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Therapists

Session fees are established on a sliding scale basis. Many major insurances 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, MS, LMHC

My name is Carolyn Russo and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and 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.

Education 
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

Additional Training
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.


 

Timothy J Peterson, MA, LMHC

My Approach

With hope, humor and compassion, I take a systems approach to life. The systems you were raised in and grew up in. A reframe of your experience will give you a vision of why and how you can do something different.

I gently ask you questions to uncover the truth, and allow you the time and space to do that. Sometimes I will get less gentle and more directive, but always in support of your best self.

Through a dynamic process of human change and spiritual evolvement one can create the ultimate goal. It is about limits and beliefs instilled that we work and transcend to become a greater form of energy. Energy, begets energy, the outcome is a direct reflection of the input.

Is it time to answer the call and become?

My Experience

2016-current, Alliant Therapy

2015-current, Private Practice

2015-current, The Evergreen Clinic

2014-2015, Internship: YWCA 

Education

M.A. Clinical  Counseling, Saybrook University-LIOS

B.A. Speech Communications & Public Relations, Carroll College


Genet Gebrehiwet, MA, LMHCA

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling through City University. I joined Alliant Counseling in 2013 as a graduate student intern. As an LMCHA, I am gaining the experience needed to become a licensed independent mental health counselor.

I have over ten years of experience working in the social services field. I have worked in various agencies serving adults and children, including government, non-profit, and private organizations. As a counselor, I am able to utilize my skills and passion for working with people. I work with issues relating to anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, work-related stress, and other life obstacles. The types of counseling services I provide target adolescents, adults, couples, and families. When working with couples and families, I look at the family system, evaluating behaviors and patterns that help clients improve communication and resolve conflict.

The theoretic approaches I use with my clients include the Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic models. I have unique niche in building trusting rapports and connections. As a mental health counselor, I have an authentic desire to learn the story of each individual I work with. Please come share your story with me!

Education

M.A. Counseling, City University of Seattle 


Hannah Allen, BA, Extern Counselor

www.hannahallencounseling.com

Science and experience both tell us that the connection between client and counselor is the greatest predictor of therapeutic success. My priority is to create and maintain mutual trust between us, and to establish a safety and intimacy that allows clients to be fully themeslves in our therapeutic space.

Because I believe in the universality of the human condition, I tend to look at people's lives through what's called an Existential-Humanistic model, which means that I believe, at the end of the day, all our stress is really a consequence of the anxiety caused by being human. Coupling this with Person-Centered Therapy, I walk alongside my clients helping them discern how to be fully themselves.

I also integrate mindfulness into my work. In our overworked, underpaid, mega-stressed culture, mindful living is something of an existential "pie in the sky", I get that. We'll look at the pressures of modern life and how they impact our ability to be our true, or "authentic", self. This disconnect is often the result of a distracted mind/self causing clients significant anxiety and distress. Together, we'll explore how to regain self awareness and take back ownership of life by living intentionally. 

The specific counseling theories I generally pull from are*:
- Existential-humanistic Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy 
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

*If you are interested in working from a theory not listed here, please let me know! So long as I have competency and appropriate training around the theory you'd like to use, I am happy to integrate it.

Education

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, City University of Seattle

Professional Presentations, Publications, Memberships

  • Professional Assocation Memberships
    • 2016-Present President, Epsilon Beta Alpha of Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honor’s Society, City University of Seattle
    • 2015-Present Graduate Student Representative, Washington Mental Health Counselor’s Association
    • 2015-Present Emerging Leader, United Way of Seattle
    • 2015-Present, Member, Association for Humanistic Counseling
    • 2015-Present, Member, American Counseling Association
      • Member ID: 6421944
  • Presentations
    • 2016- “One true thing: the therapeutic use of self disclosure”, Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference: Portland, Oregon [presentation]
    • 2010- Workshop: “There’s no place like home: multicultural considerations for international student support on university campuses”, Trinity Western University, Langley BC Canada [presentation]
  • Publications
    • 2016- PresentGraduate Student Column”, Insights Online Magazine, Washington Mental Health Counselor’s Association [publication]
    • 2015- “Girl”, This Great Society Online Literary Magazine [publication]

Jenna Schroeter, MA, LMFTA

I hold 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.

Education

M.A. Counseling, Seattle University


Interns

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. 

Julie Roberts, BA,  Intern

I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, through Regent University. I approach counseling holistically, examining a client’s total biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects. I believe the counseling relationship is collaborative. I work with clients to help set their own goals to get the most out of the therapeutic process. I am interested in working with women who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, and depression. I am an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Education

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regent University

 

 

 

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