About Us

Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry (PSP)  is a collective of independent therapists based in Seattle, Washington, offering counseling for individuals, couples, children, families, and teens.  PSP contracts with therapists who are dedicated to rigorous ongoing personal and professional growth so that you receive the best of care. Read more about each clinician below.

 

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Psychiatry and Medication Management

 

Geoffrey Fong
PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric ARNP

 

Leslie Casias
ARNP
ACNP-BC

 

 
   

 

Counseling and Psychotherapy

 

Seattle Therapist Alex Contrades Seattle Therapist Amanda Rutledge Seattle Therapist Jennifer Olson Seattle Therapist Nico Kladis
Alex Contrades Amanda Rutledge Jennifer Olson Nico Kladis
       
Seattle Therapist Cherry McKinstry Seattle Therapist Claire Biringer Seattle Therapist Becka Shaw
Cherry McKinstry Claire Biringer Becka Shaw Jeremy Gear
       
Seattle Therapist Nicholas Coniaris Barbara Gorham Seattle Therapist Molly Cvetovac Seattle Therapist Nadene Reichert
Nicholas Coniaris Barbara Gorham Molly Cvetovac Nadene Reichert
       
Jonathan Gjerset Lena Bailey Sean Duncan David Coxon
       
Seattle Therapist Larry Richards  
C. John Hall Gabe Gomez Larry Richards  
       

 

Nico Kladis (he/him) Telehealth visits only

Therapist Nico Kladis SeattleInsurance info coming soon

Private pay rate: $150 per session

 

I have worked in the field of counseling for the last 10 years, in settings ranging from wilderness therapy to community mental health and residential treatment. I've had the opportunity to facilitate deep transformational work with teens, adults, veterans, and families. I have worked extensively in the field of addiction and recovery and specialize in work with depression, anxiety, trauma and grief. I support clients using experiential and somatic approaches alongside traditional talk therapy. If appropriate, I may suggest techniques that use nature, mindfulness, or movement as part of the process to help unlock sometimes hidden or unconscious patterns and beliefs. However, I recognize that everyone is different, and will work with you in ways most fitting to your personal style, beliefs, and needs. I believe that even the most disturbing or distressing experiences have the potential for growth and healing and often these parts of us want to be expressed and deeply nurtured.  I offer counseling services to adults and teens (16+)

 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Telehealth only)

 

Approach

  • Relational & Gestalt to support expression, feeling, boundaries, attachment patterns and ways of being in connection to our inner and outer experience
  • Somatic awareness techniques to discover beliefs, insight, and trauma organized in the body to support healing
  • Mindfulness and embodiment to create greater capacity for self-regulation, agency and compassion, integrating the latest neuroscience research

 

Education and experience

  • Masters in Counseling, Adams State University, 2022
  • LMHCA in WA. 2022
  • BA in Ecopsychology, Prescott College, 2016
  • Gestalt Institute of the Rockies
  • Community Mental Health
  • Dharma Ocean & Insight Meditation Center
  • Men's Work
  • Nature based Rites of Passage

 

Amanda Rutledge

Therapist Amanda Rutledge SeattleAmanda is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 for individuals, $200 for families

 

I am passionate about working with children, teens, and families who are experiencing relational distress. In my therapeutic approach, I prioritize a collaborative and accepting environment. In addition to verbal exploration, I encourage clients to play, craft, move, and interact in a variety of ways. I believe while processing the hard stuff, new and safe experiences can provide profound transformation in emotional and physical wellness. I deeply respect the lived-experiences, value systems, and knowledge my clients bring with them to session. I believe people are the experts of their own lives and it is my job to support them in a way that honors their knowledge, values, and overall goals.

 

To put it mildly, parenting is hard. Being a kid is no cake walk either. Everybody is doing the best they can with the tools and information they have available. Ultimately, I believe we all want to feel validated and supported in our pain, joy, and everything in between. When we experience a sense of unconditional attunement, safety, and belonging, we are able to explore the edges of our humanity without fear. It is my goal to support families in exploration of their edges in an emotionally safe environment. I help parents deepen their attunement to their children's needs. I help kids and teens better understand and communicate their needs and emotional experiences. Together we can all explore new tools, skills, and philosophies to help you move forward, heal, and hopefully thrive.

