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$60 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 $60/individual, couple or family 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 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


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)


Camille
BA

Hi, my name is Camille and I am currently working on my Master’s in Couples and Family Therapy from Seattle University. I take a holistic and client-centered approach to therapy. My goal is to understand and honor who you are, in every way. I will work with you on self-discovery, tools for coping, communication, and empowerment in order to create positive change in your life. I believe that it is important to address issues of the past, to live as fully as possible in the present, and to have goals for the future. I also believe in the impact of power and privilege, and think it is essential to acknowledge the ways in which oppression may control mental health outcomes, individually, and as a collective.

As a systemically oriented person, I will work with you to identify patterns in relationships, values learned from culture, and the other myriad things that shape you as a unique person. I believe that therapy takes teamwork and I’m excited to help clients light the way on their own forged path. I use a tailored approach to therapy, integrating various perspectives to suit your needs and desires, and I welcome and expect client feedback. If you feel that something is not working for you, we can collaborate to determine a route forward.

I have a wide range of interests when working with clients. I have particular interest in the areas of grief and trauma, anxiety and depression, postpartum depression, developmental disabilities and mental health, relationship issues and negative patterns, and spiritual and religious coping.

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


Shannon (She/Her)
BA

Hello, my name is Shannon. I am a graduate student at Antioch University studying for my Master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy. My therapeutic approach is systemic and strengths-based. I practice cultural humility, and my goal is to create space for you to freely explore your identities, including those that are marginalized in our society, and to learn how those group memberships influence your relationships and place in the world. Together we can work to discover new ways of coping and overcoming the challenges life may bring.

I draw from multiple theories in my practice such as emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, feminist therapy, Gottman method, attachment theory, and the treatment of internalized oppression. I enjoy working with families and couples who are navigating relationship issues, divorce, the joining of families, polyamory, and life transitions. Fifteen years of experience as a critical care and hospice nurse taught me that the human spirit is resilient, and contributed to my love for working with grief, trauma, chronic illness, and death and dying.

I look forward to taking this journey with you. 

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

Professional Memberships
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)


Adrienne (She/Her)
BA

Hi, my name is Adrienne. I am a graduate student at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology working towards my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. I also have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education K-12.

I have experience working as a treatment counselor at a Psychiatric Medical Institution for Children (PMIC) where I provided coping skills, crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques and support for individuals and their families. During this time, I worked with a wide variety of acute mental health concerns such as: Anxiety/Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-harm, Suicidality, and Trauma. I have also spent time living abroad where I taught art to diverse populations. 

In therapy, I view my clients from a holistic perspective. This means that our lives consist of physical, emotional, spiritual and relational components. Not only do I consider how these components affect my clients, but I also look at my client as an individual within a greater community. I believe that we are profoundly impacted and shaped by our relationships and systematic structures that are a part of our everyday lives. I maintain the belief that each of us is the authority and expert on our own stories. I hope to be a hospitable space to all of the parts of who you are, offering my attention to you while fully acknowledging the courage it takes to seek help from another person.

I believe that healing occurs in relationships, particularly in the therapeutic process. My technique is grounded in relational psychodynamic theory with a systems lens. Psychodynamic theory is based on the belief that relationships shape us, harm us, and heal us. When appropriate, I will also draw from trauma theory, attachment theory, art therapy directives, narrative therapy, feminist theory, multicultural and somatic directives to inform how you might look at the stories you bring.

I am primarily interested in working with: Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Depression, Family of Origin Issues, Grief, Gender, Life Transitions, Relational Conflict, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, and Women’s Issues.

Education
M.A. Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
B.A. Art Education, K-12, Mount Mercy University


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)


Janet
MA


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 


Jane (She/Her) 
MA

Hello, my name is Jane. I am a graduate student in the Couples and Family Therapy program at Antioch University. I also intern with the Columbia City Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group. I am a parent, and a former teacher and parenting group leader.

We all face times in our lives where we could use extra support. I strive to create a nurturing, client-centered environment, where you feel heard and accepted. Together, we approach life's challenges as opportunities for growth and transformation. 

