Look through the list of our counselors, each have a unique perspective and approach to their delivery of counseling. When you find the right therapist schedule today.
Jeffery J. Goff, MA LMHC
I entered the field of psychology because I was fascinated with people and wanted to help others find their true potential through psychoanalytic work. The process of psychotherapy can be difficult at times but also rewarding. I work predominately with individual adults and couples struggling with their relationship, supervise interns/ externs, facilitate groups, and teach psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
My therapeutic orientation is Jungian in nature, however I combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other holistic techniques, such as nutrition and exercise. My research interests involve working with men struggling with anger and sexual addiction, couples in crisis, returning military veterans of war, and understanding the effects of traumatic brain injury with emotion.
My drive for personal understanding has lead me to
do my own psychoanalytic work over the past 9 years, as well as pursue an
advanced education. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of
Washington in Psychology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine, a Master’s degree
in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch
University-Seattle, and I’m finishing up a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa
Barbra, CA. My clinical work has involved psychotherapy and assessments, in the
areas of forensic, health, and neruopsychology.
Locations: Seattle / Lynnwood
Seth Aichele, MA, LMHCA
Pain is the best teacher, but often it can be difficult to understand what emotional pain is trying to speak. It may be trying to get your attention through an unwanted behavior, an unbearable feeling, or an unbreakable thought pattern. It may show itself in repeated relational dysfunction, addiction, or disturbances in mood or sleep.
I find I work well with people who are exhausted from trying to manage or control emotional pain, and are ready to face it holistically and head-on. I also help people suffering from complicated and acute psychological problems which have not responded well to other therapy treatments.
I am a depth-based, psychoanalytically-oriented therapist. I cultivate a space for emotional pain to breathe and speak, offering a specialized form of attention and care which is grounded in the psychoanalytic tradition of Object-Relations. I have a Master’s of Arts degree in counseling from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts degree in ministry and leadership from Life Pacific College.
MacKenzie Kerosky, MA, LMHCA
As a clinical therapist, I am honored to hear people’s stories and witness incredible resilience in the face of trauma, intersections of injustice, and the stigma surrounding seeking help. My passion is in empowering clients in recognizing their own strengths and building upon them in a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere. I am committed to being culturally respectful and an ally to diverse communities. I have worked in community mental health with children, teens, and their families, as well as providing holistic care alongside medical providers.
I am a dynamic therapist who utilizes a variety of tools, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, and Play Therapy with an emphasis on Systems. Human development is cornerstone to my practice. I have utilized these tools with clients facing Trauma, Substance Use, Eating Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Grief, Anxiety, and Depression.
My love of learning, empowering others, and curious
nature has driven my educational experiences. I have a Bachelors of the Arts in
Psychology from the University of Alaska and Masters of Science in Counseling
Psychology from Alaska Pacific University. I have worked and interned at a
variety of agencies in Alaska. I find great joy in the outdoors and exploring
the Pacific Northwest.
Allison Grace Elmlund, MA, CHt, LMHCA
I have always been an empathic and intuitive healer. I decided to back those traits with the training and skills needed to help people gain insights to cope better with life’s problems. My goal is to empower my clients to see themselves as capable of choosing better responses to challenges; instead of holding onto old patterns of reacting that don’t serve them well.
Everyone has a story. Although it’s not possible for individuals to change their family of origin and social environment from childhood, it is possible to take the sting out of the story. There are strengths to be uncovered in each story. Those strengths can be used as stepping stones into a life with more freedom and less fear.
I use client-centered, behavioral and cognitive therapy techniques in my practice. I work with individuals experiencing adjustment difficulties from life changes, anxiety, fear, depression, stress, phobias, insomnia and dysfunctional family issues.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from
Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. A Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology
from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI and I am certified in Medical
Hypnotherapy. I have experience working with clients in the following settings:
community counseling centers, private firms, private practice, colleges and
Lucinda Rodriguez, MA, LMHCA
I have worked the past 17 years in various mental health settings. Working with the chronic mentally ill, addicts, and suicidal clients, I have learned the importance of listening with compassion, and communicating effectively to reassure the individual is being heard. I’ve enjoyed working in community based mental health, which helped me develop the therapeutic skills necessary for the treatment of clients in crisis. It also allowed me to connect and interact with a large diverse population.
My approach to counseling is mostly Person Centered with some CBT, but I believe compassion is the most important attribute. I also recognize my work with clients is collaborative, with a shared vision of achieving their therapeutic goals. I like working with adults and families that struggle with anxiety, depression, major traumas, and daily life stressors.
I grew up in Eastern Washington, but now call the
Seattle area home. I have a Bachelors degree in Social Services from Central
Washington University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from City
University of Seattle.
Elizabeth Speranza, MA, LMHCA
Creating change in your life can be exciting, scary, hopeful, and challenging. Whether you are experiencing relational distress, going through a crisis or significant life change, or simply feel that you are not living the life you would like to be living, my goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental and collaborative client/therapist relationship in which you can begin to effect real change. My hope is that you will find more peace, joy, and balance in life — and greater fulfillment and connection in your relationships.