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: Telehealth only

 

Tuesdays and Saturdays: Telehealth or in-person

My Tuesday office is located at:

The Saturn Building

3417 Evanston Ave N #423

Seattle, WA, 98103

 

My Thursday and Saturday office is located at:

2719 E Madison

Suite 301

Seattle, WA 98112

 

 

Alex Contrades (Telehealth Visits Only)

Therapist Alex Contrades SeattleAlex is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $130 for individuals

 

Sometimes in life, we reach a point where we know we are ready for a change; we want things to be different, to be better.  Sometimes we have a very clear picture of what that looks like, but lack the support or the skills to make it happen.  Other times that picture is foggy, and we need guidance to see things more clearly.  I would love to help you gain that clarity and feel more effective in your life.

 

Folks I see often have concerns such as frequent worry, negative thinking, poor self esteem, difficulty in relationships, or struggle managing emotions.  In addition to this, I have two specific areas of focus in my practice:

 

Trauma  

I work with clients who have experienced any kind of trauma, but particularly those who identify as having developmental trauma (early, repeated trauma as a child or adolescent).  In working with trauma, I utilize a combination of cognitive (thought-based) therapies and somatic (body-based) therapies in order to address how trauma affects both our brains and our bodies.

 

My educational experience includes completing the Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation, led by renowned trauma researcher and author Bessel van der Kolk.  In addition, my clinical practice certification through the Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute informs my work with developmental trauma and how attachment with caregivers affects a person’s development from infancy through adulthood.

 

Parenting

My work with parents involves exploration of childhood experiences, personal values and individual triggers that can affect how we engage with and respond to our children.  In addition, this work can also involve education on child development or working on specific skills (approaching difficult conversations with children, managing challenging behaviors, etc.).

 

My approach to understanding childrens’ behavior looks at challenging behaviors as an indication of an unmet need or un/underdeveloped skill, as opposed to a child being uninterested, willfully defiant, or “lazy”.  This approach is in line with the most recent research in child development, as identified by prominent researchers such as Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Mona Delahooke, and Dr. Ross Greene. 

 

Regarding my training in this area, I worked for five years as an in-home parent educator for the Parents as Teachers program, developing a foundation of effective support of parenting. I completed my Infant/Family Clinical Practice Certificate from the Harris Institute in 2019, focusing specifically on child/caregiver relationships and attachment.  My work as a therapist with children of all ages and their families has allowed me to increase my knowledge in effectively providing support for parents of older children as well.

 

Background and Education

I have over 10 years of experience working as a consultant and behavioral health professional, and three years of experience working specifically as a mental health therapist.  I graduated from Arizona State University in 2012 with a Master of Social Work degree, and graduated from Seattle University in 2008 with dual degrees as a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.

 

I have experience not only with supporting others in their mental health journey, but navigating my own as well.  I understand how nerve-wracking it can be to meet someone new and share such intimate information about yourself (heads up, therapists can get a little nervous about meeting new clients too, even those of us who have been working for many years!).

 

About Me

Please know that I welcome working with persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, abilities,  body types, and socioeconomic statuses.  I try sincerely to recognize the dynamics of intersectionality in my work with clients. 

 

When I'm not working, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband and son; curling up with a good book and a cat (or two...or more!); listening to nerdy podcasts; and purchasing craft supplies that may or may not be used one day.

 

Jennifer Olson (Telehealth Visits Only) 

Therapist Jennifer Olson SeattlePrivate pay rate: $150 for individuals, $200 for couples and families

In-network with Premera and Lifewise

 

I offer counseling services to teenagers, adults, couples, and families.

 

I am passionate about working with couples. Working from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model I help couples heal from relationship injuries and build a stronger and deeper connection. This work is deeply satisfying to me and I feel honored to be part of a couple’s healing process.

 

I am also a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (SEP) with an interest in treating individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma. My goal is to create a safe and healing environment where my clients can physically experience and process difficult emotions. 

 

As an empathetic, open, and understanding therapist I have dedicated my academic and working career to be in service. I honor how people’s experiences shape their stories and how their stories shape their experiences. I help these stories be heard, untangled, and retold from a new perspective, and from a voice of empowerment. 

 

Therapy takes bravery and encourages healing through open and honest dialogue. Together we will embark on a journey of empowerment to expand your potential towards betterment and wellbeing. I am here to guide and support you. 

 

Education:

I have an M.A. in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University in Seattle. I completed Gottman Level 1 and Somatic Experience Training. I received an M.S. in Education from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University. I obtained an A.A. in Psychology from Bellevue Community College, and I am a certified Health Coach, Yoga Teacher, and an Ayurvedic Counselor.

