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, LMHCA
My name is Gigi and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. 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
Hannah Allen, MA, LMHCA
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)
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
- 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]
- 2016- Present “Graduate 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 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
I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University. I believe everyone has rich and complex stories that are waiting to be heard and shared. As a clinician, my work is guided by the stories my clients bring to our work together in counseling.
Through counseling, there is much healing, growth, and empowerment that can occur. To that end, I am intentional about establishing trust, safety, and genuine care in the therapeutic relationship with my clients. This solid foundation also allows me to provide counseling that is holistic, personalized, and culturally competent to each client. As a developing mental health professional, I am interested in working with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns-such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and with clients who are discerning their racial, sexual, and multicultural identities. I gravitate toward humanistic theories namely Person-Centered therapy, Gestalt, Narrative therapy, and Existential therapy. My counseling style is developmental, integrative, client-focused, and most of all empathic.
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.
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.
Life is often stressful and hard. I believe therapeutic relationships are instrumental in learning to cope with big challenges.
As a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Antioch University, I've focused on building impactful relationships with clients that help them thrive and find balance in their life. I utilize mindfulness-based approaches along with cognitive behavioral therapy to give clients new tools to change negative thoughts, build better self-awareness, and discover ways to live more authentically.
I have a special interest in working with men, and the people that love them, on issues of masculinity, identity, and relating to others.
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University
Megan Ebel, BA
I am currently in the last year of my Master's program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Regent University. I believe counseling is a collaborative process that should be tailored to your unique needs and strengths in a holistic way. During this season of life, I will work hard to provide you with a safe environment that is filled with acceptance, empathy, genuineness, and compassion. Through an integrative approach, I tend to use various Humanistic theories, but primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an empirically based approach that utilizes mindfulness and each person's unique values to support decisions based on a greater degree of meaning, authenticity, and overall well being in life. Currently I am interested in working with adults in individual therapy for anxiety, depression, self-worth, life transitions, relationship challenges, and trauma.
M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Regent University Seattle
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