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$70 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.

If you schedule with us for continued care after the intake appointment, ongoing session fees are $70 for each individual, couples, or family visit. Each visit is 53-60 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

Katharine

Katharine
BA


My name is Katharine and I am earning my Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at City University of Seattle. The therapy hour is a unique space for you to reflect, let your guard down, explore and benefit from non-judgmental perspective, genuine relational feedback, and attuned attention. Working from an integrative, psychodynamic, client-centered approach, I aim to meet you where you are, encourage you as you reach new levels of self-awareness, and assist you in attending to difficult core issues with honesty, balance, empathy, and creativity. I believe that the practice of compassionately and consciously attending to our own mental and emotional suffering is an avenue for accessing inner wisdom and finding peace in the here and now; the therapeutic alliance can be a vehicle for traveling this path. 

I have a background in visual art and apparel design and an open mind that recognizes that healing and insight come in various forms and flavors. My current education is grounding me in practical, evidence-based therapeutic techniques for working with the mental constellations of depression, anxiety, and trauma. As a student and practitioner of Zen Buddhism, I value non-rational modes of knowing as much as rational ones and am able take in many points of view without contradiction. I appreciate the beauty, mystery, deep challenges, and practical struggles of daily life and believe that we work on the world through working on ourselves. I welcome the opportunity to work with you. 

Education
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle


Ivy

Ivy
BA

Hello! My name is Ivy (she/her), and I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Seattle University. I am on a mission to serve individuals in the greater Seattle area treating mental and emotional disorders as well as promoting optimal mental health and functioning through a holistic lens.

My counseling philosophy is to nurture a professional relationship with you that empowers you to accomplish your mental health, wellness, relational, and career goals. My approach is client-centered and collaborative, which means that you are the expert in your life, and I am here to walk alongside you and provide insight. Our time together will allow you room to breathe amidst the business of your life, and we will explore your thoughts, process your emotions, and help you to create positive changes.

I always seek to counsel from a multicultural lens and maintain a sense of curiosity and humility, especially because I hold many privileged identities. As a queer person, I have a special passion for working with LGBTQIA+ folks and other sexual minorities. I am earning my degree from an accredited program whose curriculum emphasizes social justice, and I am optimistic my education and training will be of use to you in your healing process.

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


Bridget

Bridget
MA

Hi, my name is Bridget. I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling at City University of Seattle. I work with individuals, couples, and families and believe that connection lies at the heart of a meaningful human experience. Loss of connection to self, others, nature, or spirituality is often what leads people to therapy. Through the therapeutic relationship we develop, I strive to create a nurturing space where we explore with compassion and curiosity your relationship with your internal world as well as your relationships with others, enabling a healing process and a more fulfilling life experience.

Our relationship and your therapeutic goals will form the foundation of our work and inform the interventions we draw on. I practice from a systems perspective and often utilize an Internal Family Systems framework, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, along with other approaches as appropriate. I believe we are all multicultural beings who are the only experts in our own human experience. I see my role as a facilitator who helps you turn towards your experiences to build a deeper relationship with your internal world as we work towards your therapeutic goals. 

Education
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle


Hanna

Hanna
BS

Hi, my name is Hanna and I am a graduate student at the City University of Seattle working towards my Master’s in Counseling, specializing in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. I am drawn to working with those who are experiencing relational issues or difficulties in their environment, whether that be in the family, in the workplace, with friends, or with a partner, and I enjoy working with individuals as well.

I use a systemic approach to counseling to support you in your process of self-knowledge, healing, and connection. I strongly believe that because we operate in ecosystems of other individuals and relationships, it’s imperative to address what roles we play, what these systems look like, and how they may be interwoven throughout our experiences. As your counselor, I am collaborative, caring, and trauma-informed. Throughout our time together, I may utilize tools and techniques from attachment theory, internal family systems therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy in session.

Our work together will focus on helping you explore thoughts, emotions, patterns, memories, and limiting belief systems that may elicit emotional discomfort or pain. Through processing, implementing coping strategies, and discovering new information about the origins of this discomfort, we can begin to dismantle and heal these limiting belief systems.

Education
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.S. in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon


John

John
BA


Hello! My name is John and I use he/him/his pronouns. I am currently a student enrolled in the Masters of Counseling program at City University of Seattle and I am profoundly grateful for the varied experiences that have led me here. I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to build positive therapeutic relationships with people, because it is by building those relationships that we are able to grow. I look forward to encouraging growth in others just as much as I look forward to growth in myself. 

I was taught that every single person you meet has a story to tell, as long as you are curious, present, and engaged enough to hear it. This idea has had a tremendous impact on me and is a core belief I take with me into my counseling sessions. I am truly inspired by the power and potential for change that can come from the simple act of listening to a person tell their story. It’s my goal to provide a safe, understanding, validating space where people can tell their stories without negative barriers like shame or judgement. It is a privilege to be present with people in that space as they tell their stories.   