My primary approaches are strengths-based, solution-focused therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. I believe that relationships play pivotal roles in our lives, and can be an enormous source of support in stressful times. I teach interpersonal and parenting skills that help clients thrive in relationships. I have received Level I couples training from the Gottman institute. 

I strive to support my clients as they explore how their group memberships have influenced who they are and how they feel about themselves. These groups may include gender, class, ethnicity and race, country of origin, sexual orientation, and disability. My practice is aware and affirming of LGBTQ identities. My work is grounded in the belief that all people are inherently good, lovable, and resilient. 

It will be an honor to learn about you, and be an ally on your journey. I look forward to meeting you.

Education
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University
M.A. Teaching, University of Washington

Professional Memberships
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)


Julia
BA

Hello! My name is Julia. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process of healing and change. Whether you have tried it before or this is your first venture into counseling, therapy is a form of self-care, and choosing to see a counselor is an act of courage. 

Implementing a client-centered, trauma-informed approach, I support clients on their mental health journey through empathic understanding, empowerment, and a belief in their ability to evolve and heal. I value cultural humility, a lifelong process that involves acknowledging my limitations as a counselor, suspension of judgment, meeting clients where they are, and respecting diverse experiences and points of view.

My approach to counseling integrates evidence-based techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to support client-centered change.

As a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology program at Bastyr University, I recognize that transformation occurs in a holistic space created by a commitment to self-care and the support from positive relationships we build. I believe that nothing is more transformative than the personal and professional relationships that we have with those who mean the most to us, and I bring my passion for your healing journey to Alliant Therapy Group.

Education
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University

Professional Membership
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)


Carla
BA


Hi, my name is Carla. I am a graduate student at Bastyr University studying Counseling Psychology. My BA is in Ecopsychology & Equine-Guided Education and Therapy, and my background is in working as a nature-based experiential life coach with youth and adults in treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, and substance use disorders. 

By connecting fully with our lived experience through an open and honest relationship with ourselves, others, and our environment, we lay the foundation for growth, transformation, and a greater sense of wholeness and health. I believe that in order to grow and share our authentic selves with the world, we need to integrate the parts of ourselves that have been neglected, pushed away, or ignored. Through this journey of discovery and integration, you may experience an increased sense of awareness, freedom, and wholeness as you connect with your inner truth and step into authentic expression and relationships. 

My therapeutic approach is client-centered and collaborative, and integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities to ensure that we can work together in a way that supports your unique needs and goals. Some therapeutic models I might use are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Experiential Therapy. I engage in continued learning to ensure that my therapeutic space is safe and trustworthy, which means that my counseling approach is trauma-informed, as well as inclusive and culturally sensitive to youth, adults, couples, and families from all walks of life. 

I am open to working with you no matter what your presenting concerns may be, but am particularly interested in working with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. 

I look forward to hearing your story and embarking on this journey of self-discovery with you.

Education
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University


Michael
MA

Hello, I'm Michael, and I am a graduate student at Antioch University in Seattle earning a Master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy with a Sex Therapy certificate. I also have a previous Master's degree in Communication Theory from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

For nearly 25 years in HR and communications, I have helped corporations with communication and relationship issues with employees. I now want to help people directly with life's challenges, and I look forward to working with you. I believe communication is central to how we interact with the world and how the world interacts with us--from our loved ones at home to strangers on the street, and it informs how I do relationship therapy. In addition, I offer support in two areas of concentration:

Sex Therapy: It can be hard to talk about sex, especially with a stranger, so I believe in a receptive, nonjudgmental, and paced approach to addressing sexual concerns. From lack of sex, to sex addiction, to polyamory, to LGBT+ issues (especially gay men's sexual health and relationships), I am pleased to be the support for your journey toward greater sexual health, freedom, and happiness.

Grief Counseling: Losing a loved one can be one of the lowest points of our lives, and often times we need support. I have been involved in grief work in a volunteer capacity for several years and have helped groups and individuals navigate this very challenging time. I especially work with those who have had a loved one die by suicide, and I understand the unique considerations survivors of suicide face. I find it an honor and a privilege to work with clients during these times.

