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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 am a counselor with degrees and training in social work, marriage and family therapy, and counseling psychology.  I have been a counselor for many years and enjoy working with people from all walks of life dealing with a wide range of emotional and relational concerns. I have learned that while I have some important knowledge and experience to contribute, the client brings an abundance or wisdom and self-knowledge as well.  My job includes tapping into all of these resources, making for real teamwork. As a counselor I value making connections between past experiences and present patterns as well as seeking out creative solutions to present difficulties.  I have a special interest in helping people address traumatic events in their lives and have training in this area. My hobbies include music, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family including my three grandsons."

 


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                    

"It takes courage for students to reach out for professional help during difficult times, and so I do my best to make the experience of counseling as comfortable and supportive as possible. Very often those that I counsel are experiencing a lot of stress, going through big changes in their lives, recovering from difficult past experiences and struggling with self-doubt, discouragement and other painful emotions. I view students with compassion and offer a safe place to talk through things and problem-solve together."

 

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 started my counseling work with college students in 2014.  Prior to my time at the SCC, I was a therapist for children and teens, and also a hospital social worker.  College brings many changes to one’s life. When life changes lead to worry, stress, sadness or confusion, counseling can help. My hope is to offer a safe and comfortable place for you to talk about the issues in your life.  I am interested in helping students who have concerns around depression, trauma/abuse, anxiety, diversity, or other identity related issues.  I find balance in life by exploring the outdoors, playing with my dog and being creative through art. "

 

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 draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches, based on each individual’s needs and goals.  I especially love working with college students on issues related to personal growth and development, identity exploration, grief and loss, stress and anxiety, body image, internalized oppression, sexuality, and trauma.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, yoga, reading, listening to KEXP, and spending quality time with my family and friends.”

 


Molly Putnam, MA, LMHC

 

 

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

MA, Northwest University, Counseling Psychology

BA, Seattle Pacific University, Theater and Communication

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“My educational background is in counseling psychology with an emphasis on multicultural studies, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma issues.  I have more than six years’ experience working with college students around mental health and particularly love this age group.  Outside of work, I love to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and enjoy hiking, fishing, and being by the water. I truly believe that each individual is uniquely creative and has a powerful story to share.  I hope that my clients will have deeper insight into their thoughts and feelings and feel empowered through the counseling process.  I look forward to hearing and engaging in your story.”

Tamura Turney, MS, LMFT

Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Office Administrator

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Angelo State University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"As a licensed marriage and family therapist and approach therapy looking to highlight and examine all the many connections people have with the world around them.  I enjoy working with students around issues related to gender and sexuality, spirituality, self-identity, trauma and navigating relationships.  Outside of my time in the SCC, I enjoy taking in all the Northwest has to offer: long bike rides, camping, good coffee, and cooking with friends.”

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 am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and a Nationally Certified Counselor.  I received my Master of Arts in Education and Community Counseling from Seattle University. 
My approach to counseling is eclectic and tailored to fit each individual client.  I am particularly interested in issues related to diversity, anxiety, trauma, and identity development.  Using humor and collaboration, I work to create a safe and accepting environment where we can address your reasons for seeking."

 

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, Office Administrator

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

"I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, and 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 have experience working with children, families, couples, and college students in various contexts. In addition to my role at the SCC I am also an Area Coordinator in Hill and Moyer Halls so I primarily work with off-campus and commuter students."

 

 

 

 

Margot Eastwood, MA, LMHCA

Therapist Extern

MA, Seattle University, Counseling

BA, Indiana University, Communications and Media

State of Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

"I view counseling as a holistic and collaborative process. My goal is to offer my clients a safe space to share and explore their personal life experiences. I bring a kind, genuine, and warm presence and invite my clients to speak from the heart. My intention is to help my clients find a balance between change and self-acceptance. We will work together to identify any challenges you may be struggling with and discuss the possible affects they have on your life. While I enjoy working with a variety of concerns, my passion areas include relationship issues, life transitions and identity exploration. I am also trained in Lifespan Integration to help address any trauma issues.  In working together, I strive to empower my clients and support them gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.”

 

Sadie Peterson, MS, LMFTA

Therapist Extern

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Whitworth University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

"As a systems-trained therapist, I see a person’s story as affected by a larger system of other people, experiences, and circumstances – the good, the bad, and everything in between.  I aim to identify and utilize client strengths in the process of reflecting, writing and/or re-writing pieces of their story.
In my free time, I tend to migrate outside in whatever capacity I can, preferably to mountains."

 

 

 

Professional Interns

 

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."

