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
Olivia Bowker MSW, LSWAIC
I love being able to see people get better. I have witnessed people’s incredible strength and resilience as they face some of life’s toughest challenges. Though changes can often be outside of our control, growth is our choice to make.
I believe growth happens best when we have authentic support. My approach to counseling is largely in part believing in the power of connection. The therapeutic relationship provides a space of sincere empathy, positive regard, and acceptance. I use a variety of techniques from Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as elements of Mindfulness to cultivate an environment that is centered around you-the client.
I have many years of experience working in mental health with adults. I specialize mostly in supporting older adults. Most of my background has been with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, transitions, caregiving, and recent diagnoses. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from University of New England and earned my Bachelors degree in Social Work from George Fox University.
Andrea Beilner, MA, LMHC
Throughout my life I searched for ways to use empathy to empower and show others that there is hope even when it feels like there could never be. Becoming a therapist has allowed me to help people reveal to themselves that even though life is scary and pain is hard, there is hope and strength in everything we do. Purely seeking therapy is empowering and instills hope for our future. Although this work can be difficult, there is reward.
I approach counseling through a systemic and holistic framework I believe every individual is unique and aim towards catering counseling to the unique needs of the client and client family. Utilizing a mixture of therapeutic approaches including CBT, and solution-focused therapy, I aim towards creating a client centered environment to meet their stage of life and needs. As a therapist I my goal is to assist clients with their journey through healing, self-exploration and expression. I work mostly with young adults, couples, and adolescents experiencing a variety of barriers that life throws at us.
I began my journey understanding people and psychology at City University of Seattle earning an Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. My own experience with counseling during this undergrad period inspired me to continue on and achieve my Masters of Science in Marriage, Couples and Family therapy at Walden University. As a Washington Native, I find inspiration in the natural outdoors and exploration we have, but also have an itch for exploring, and experiencing other cultures.
Niloufar Amirmoezi, MS, LMFTA
I work with women and children who have experienced traumatic experiences, that create anxiety and depression. I help them to break harmful cycles they find themselves in. I also work with couples and families that struggle with their communication.
My theoretical approach is mostly from the family systems model when helping families and CBT when working with anxiety and depression issues. I have been working in the field for several years and have experience working with many different disorders.
I received my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran.
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, my name is Chance and as an intern-therapist at Pacific Mental Health, my purpose is to help you become more aware of unhealthy cycles in order to grow into who you are. Together we’ll create a new story, one of success and personal control. I am practicing counseling as the final piece of my graduate training in mental health counseling. I have come to believe each person has it within themselves to heal, but sometimes obstacles block their path. Those obstacles turn into setbacks that sometimes prevent you from true happiness or erode the foundation of your relationship. I work with people who have problems in their relationships, identity issues, social anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
My theoretical orientation of therapy is predominantly through the lenses of Depth and Narrative Therapy. I find that people’s stories and how they find meaning in life are important to our interpretations of the world we live in. I also weave in aspects of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, as the skills are a great benefit to my clients.