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Youth and Family Specialized Mental Health Professionals

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Mountlake Terrace Location

LOLITA AGUIÑAGA, MSW, LICSW, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Fluent in Spanish
∙ Family Therapy
∙ Play Therapy
∙ Eating Disorders
∙ PTSD/Trauma
∙ Relationship issues
∙ LGBTQ/ Sexual Identity
∙ Self-image/Self-esteem
∙ Health issues
∙ EMDR
∙ Anxiety/ Phobias
∙ Anger Management
∙ Depression

ALIISA BREISCH, PSYD, LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

∙ Adolescents & Adults
∙ Trauma
∙ Parenting
∙ Behavioral issues
∙ Executive dysfunction
∙ Social skills
∙ Self-esteem
∙ Attachment
∙ Grief & Loss
∙ Psychological Testing ages 6-16: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning disorders, Behavioral, Personality

JESSICA ENGLAND, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults (Ages 6+)
∙ Families
∙ Trauma/ PTSD
∙ Addiction
∙ Couples
∙ Behavioral Issues
∙ Anxiety/ Panic Disorders
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Anger
∙ Bipolar Spectrum
∙ Autism Spectrum
∙ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
∙ Schizophrenia
∙ Women's Health
∙ Combination Therapy/Medication Management
∙ Accepts Medicare

DAVID FLACK, MA, LMHC, CDP, THERAPIST

∙ Youth, Teens, Young Adults (Ages 10+)
∙ Trauma
∙ Co-Occuring Disorders
∙ Substance-Related Problems
∙ Child of Alcoholic/ Addict Issues
∙ Attachment-Related Concerns
∙ Oppositional Behavior
∙ LGBTQ Topics
∙ Depression, Anxiety, & Other Mood Disorders
∙ Suicidal Ideation and/ or Self-Harming Behavior
∙ ADHD & Other Impulse-Control Issues
∙ Family Conflict

MEGAN HERRENKOHL, MSW, LICSW, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents, & Adults (Ages 6+)
∙ CBT
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ Grief & Loss
∙ Substance Abuse/ Relapse Prevention
∙ Caregiver Support
∙ Self Harm
∙ PTSD/ Trauma
∙ Veterans/ Military
∙ Children in Foster Care, Children of Divorced Parents
∙ Self-Esteem
∙ Victims of Domestic/ Sexual Violence
∙ LGBTQ+
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ OCD
∙ Schizophrenia/ Schizoaffective Disorder
∙ Mindfulness Approach
∙ Family Counseling

NICOLE HOLLINSWORTH, MSW, LICSW, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Play and Art Therapy
∙ Grief and Loss
∙ Life Transitions
∙ Teen Issues
∙ Young adults
∙ Behavioral issues
∙ Trauma
∙ PTSD
∙ Social skills
∙ Anxiety including phobias
∙ Depression
∙ Parenting

KEN HUEY, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Parenting
∙ Childhood Anxiety, Fears & Worries
∙ Family Transition issues
∙ Play Therapy
∙ School related issues
∙ Behavioral Issues
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression

YVETTE LUDVIK, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults (Ages 5+)
∙ Families
∙ Addictions
∙ Trauma/ PTSD
∙ E-RYT 500
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Codependency
∙ LGBTQ+
∙ Gender/ Sexual Identity
∙ Spirituality
∙ Cultural Identity
∙ Children of Alcoholics/ Addicts

MAMI MASUDA, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents & Adults (Ages 0+)
∙Couples
∙Families
∙Anxiety
∙Depression
∙Self-Esteem
∙Adjustment Issues
∙ADHD
∙Mood Disorders
∙Play Therapy
∙Behavioral Issues
∙Parenting

ALEXANDRA PALES, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents and Adults (ages 10 and up)
∙ Major Depressive Disorder
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ PTSD
∙ Military Related Issues
∙ Childhood trauma
∙ Schizophrenia
∙ Alcohol Abuse
∙ Personality Disorders
∙ OCD
∙ Childhood behavioral disorders
∙ Anxiety

JEWEL PEOT, PHD, LICSW, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Play and Art Therapy
∙ Biofeedback
∙ EMDR
∙ Yoga- mind/ body connection
∙ Life change transitions
∙ Dual Diagnosis
∙ Cultural and Identity issues
∙ LGBTQ

