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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."

 

Dave Lutz, MDiv, MA, LMFT

 

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
MA, Antioch University, Psychology, Child, Couple and Family Therapy

MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, University of Washington, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

"My work in the field of counseling psychology began with a specialization in couple and family systems therapy.  My philosophy towards helping people achieve perceived change is client-centered and built upon collaboration, cooperation, and a deep respect for the client's own resources and abilities to arrive at solutions to problems and challenges.  Acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual, I combine a variety of approaches to assist clients as they work to reach their own personal growth goals.  Personal growth goals are those ongoing and evolving goals which the client chooses to pursue in addressing a perceived problem or issue which they are facing."

 

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, and Office Administrator

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, LMHCA

 

 

Therapist

MA, Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

BA, Seattle Pacific University, Theater and Communication

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

“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.” 

Sarah Fuller Phillips, MA, LMHCA

Therapist, Office Administrator
MA, Antioch University, Mental Health Counseling

BS, Hardin Simmons University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"I hold the view that individuals are learning, changing, and growing to live happier and healthier lives. My role includes supporting, challenging, and empowering others to work toward the growth they desire in their lives. My goal is to provide a safe space within the counseling relationship that will encourage awareness and empower clients through trust and collaboration."

 

 

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, LMHCA

Therapist

MA, Seattle University, Community Counseling

BA, University of Washington, Political Science

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"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

 

Sara Fisher-Brazier, MA, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

MA, Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

BA, Northwest University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"My approach to counseling comes from an integrated model, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic theory.  Through a holistic and multicultural lens of wellness, I can serve a diverse client population, taking into consideration the unique strengths and experiences that we can draw upon to achieve therapeutic goals.  I believe that the client-therapist relationship should be a safe and respectful environment where we work together to reveal your strengths and address your reasons for seeking help.  My attitude as your counselor is sincere, collaborative, and empathetic.  During our counseling sessions we will discuss what challenges you face, your relationship to others, and your relevant past.  It is my hope that through this process you will feel empowered to make healthy decisions and overcome the challenges you face."

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."

Crystal Pulido, MA, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

MA, Antioch University Seattle, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, Seattle Pacific University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"College is a time full of transitions.  From leaving home to figuring out a career path and navigating new relationships, things can be overwhelming at times.  I believe counseling offers individuals a safe space to explore these challenges.  My approach is primarily person-centered.  I will accompany you as you explore your internal world and begin a journey of personal health and healing.  My goal is to offer a compassionate, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental atmosphere that will help empower you to make the changes you want to see in your life."

Sam Rennebohm, PhD (in progress)

Psychology Extern

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

MDiv, Pacific School of Religion
BA, Columbia University, Comparative Ethnic Studies

"I view therapy as a collaborative partnership between client and therapist, with each providing elements that are vital to the therapeutic process.  Every client is the foremost expert on their own lived experience and hopes for the future, while the therapist is able to draw on specialized training in scientifically supported methods and techniques.  My own approach is rooted in a deep appreciation for the inherent goodness and worth of human life, a recognition of the ways in which each person's background and stories are unique, and an awareness of the influence that family, beliefs, culture, and context have in our lives.  With regard to the content of therapy, I believe that our patterns of thinking, acting, and reacting provide a useful starting place for exploring the problems we face, as well as important avenues for bringing about healing transformation."

 

 

Professional Interns

 

Janna Deardorff, MS (in progress)

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Northwest University, Psychology

"My style of therapy draws from a systems perspective.  This means I consider the individual as they relate to the world around them, as well as what is going on inside of them.  I believe we are created for connection, while maintaining a sense of our unique selves.  It is my priority to facilitate a safe environment where individuals can explore their experiences and their stories.  My model of therapy comes from empirically-based experiential models which include emotion-focused, cognitive behavioral, and a strengths-based solution-focused approach.  Every individual has a unique story, and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all.  Therapy begins by establishing a trusting relationship between the therapist and the client.  It is my goal to provide a space where clients can be supported, understood, and encouraged.  We will work together to identify your personal goals for therapy.  As a Christian, it is my desire to journey with individuals as they discover their own paths.  I believe my faith calls me to work with indiv

 

 

Margot Eastwood, MA (in progress)

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), 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 (in progress)

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), 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 (in progress)

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), 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."

 

 

Daniel Layton, MA (in progress)

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Seattle Pacific University, Psychology

"Life presents all of us with a great deal of challenges, both large and small.  Sometimes we know what those challenges are but are unsure of what to do about them.  At other times we feel a general uneasiness but cannot comprehend the source of our difficulty.  It is my understanding that our inner world is vast, complex, and often mysterious, and that the places where we might feel knotted up inside are best untangled in the presence of another caring individual.  My hope in therapy is to offer a haven to the people I meet with, wherein questions and concerns, sorrows and struggles can be safely discussed, and where together we can come to a greater understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others.  I believe that we all have a tremendous inner wisdom and a creative capacity that desires genuine connection with others in order to flourish amidst the common and uncommon challenges of life."

 

 

Dan Meier, MA (in progress)

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Taylor University, Psychology

"I view counseling as a collaborative endeavor where we seek to understand the issues that have brought you to seek therapy.  As we work together to reach your personal goals, I will strive to create a safe, supportive, and compassionate space where we can explore your story and how it is impacting your current situation.  We will examine the issues that you bring through the lenses of past and present relationships and family history.  By understanding how our current lives are impacted by our histories, my hope is that you will experience healing, gain greater self-acceptance, and learn new strategies to deal with life's many challenges."

 

Sadie Peterson, MS (in progress)

Therapist Intern

MS (in progress), 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."

 

 

Administrative Staff

 

Tamura Turney, MS, LMFTA

Therapist, Office Administrator

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Angelo State University, Psychology

 

Sarah Fuller Phillips, MA, LMHCA

Therapist, Office Administrator
MA, Antioch University, Mental Health Counseling

BS, Hardin Simmons University, Psychology

 

 

 

Nicole Lincoln, MA, LMHC

 

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Office Administrator

MA, Antioch University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

BS, Central Michigan University, Psychology

"It is my aim as Student Counseling Center office administrator to create a calm and welcoming environment for those seeking assistance.  I am honored to be a part of the SPU community and to be able to serve students here at the SCC."

 

   
 

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