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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

"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."


Christina Barrows, MS, LMFT

Therapist and Relational Program Coordinator

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, University of Washington, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"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."

 

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.”

 

 

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

 

Shannon Leigh Shively, MAEd, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

MAEd, Seattle University, Community Counseling

BA, Washington State University, Communications

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"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."

 

Mai-Anh Epperly, MA, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

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."

 

 

Professional Interns

 

Jen Loser, MS (in progress)

Therapist Intern

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

BA, 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."

 

Janna Deardorff, MS (in progress)

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Northwest University, Psychology

 

 

 

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."

 

 

Catherine Filoteo, MA (in progress)

Therapist Intern

MA (in progress), Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

BA, University of Washington, Psychology

 

 

 

Katie Harman, MA (in progress)

 

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Drury University, Arts Administration and Music

"As a therapist trained in relational and psychodynamic styles of therapies, I consider it a great honor to enter into a therapeutic relationship with you, hear your story, and learn what makes you, you!  As we work together, I hope to facilitate a supportive space for your to safely explore any of your concerning thoughts, beliefs, or feelings.  My approach is collaborative in nature and includes looking at those stories and relationships (both past and present) which might be impacting your current functioning.  Through our work of narrating your life's stories, we might begin to better understand some of the relational, behavioral, and cognitive patterns that are currently operating in your life.  I believe that you already possess great wisdom, strength, and goodness - and that we will be able to connect with that goodness through the therapeutic process.  I am committed to you and our work, and it will be my privilege to hear your story."

 

Crystal Pulido, MA (in progress)

Therapist Intern

MA (In Progress), Antioch University Seattle, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, Seattle Pacific University, Psychology

"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 Intern

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."

 

 

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

 

 

 

Hang Le, MBA (in progress)

Graduate Assistant

MBA, Seattle Pacific University, Social and Sustainable Business

BA, University of Washington-Bothell, Business Marketing and Management

“Having the opportunity to contribute in maintaining a safe and welcoming space for students is my favorite part about being a Graduate Assistant at the SCC. To me, each and every person is incredibly unique and deserves respect and acceptance. I am grateful to work with you and serve our community.”

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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