Sara is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Washington. She received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 from Antioch University in Seattle and continues her training though professional seminars and online courses related to therapy.
Sara's objective is to help you clarify problems, set goals, learn tools, and create a plan for change to get the life and work you deserve. Her approach is eclectic, incorporating a variety of techniques tailored for the unique needs of the client. Often drawing on cognitive-behavioral, strength based techniques, narrative therapy, family systems therapy, Jungian psychology, interpersonal skills and dream work - all incorporating the diversity and values of the individual client.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Western Washington University in 2008. I earned a Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California in 2012 with a concentration in mental health. I have received training and education in: Cognitive Behavioral Health (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Brief Therapy (BT), Crisis intervention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I value the interactive process of therapy and view this as a clinical foundation for collaborative work. I incorporate a strengths based, client centered approach that highlights resiliency and promotes recovery in our work together.
Brigitte Vernon holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from California State University. She offers a safe, nonjudgmental nurturing space exploring ways to reduce anxiety, depression, fear, guilt and shame while increasing self-compassion, inner strength, and coping skills. Her approach is client centered, relational, and compassionate. She believes that mindfulness, self-acceptance, and growth are critical for wellness and healing.
Megan received a masters of Psychology in Child and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Antioch University Seattle, in 2005. and has worked locally with children, families, teens and adults through community mental health, the juvenile justice system, an inpatient treatment facility, and through Jefferson County’s School Based Health Clinic in Port Townsend. Her approach for working towards problem resolution, change, and growth draws on cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and other evidenced-based approaches. Goals include increasing individuals’ problem-solving skills, developing life-coping skills, instilling hopefulness and optimizing well-being. Her previous experience includes work in preschools, mental health early choldhood cneters, and as the sole proprietor of a pottery business.
Michael works with children, adolescents, and adults (ages 5 and older), performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and utilizing both psycho-pharmacologic and brief supportive psycho-therapeutic approaches with cognitive behavioral underpinning. Michael has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorder spectrums. His knowledge and training in family practice, as well as psychiatry , add an invaluable perspective into the integrated nature of mental illness. Michael believes in collaborative integrated care to ensure optimal mental health.
His approach to mental health begins with empathy, respect, kindness and understanding. This is best accomplished by thorough comprehension of an individual's unique situation. Michael utilizes formative clinical experiences, the up to date evidence, and most importantly - your needs and preferences to achieve psychiatric wellness.
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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed California. I have worked in the field of mental health and counseling for over 8 years, while working collaboratively with other professionals in the military, law enforcement and probation for over 10 years. In 2002, I earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, California.
Talle was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where she earned a master’s degree in Social Work from University of Maryland. In 2011, Talle moved to Seattle to be closer to family. Talle relocated to the Olympic Peninsula in July 2018 to study permaculure. Talle has been working with children and families for over 10 years as a case manager, advocate, therapist, and most recently, a day treatment program manager. Talle is driven by the core social work principles including integrity, social justice and service. Talle begins all her therapeutic relationships by recognizing the strengths, wisdom and resilience each client brings. Talle sees therapy as a partnership and seeks to assist each client in building up their own tool set.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in the State of Washington. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Fairhaven College of the University of Western Washington in Bellingham in 1993 and my Master of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle in 2005. Since then I have worked with children, families and adults with extensive experience in community mental health. My experience has been with a broad spectrum of families and individuals and I have collaborated with most of the agencies and schools in Kitsap County. Prior to working in mental health I spent four years in the U.S. Army and had worked in both white collar and blue collar professions.
Mark is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Washington. Dual board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical psychology and clinical child and adolescent psychology. Mark obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Chapman College, Orange, California, in 1984 and 1988 respectively, followed by a 1993 Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology Pacific Graduate School of Psychology located in Palo Alto, California. In 1995 he completed a one year post doctoral fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts.
Mark is also a recently retired Navy clinical Psychologist with over 26 years of military service with extensive experience in the psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults for a wide array of problems including both war and non combat related trauma and other stressor related disorders (PTSD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (intellectual disability, learning disorders), Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Somatic Disorders, parenting issues and work related issues.
Marks theoretical orientation is eclectic, drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral, Developmental and Systems oriented models. He also has an extensive experience with utilizing, researching, and training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Kim holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Education. She is a Mental Health Professional, a Child Mental Health Professional, and a Transgender Specialist. Kim counsels children, adolescents, and adults. She has training in trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, child development and parenting, relationship issues, suicidality and self-harm, anger management, and gender variant/transgender issues. Kim is skilled in using EMDR, CBT, and DBT.
Certified in the state of Washington as a child specialist, I enjoy working with teens to develop strategies to navigate the difficulties of school, peers, friends, and parents. I also enjoy counseling women to empower and discover their identity. I have counseled individuals recovering from traumas and difficult times. In my professional career I have worked in community mental health agency as a therapist and Designated Mental Health Professional (DMHP) since 2011. I have a master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I have 11 years of high school Volleyball coaching experience. My approach is through Strength-based, Solution-oriented, and Interpersonal Approaches.
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Sara graduated from Western Washigton University with a BA in Human Services and earned an MA from Brandman University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sara holds a Chemical Dependency Professional certification for over 14 years and has worked with youth, families and adults in a professional capacity for over 20 years.
Sara practices primarily from a Solution-Focused Therapy model, incorporating Choice Theory, the Stages of Change, Bibliotherapy techniques, Narrative Therapy techniques and family system work. Sara values the benefit of system coordination and group involvement to supplement the therapeutic process in order to assist in the client's growth and achievement of treatment goals. Sara believes in the recovery process and that every person has the capacity for change and is committed to helping people change and reach their goals.