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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
BA

Hi, my name is Bill. 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)


Ariel
BA

Hello! I am a graduate student at Seattle University working toward my Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy. I also have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and French from Portland State University. 

I use a person-centered approach to therapy with individuals. This means that I believe people are fundamentally trustworthy, that they have an immense potential for understanding themselves and solving their own problems without direct intervention on the therapist's part, and that they are capable of self-directed growth. In other words, I believe you are the expert on your life, and you already have everything within you that you need to change. My role is to provide a space and relationship to allow you to find your strengths and discern directions for growth. I also view clients through a systemic and spiritually integrated perspective, which means that I honor and recognize the ways in which your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, immigration status, ability, and familial status all interact to create the context for your life. I welcome discussion of spiritual issues by client request.  

I am interested in working with folks from all walks of life with all kinds of struggles, but I am particularly interested in working with those suffering from anxiety, phobias, chronic pain and illness, and couples experiencing sexual issues. 

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

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


Kyle
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
BA

Hi, my name is Dana 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


Angela 
BA

Hello, my name is Angela and I am passionately pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University.

Different seasons of life can open doors to various experiences that we may find challenging, intimidating, painful, or unfulfilling. Every person has a story, and their narrative or the way they interact with the world is often shaped by previous interactions with family, friends, community members, and the environment around them. As we continue to experience life, past methods of coping with daily stressors, or our way of simply being in the world, may no longer feel authentic or true to who we are.

Counseling is a sacred relationship founded on trust, acceptance, and compassion. I believe it empowers you to dig deep within yourself to explore and understand certain behaviors; confront discrepancies and limitations; enhance self-love and acceptance; and ultimately become the best and most authentic version of yourself.

My goal as a counselor is to provide you a safe space. One that is warm, nonjudgmental, and supportive. Together we will explore obstacles, build on insight, and strengthen awareness around the many moving pieces that have an influence in your life. I embrace a client-centered therapeutic style that creates an environment where you feel heard, accepted, and validated.

My approach to clinical work is integrative and primarily inspired by humanistic, systemic, and multicultural perspectives. The intersection of your identities is paramount to understanding who you are at your core, and who you strive to become for yourself and others. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives and possess the skills, competencies, and abilities to overcome barriers with support along the way. It would be an honor to accompany you on this journey of healing, growth, and fulfillment.

Education
M.A.E.d. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)


Stefanie
BA

Hi! My name is Stefanie, and I am a clinical mental health student at City University, Seattle. My approach to counseling emphasizes meeting you in a safe space and being attentive to you in that exact moment in time. I will be curious and mindful of your current life situation, while also acknowledging the power of past circumstances and relationships that might be influencing your present experiences. Sometimes it is the recognition of an unhelpful pattern in life that needs redirection, or you might feel stuck and burned out. We will work on retelling your life story in a way that encourages self-compassion and the ability to be authentically present in your relationships. Awareness of emotions and developing a greater sense of understanding for your deepest needs can offer a fresh perspective that allows for hope, and for acceptance and forgiveness of self, while creating a more fulfilling life. 

I welcome you on this journey and applaud the bravery that it can take to willingly walk through the doors to therapy. This can be a portal to a lifelong process of enrichment and learning about all that is and can be you. It is my desire to help you uncover the most authentic version of yourself, and better understand who you are and what you need. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that allows us to be and reminds us that we are all human, and we can all benefit from the support of others in this unpredictable, and undoubtedly challenging, existence.

I am inspired by mind-body health, and I respect all gender, sexual, and romantic orientations. My previous experience includes working with depression, anxiety, unexpected life changes, life transitions, stress, relationship difficulties, identity struggles, disordered eating behaviors, and life dissatisfaction. No matter what you might be seeking services for at this time in your life, I will come alongside you in a kind and encouraging way. I look forward to the opportunity to walk with you on your journey toward a more peaceful life. 

Education
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, City University


Matthew
BA

My name is Matt, and I look forward to 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
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
BS

Hello, my name is Katina. 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) 


Lindsay
BA

Hi, I'm Lindsay, and I am finishing my last year of graduate school at Antioch in Seattle. I believe therapy should be an experience in which you feel empowered and understood in a space that is safe and judgment-free.

I work from a strengths-based, person-centered approach. This means who you are and what you bring to the table is where we begin to build a relationship based on trust. I listen to your story, get to know you, and then learn how I can best support you through whatever challenges you are facing. 

We all have strengths and ways in which we have coped in the past. My job is to help you realize those strengths and increase your coping skills so you can take care of yourself as you work to create the life you desire and deserve. 

Given my experience in the corporate world for the last 15 years, a special area of interest is career-transition work, including supporting you as you find your calling, and dealing with work-related stress and anxiety. Other areas of interest are loss and grief, self-esteem, relationships, depression, anxiety, stress management, and life transitions. But, mostly, I'm interested in getting to know you, your goals, and how I can best aid in your healing. 

I use several theories, depending on your needs. Some of the theories I use are cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, solution-focused therapy, and various loss and grief and career counseling models. 

Let's go on this journey together. I can't wait to meet you. 

Education 
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)


Claudia
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)


Randi (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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