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Counseling Staff

Steven Maybell, Ph.D.

 

Director
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology / M.S.W. 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, M.A., LMHC

 

 

 

Assistant Director                                                                                 

M.A., Eastern University, Community and Clinical Counseling                       

B.A., 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, M.Div., M.A., LMFT

 

 

Therapist
M.A., Antioch University, Psychology, Child, Couple and Family Therapy

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Washington, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"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."

 

Christina Barrows, M.S., LMFTA

Therapist and Relational Program Coordinator

M.S., Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A., University of Washington, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

"My primary goal as a therapist is to honor the wisdom each person holds within them. Through listening to your story, I hope to help you to come to know and empower yourself in a liberating way. I believe that personal growth can come from learning about patterns in our lives and acknowledging our roles in them. My work with body image concerns and eating disorders is grounded in “systems theory” methods, meaning together we will examine your emotional, physical, psychological, and social experiences to ensure we are tackling your concerns holistically."

 

Nicole Lincoln, M.A., LMHCA

 

 

Therapist and Office Administrator

M.A., Antioch University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.S., Central Michigan University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"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, M.A., LMHCA

 

 

Therapist and Office Administrator

M.A., Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

B.A., 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 look forward to hearing and engaging in your story.” 

Professional Externs

 

Sarah Fuller Phillips, M.A., LMHCA

Therapist Extern
M.A., Antioch University, Mental Health Counseling

B.S., Hardin Simmons University, Psychology

"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, M.S., LMFTA

Therapist Extern

M.S., Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A., Angelo State University, Psychology

“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.”

 

Sara Fisher Brazier, M.A., LMHCA

Therapist Extern

M.A., Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

B.A., Northwest University, Psychology

"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."

 

Shannon Leigh Shively, MAEd, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

M.A., Seattle University, Community Counseling

B.A., Washington State University, Communications

"My approach to therapy is person-centered and holistic.  I believe that you are the expert regarding your own needs and life, and together we will explore the challenges you are facing, and how they relate to your past, present, and future.  This clearer understanding of yourself opens up the space for new possibilities to emerge.  As a counselor I will approach our sessions with openness, empathy, and dedication to our time together.  I value our therapeutic relationship as a unique and safe place where you can fully realize who you are.  It is my hope that through therapy we will co-create the insight and skills to find peaceful resolution, discover inner strengths, and empower healthy and meaningful life choices."

 

Sean Hogan, M.A., LMHCA

Therapist Extern

M.A., The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Counseling Psychology

B.S., Taylor University, Business Systems

"I view counseling as a collaborative alliance that impacts both client and therapist and believe that all transformation is rooted in relationship. The time we spend together will be in a safe and trusting environment where we work to address your reasons for seeking help, your unmet needs, and the goals that you consider important to realize. I believe that change occurs through actively engaging in the disruption of our usual experience and behavior, allowing us to awaken to the themes and patterns from our past and present so that we may respond differently in the future.  By entering the stories or your life through curiosity, empathy and vulnerability, we will work towards developing new stories of esteem, courage, and healing."

 

Benjamin Eggers, M.S., LMFTA

 

 

Therapist Extern

M.S., Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, Family Ministry

"I believe college is a monumental time during one’s life. It is full of change, learning, fun, pressure, mistakes, pain, growth, and hope. College is a crucial time to explore what really matters to you and the kind of future you want to have. Much self-discovery happens in college and to have the support and care of a counselor can bring enrichment to your journey at SPU. My passion for this kind of work comes out of my own personal journey as one who went through hard times and experienced the benefits of having someone with me on my journey of change. I believe counseling can and does help transform people’s lives and their view of themselves and others. I also believe we are deeply influenced by the culture we came from, the family we grew up in, the relationships we hold, the desires we have, and the experiences we endure, whether encouraging, discouraging, or both. I believe effective counseling involves exploring and understanding your life and discovering your goals and strengths. I look forward to bringing everything I have to our work together and to contribute to the kind of relationship that can make a positive difference."

 

Professional Interns

 

Julie Hall, M.S. (in progress)

Therapist Intern

M.S. (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

M.B.A., Rutgers University School of Business

B.S., New York University, Economics

"I believe that the journey of life can be very difficult and that all of us have the capacity for positive growth and change. The college experience especially is ripe with new challenges and decision-making opportunities. My intention is to approach your unique personal situation with empathy, compassion and authenticity. I will guide our time together by asking questions to help in the sharing process and tap into wisdom you may have been unaware of.  I understand that embarking into the therapeutic process can be scary and takes courage, but my hope is that by creating a safe space, I can support you in the path toward greater self-awareness, growth and healing."

 

Julie Davidson, M.A. (in progress)

Therapist Intern

M.A. (In Progress), The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Counseling Psychology
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance

 

"I believe that when we are able to sit down together and explore your unique story, we have an opportunity to develop new understandings of what you are challenged by. My training in narrative and relational therapies will help me create a place of safety in which we can explore the life experiences that have shaped you and can collaborate together on imagining a new chapter--a story of freedom, empowerment, and hope. I seek to honor and respect your specific experience based on the communities and culture that have formed you and draw upon your wisdom and resources to live into new possibilities."

 

Jen Loser, M.S. (in progress)

Therapist Intern

M.S. (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A., University of Colorado, Psychology

"My style of therapy includes bringing compassion, a desire to truly listen, and to be honest, real, and trustworthy. I believe in the value of counseling and how a solid relationship between counselor and client can make a real difference. Counseling for me is a relationship of equals working together. I will highlight and build on your strengths, and help you develop a new understanding of your life and new tools as you move forward. College is an exciting time, full of opportunities to figure out who you are and what path to carve out for yourself. It is a true honor to be walking on this path with you and sharing this important time."

 

Mai-Anh Epperly, M.A. (in progress)

 

Therapist Intern

M.A. (in progress), Seattle University, Community Counseling

B.A., University of Washington, Political Science

"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."

 

Lindy Pearson, M.A. (in progress)

Therapist Intern

M.A. (in progress), The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Counseling Psychology

B.A., Colorado Christian University, Psychology

 

 

Administrative Staff

 

Carly Hanson, B.A.

Office Administrator

B.A., Seattle Pacific University, Language Arts

"As an administrator, I believe that every client deserves to be treated with respect and compassion throughout the entirety of his or her interaction with the Student Counseling Center. I care deeply about providing excellent customer service and creating a welcoming environment that enables all clients to feel comfortable at the Student Counseling Center."

 

Molly Putnam, M.A., LMHCA

Therapist and Office Administrator

M.A., Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

B.A., Seattle Pacific University, Theater and Communication

“I enjoy serving the community here at SPU as both a counselor and an administrative assistant.   I truly enjoy working with both students and staff and am committed to maintaining a warm and comfortable environment at the Student Counseling Center.”

 

Nicole Lincoln, M.A., LMHCA

Therapist and Office Administrator

M.A., Antioch University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

B.S., Central Michigan University, Psychology

 

 

 

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