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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 $60/individual, couple or family visit. Each visit is 50-60 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 level of counselor 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

Nikki

Nikki
BA

Hello, my name is Nikki and I am currently working on a Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University. It is through my personal therapeutic journey that I have found a passion for helping others along their path. I hold a strong belief in the healing power of relationships; providing a secure space for you to feel safe to explore all aspects of yourself, free from judgement, and with genuine care are my highest priorities. I want to support you exactly where you are at and in the direction that you find gives you meaning, purpose, and joy.

I take a systemic perspective, therefore, I tend toward exploring families-of-origin, social locations, cultural backgrounds, and other systems that have affected your life experience. I believe that gaining insight into the impacts of those systems can be incredibly empowering. Specifically when it comes to family influences, exploration of our early relationships can help us better understand ourselves and how we relate to others in present day. I use attachment theory to help put language to some of the coping mechanisms and adaptive behaviors we form as children that may no longer be serving us. 

I also draw from experiential tenets in that I believe that allowing ourselves to fully express our emotions leads us to what we truly need from both ourselves and others. I find that in couples work, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method provide a nice framework for exploring our attachment needs and communicating them more effectively with our partners. While I have a more natural inclination toward certain modalities over others, my theoretical approach is determined solely by the needs of each individual (or couple/family) client. 

Education
M.A. Couple and Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle

Professional Memberships
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)


Lisa

Lisa
BA


Hi, my name is Lisa. I am currently working towards my Master of Arts in Counseling at City University of
Seattle. I have received training in individual and group therapy using a social justice lens. I believe engaging in therapy is an act of bravery and self-love and will collaborate with you to build your desired present and future. I believe each client is unique with a unique story to tell, therefore my techniques will vary depending on the needs of each client. You are the expert on your life, and I am here to support you on your journey.

I use a strength-based and holistic approach, integrating a variety of techniques from mindfulness, narrative-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, among others. I aim to create space in which clients feel seen, heard, and supported in order to help them heal, restore, and gain empowerment within themselves.

Education
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.A. in Arts of Social Science, University of Washington

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association


Katie

Katie
BA

Hi, my name is Katie and I am a graduate student at Bastyr University working toward my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. My work focuses on addressing concerns around anxiety, depression, self-acceptance, emotional regulation, implementing change, and navigating life transitions. 

I believe that all of our emotions, feelings, and actions serve a purpose, and we are sometimes unable to see their function. My goal is to help clients make sense of their suffering and uncover any barriers that may be stopping them from achieving growth while coming from a place of nonjudgmental acceptance. I take a collaborative, client-centered approach to help individuals reach their goals by cultivating self-efficacy, building confidence, and instilling hope.

I find that therapy is most effective when I am able to adapt to each individual client’s unique
concerns based on the context of their lives, and thus my therapeutic style varies from person
to person. My approach is rooted in the theories behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy, among others.
It is my hope that we can work together to help you gain insights and develop tools to
effectively implement change and enhance your self-awareness allowing you to live life to its
fullest.

Education
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University


Kathryn

Kathryn
BA

Hello there, my name is Kathryn, and I am currently a graduate student at Touro University Worldwide working towards my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. I believe in continual growth and learning at every life stage both in my work with clients and in myself as a person and developing therapist.

My approach to therapy is systemic, client-centered, trauma-informed, and holistic. This means that I work with you in a way that honors and examines how factors in your life such as your community, unique relationships, intersectional identities, values, overall health factors, and needs all contribute to your lived experience and presenting issues. I approach our work together in a collaborative, respectful, and curious way that values your position as the expert in your own life on your path to healing, growth, and improving your relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself.

In order to work with you in a way that addresses your unique needs and goals in therapy, I may draw from multiple theoretical and therapeutic approaches, including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, attachment theory, and others.

I work with individuals, couples, those in polyamorous relationships, and families. I am especially interested in working with sexual and gender minorities, non-traditional family structures, chronic health issues and/or disabilities, and caretakers.

Beginning work in therapy takes courage and by making it even this far you have already demonstrated your strength and ability to overcome. I look forward to meeting you and setting out on our work together in this new phase of your life.