 

Becka Shaw (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Becka Shaw Seattle

Becka is in-network with Premera, Lifewise, Kaiser, Regence, and First Choice Network

Private pay rate: $200 per session

 

Healing is a gift you give yourself.  Sometimes you need some support on the journey to get there.   That’s where I can help.  My job is to support you in moving towards the life that makes you feel confident, capable, and whole.  It’s a collaborative and creative effort where we work to increase your ability to manage feelings, improve acceptance of self, expand knowledge about your body and mind, and heal past wounds.

Therapy can be hard work but there are big rewards to be had.  At first, you may notice that you can better manage daily feelings and situations or challenge old patterns of behaviors and beliefs making way for different choices.  This often leads to feeling more centered or calm and seeing yourself and others more clearly, as well as spending more time in the present moment with the people and activities that are important to you.  The growth that comes with this process of change is what therapy is about.

The main therapeutic tool I rely on for sessions is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy).  This type of therapy utilizes a particular protocol to help your brain develop new connections to decrease your distress and ongoing symptoms.  It’s particularly helpful for trauma, but can be helpful for many types of concerns.

I have been a therapist for 22 years and was EMDRIA trained in EMDR 6 years ago and have found it to be the most powerful technique I have used for supporting change.  EMDR is versatile and works well with other therapies that I tend to utilize, such as mindfulness, somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Together we will explore what works for you so you can get the most from your therapy experience.

My style as a therapist is warm and engaging.  I have big compassion for the human experience as well as the trials and tribulations experienced by the individual.  Speak your truth and I will listen without judgment.  I do my best to be knowledgeable, as I am continually working to expand my knowledge in different aspects of psychology, the mind and body, and therapeutic techniques as my curiosity abounds and I love to share the wealth.  I am always honest and kind, supportive, and occasionally even humorous! 

I provide individual therapy for adults of all ages, as well as adolescents age 13 and up.  Issues that I gravitate toward include:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Grief/Loss
  • Domestic Violence
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Self-worth/Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Codependency
  • Career/Academic
  • Depression
  • Women’s issues

I graduated with my Masters of Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University in 2000.  My experience has been largely in community mental health where I was able to begin to comprehend the breadth and depth of the impact that trauma can impress upon a person, as well as the body and mind’s natural movement towards healing and balance.  I am a trauma-informed therapist.   My experiences have included individual work, children, and adolescents, creating and running groups for a variety of goals and individuals, as well as providing short-term treatment at a medical clinic.

 

Nicholas Coniaris 

Therapist Nicholas Coniaris Seattle

Nick is in-network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, First Choice Health and Kaiser PPO and CORE

Private pay rate: $200 per session 

 

We are all in this together, and therapy is one place where we have the chance to live this fact. I think therapy at its best is a collaborative process of exploration and experimentation leading to new ways of engaging with ourselves, the people around us, and the world as a whole. By learning how our past has shaped our survival skills and beliefs, we create the possibility of acceptance, change and growth. 

 

I believe in recognizing the impact of unequal power structures around gender, class, race and ethnicity and taking care not to pathologize these. Our society is sick in many ways that impact us as individuals, and therapy is a place for us to take stock of this, try a different approach, and plant the seeds of a heathier and more supportive culture. 

 

I have over 20 years of experience in mental health, with a focus on EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems. I have an extensive background in community mental health, serving active duty Iraq/Afghanistan service members, homeless adults, and people with severe mental illness and substance abuse.

 

I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Columbia University and a Master's degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Boston University. I completed a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship at the Veteran's Administration in San Diego in 2012, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma. I completed basic training in EMDR in 2018, and I am a clinical trainer in Motivational Interviewing.

 

In my free time, I am a cellist and outdoor enthusiast with a yoga practice that I do every single day, 90% of the time. Along with the skills listed above, I believe in the simple power of exercise, meditation, breath and art to move emotion and build something positive out of our hardest experiences. We have this time – let's make the best of it.

 

All appointments offered telehealth or in-person.

 

My office is located at:

1812 28th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144

 

Cherry McKinstry (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Cherry McKinstry Seattle

Cherry is in network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate:$150 for individuals and $200 for couples

 

Approach to Therapy

I specialize in working with couples, families, and adult individuals. I am passionate about exploring and strengthening romantic relationships, your relationships with yourself, relationships with others, including relationships with your co-workers, boss, and/or colleagues. As your therapist, I walk with you through the complexities of your life so you may curate more choices and awareness to foster the type of relationship that gives you peace and satisfaction.

