Session fees are established on a sliding scale basis. Many major insurance plans are accepted. Please contact us for more information about fees and availability. Clients and counselors are paired based on specific request, specialization, and personality fit.
Carolyn Russo, PhD, LMHC
My name is Carolyn Russo and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy, and I maintain a private practice in Seattle and Edmonds, WA.
With many years of experience as a mental health counselor, and as a graduate of Texas A&M University, I am currently serving as a private practitioner. I work with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are eating disorders, grief/loss, depression/anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions.
I am an interactive, client-centered counselor. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each client to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle Pacific University (Transfer from Oregon State University)
M.S. Community Counseling, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
B.A. Psychology, University of Washington
B.A. Sociology with an emphasis in the family as an institution, Washington State University
Certified in Hypnotherapy and Meditation
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselor Association
Seattle Counseling Association
Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES)
- 2010 WACES confrerence presenter
- 2012 WACES conference presenter
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
- 2011 ACES conference presenter
I am also a part-time instructor at several universities teaching both ungraduate and graduate courses. Currently, I am teaching for Northwestern University in their Counseling@Northwestern program.
Jenna Schroeter, MA, LMFTA
I have a Master’s degree in counseling from Seattle University, and have been with Alliant Therapy since 2015 where I provide services to individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of Carolyn Russo, LMHC. I am working toward full licensure in the state of Washington. My approach to therapy involves genuine caring and non-judgment, and I believe in empowering clients through a strength-based perspective. As a client-centered counselor I draw from a variety of therapeutic orientations to help us collaboratively discover solutions that make sense for each person. From a holistic perspective I am open to exploring spirituality and existential issues toward creating a life of meaning, purpose, and authenticity.
I have attended numerous professional workshops and pursued additional training in areas of self-esteem and identity; marriage and relationships; communication skills; grief, loss, and bereavement; spirituality and religion; mindfulness; depression and anxiety; and multiculturalism, among others.
I consider it a privilege to be invited into my clients' journeys, and together we will work toward making sense of the things that happen in life, with hope for healing, self-discovery, and change.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University
My name is Judyline (Judy-Lynn) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. I believe everyone has rich and complex stories that are waiting to be heard and shared. My work is guided by those stories.
Through counseling there is much healing, growth, and empowerment that can occur. I support individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns, which include grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. In addition, I am particularly interested in working alongside clients as they explore their racial, sexual, and multicultural identities. I gravitate toward humanistic theories, namely Person-Centered, Gestalt, Narrative, and Existential therapy.
I am intentional about establishing trust and safety with my clients, and use a client-focused, empathic approach. I believe this provides a solid therapeutic foundation that is holistic, personalized, and culturally relevant.
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle
Zachary Ehrmann, MAEd, LMHCA, CDPT
I received my Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University in 2018, and my undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. I have been working in the mental health field since 2011, serving in a number of roles throughout the years. My experiences in case management, crisis response, assessment, and as a mental health and chemical dependency clinician have been invaluable to my overall outlook and perspective on client growth and change. I have worked for a number of community mental health agencies in the Seattle area, and continue to work part-time as a substance use counselor.
I practice from an existential and humanistic perspective. This means that I consider the entirety of our shared, human condition in our work together, both regarding our infinite capacity for growth, and being mindful of our inherent and inescapable limitations as human beings. I believe that the relationship between the counselor and client is the catalyzing, driving force of therapy. This relationship itself is the primary tool through which clients can explore, consider, and ultimately attend to the problem at hand. I utilize an integrated approach to client work, drawing on a number of techniques that are informed by dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic theory, philosophy, positive psychology, logotherapy, and narrative therapy.
I have a wide array of experiences in working with clients in different settings, and across languages, cultures, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I work with clients that are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relational issues, health challenges, and low self-esteem. I also enjoy engaging with clients who are struggling to integrate into new life roles and identities, and in helping those that are battling with addiction. I strive to provide an empathic, genuine, and active presence to my clients, and to create a safe and welcoming space in which to explore problematic issues. It is my honor to engage in this process, and to foster an environment in which we can attend to your distress with a sense of curiosity and of care.
Elizabeth Olsen, MA, LMHCA
As a therapist my mission is to provide a safe environment in which you can rest, discover, heal, and grow. My approach is client-centered, working as your ally and having the privilege of witnessing your life as you change, grow, and live into your goals, becoming ever more yourself. Together with an approach of curiosity and open-mindedness, we will discover what is true for you, how you would like to grow, and become aware of your innate and developing strengths. I find that an integrative approach that is strength-based and incorporates psychotherapy and mindfulness allows for looking deeply into what has been, as well as moving forward by learning new ways of being, bringing the mind, heart, and body into an alliance of holistic health. My desire is to see clients find personal power through gaining new perspectives, practicing choice, and developing tools to help them thrive in their daily life.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate working toward full licensure under the supervision of Carolyn Russo, LMHC. I received an MA in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University and worked for six years with high school students in Seattle. I have continued to expand my education and therapeutic approaches through completing the Certificate Program in Clinical Theory and Practice through Wellspring Family Services and attending therapeutic trainings focused on Attachment Theory, Grief and Loss, Cultural Competence, and Mindfulness techniques. I also enjoy reading and researching therapeutic modalities and practices that I can incorporate in my work with clients for their benefit and greater wellness.
Certificate Program in Clinical Theory and Practice, Wellspring Family Services
As part of their academic clinical internship experience, our interns provide clients with an affordable option for counseling. Session fees are $50/individual counseling and $60/Family and Couples counseling.
Kyle Anderson, BA
Hi! I am a graduate student at Seattle University working towards 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 contexts 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
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 non-judgmental 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 adults 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.
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.
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.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
M.A. International Care and Community Development, Northwest University
American Counseling Association (ACA)
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)
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.
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)