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$50 Sessions

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 $50/individual and $60/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.)


Interns


Bill Aloe, BA

Hi, my name is Bill Aloe. I am a graduate student at Antioch University in Seattle, studying Couples and Family Therapy. I understand that growth and change can be both terrifying and exciting. I will meet you wherever you are in life and work with you in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.

I understand that the idea of work-life balance can seem illusory. I have personally seen that even when we have the best intentions, our relationships and personal well-being can fall victim to the stresses of life and the office. To me, success in the therapy room means that an individual, couple, or family learns to better cope with the stresses of life through embracing their inherent flexibility, curiosity, and courage.

My approach to therapy is interactive and collaborative. My work with you will focus on helping you identify the values that drive your life and fulfill you. Building from your values we will then work towards helping you create a life that is congruent with those values. Working with me will include open and honest conversations about your past and present while also exploring your hopes for the future. My approach integrates and includes client-centered therapy, positive psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.

I enjoy working with families as well as couples. I have completed specific training from the Gottman Institute in couple's therapy, researched Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and have undertaken training in positive parenting as well. 

Education
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University

Professional Membership
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)


Kyle Anderson, BA

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.

Education
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University


Dana Badra, BA

Hi, my name is Dana Badra and I am currently working towards my Master's degree in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology at Bastyr University. As a counselor, I plan to use my background in holistic health psychology to treat the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. My approach is to play a supportive role in your self-care, creating an honest and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore your background, identity, and barriers. I believe that the foundation of making positive change is developing self-awareness around learned behaviors and personal values. I work with clients to find sustainable, effective strategies and coping responses to help overcome life's challenges.

My goal is to guide you towards self-empowerment and hope by helping identify your strengths and your goals for the future. My perspective is rooted in client-centered therapy, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and emotionally-focused therapy. I believe that self-compassion and acceptance allow for freedom from shame, guilt, and avoidance. This relief can create space for healing and movement toward fulfillment.

I have received clinical training in both nutrition and mental health counseling, and have worked with children and adult clients experiencing disordered eating, addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief, and loss. As a trauma-informed therapist, I advocate for the best interests of all clients. I strive to demonstrate cultural sensitivity at all times, and see all cases through the lens of a Health at Every Size mindset.

Education
M.S. Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology, Bastyr 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.

Education
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch 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 you feel safe and free to explore what it means to be human in an unpredictable world. As we work together, therapy is a time for you to be seen and feel heard in your suffering, while also discovering your own capacities for embodying healing, growth, and change in the social contexts you exist within. In the therapy room, I use family-of-origin and psychodynamic theory to help both me and you understand the bigger picture, or the why, of what you are experiencing across mind, body, and relationships. This means we look at things like attachment patterns, role expectations, boundaries, intergenerational traumas, your own traumas, and how they relate to the present. I then integrate practical tools from narrative and acceptance and commitment therapy to guide you in moving towards the kind of life you want to live. This means looking at things like how we can reframe your stories, create boundaries, understand your values, and cultivate thoughts and behaviors that lead you to a more meaningful, fulfilling life experience that is not governed by painful thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

For clients currently experiencing the effects of trauma, I use somatic frameworks that recognize the nature of how trauma and stress is stored in the body and how we can create a safe space for those feelings to be felt, processed, and lifted.

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, and depression. I have also worked with personality disorders and relationship conflict. In addition, my work in cross-cultural and international settings with refugee and trafficking survivors has brought a deep value for cultural humility in my approaches to understanding my clients and their experiences. With this, I seek to create space for your cultural, ethnic, spiritual, gender, and sexual orientation identities and values in our work together. 

Education
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
M.A. International Care and Community Development, Northwest University

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA)


Katina Gould, BS

Hello, my name is Katina Gould. I am a clinical mental health graduate student at Seattle University. I believe that counseling is, at its core, a trusting relationship that is built on truth, courage, and communication. Our experiences shape who we are and what we believe. Each person has an individual experience with the world around them and this has its benefits, limitations, and prejudices that are challenging to overcome. These challenges can lead to blocks or barriers within ourselves that keep us from fully living out our lives from an authentic place. I believe human beings are resilient and capable of learning new ways to cope with a problem. Counseling is a tool we can use to learn how to address and work through challenges as they arise throughout our lives. 

My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to allow you to feel heard, understood, and to learn more about yourself, and where you want to go. I will listen intently to your concerns, and with compassion and empathy, help you clarify your needs and your wants, and formulate a plan to help you reach a specific goal. Your job is to try to be as honest as possible and allow yourself time and grace to get to a place of healing. Counseling is a beautiful way to bring all of yourself and let someone sit with you in all of the joy, anger, sadness, rage, and stress in your life. It takes courage to live in the world and share it with someone else. Counseling is sharing the dark and the light, becoming more aware of yourself and your needs, identifying your choices, and taking action. It is my privilege to sit with you.