I am inspired by Esther Perel, the Gottman’s, Adam Grant, Adler, Yalom, Bowen, and Minuchin. I like to utilize Prepare and Enrich with couples at any stage of the relationship (dating, engaged, married). I approach the therapy process through an attachment and schemas lens. I integrate different theories as well as consideration of cultural recognition to fit your unique experiences. I believe that you are the expert your life. However, stress, anxiety, resentments, grief, and other factors may be disorienting and there may be a momentary loss in clarity for you. I will walk with you to explore the complexities of your relationships and life to help you realign with your values and visions.

During the first weeks of therapy, you can expect a lot of questions as I work to get to know who you are, where you’ve been, who you’d like to become, and what relationships you’d like to have. I encourage that my clients do the “work” between sessions—whether it is contemplation or utilizing specified communication skills/strategies— as experiences have taught us that we cannot cultivate change without a change in habit.


 

Education and Credentials:

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, MFT – Azusa Pacific University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate – Washington/California
Level One – Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Certified Facilitator – Prepare and Enrich
 

 

About Me

 

I used to solo-travel and found a lot of wisdom in that process. During those years, I met my husband, now my favorite traveling partner. Our last exploration was in Nepal where we saw Mount Everest. We have an American Akita— named Lukla, after a town in Nepal— who thinks she rules the roost. My professional life began in higher education where I supported students in the envisioning and planning of their future. I always knew my calling was to be a therapist; in working with students, my interest always circled back to the exploration of the “why” behind their interests, the “how” in which their past, present, and future impact who they are, and “where” they’d like to go from here.

I enjoy reading poems, listening to podcasts, studying comedians, and hanging out by the lake with my girl, Lukla. 

 

 

Nadene Reichert 

Therapist Nadene Reichert

Nadene is in-network with Premera and Lifewise

Private pay rate: $150 for individuals, $200 for couples, $225 for co-parenting

 

I offer therapy to individuals and couples.  I am a client-centered therapist, specializing in the healing and repair of distressed relationships with yourself and others.  By creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment trust and hope are created.  The therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation are vital keys to successful therapeutic outcomes that last outside of the therapy room.   

My therapy weaves together a spiritual, contemplative foundation with traditional and nontraditional therapeutic methodology. I believe in therapy as the process of a person's unfolding the innate wisdom they hold within them as the key to their healing. I see my role in the therapeutic process as a combination of guide and collaborator in your journey towards well-being, integrating mind, body, and spirit towards mental health and wellbeing.   

I have a background in consulting, organization development, training, and technology.  I studied in two separate yet connected masters programs, Organizational Consulting & Coaching through Applied Behavioral Science - the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 2005, and Marriage and Family Therapy - Alaska Pacific University in 2013, when I made the decision to become a full time therapist.

Post-graduate Training:

  • Level One and Two Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) framework training-  Externship and Core Skills
  • Level one & two training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)
  • PICK a Partner, Love Thinks LLC, Certified Instructor (John Van Epp)
  • Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy, Certificate course with Georgia Rigg
  • Relational Life Therapy, Certificate Course
  • Sensorimotor Therapy, Level 1 Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute)
  • Co-Parenting Coordination and Facilitation, Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Institute
  • Co-Parent Coaching & Mediation Training, Karen Bonnell
  • Certified Mediator Training, Dispute Resolution Center of King County
  • Appreciative Inquiry, Certificate Course

In addition, I have enjoyed working with and learning from many eastern philosophy, spiritual, and nontraditional healers outside of the US.

 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays: Telehealth only

 

Thursdays: Telehealth or in-person

My office is located at:

2719 E Madison

Suite 301

Seattle, WA 98112

 

 

 

JEREMY GEAR 

Therapist Jeremy Gear Seattle

Jeremy is in network with Kaiser, Lifewise, Premera, Regence, Aetna, and First Choice Health.

Private Pay rate is $150/session for individuals, $175/session for couples.

 

You are on a unique Journey. Your struggle matters. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling in a particular area of life, with a relationship, or with patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving that are no longer serving our deeper intentions. When we are no longer aligned with our deeper intentions we can start to feel distress, our relationships can suffer. We may struggle to get our needs met in a healthy way or lack healthy boundaries. Often outdated modes of coping learned throughout life can become counterproductive. 

 

Whether you are an individual or a couple coming to therapy, I offer an accepting and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can explore those parts of yourself or your relationship that you may be struggling to deal with on your own. It takes courage to come to therapy and seek support. I honor your courage in taking this first step.  My overall approach to therapy is humanistic and person centered. While I offer both my personal and professional experience, you are the expert on your unique experience. My job is to seek to understand your particular concerns and guide the healing process in a way that fits your needs.


