your relationship with yourself and others, you will also attain practical tools that help you navigate future experiences, relationships, and challenges."

DeHeavalyn Pullium, MS, LMFTA

 

Therapist Extern

MS, University of Massachusetts Boston, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Seattle Pacific University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

"My approach to counseling is collaborative and strengths-based.  I seek to understand each client's experience, and to empower clients to identify and implement their own strengths and expertise in the therapeutic process.  In our work together, I will seek to understand your story in the context of the familial, cultural, societal, spiritual, etc. communities that you are a part of.  I will also make it a priority to identify ways to address problems that fit within your personal value system (whether those values are rooted in a faith tradition, a moral code, cultural understandings, etc.).  Goal-setting is primarily client-driven.  However, I always keep a goal of understanding and deepening client narratives to encompass not only areas of struggle, but areas of triumph, and not only areas of victimization, but areas of survival.  My ultimate hope is that clients feel empowered to live out their preferred narratives - free from societal standards of the ways one "should be" and free from problem-saturated narratives that keep one bound and discouraged.  The theoretical models I primarily utilize are Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy."

 

 

 

Margot Eastwood, MA, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

MA, Seattle University, Counseling

BA, Indiana University, Communications and Media

"I view counseling as a holistic and collaborative process.  I believe everyone has a unique story to tell and I strive to offer my clients a safe space to explore and process their personal experiences.  During our time together, I hope to help my clients find a balance between change and self-acceptance.  I bring a kind, genuine, and warm presence and invite my clients to speak from the heart.  I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to support my client's needs and goals while honoring their unique background and life experiences.  In working together, I strive to empower my clients and support them gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them."

 

 

Khloe Clawson, MA

Therapist Extern

MA, Antioch University Seattle, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

BS, Southern Utah University, Psychology

"My approach to counseling is primarily person-centered, an approach that draws upon the client's perception and wisdom.  I also incorporate additional methods to fit the needs of each unique client.  I believe in the importance of meeting each individual where they are at, and working collaboratively with clients to reach their goals.  I hold the belief that every person is inherently good, capable, resilient, and lovable.  I view each individual holistically, and strive to support clients as they explore how their relationships to various groups, such as family, society, and community have influenced their development.  It is my role to support individuals in discovering their true and authentic selves in a culturally sensitive, safe, and caring environment."

 

Emma Knighton, MA, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

MA, Bastyr University, Counseling Psychology

BS, Ithaca College, Applied Psychology

"I view counseling as a journey in which I have been given the great honor to walk alongside clients as they take steps in their paths to growth.  My goal is to create a safe space for clients to tell their stories and facilitate understanding of how their unique life experiences have collaborated into the present moment.  I believe that when we take time to give attention to our inner selves, we are provided with the opportunity to take steps towards wholeness.  I hope to aid clients in connecting with their authentic selves to foster their inner wisdom.  Ultimately, it is my goal to meet the client where they are at each session and provide counseling fit to the client's needs."

 

 

Sadie Peterson, MS, LMFTA

Therapist Extern

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Whitworth University, Psychology

"My way of working as a counselor is to develop a collaborative relationship with my clients that is built on a foundation of openness, respect, and support.  We will work together to identify your personal goals, utilizing your creativity and wisdom in helping you move forward in a direction of your choosing.  I will walk alongside you providing compassion, encouragement, and a belief in who you are and what you are capable of.  Ultimately, my hope is that therapy will feel like a safe space for you to explore areas of your life that you may be feeling stuck or that you are interested in exploring further."

 

 

Professional Interns

 

Leila Boytler, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Counseling Psychology

BA, Antioch University Seattle, Psychology

"My approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and nonjudgmental.  I believe that a safe, authentic, and trusting relationship plays a key role in learning and growing.  My hope is that together we can work on setting the goals you desire, increasing coping skills, identifying barriers or blind spots, and building on existing strengths.  I believe that successful therapy does not only address difficulties, but also helps people find joy and meaning in their lives."