PAUL SAMUELSON, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children & Adolescents (Ages 5-22)
∙ Treating all Childhood/ Adolescent psychiatric disorders
∙ Psychiatric Evaluations
∙ Medication Management
∙ Holistic approach/ treatment plans
∙ Patient-centered care
∙ Building self-esteem
∙ Motivation-based therapy
∙ Sleep schedules
∙ Nutrition and exercise support
∙ Schedules & routines
∙ Supporting informed choice through patient education

TERI WOOD, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Toddlers, Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Trauma, Severe Trauma, PTSD
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ Parenting
∙ Family Conflict
∙ Grief & Loss
∙ LGBTQ
∙ Hard of Hearing / Deaf
∙ Animal Assisted Therapy
∙ Attachment Issues
∙ Developmentally Differently Abled
∙ Mild Autism / Asperger’s
∙ Self-Esteem/Efficacy
∙ Foster Child / Parenting
∙ ADHD

Seattle – Northgate Location

RHIANNON TROZZI ANDREINI, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents, & Adults (Ages 11+)
∙ Trauma
∙ Attachment
∙ Addiction
∙ PTSD
∙ Dual-Diagnoses
∙ Mood Disorders
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety
∙ Bipolar Disorder I & II
∙ Intimacy Issues/ Disorders
∙ Women's Issues
∙ LGBTQ & Non-Binary Gender Identity
∙ Suicidal Ideation
∙ Eating Disorders
∙ Relationship Issues
∙ Career Counseling
∙ Resistant Teens

ELIZA BRINK, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Adolescents, young adults & adults
∙ PTSD/Trauma
∙ Anxiety (generalized, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD)
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Life transitions and adjustments (new career, starting college, changing schools)
∙ Bipolar disorder
∙ Psychotic symptoms

ALISA HORWITZ, PHD, LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

∙ Adolescents, Young Adults (Age 15-35)
∙ Trauma Across the Life Span
∙ Childhood Sexual Abuse
∙ Sexual assault
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety

KEN HUEY, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Parenting
∙ Childhood Anxiety, Fears & Worries
∙ Family Transition issues
∙ Play Therapy
∙ School related issues
∙ Behavioral Issues
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression

WENDY NYSTROM, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety
∙ Trauma
∙ Grief and Loss
∙ Adjustment
∙ Art/Drama/Music Therapy
∙ Animal Assisted Therapy
∙ Autism Spectrum
∙ LGBTQ

ALEXANDRA PALES, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents and Adults (ages 10 and up)
∙ Major Depressive Disorder
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ PTSD
∙ Military Related Issues
∙ Childhood trauma
∙ Schizophrenia
∙ Alcohol Abuse
∙ Personality Disorders
∙ OCD
∙ Childhood behavioral disorders
∙ Anxiety

SHADI SHIRAZI, PSYD, LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults
∙ Neuro-psych Testing
∙ Psychoeducation
∙ Social-emotional testing
∙ Autism testing
∙ College accommodation testing
∙ Academic accommodation and IEP related testing
∙ Personality testing
∙ Testing to facilitate therapy by helping with treatment planning

ANDREA VALDEZ, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

.Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults (Ages 6-21)
∙ Anxiety Disorders (GAD, Social Anxiety, OCD, & Panic Disorders)
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ Psychotic Symptoms
∙ PTSD
∙ Sleep Schedules

BOB VIOLA, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Adolescents & Adults
∙ Dual Diagnosis
∙ Bipolar
∙ Shizophrenia
∙ Relationship Issues
∙ Parenting
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ DBT
∙ Mindfulness
∙ Trauma

B. BARTJA WACHTEL, MSW, LICSW, MHP, CMHS, THERAPIST

∙ Adolescents & Adults
∙ Neurological conditions (ALS, MS, Parkinson's, early on-set Dementias)
∙ Terminal illness and end of life
∙ Neglect
∙ Grief, and loss
∙ Spirituality
∙ Gender, racial, and cultural orientations
∙ Veterans
∙ Maternal mental health
∙ Caregivers
∙ LGBTQ