I see therapy as a process of increasing awareness, particularly of those parts of ourselves and our relationships that may be causing distress. While increasing insight and awareness, I help clients increase their capacity to be with and make sense of their experience. This often involves identifying unhelpful coping strategies and replacing these strategies with more effective skills. I help clients understand what’s happening in their bodies and offer strategies for grounding, stress reduction, and emotional regulation. I also support clients to work with the thoughts associated with feelings. When we can increase positive coping, better regulate our emotions, and understand what our emotions are trying to tell us, we have increased success in navigating the everyday challenges of life.   

 

For couples, I utilize an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) framework. I help couples bring awareness to their emotional experience to facilitate more effective communication and connection. I help couples identify unhelpful patterns leading to distress and facilitate the development of more effective strategies for getting needs met based on safety and trust. I also offer skills based on the Gottman couples method. 

 

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am sensitive and attuned to the effects of trauma and how this impacts our life and our relationships. I offer education and skills for those effected by trauma and believe we can learn to live lives more aligned with our deeper intentions and values regardless of what we have been through.  My approach is also strength based. Often we can forget about the strengths that got us this far in life, so accessing and utilizing these strengths can aid in therapy.

 

If you think we may be a good fit, feel free to schedule an appointment. I look forward to supporting you on your healing journey.

 

Education and Credentials

 

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington, LH61017418
  • Master of Psychology, Seattle University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major, University of Washington
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) Externship
  • Gottman Couples Method, Level 1
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindfulness Self-Compassion (MSC)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  •  Motivational Interviewing
  •  Telehealth Certification through Person Centered Tech    

 

Areas of focus:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Relational trauma and PTSD
  • Male sexual abuse survivors
  • Difficulties in emotional regulation
  • Existential questions
  • Spirituality
  • Addictions
  • Codependency

 

LENA BAILEY (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Lena Hoeflich Seattle

Lena is in network with Premera and Lifewise.

Private Pay rate is $130/session.

Sliding scale rate: I have several sliding scale spots based on income/need. Please contact me to discuss.

 

In therapy, we'll explore your hopes, dreams, and goals. I will help you navigate, and walk by your side, until you reach them or are confident enough to do it alone. My practice is grounded in the belief that we all have answers within us, but we sometimes need a little help to get re-connected to that wise self. 

 

Therapy can be an incredibly gratifying and healing experience, but it can also be really hard. I believe sometimes we need to work through things in order to come out on the other side. I want to help people with this often scary and challenging process because I believe through it we can find peace. My approach to therapy is compassionate, engaging and honest. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, attachment theory and mindfulness in my practice.

 

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate (LICSWA) and therapist. I  have over ten years of experience working in social services with a wide range of populations. I received my masters of Social Work from The University of Washington where I specialized in children, youth and families. I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Gender Studies from Seattle University.

I provide counseling services to all ages, with a primary focus on children, adolescents and young adults. Areas of focus include: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Trauma 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Life transitions 
  • Identity work 

At this time all of my sessions are done via telehealth. 

 

BRITTANY BACON (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Brittany Bacon Seattle

Brittany is not in-network with any insurance panels, but we can provide superbills to you monthly for any OON coverage you can get from your insurance company.

Private pay rate is $250/hr for couples and $200/hr for individuals.

 

I am a relational psychotherapist who specializes in working with couples and adult individuals. I work to facilitate awareness and provide support that is specific to the unique needs of each individual or relationship. I use an eclectic approach that draws from many different schools of thought, but I am primarily a process-based therapist.  This means that I am primarily interested in the process by which my clients interpret, communicate, and make meaning out of their experiences.

 

I have a special interest in helping my clients have fulfilling relationships, as I believe that well-functioning relationships reduce the negative effects of stress and hardship.  I am interested in facilitating my client’s self-knowledge both individually and in relationships; knowing yourself is imperative to making satisfying choices and building meaningful connections with others.  While I have dedicated my post-graduate training towards specializing in working with couples and individuals struggling in relationships, I also very much enjoy working with individuals who are going through major life transitions, who are struggling in relationships, or who experience depression or anxiety.

 

I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking to broaden their understanding of themselves and deepen their personal sense of intentionality and connection with themselves and others. I work with relationships of all configurations, including the LGBTQ community and non-monogomous styles.

