At Alliant Therapy Group we believe in providing affordable care to the community. If you do not have insurance or mental health coverage, if you have a high deductible, or if we are out-of-network, we offer several options so that cost does not have to be a barrier to your wellbeing.
Our interns provide an affordable option for counseling as part of their academic clinical internship experience. Our interns are Master's-level graduate students, and while they are not yet fully licensed in the state of Washington, they offer many strengths and bring their unique life experiences and personal qualities to the therapeutic relationship. Experience in the field is only one of many tools in a therapist's toolkit. Because interns are newer to counseling, they bring fresh energy and perspective to their work, study the most recent developments in psychology research, and practice under the close supervision of a fully licensed mental health counselor to ensure that you are getting what you need from the therapy experience. We are confident that our interns are able to provide quality mental health care with compassion, competence, and a strong sense of ethics, so that you feel understood, respected, and valued on the journey toward reaching your goals.
Session fees are $40/individual and $50/couple or family, per visit. Each visit is 50 minutes long. These discounted sessions are offered by the counselors below. Please read through their biographies and mention your interest in these sessions when contacting us.
(Your rate depends on the counseling service you request. You might also visit our Therapist page for additional staff biographies to help you determine which counselor may be a good fit for you. If you are unsure, we are happy to help you find a good fit based on your needs, so please call us today to set up an appointment.)
Hello. My name is Valerie Woolley and I am presently in my final year of graduate studies in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University Seattle. I consider counseling to be an opportunity for clients to build a grounding, empathetic, dynamic relationship with a professional who values being authentic and compassionate.
Together, we can integrate counseling into a holistic health plan, in which you define your preferred quality of life while considering social, spiritual, cultural, and individual realms of a lifespan. I am interested in helping clients through ongoing transitions and complications, such as work-life balance, relationships, gender identity, chronic illness, loss and grief, anxiety, and depression.
I think you'll find me to be honest, open-hearted, creative, and humorous. In regards to specific modalities I lean toward existential exploration, attachment theory, and mindfulness integration. When appropriate, I enjoy incorporating body-awareness into sessions through breath, meditation, and movement.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle
Hi! I am a graduate student at Seattle University working toward my Master's Degree in Couples and Family Therapy. Prior to this, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington.
I use a client-centered, collaborative approach to therapy. I bring a systemic and spiritually integrated lens to my work with clients. In human speak, this means I believe neither people nor problems can be understood outside of the larger context in which they exist. I also believe that therapy is a deeply sacred and creative work. I firmly believe people do the best they can with the tools and knowledge available to them. My role is to support and collaborate with my clients around the goals we establish together. I do this by using a strength-based, empathy-rich approach to therapy.
I am honored by the invitation to join my clients on their brave journeys of self-discovery, healing, authenticity, growth, and re-authoring of their stories. I am passionate about people in general but am specifically interested in helping women around issues of self-worth, anxiety, depression, life transitions, romantic/family relationships, and grief or loss.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University
Jessica Maria French, MA
Hello, my name is Jessica Maria and I am currently working towards my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College. I believe therapy should be a place where clients feel safe and free to explore what it means to be human in an unpredictable world. Therapy is a time for clients to be seen and feel heard in their suffering, while also discovering a restored sense of inner strength and hope. I use a person-centered and holistic approach to my work with clients. In essence, this means I see clients as the experts of their stories and I encourage them to consider the interconnected nature of their experiences across mind, body, spirit, and environment. Alongside this, I also draw from attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, and narrative techniques.
Though my therapeutic interests are broad, I have a longstanding passion for working with survivors of trauma and abuse, which also stems into issues of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and working in cross-cultural, international settings with a diversity of communities and social issues, including refugee relief and trafficking aftercare. With this, I deeply value cultural humility in my approach to understanding clients and their experiences.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
M.A. International Care and Community Development, Northwest University
Matthew Cox, BA
My name is Matt Cox. As a therapist intern, I look forward to having the privilege of working with you. I believe our relationships and our history give us both strengths and challenges. Growth often involves understanding how we respond to our history and to our system of relationships and developing new strategies for living, relating, and being our authentic, thriving selves. I believe each individual is the expert on their life and their experience. With practice and support, we can learn to identify, understand, and change the thoughts, emotions, and choices that impact our lives. Finally, I believe in creating space for questions that impact our sense of meaning and self. I am comfortable exploring identity, spirituality, and purpose and I consider it a privilege to support clients as they journey through difficulties, navigate transitions, and write the next draft of their story.
In addition to the above approaches, I have a special interest in working alongside parents and their children and working with couples. I have sought out specific training in supporting parents and training from the Gottman Institute for couple's therapy. I am also Safe Space trained. I want therapy to be an inclusive and welcoming experience for all clients.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University
Ian Jacobson, MA
Hi, my name is Ian Jacobson. I’m a mental health counseling intern in my final year of graduate school at
Concordia University Irvine. Since I believe that meaningful personal connection—feeling understood,
accepted, and loved—is at the heart of wellbeing, my desire is to provide a genuine, warm, and safe
presence in which my clients feel comfortable sharing their stories and exploring how their past has
shaped them and their experience of the present. My goal is to instill hope and to work in collaboration
towards healing, growth, and increased wellbeing.
While my theoretical orientation is psychodynamic in nature, drawing upon object relations theory, I favor
an integrative approach with respect to methodology, using techniques employed in such approaches as
accelerated experiential-dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), gestalt
therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The hope is that this allows me to honor the uniqueness
of my clients and to tailor my approach to better meet their needs, build upon their strengths, and
empower them to achieve their full potential.
I have a heart for those who are hurting and who may feel stuck or alone. Working with a broad spectrum
of clients dealing with such issues as grief, loss, trauma, shame, depression, anxiety, and stress
management, my desire is to help them to move beyond merely coping with these issues and to find true
healing and freedom and, ultimately, to live more whole, fulfilling, and flourishing lives.
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Concordia University Irvine
M.A. Philosophy, Biola University
American Counseling Association (ACA)