SARAH WRIGHT, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents, & Adults (Ages 8 & Up)
∙ Families
∙ Couples
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety
∙ Mood Disorders
∙ Trauma & Micro-Trauma
∙ Life Transitions/ Adjustment Issues
∙ Grief & Loss
∙ LGBTQ & Gender-Identity
∙ Adoption Issues
∙ Stress Reduction & Coping Skills
∙Work & School Stress
∙ Parenting
∙ Autism Spectrum Disorders
∙ Somatic-Based Trauma Therapy

SEATTLE – FREMONT LOCATION

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RAQUEL BOLENDER, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (ages 4- 26)
∙ Treat all child/adolescent psychiatric disorders
∙ Second opinions
∙ Medication management
∙ Psycho-education
∙ Parent education
∙ Autism spectrum disorders
∙ ADHD: parent education, behavior-modification, and medication management
∙ Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorders)
∙ Bipolar spectrum disorders
∙ Depressive disorders
∙ Adjustment disorders
∙ PTSD
∙ Sleep hygiene
∙ Holistic approach

DAVID FLACK, MA, LMHC, CDP, THERAPIST

∙ Youth, Teens, Young Adults (Ages 10+)
∙ Trauma
∙ Co-Occuring Disorders
∙ Substance-Related Problems
∙ Child of Alcoholic/ Addict Issues
∙ Attachment-Related Concerns
∙ Oppositional Behavior
∙ LGBTQ Topics
∙ Depression, Anxiety, & Other Mood Disorders
∙ Suicidal Ideation and/ or Self-Harming Behavior
∙ ADHD & Other Impulse-Control Issues
∙ Family Conflict

ERIN FRAME, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Ages 6-22)
∙ Families
∙ Trauma
∙ Parenting support
∙ Coping skills
∙ Behavioral support
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ Transitions
∙ Substance Use
∙ LGBTQ
∙ Bipolar Spectrum
∙ Autism Spectrum
∙ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
∙ ADHD

KATIE JO GLAVES, MA, LMFT, THERAPIST

∙ Children & Adolescents (Ages 3 - 18)
∙ Behavioral problems
∙ Autism Spectrum Disorders
∙ Developmental Delays
∙ Anxiety
∙ Art therapy
∙ Sensory integration and processing disorders
∙ Self harm and Cutting
∙ ADHD
∙ Family Therapy
∙ Trauma
∙ DBT
∙ Spirituality

DEANNA HAMAMOTO, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults (Ages 6 - 30)
∙ Family Therapy
∙ Parenting
∙ Body Image/ Self-Esteem
∙ Relationship Issues
∙ Life Transitions
∙ Dating/ Domestic Violence
∙ Sexual Violence Survivors
∙ Stress Management
∙ Secondary Trauma
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ Cultural Identity

KELLYN MCCULLOUGH, MA, LMFT, THERAPIST

∙ Adults and Adolescents (12+)
∙ Couples
∙ Families
∙ Depression
∙ EMDR
∙ Anxiety
∙ Trauma
∙ Eating Disorders
∙ LGBTQ
∙ Emerging Adults
∙ Self-image/ Self-Esteem
∙ Work Stress
∙ Co-occurring disorders
∙ Adjustment Issues/Life Transitions
∙ Self Harm

MEGAN MCKEEGAN, MA, LMHC, THERAPIST

∙ Adolescents (13+) and Adults
∙ Couples
∙ Families
∙ Trauma
∙ Self-harm
∙ Suicidal thoughts
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety
∙ Adjustment Issues
∙ Self Esteem/ Self Image

JONATHAN MONROE, MS, LMHC, NCC, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents and Adults (Ages 7+)
∙ Couples
∙ Families
∙ DBT
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ Childhood Trauma
∙ Men's issues
∙ Life transitions
∙ PTSD
∙ Spirituality
∙ ADHD
∙ Autism Spectrum Disorders
∙ Addiction
∙ LGBTQ
∙ Mood Disorders
∙ Anger Management
∙ Behavioral Problems
∙ Bereavement
∙ Self Harm
∙ Self Esteem