 

Education and Professional Experience

  • B.A. in Philosophy from University of Portland; Portland, OR
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle University; Seattle, WA
  • Levels One and Two Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Certified Trainer of Gottman “7 Principles to Making Marriage Work”
  • Three years (and ongoing participation) training in individual adult and couples therapy with Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing
  • Five years of clinical experience
  • Four years of experience working with adolescents and families as a behavioral aid and paraeducator 
  • One year as YMCA Director of Youth and Family Services

 

MOLLY CVETOVAC - (She/They) 

Therapist Molly Cvetovac Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Kaiser CORE and PPO, First Choice Health,Regence, Aetna, and BCBS plans.

Private pay rate is $150 for 55 min sessions and $200 for 85 minute sessions.

 

I provide counseling services to all ages, with a primary focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. My counseling philosophy is client-centered, existential, and trauma-informed. I approach my clients with compassion and curiosity. I believe that each person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors make sense in the context of their particular history and present environment. As the client, you are first and foremost the expert on your experience and my goal is to support you in finding your unique path towards recovery.

 

I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Seattle University. I have training and experience with Child-centered Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have five years of experience working as a therapist in a community mental health setting and prior to this I was a therapeutic childcare worker at Childhaven, a specialized daycare for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. I am a LGBTQIA-identified provider and have experience working with both youth and adults of various sexual orientations and gender identities.

 

My areas of focus include:

 

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Attachment issues
  • Difficulties with emotion regulation
  • Behavioral problems in children
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem

 

Mondays and Tuesdays: Telehealth only

 

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Telehealth or in-person

My office is located at:

2719 E Madison

Suite 301

Seattle, WA 98112

 

CLAIRE BIRINGER (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Claire Biringer Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and First Choice Health Network

Private pay rate: $150 

 

Hello, and welcome. As your therapist, I will approach our sessions with warmth, acceptance, and the idea that you are the expert on your own life and experience. One of my core beliefs about the therapeutic relationship is that we meet each other as human beings — I will always show up as myself, bringing empathy, compassion, and humor along with professional experience. I work to create a non-judgmental and collaborative atmosphere based on trust and openness. Together, we will build awareness around your patterns and processes, bring curiosity to their purpose and origin, and use the therapeutic relationship to deepen insights, strengthen self-awareness, and nurture your most authentic life.

My past professional experience includes providing individual and group therapy at a community mental health clinic and an outpatient eating disorder facility. I use an integrated style, primarily informed by Gestalt and humanistic principles, with theories and skills from existential, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies.

I earned my BA in Music and Psychology from Macalester College and also hold a Masters degree from the University of Washington in Music History. I attended Seattle University for my clinical education, resulting in an MA in Psychology; my program fostered an existential-phenomenological approach, which serves as the foundation of my therapeutic work. I continue to deepen my practice through ongoing trainings with the Seattle chapter of Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles.

I provide counseling to adults of all ages, and welcome all genders and identities. Areas of clinical focus include the following:
 

  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Sexual assault and intimate partner violence
  • Disordered eating, including body image and relationship with food
  • Existential questioning
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Shame, self-esteem, and perfectionism
  • Relationship and intimacy struggles

Currently, all services will be provided via telehealth.
 

 

LARRY RICHARDS (telehealth only) 

Therapist Larry Richards Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, Kaiser, Aetna, Regence and some out of state BCBS plans

Private pay rate is $150

 

I work primarily with adult individuals, and am glad to work one-on-one with adolescents (13+) depending on fit.

 

My philosophy about therapy has three basic tenets. First, I want clients to feel accepted, welcome, and heard. Second, I work to help clients improve their own sense of self-worth. Third, I want to help them find their own power and agency to change the parts of their world that they can, while also working to let go of the places that are out of their control.

I like to think of therapy as a practice space for life, so many of the dynamics that cause distress outside the therapy room can be addressed in the therapy room. We can work on new ways to exist in the world, experiment with new perspectives and processes in your life, and continuously readjust our techniques until it fits for you. 

 

My areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Existential questions
  • Depression 
  • Trauma

I earned my MA in Psychology from Seattle University and a BA in Holistic Psychology from Lesley University. 

DAVID COXON 

Therapist David Coxon SeattleIn network with Premera, Lifewise, Kaiser, Aenta,and some out of state BCBS plans.

Private pay rates: $150 for individual therapy

 

What makes therapy work is trust and safety, in my experience. No matter what you're carrying, you can walk into my office and have a space to work through your stuff without criticism or judgement. I help people through all sorts of issues, and I have found that I work best with folks struggling with demons that they feel like they have to fight, who have aches in their chest. Whether this comes up as anxiety, PTSD or relationship difficulties, we can shine a therapeutic light into those places of darkness and open an invitation to healing.