 

Melissa Caris, PhD in progress

 

Therapist Intern

PhD (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Clinical Psychology

MA, Whitworth University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Eastern Washington University, Psychology

"I approach therapy from a biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective so every aspect of who you are is important to me and how we work together.  I believe therapy should be a collaborative partnership between client and therapist.  As a client, you bring a knowledge of yourself, your goals, and your challenges to sessions.  As a therapist, I aim to provide a safe space, knowledge of evidence-based treatments, and an empathetic perspective.  Therapy should help you consider your culture, relationships, and patterns of thinking and behaving in order to provide a starting place for lasting changes in your life."

 

 

Amy Cromer, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), Bastyr University, Counseling Psychology

BS, Washington State University, Psychology and Human Development

 

"As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping each student become their best, most authentic self. Just as each person's best self is different and unique, so will be the counseling process for each student. I see counseling as an opportunity to overcome challenges by providing a safe space for processing and understanding experiences, tools and skills for coping, and identifying personal strengths and resources. I hope that counseling can be one of the many ways students can grow and develop during their college experience. I am committed to bringing into each meeting an approach that is non-judgmental, compassionate, collaborative, and respectful."

 

 

Dave Gaines, MS in progress

Therapist Intern

MS (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, University of Washington, Business Administration

"I view counseling as an opportunity for growth and change.  As a therapist, my hope is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where we can explore your concerns and goals for counseling.  I believe the more we are able to understand not only ourselves, but ourselves in relationships and the patterns throughout our lives, we can begin to heal and grow.  I tend to work from a family systems perspective whiel integrating cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches.  Additionally, I approach therapy from a holistic view, meaning that everything from your biological, psychological, social, and spiritual concerns will be heard and valued.  College can be an exciting time full of fun and change, and I consider it an honor to walk alongside you in this time in your life."

 

Rachel Hemperly, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Counseling Psychology

BA, Colorado State University, Communications

"Often, we are unaware of the kinds of unhelpful thinking and relationships that we have carried with us, and it can help to have another person see those places of pain and strength.  I see my role as a therapist to come alongside you, listen to your story, and, together, identify which parts of your life are serving you and your relationships well, and which are not.  I believe that therapy works best as a relationship, which means that I will do my best to find therapeutic approaches that may fit your specific situation, and find ways to personally empower your growth.  You are already doing hard work - I would like to join with you and possibly lighten the load."

 

Phillip Lentz, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Counseling Psychology

BS, University of Miami, Public Relations and International Studies

"Counseling is a partnership for me.  I believe that you are the expert of your own story, and that I have the honor to join you in your journey.  My hope is that we can face each challenge together, exploring your relationship with others and your relevant past, in order to see their impacts.  My goal is to bring my sincere empathy and respect to all that you bring to each session.  I believe this collaborative process will expand our awareness and understanding of your experience in order to find greater inner resolution and the confidence to make meaningful life decisions.  I will consistently work to meet you where you are for each session."

Sadie Teal, PhD in progress

Therapist Intern

PhD (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Clinical Psychology

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Psychological Science

BS, Xavier University, Psychology

"I approach counseling as a collaborative experience between the therapist and the client.  I work from an integrative approach to best serve each individual in his or her unique experience.  I believe it is important to approach therapy holistically with consideration of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being.  As we work together, I want to offer a space in which your story is heard and valued.  During our counseling sessions, we will work together to identify the challenges you face, discuss the ways you have dealt with them in the past, and collaborate on ways to work toward your goals.  It is my hope that through the counseling process, you may gain understanding of your challenges, and encouragement to work towards building a life that is meaningful to you."

 

 

Administrative Staff

 

Shazia Shafaat

 

Graduate Assistant

 

 

Tamura Turney, MS, LMFTA

Therapist, Office Administrator

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Angelo State University, Psychology

 

   
 

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