As a collaborative therapist, I integrate a number of therapeutic theories and draw on varied techniques according to my clients and their needs. I believe that everyone has a wise self and an inherent tendency to strive for growth and healing. As your therapist, I will help you discover and listen to the inner wisdom that is often buried by self-limiting beliefs and anxiety. I am influenced by systemic, humanistic/existential, psychodynamic, and interpersonal theories. What this means for our sessions is that we will explore how your life experiences – particularly those relating to family of origin, culture, and past trauma – affect your core beliefs and thus your way of being in the world (how you think, feel, and behave). Together we’ll examine your history of patterns, personal experiences, and stressors in order to help you develop the skills and resources to implement change.
I’ve been working in various counseling
capacities since 1998 and enjoy working with adolescents and adults
individually as well as couples and families. I also have a great deal of
experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and
trauma. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Psychology,
and a Masters of Science in Counseling with a specialization in couples,
marriage, and family therapy.
Stuart Cornutt, MA, LMHCA
I work with men who struggle with their anger and who need help communicating more effectively with their partners. I also work with troubled teens who have difficulty academically or behaviorally at home. I believe that compassion, empathy, and personal insight can make a big difference when helping my clients with personal growth. Through counseling, we’ll learn together what works well for you or your child, and what adjustments need to be made so you can understand how to break harmful cycles.
I think our belief systems, religious or not, help shape who we are today. I have been fortunate to travel abroad for work. I have gained an appreciation for other cultures and it has helped me in my therapy practices over the past 7 years. My therapy approach is mostly Person-Centered but I also integrate CBT skills when working with addictions. I enjoy working with those struggling with anger issues, sexual addiction, substance abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorders, stress, depression and anxiety, traumatic experiences, and behavioral issues.
Personally, I have a passion for coaching sports, mostly youth volleyball, soccer, and baseball in Washington and California. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Seattle Pacific University; and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University.
Gianetta Griffitts, MA, LMFTA
Seeking therapy can feel scary, but I believe that is it is a courageous and empowering step. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and that therapy can be a means for personal growth. I have a family systems approach to my counseling, that is, I see how our upbringing shaped and molded us into who we are today. I believe that some of the difficulties we have with others is rooted in the learned relationships we have with our family members. I utilize the whole person experience with elements of cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy along with EFT to help you achieve your personal and relationship goals.
I provide individual and couples counseling
with mindful and compassionate approach around subjects such as relationships,
depression and anxiety, grief and loss, sexual addiction and trauma,
self-esteem and conflict resolution to name a few. I am continually amazed
by the human spirit and our natural resilient ability to heal and grow, when given
the right kind of attention and caring. I value the impact that relations
ships have on our sense of well-being from a very young age and into adulthood
and with this in mind my goal is to cultivate this opportunity for healing in
relationship by offering a open, warm, honest and collaborative space for
emotional, spiritual and creative growth. I have a bachelors degree in
Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a masters degree in Psychology
from Saybrook University- LIOS.
James Fraundorf, BA
Hi, I’m James and I’m one of the interns at PMH currently finishing up my Master’s of Counseling degree at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. I have lived in the PNW for several years now and love spending time in the outdoors, playing music, and hanging out with good friends.
I approach life from a Christian worldview and
have a heart to help people in walking through personal issues such as
emotional distress, trauma and abuse, confidence issues, relationship issues,
and spiritual struggles, to name a few. My training has been primarily in
narrative therapy and story work. I believe change is possible and that much of
this change happens through redemptive relationships.
Jack Rushall, BA
Greetings! I am currently working on a Masters degree from Seattle University in mental health counseling. My interest in counseling originates from my time as a journalist. I realized during an interview with a comedian, that journalistic interviewing although interesting it didn’t go far enough. I could ask questions, but I couldn’t help answer them. As a therapist in training, my aim is to help clients answer questions. The deeper questions in your life that you may struggle to answer. I believe therapy is a space where you get to be the “un-proofed” version of yourself free of judgement. Therapy can be the space for self-work that will leave you feeling more authentic, genuine, and confident.
My therapeutic approach includes a combination of Narrative and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches. We’ll work together to re-write or re-frame your life story. Let’s find ways to keep the plot rolling, or let’s take a look at pivotal life events from an external (e.g. a reader’s) perspective. I would love to help you write the next chapter of your life.
I specialize working with people who are
coming to terms with their sexuality. I have a personal interest in supporting
those––adolescents through adults––who have issues surrounding coming out,
internalized homophobia, or online sexual addiction. I run a CBT-based group
for men who struggle with sexual addiction.
Chance Boley, BA
Hello! I am an intern at Seattle University practicing Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I began studying psychology in my undergraduate because I was interested in the mind, how people think, and behavior in general. I found the mind to be complex and fascinating, and I knew I wanted to continue learning about it. I also knew I wanted to help people, learn about who they are, and what makes them unique.
My approach to therapy is based mostly in Existentialism and Narratives. I find that people’s stories and how they find meaning in life are important. I also weave in aspects of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and I have recently been exploring Jungian therapy.
I believe that physical, mental, and spiritual
health are all intertwined, and we must give energy to each to learn and
develop those aspects of self. I also think it is important to pay attention to
what is going on within the self to heal and grow. My professional philosophy
is that anyone can heal. Healing looks different for each person, and its about
finding what works best for you. I believe that each person has it within
themselves to heal, but sometimes other things get in the way; be it work,
systems, or ourselves. I want to help you find out how you can heal, grow, and
become an empowered person.