My practice is founded on the tenets of Existential philosophy, which I put into practice by encouraging my clients to become aware of the breadth of choice they have at their disposal. We often have a plethora of choices before us, but only see a select few due to: childhood experiences, gender, deeply held beliefs, trauma, etc. Our perceptions are filtered, but through awareness we can shift our perspective and increasingly seize power over our lives. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which are both about enabling choice through awareness. In addition to these modalities, I'm also familiar with and frequently draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and mindfulness/somatic awareness.

In addition to my practice, I have over six years of professional mental health experience with individuals and groups working in varying capacities, including a psychiatric hospital, a community mental health center, a neighborhood recovery center, and a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. It has been my passion to support individuals with trauma and difficult mental health struggles, and to help destigmatize the taboos around mental illness. I have my MA in Psychology from Seattle University, and my BA from the University of Washington.

Areas of clinical focus:

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Existential/Identity Concerns
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of Suicide

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Telehealth or in-person

My Monday office is located at:

2719 E Madison St, Suite 301

Seattle, WA 98112

 

My Wednesday and Friday office is located at:

4510 Thackeray Pl NE

Seattle, WA 98105

For more information about me and the way I practice, please visit www.cascadiancs.com

 

SEAN DUNCAN

Therapist Sean Duncan Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, and BCBS plans.

Private pay rate is $130

 

Background and approach to therapy:
I work with individuals ages 16 and up. I have expertise in working with depression, addictions, life transitions, identity, stress, grief and loss, and trauma. My approach to counseling is collaborative, supportive, and humanistic. I enjoy being supportive and compassionate while helping people learn new ways of relating to themselves as well as reduce the symptoms that negatively impact their lives. I encourage growth and overall health and vitality.

 

I was trained in Humanistic and Existential theory and use these within my sessions. This means that we would work together to explore how you interpret the world around, paying special attention to the relationships in your life. I also utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to help increase awareness about behaviors and thoughts between sessions when it applies. We would explore the systems and cultures that you were shaped by and examine their relationship to your current lifestyle and values. I hope to help you examine all this and more so that you can replace or rearrange the puzzle pieces of your life toward whatever goal you’ve set for yourself.

 

I graduated with a Bachelors in Science in both Biology and Psychology from the University of Washington. I moved on to receive a Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University. I have worked with several diverse communities including adults with a mental health diagnosis and an IDD (Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled) diagnosis, Veterans, youth who have experienced trauma and have behavioral challenges, and individuals in residential facilities. Most recently, I supported individuals at a local community mental health center where I provided therapy and case management services for adults of all ages and diagnosis. Within this role, I also facilitated therapeutic and psychoeducational groups and conducted outreaches to clients’ homes and hospitals for emergency evaluations.

 

JONATHAN GJERSET 

Therapist Jonathan Gjerset Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, some out of state BCBS plans.

Private pay rates: individuals $150

 

I offer therapy for adults who are looking to grow and learn through their challenges. I approach therapy with a deep respect for the unique experiences of each person. While I rely heavily on my training and professional experience in the field, I also believe that each person is the greatest expert about themselves. My intention is to bring power and awareness of your own knowledge and capabilities as we work together.

 

In my work, I draw upon several therapeutic modalities including: Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, and Gottman relationship principles. I believe a variety of theoretical understandings allows for excellent therapy and provides the opportunity for me to tailor my approach to what is most effective for you. I bring my heart to our sessions and you can expect an approach that demonstrates dignity, compassion, and a genuine care from me towards your own healing and growth. My approach can also be characterized by curiosity that arises out of care and interest.

 

I received my M.A. in clinical psychology at Seattle University and my B.A. in psychology from Lewis and Clark College. I am engaged in ongoing training with Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles. I have also received training in Focusing Oriented Therapy, which can provide a useful opportunity to learn from the wisdom of the body and the creative, unformed wisdom in the mind. Professionally, I have worked with a variety of populations since 2011.

 

C. JOHN HALL (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist C. John Hall Seattle

In-network with Premera, Lifewise, Regence, First Choice Health, some BCBS, and Aetna.

Private pay rates: $225 for relationship therapy, $150 for individual therapy

Telehealth Only

 

I have over 10 years of experience providing counseling services across diverse populations. I feel enriched to work in this capacity and I value a collaborative and genuine approach. I often work with individuals and couples to help find clarity, gain insight, discover new strategies, and support healing. My work with couples is heavily influenced by the Gottman method, of which I’ve completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of training.

 

My influence is informed by evidence-based practice and the following modalities: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).