I use counseling theories based on particular client needs, however, I usually look at my therapy work with relationships and individuals from a systemic perspective, meaning I view them in the context of the interactions we have with others both internally and externally. At the heart of this, emotions can drive many of these interactions, and I work deeply in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) while also drawing on communications theory. I also like to work from an Integrated Couples Therapy perspective, taking parts of EFT and Gottman Therapy, to create a phased approach to relationship therapy.

Education
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Couples and Family Therapy, Antioch University (certificate in sex therapy)
M.A. Communications Theory, Seton Hall University

Professional Memberships
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)


Lisa (She/Her)
BA

Hi, my name is Lisa, and I am passionately pursuing a Master of Arts in Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Psychology, and a minor in Nutritional Sciences. 

My approach to therapy is client-centered and present-focused. This means I use the here-and-now experience to support, accompany, and empower you on your path towards positive change and growth. Together we will work to uncover and nourish your unique strengths while addressing barriers that stand in the way of your growth. I aim to create a warm and non-judgmental space for you to bravely explore whatever it is that brings you into the counseling room. I will meet you where you are with empathy, authenticity, and cultural humility.

I use various counseling theories to meet each client’s unique needs, but I gravitate towards humanistic theories like Gestalt and Existentialism as well as emotion-focused therapy. I am also interested in body-based therapies, and mindfulness techniques. 

Whatever you wish to bring to therapy, I am committed to supporting you in an individualized way. I am interested in a variety of topics, particularly interpersonal relationship issues, identity development, trauma, life transitions, and grief and loss. 

Education
M.A.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)



Vanessa (She/Her)
BS

Hi, my name is Vanessa. I am a graduate student at Bastyr University working on a master’s degree in Nutrition and Counseling Psychology. I believe in taking a whole person approach in counseling and through this am inspired by integrative and holistic treatment. My current studies and academic background have allowed me to closely study the interplay between mind, body, and spirit. Through this, I believe in supporting each one of these aspects to allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. As a counselor, I want to meet you where you are in life and work to create an honest, open, and supportive environment. As an immigrant, I can relate to the hardships of assimilating to a new country, culture, and way of living. Therefore, I strive to provide culturally sensitive care to enhance your feelings of empowerment and autonomy.

I have received clinical training in both nutrition and mental health counseling and have worked with children and adults who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, grief, loss, and addiction. I am passionate about working with concerns surrounding relationship to food and body which I approach with a Health at Every Size and Intuitive Living lens.

My approach focuses on client-centered therapy, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care. As every client is unique, I view my work as a counselor to be collaborative in order to discover how your past and present experiences have shaped your behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My hope is to support you in finding your own personal values and meaning in life. Once found, we will keep working on ways to allow you to live a life that is harmonious with those values. My goal is to not only find self-empowerment, but also enhance compassion and acceptance. I look forward to meeting you and am grateful to be a part of your journey in self-discovery.

Education
M.S. Nutrition and M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)


Bailey
BS

Hello, my name is Bailey. I am a graduate student at Seattle University completing a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My approach to counseling is relational, which means I believe connection to others is essential for our growth and wellbeing. This also means that I believe we develop strategies of disconnection over our lifetimes to protect ourselves from pain and hurt. Using the therapeutic relationship as a foundation, I help clients explore patterns of disconnection that may be keeping them from experiencing fulfilling and growth-fostering relationships with themselves and others.

I approach the counseling relationship with authenticity and empathy. I strive to create a space where clients feel safe to express their full range of emotions, explore their understanding of who they are, and consider the systems that influence their ability to be their authentic selves. Together, we work toward resilience, empowerment, and growth.

I look forward to working with folks from all walks of life. My particular interests are adjustment and life transition, identity development, work-related stress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and exploration of life purpose and meaning.

I will be honored to connect with you; I look forward to meeting you.

Education 
M.A.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Seattle University

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)

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