I believe that each person is a unique entity, with unique needs. I strive to view people as distinct, holistic selves and work to make treatment fit the client, not the other way around. I do integrate several therapeutic approaches, such as existential theory, narrative theory, feminist theory, and multicultural theory.   

Education
M.A. in Counseling, City University of Seattle
B.A. in English Literature, State University of New York at Geneseo  

Professional Membership

American Counseling Association (ACA)


Jessa

Jessa
BA


Hi there! My name is Jessa (she/her). I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, and I’m currently completing my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Seattle University. My passion for this work began through my own transformative journey with mental health, and I feel immense gratitude to now walk alongside others on their path to wellness, empowerment, and healing. 

As a therapist, I believe that we all deserve to feel seen, heard, and supported. I am dedicated to cultivating a therapeutic space of safety, honesty, and authenticity for you to show up as you are.  I work from a holistic and social justice-oriented lens, which recognizes that systems and identities play a significant role in our experiences of self and wellness. I believe it’s vital to examine the impact of the systems that have and continue to surround us, and place emphasis on the power of our family systems, and the way our earliest relational experiences have created a blueprint for how we navigate the world.   

I value the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and am committed to building an alliance grounded in respect, trust, and non-judgement.  While honoring your pace and preferences, our work will focus on the areas that are causing you to feel stuck, disempowered, distressed. In doing so, we can make room to move towards healing, growth, and fulfillment.  While the tools and techniques that I may utilize will depend on what resonates best with you and your therapeutic goals, I may draw from theoretical approaches such as psychodynamic theories, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.   

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

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)


Muirenn

Muirenn
BA

Hello! My name is Muirenn (pronounced Mur-in), I use she/her pronouns, and I’m currently obtaining my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from City University of Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Washington University. I believe that therapy works best when there is a strong foundation between client and counselor in place. I strive to build this foundation by cultivating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to be your most authentic self. It can feel scary to decide to come to therapy, so I will honor your bravery in doing so. With my unconditional support, you will be set up for success in our work together.

I am a predominantly trauma-informed, person-centered, existential therapist. This means I will always take into account what has happened to you and how that is showing up in your current functioning. A person-centered and existential approach additionally means that I believe all of my clients are highly capable and that they are their own experts on what works best for them. I tend to help guide my clients down curious paths, with the hopes of helping them to understand deeper meanings that are lying under the surface of their challenges. I strive to help clients start shifting their perspectives and thinking patterns, gain deeper insight to what is happening around them, understand who they are more thoroughly, and explore what
elements of their past are holding them back in the present.

I also use various other approaches in therapy, and this often depends on my client's unique wants, needs, and goals. I view things through a psychodynamic lens in terms of looking at how our pasts shape us; I incorporate mindfulness to help clients feel calm and relaxed and be more present; I include CBT and DBT in order for clients to better understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected. I am most interested in working with trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, life changes/adjustments, and stress. I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults.

Education
M.A. Counseling Psychology, City University of Seattle

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


Mae

Mae (they/them)
MDiv

Hello! What a bold and beautiful thing it is to consider beginning a counseling relationship – either anew or for the first time. Searching for a space to process what you are experiencing can itself feel like a big task and you’ve already made it this far!

A little about me: I am working towards an MA in counseling at City University of Seattle. I come to the counseling profession after five years of experience coming alongside people navigating housing insecurity in Los Angeles. My areas of interest are LGBTQIA+ identity development, minority stress, relational difficulty, existential crises, and life adjustments/transitions.

A little about my approach: I take an integrative approach to counseling, drawing philosophically from Existentialism and Gestalt, while utilizing techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Multicultural Theory, and Feminist Theory. Psychological jargon aside, I believe life as you experience it has profound meaning; that our emotions communicate profound truth to us; and that experiencing real relief from emotional pain is possible. The world is a chaotic place to be alive; I view the therapeutic space as one where we navigate what it means to not only cope with life but flourish, accessing the full expanse of wellness available to us. Our work together will be collaborative, practical, meaningful – and hopefully sometimes even fun! If you think we could be a fit, I would be honored to join you in the work.

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


Mallory

Mallory (she/her)
BA


Hello! My name is Mallory and I am currently completing a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling with Northwestern University. My passion for counseling started with my own mental health journey and now I am thankful that I can finally be that support for others. I view counseling as a collaborative process where the client takes an active role in how they want their therapy experience to be.  

My method of counseling stems from a point of curiosity about the life of my client. I understand that I will never completely understand the perspective of another, but I go into each session knowing that there is something to learn. I like working with family systems from the Adlerian model that go into how relationships have formed current patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; along with a person’s style of life, which is the subconscious rules that govern the decision making process. I also incorporate feminist theory into my practice by having an awareness of how systems can effect a person’s life and to understand how these systems have impacted development.  

In my practice I hope to help my clients find comfort within their life and a confidence that they can overcome any disruptions that might emerge. I am especially interested in working with clients managing anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.  

Education
M. A. Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University 
B.S. Psychology, Northeastern University  

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association (ACA)