 

Areas of clinical focus:

  • Relationships and marital counseling
  • Divorce
  • Family conflict
  • Depression
  •  Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Workplace stress
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Life transitions
  • Older adult and geriatric wellness
  • Caregiver stress/burnout
  • Goal development and motivation
  • Postpartum depression
  • Veteran PTSD and transition back to civilian life

 

Professional Experience:

 

November 2017 – December 2018
The Gottman Institute - Seattle, WA
Practicum in Gottman Couples Therapy: Levels 1-3
 

June 2016
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Certificate in Guardianship 

September 2015
Robert Douglas and Associates – Seattle, WA
EAP Critical Incident Response 3

February 2014
Humanitarian Assistance Programs – Seattle, WA
Eye Movement and Desensitization Rehabilitation (EMDR): Phase I and Phase II

July 2012
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Geriatric Mental Health Specialist Certificate

October 2011 - June 2012
Seattle Central Community College – Seattle, WA
Completed recommended coursework towards chemical dependency professional license

 

BARBARA GORHAM (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Barbara Gorham Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, some out of state BCBS plans.

Private pay rates: $175 for relationship therapy, $150 for individual therapy

 

I work with individuals ages 18 and up, as well as couples and parents.  I believe symptoms are a request from the psyche to grow -- whether this manifests as depression, anxiety, or just a feeling that you want more from your life or your relationships.  Or you may be experiencing a transition, grief, or loss and need support to navigate this change.  Therapy creates a space in which healing and growth can happen.  I believe humans have a natural, inherent tendency toward health and self-actualization.  We are hard-wired to live good and meaningful lives, but sometimes need support to do so.  Therapy helps clients feel “safe and seen,” which helps them feel better, but it also helps them think better and make important changes and adjustments to their lives.

I use an eclectic variety of humanistic modalities with individual clients, including Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, the Emotional Freedom Technique, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  With couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, Contextual Therapy, and Gottman principles. 

I also love working with parents, supporting them as they navigate the hardest job in the world.  My work with parents is informed by Structural Family Therapy, attachment research, and the work of Dan Siegel, John Gottman, Wendy Mogel, and others.  I am also trained to treat pregnant and postpartum women and their partners, helping them take care of themselves as they adjust to life with babies and young children. 

I am a frequent presenter on stress management and work/life balance for the Washington State Bar Association.  I love working with busy professionals, helping them improve their wellness – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – so they can find greater satisfaction and happiness, both at home and at work.

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in law and public policy, with a focus on improving safety net programs for families and vulnerable populations.  I enjoy nature, meditation, exercise, fiction, and cooking large quantities of food for my three adolescent children and their friends.  I am committed to health and wellness for individuals, families, society, and the planet.

 

Education and Credentials:

  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Counseling Specialization – Saybrook University (previously LIOS)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate – State of Washington
  • Juris Doctor – University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts, English – Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – Washington State University

 

GABE GOMEZ (Telehealth visits only) 

Therapist Gabe Gomez Seattle

In network with Premera, Lifewise, First Choice Health, Regence, Aetna, and some BCBS.

Private pay rates: $175 per session

 

Gabe has worked for over 35 years as a therapist and consultant (and trainer and consultant to other therapists).

 

He specializes in helping his clients as they go through transitions like divorce, death, trauma and loss, adoption, and other life changes (going to college, adjusting to new work/school/city, adjusting to a new life stage, etc.). Gabe also provides services to adults and young adults looking for support around anger, anxiety, depression, individuation, and establishing better relationships with oneself and better relationships one's partner, family, school, and work.


Gabe also supports individuals and families to better understand diagnoses like ASD, PTSD, and ADHD. If the client is a child, Gabe has expertise helping parents interact more effectively with their children around those needs (as well as helping parents advocate for services in systems like the school).   

 

Gabe's interest in and understanding of healthy development and health relationships informs how he supports clients of all ages. His focus is on helping his clients to better cope, care for, and support themselves whatever the situation.

 

Gabe's clinical areas of focus include:

 

  • Anxiety and depression in children, youth and adults
  • Understanding the impact of trauma across the lifespan and across the family
  • Fostering attachment through healthy relationships for individuals of all ages
  • Co-parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal neurobiology: Our Brains in Relationship
  • Brain development and trauma

Click to learn more about Gabe's specialization helping in children and families or at his website.

 

Gabe offers in-person appointments on Wednesdays at the Madison Valley Main Office location: 2719 E Madison St, Suite 301, Seattle, WA 98112 

 

 

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