Education
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Touro University Worldwide
B.A. Philosophy, Minor in Art History, University of Washington 

Professional Membership
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
AAMFT Networks:

  • Margins to Center: Cultural Connections among C/MFTs
  • MFTs Working with Trauma
  • Queer and Trans Advocacy Network
  • Systemic Perspective Across the Lifespan
  • Working with Couples and Intimate Relationships

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Misa
BA

Hello! My name is Misa and I am a Master of Arts candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy with Sex Therapy Certificate program at Antioch University Seattle. My commitment is to create a space for you to feel honored and truly seen to inspire hope and healing.

Working from a place of awareness of my own privileged and marginalized identities, I am humbly committed to safely and respectfully explore your unique needs and challenges within the larger social context of your relationships and cultures. With the understanding that everyone experiences and is shaped by oppression, I strive to join and guide you on your path to find moments of liberation from oppressive thoughts and feelings as you grow and heal. Operating from a humanistic, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based lens, I aim to provide you with empathy, acceptance, flexibility, and allyship tailored to your needs rather than from one specific theory or school of thought. Through working collaboratively with you, I am dedicated to increasing your feelings of belongingness and empowerment within yourself and your communities.

With a non-judgmental and sex-positive attitude, I am here to support you to uncover the growth and change you desire.

Education
M.A. Couple and Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle
B.A. Psychology, University of Washington

Professional Memberships
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)


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Janet
BA

I approach counseling as a unique relationship centered on the client. For whatever reasons and concerns that bring someone to counseling, I fully believe that people experience healing, growth, and change in a trusting relationship. I aim to provide a safe space with unconditional respect and nonjudgmental truthfulness—hallmarks of trusting relationships in which to grow. Holding to the truth that there is always hope, I meet the client where they are to support them in making the changes they desire. My counseling interests and experiences are relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, spiritual maltreatment, and childhood emotional neglect.

I am a counseling intern progressing toward a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. My training focuses on the whole person, discovering strengths, and nurturing the personality structures that contribute to a flourishing life. I draw from attachment research, neuroscience, and psychodynamic traditions. The Pacific Northwest has been home for most of my life, yet a piece of my childhood heart lingers under Montana’s big, open sky.

Education
M.A. Counseling: Clinical Mental Health, Concordia University, Irvine, CA
B.A. Economics, University of Washington

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association
Washington Mental Health Counselor Association


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Elli
BA

Hi, my name is Elli and I am here to help you on your counseling journey. I am a graduate student at City University of Seattle working towards my Master of Arts in Counseling. Sometimes our brains can feel overcrowded by thoughts and emotions and we need an outside eye to help in making sense of the chaos. Throughout our counseling journey I strive to provide a relaxed and open atmosphere for you, as the client, to use as a blank canvas as we begin to map out your thoughts, feelings, and anxieties.

Currently I am focused on learning the skills of CBT, TF-CBT but believe that each client is unique, thus the way in which I approach counseling with each of my clients will be unique. In addition to pursuing my masters in counseling I also hold a BFA in Dance from Western Washington University. My knowledge of and passion for movement will allow us to navigate the everchanging relationship between the mind-body-soul connection working towards a holistic, happy life.

Education
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.F.A in Dance, Western Washington University

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association


Miles

Miles
BA

I am currently working toward my MA in clinical mental health counseling at Antioch University in Seattle. As a therapist, my primary aim is to be fully present for clients, offering curiosity, careful listening, non-judgment, and authenticity. My approach is also collaborative, meaning I honor my clients’ beliefs, emotions, and experiences as valid and true and see clients as the most authoritative sources for the solutions to the unique challenges they wish to address. In this way, I hope to form a strong therapeutic alliance with clients, which is the foundation for growth and change. 

The theoretical approaches I draw from are present-oriented, experiential, relational, and emotionally focused. The particular theories or interventions depend on the individual client and include Attachment Theory, Existential Theory, Psychodynamic theories, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy. In addition, I have practiced mindfulness and meditation and studied Buddhism for many years, which informs my approach to therapy—particularly my emphasis on nonjudgmental awareness of our present-moment experience, detaching from the cognitive distortions that can keep us stuck, and practicing self-compassion.    

I work with individual adults to help them find meaning, connection, clarity, and purpose. I am particularly well suited to working with life transitions (career, marriage, children, aging), grief and loss, and distressed relationships. I look forward to working with you as a witness, co-author, catalyst, and source of support.      

Education
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University Seattle