WENDY NAIMAN, MA, LMFT, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents and Adults (Ages 10+)
∙ Couples & Families
∙ Family of Origin Issues
∙ Parenting
∙ Women's Issues
∙ Relationships
∙ Spirituality
∙ Life Transitions & Adjustments
∙ Coping With Health Issues & Chronic Illness
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ LGBTQ+ Issues
∙ Creative & Expressive Arts Therapy
∙ CBT & ACT

LEANNA RAMSEY

∙ Children, Adolescents and Adults (Ages 5+)
∙ Couples
∙ Families
∙ Trauma
∙ Spirituality
∙ Autism and Sensory Processing
∙ Racial/ Sexual/ Gender Identity Development
∙ Strengths based
∙ Relational
∙ Care for the Entire Family
∙ LGBTQ

PAUL SAMUELSON, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children & Adolescents (Ages 5-22)
∙ Treating all Childhood/ Adolescent psychiatric disorders
∙ Psychiatric Evaluations
∙ Medication Management
∙ Holistic approach/ treatment plans
∙ Patient-centered care
∙ Building self-esteem
∙ Motivation-based therapy
∙ Sleep schedules
∙ Nutrition and exercise support
∙ Schedules & routines
∙ Supporting informed choice through patient education

JENNIFER TREFONAS, MS, LMHC, MHP, THERAPIST

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults (Ages 5+)
∙ Anxiety
∙ Stress
∙ Depression
∙ Anger Issues
∙ PTSD - Resolving and Coping with Trauma
∙ Relationship Difficulties
∙ Couples Therapy for Any Kind of Couple
∙ Addiction Difficulties - Alcohol, Drugs, Shopping, Food
∙ Animal- Assisted Therapy for Empathy and Connecting with Others
∙ Transgender and LGBTQ Issues
∙ Sex Addiction/Pornography
∙ Hypnotherapy and Guided Mental Imagery for Anxiety and Stress
∙ Self-Esteem Issues - Learning to Accept Ourselves
∙ Abuse issues, Past and Present

OLIVIA UHART, ARNP, PMHNP

∙ Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Ages 8-30)
∙ PTSD/Trauma
∙ Adjustment Disorders
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety Disorders
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ Psychosis
∙ Behavior Disorders
∙ ADHD

Medication Management Services for Children and Adolescents

We are also offering psychiatric medication management and evaluation for children and adolescents. We have several board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioners with specialized training and experience working with children and adolescents. They share a passion for working with the complex mental health issues of children, including behavioral and learning problems.

Raquel Bolender BOLENDER RAQUEL, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (ages 4- 26)
∙ Treat all child/adolescent psychiatric disorders
∙ Second opinions
∙ Medication management
∙ Psycho-education
∙ Parent education
∙ Autism spectrum disorders
∙ ADHD: parent education, behavior-modification, and medication management
∙ Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorders)
∙ Bipolar spectrum disorders
∙ Depressive disorders
∙ Adjustment disorders
∙ PTSD
∙ Sleep hygiene
∙ Holistic approach

BRINK ELIZA, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Adolescents, young adults & adults
∙ PTSD/Trauma
∙ Anxiety (generalized, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD)
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Life transitions and adjustments (new career, starting college, changing schools)
∙ Bipolar disorder
∙ Psychotic symptoms

Jessica England ENGLAND JESSICA, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents & Adults (Ages 6+)
∙ Families
∙ Trauma/ PTSD
∙ Addiction
∙ Couples
∙ Behavioral Issues
∙ Anxiety/ Panic Disorders
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Anger
∙ Bipolar Spectrum
∙ Autism Spectrum
∙ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
∙ Schizophrenia
∙ Women's Health
∙ Combination Therapy/Medication Management
∙ Accepts Medicare

Erin Frame FRAME ERIN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Ages 6-22)
∙ Families
∙ Trauma
∙ Parenting support
∙ Coping skills
∙ Behavioral support
∙ Anxiety
∙ Depression
∙ Transitions
∙ Substance Use
∙ LGBTQ
∙ Bipolar Spectrum
∙ Autism Spectrum
∙ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
∙ ADHD

Alexandra Pales PALES ALEXANDRA, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children, Adolescents and Adults (ages 10 and up)
∙ Major Depressive Disorder
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ PTSD
∙ Military Related Issues
∙ Childhood trauma
∙ Schizophrenia
∙ Alcohol Abuse
∙ Personality Disorders
∙ OCD
∙ Childhood behavioral disorders
∙ Anxiety