While I will use counseling techniques from various theoretical backgrounds to support my clients based on how our therapeutic relationship unfolds, I tend to practice from humanistic theories such as Gestalt, Person-Centered, Narrative, and Existential Therapy. As a counselor, I am passionate about supporting all individuals who present with a variety of concerns, and I'm especially interested in those who have experienced trauma, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, and those wanting to explore their cultural identity and issues of spirituality. I value humor, grace, and integrity and enjoy staying curious with my clients in their creative process. I am here to support you along the way toward a full and authentic you. 

Education
M.A.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International (CSI) 


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.

Education 
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Concordia University Irvine
M.A. Philosophy, Biola University

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)


Claudia Johnson, BA

I’m a graduate student at Antioch University Seattle in the Couples and Family Therapy Program with a Sex Therapy concentration. Prior to studying at Antioch, I double majored in Psychopedagogy and Family Sciences. I am bilingual and can offer therapy in English and Spanish.

Throughout life we often experience struggles that bring us to a place where change is needed. As a therapist, my goal is to provide an inclusive and safe space where you will be able to explore and create new beginnings. I consider myself a kind, respectful, approachable and humorous therapist. I firmly believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, meeting clients where they are regardless of their circumstances. This collaborative approach allows me to walk alongside the individual, couple, or family towards their goals, happiness and well-being.

I believe in sex positivity, which means that I respect all sexual orientations, relationships and behaviors that are consensual and non-exploitative. I want to help clients build lives and relationships filled with hope, fulfillment, and joy.

I am systemically oriented and client-centered. This means I view individuals in the context of their relationships and their interactions with others. I believe humans are interrelated and mutually influencing one another at all times. I will consider the impact of your relationships, past and present, on the issues you face, within the larger context of your family and culture. I also draw from narrative therapy, attachment theory and solution-focused techniques.  By seeing the world through a narrative lens, I believe that we have the ability to reclaim our stories. It would be my honor to help you rewrite yours.

Education
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University

Professional Memberships
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)


Misa Mattson, BA

Hello, my name is Misa (pronounced MEE-suh). I am a Master of Arts candidate in the Couples and Family Therapy with Sex Therapy Concentration program at Antioch University. My commitment is to provide a space for you to feel honored and truly seen, to inspire hope and healing. 

Working from my own place of awareness of my own privileged and marginalized identities, I am humbly committed to safely and respectfully exploring your unique needs and challenges within the larger social context of your relationships and cultures. With the understanding that everyone experiences and is shaped by oppression, I strive to join and guide you on your path to find moments of liberation from oppressive thoughts and feelings as you grow and heal. Operating from a humanistic, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based lens, I aim to provide you with empathy, acceptance, flexibility, and allyship tailored to your needs rather than from one specific theory or school of thought. Through working collaboratively with you, I am dedicated to increasing your feelings of belongingness and empowerment within yourself and your communities. 

With a non-judgmental and sex-positive attitude, I am here to support you to uncover the growth and change you desire. 

Education
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University
B.A. Psychology, University of Washington 

Professional Memberships
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) 


Randi Pedigo (They/Them), BS

Hello; I am in the final year of the Master of Counseling Psychology program at Bastyr University. I am a queer, white, Euro-American, gender non-binary person, and I look forward to learning who you are.

I am also curious to know where you come from and how it has influenced your life and relationships. We are born into relationships that set the stage for relationships yet to come, and I believe that we heal in relationships. In addition, our biology, class, gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, abilities, and so much more influence our development and thrust us into the lived experiences of ease or disease, privilege or oppression, and power or disempowerment. In order to ensure that all these complexities are seen and tended to, I approach therapy through an intersectional feminist and relational psychodynamic lens. Combining both of those approaches makes our time together about working to understand your power and unique identity while also gaining insight into how your identity exists in relationships, how relational patterns may be repeating themselves, and how all these intersecting points about you influence your presenting concerns. Together, we can begin to dismantle or become more aware of the internalized messages from the outside world that are affecting you and test new ways of being.

I also believe that therapy works best when you can safely be mindfully present in your body, allowed to lead the way, and feel empowered to be seen amongst all your conflicting parts. I look forward to holding that space with you and helping you, or you and your loved ones, cultivate that together. 

Education
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University

Professional Memberships
American Psychological Association (APA)
Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS)
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

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