 

Andrew Fontana, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Seattle University, Environmental Studies

 

"My studies have emphasized the intersection of personal narrative with therapeutic theory and practice. I work collaboratively with clients on a range of issues including those related to identity, gender, sexuality, familial relationships, and struggles with anxiety, depression and shame. Together, we get to know your world and challenges through the experiences you share in our sessions.

Outside of work, I spend my days walking my dogs through the city, reading for school and pleasure, and spending time with my spouse, our friends and large extended families. I love playing rec sports as a way to be with people, and am a fairly consistent runner, hiker and writer."

Dave Gaines, MS in progress

Therapist Intern

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

BA, University of Washington, Business Administration

"I am currently a Master’s student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at SPU. My clinical experience includes working on an inpatient unit as well as interning at the Student Counseling Center last year.
I enjoy working with people of all ages but really enjoy working with college students as college can be such an exciting time full of fun, change, and self-development. I am interested and drawn to concerns involving depression, anxiety, relationship struggles/growth, and self-identity. Outside of the student counseling center I enjoy cooking, spending time with my spouse, Husky sports, and Game of Thrones." 

Michelle Jones, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

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

BA, Moody Bible Institute, Pre-Counseling; Biblical Studies

"I am from north Texas and southern Indiana. Through the years I have volunteered with students in Romania, Ukraine, England, and Northern Ireland as well as in the US. For two years I worked with “Third Culture” students in Germany before moving to Seattle to work with families as well as young women with disabilities.

I am passionate about helping students explore where they feel stuck, what influences might be contributing, and what resources are available to help them thrive. I am particularly interested in working with students who are struggling with grief and loss, multicultural dynamics, or intimacy and sexuality issues. "
Beth Larsen, PhD in progress

Therapist Intern

PhD (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Clinical Psychology
MA, Montana State University, Psychological Science
BA, University of Montana, Psychology and Communicative Sciences and Disorders

 

I recently moved to Seattle from my home state of Montana, where I received my bachelor’s degrees (Psychology and Communicative Sciences and Disorders) from the University of Montana and my master’s degree (Psychological Science) from Montana State University.  Currently, I am working towards earning my doctorate in SPU’s Clinical Psychology program.  My ultimate goal in therapy is to support you as you find clarity in understanding your past experiences, peace and acceptance in your current efforts, and confidence in reaching your personal goals

 

Nicole Ruttenberg, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

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

BS, Florida State University, Interpersonal Communicationss

“I see therapy as a collaborative process where I provide a calm atmosphere of respect and compassion; a space without judgment where we can explore your concerns and challenges and determine how to move forward with strength and grace.  I am a believer that the stories we tell ourselves influence how we proceed in life.  Our work together can be an opportunity to determine whether some of your stories need updating to help you to identify the strengths, resources, and coping skills that you already possess.  I enjoy helping people communicate well with each other and flourish in their relationships as well as in their own individual growth.  The college years are a time of life full of change and new experiences, both exciting and daunting.  It is my honor to help you process those experiences.”

 

Brandy Tidwell, PhD in progress

Therapist Intern

PhD (in progress), Seattle Pacific University, Clinical Psychology 
BS, Utah Valley University, Behavioral Science, Psychology Emphasis 

"I practice therapy because I find meaning and fulfillment in supporting and relating with others as they navigate and grow through the joys and suffering of life. As a therapist, my primary goal is to provide a safe and affirming space where we can collaboratively explore who you are, how you came to be, and who you wish to become as we work together toward your goals. My hope is that through our work together you will come to know and accept yourself more fully, feel empowered to live more authentically, and feel a greater sense of connection, meaning, and hope as you move forward in this pivotal time of your life. I feel truly honored to hear your story and look forward to the opportunity to work with you!"

Trylla Tuttle, MA in progress

Therapist Intern

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

"I see counseling as a place where you can begin to make sense of your personal and relational struggles and experiences. I work collaboratively with you to help bring about this understanding, and support you in this process by creating a space where you can share both your joy and pain without fear of judgment or criticism. Just as you are unique, so is my approach to therapy and we will work together to meet your individual needs and goals. My hope is that the more you begin to discover and re-discover about yourself, the more freedom you will find to be and live authentically. Asking for or seeking help can be hard, but it would be an honor for me to join you in this time in your life. You are not alone."

 

 

 

Administrative Staff

 

Kelly Johnerson, MS, LMFTA

Therapist Extern, Office Administrator

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

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

 

 

Amanda McGovern

Graduate Assistant

 

 

Tamura Turney, MS, LMFT

Therapist, Office Administrator

MS, Seattle Pacific University, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA, Angelo State University, Psychology

State of Washington Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

 

   
 

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