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 as well as City University of Seattle and Everett Community College.
Georgina Zappone, MA, LMHC
My name is Gigi and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. The therapeutic process and relationship are powerful tools for growth, change, and transformational healing. My passion is creating connection, trust, and safety through which to navigate the forms of pain you encounter. Because no two clients are the same, my goal is to form a plan with you that considers your unique story. In this process I will be attuned to your cultural background, gender identity, relationship to food and body, and how you connect to others. I have experience in counseling adults and adolescents with a broad range of concerns. Some of these include: eating disorders/disordered eating, pornography addiction, anxiety, depression, spirituality, life transitions, grief, anger management, boundary setting, and shame.
As I work alongside clients I use an eclectic style of evidenced based treatment as well as attachment-focused methods. I'm here to help you access the strength you possess to face your concerns and fear at your own pace.
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Northwest University
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 $40/individual counseling and $50/Family and Couples counseling.
Valerie Woolley, BA
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
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
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)