Paul Samuelson SAMUELSON PAUL, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

∙ Children & Adolescents (Ages 5-22)
∙ Treating all Childhood/ Adolescent psychiatric disorders
∙ Psychiatric Evaluations
∙ Medication Management
∙ Holistic approach/ treatment plans
∙ Patient-centered care
∙ Building self-esteem
∙ Motivation-based therapy
∙ Sleep schedules
∙ Nutrition and exercise support
∙ Schedules & routines
∙ Supporting informed choice through patient education

Olivia Uhart UHART OLIVIA, ARNP, PMHNP

∙ Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Ages 8-30)
∙ PTSD/Trauma
∙ Adjustment Disorders
∙ Depression
∙ Anxiety Disorders
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ Psychosis
∙ Behavior Disorders
∙ ADHD

Andrea VALDEZ ANDREA, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

.Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults (Ages 6-21)
∙ Anxiety Disorders (GAD, Social Anxiety, OCD, & Panic Disorders)
∙ Depression
∙ ADHD
∙ Bipolar Disorder
∙ Psychotic Symptoms
∙ PTSD
∙ Sleep Schedules

Need help choosing a Provider for you or your child?

We will do our best to match you with the nurse practitioner, psychologist or therapist we feel would be best given your presenting issues, preferences, schedule and insurance plan.

Phone: 425 640 7009
Email: info@mindfultherapygroup.com

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Helpful Information for Parents

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

We strive to involve the parents as much as possible when handling issues with kids. We believe in looking at the family as a whole in congruence with Family Systems Therapy Model. We may provide specific recommendations for prescriptive therapy for the child, parents or whole family, in order to achieve more holistic results for your child.

SEATTLE LOCATION

Our Seattle location in Northgate is also providing services for children and families, and we currently have therapy for children as young as 3 years old, Psychological Testing for learning accommodations and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Medication Management services for children 11 and up.

PLAY THERAPY

For children and adolescents, we incorporate age-appropriate play therapy by using therapeutic games, toys and books. This also includes drawing, music, building materials, sand trays and play dough. We know that children often use play to express feelings or stories that are important to them. We use this to promote healing and self discovery.

Play therapy is an evidence-based form of treatment that is developmentally appropriate for children, especially between the ages of 2-12. Play is the language of children and it can be structured in several ways depending upon the nature of the problem. It can be experiential or directive. During experiential play therapy, the child is given access to a wide range of toys, art supplies, sand tray figures and other items that they are free to use in their play. The therapist focuses their attention on the child and tracks their play behaviors with empathic responses that also help the child make sense of their situation. It provides a safe and nurturing environment for them to explore and express their emotions and allows children the space, the resources and the time to show what life is like for them. The child sets the pace.

In play therapy, the parental/caretaker collaboration and support is essential and their participation can take many forms depending upon the situation. Parents/caretakers may be asked to join the play session, or be requested to follow through with specific tasks between sessions. Experiential therapy is often helpful during the assessment phase of therapy even if it takes a more directive approach later on. It is useful t as a way to build the connection between the child and therapist and it provides insight in to the presenting problems for the child.

During directive play therapy, the therapist plays a larger role in initiating the structure of the interaction. This type of therapy is more symptom- oriented and it usually includes a psycho-educational component. This type of therapy includes the use of board games, some art therapy, or role play through the use of puppets or costumes. Family play therapy can be useful where either a segment or the whole family is involved in the play session. Filial therapy is also a directed form of treatment where the therapist would teach a specific skill to a parent then coach them as they learn to utilize it with their child.

Sand tray therapy provides another way to communicate non-verbally through the placement of miniature figures in a sand-tray. It can be used to create a visual representation of experiences that sometimes words just can’t describe. A dynamic approach to sand tray therapy may be used to further identify interactional patterns or to gain mastery and rehearse options for possible future events. It may be used on an individual basis as well as in relational therapy between the client and their significant others.

Several of our therapists have attended continuing education seminars specific to play therapy. It is an invaluable tool to seeing into the minds and hearts of the little people who we serve. Linda Simmons, MS, LMFT has over 20 years of experiences providing this type of therapy to children and considers herself a Play Therapist.