Counseling Center

Counseling Center Staff

Leadership Team

Natacha Foo Kune, Ph.D. (2005), Ohio State University, Columbus. Director and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60634517 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: Multicultural issues and intersections of identity, diasporic Asian issues (including Asian American and Pacific Islander issues), training issues, LGBTQIA issues, couples, trauma, international students and social justice issues.  Techniques: multicultural, interpersonal and cognitive behavioral frameworks.

Linda Anderson, Ph.D. (2003), Indiana University, Bloomington. Associate Director/Clinical Director and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60316112 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: women’s issues, developmental and identity concerns, multicultural concerns, parenting, working with survivors of sexual abuse and assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Techniques: integrative, incorporating feminist/multicultural, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral frameworks.

Charisse Williams, Ph.D. (2007), University of Florida. Assistant Director/Training Director and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60059524 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Areas of interest: personal growth/existential issues, eating disorders/body image, interpersonal/relationship issues, development and identity, LGBTQ issues, substance abuse/harm reduction, and multicultural concerns. Techniques: integrative, drawing heavily from dynamic (interpersonal), multicultural, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral and ACT frameworks.

Kayleen McGinley, B.A. (1998), Seattle University. Administrator. Manages the departmental budgets, human resources, and technology. Contact/liaison for trainees’ questions, and is able to assist trainees in navigating our department and the University system.

Clinical Staff

Laura Boye, Psy.D. (2016), PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Mental Health Therapist and Veteran Support Counselor.

Amy Collins, Ph.D. (2009), Texas A&M University. Prevention Services Coordinator, Residential Life Liaison and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60321662 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple and group. Areas of interest: crisis intervention, trauma, self-growth, all aspects of diversity, family of origin concerns, world view and belief systems, and interpersonal concerns. Techniques: integrative approach drawing primarily from interpersonal, developmental, and cognitive-behavioral theories, and often incorporating mindfulness, always with an overarching focus on collaborative, individualized interventions.

Sara Dale, Psy.D. (2003), Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Clinical Psychologist, License #PY00003088 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple and group. Areas of interest: women’s issues, eating disorders, body image, depression, and relationship/identity exploration. Techniques: integrative with a multicultural, interpersonal emphasis.

Tricia King, M.Ed. (2005), Seattle University. Case Manager and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, License #LH00010996 (WA). Types of counseling: Individual, couples, and group. Areas of interest:  Issues related to autism spectrum disorder, depression, anxiety, adjustment and life transition issues, identity formation and individuation, grief and loss, trauma, sexual and gender identity issues and exploration, ADHD, and relational issues. Techniques: integrative approach emphasizing person-centered, developmental, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, and dialectical-behavior therapy frameworks.

Ronald Ma, Psy.D. (2016), Springfield College.Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60805024 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Areas of interest: depression, anxiety, cultural concerns, relationship/interpersonal/social skills concerns, family of origin issues, first-generation college students, identity exploration, trauma, spirituality and religion, addictive behaviors, masculinity and men’s issues, sexuality, LGBTQ issues. Techniques: integrative drawing primarily from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, family systems, mindfulness, and multicultural counseling approaches within a developmental and feminist framework.

Michele Meola, Ed.D. (1988), Western Michigan University. Counseling Psychologist, License #PY00002273 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Techniques: interpersonal, insight-oriented, and psychodynamic with developmental emphasis.

Lina Pranata, Ph.D. (2005), University of Utah. Counseling Psychologist. License #PY60530231 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group.  Areas of interest: anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns, trauma, grief and loss, relationship/interpersonal concerns (women’s and men’s concerns), multicultural concerns (first generation college students, students of color, LGBT, international students, Asian/Asian  American, intergroup relations, etc.), behavioral medicine. Techniques/orientations: integrative – feminist/multicultural/social justice, interpersonal, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, and Kohutian frameworks.

Andrea Salazar-Nuñez, Ph.D. (2017), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mental Health Therapist. Types of counseling: individual and group.  Areas of interest: multicultural issues, non-traditional and underrepresented student issues (including undocumented students), students of color, first-generation college students, women’s issues, intersectionality, LGBTQ+, Chicana/o and Latinx student issues, identity development, values/motivation, grief/loss, and anxiety and depression. Techniques: multicultural grounded ACT therapy approach with an emphasis on interpersonal (dynamic) processing.

Scott Shiebler, Ph.D. (2003), Seattle Pacific University; M.S.W. (1989). Counseling Psychologist, License #PY00003187 (WA); Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, License #LW0004691 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Areas of interest: development and identity concerns, men’s issues, trauma, grief and loss, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Techniques: integrative with emphasis on interpersonal, psychodynamic, and developmental approaches.

David Slagle, M.S. (1985), Seattle Pacific University. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License #LF1108 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Areas of interest: identity development, depression and anxiety, relationship difficulty, cultural adjustment, life transitions, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, trauma, family and bicultural concerns, and wellness. Techniques: integrative approach drawing from Interpersonal, Systems, Emotion-Focused, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.

Iris Song, Psy.D. (2010), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Clinical Psychologist, License #PY60639248 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: international aid and empowerment, trauma, grief/loss, transition, interpersonal/relational concerns, issues of self/identity, and acculturation. Techniques: contemporary relational psychodynamic psychotherapy. Fluent in Korean language.

Caitlin Stanaway, Psy.D. (2013), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Clinical Psychologist, License #PY60531204 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Areas of interest: women’s issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship/identity exploration. Techniques: humanistic, interpersonal, and psychodynamic with a cultural and developmental emphasis, utilizing mindfulness and ACT frameworks.

Anne Swenson, Ph.D. (2007), Case Western Reserve University. Clinical Psychologist, License #PY00003692 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: anxiety, life transitions, stress management, depression, eating concerns, psychological assessment, and trauma. Techniques: integrative, drawing heavily from cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and developmental frameworks.

Support Staff

Teresa Harvey, B.A. (1997), University of Washington. Program Coordinator. Assists Training Director with coordination of Training Program.

Kevin Mason, B.S. (2013), California Lutheran University. Program Assistant.

Ryan Mitchell, B.A. (2007), Boston University.  Program Assistant.

Professional Psychology Interns 2017 – 2018

Beth Blum, M.A. (2008). Doctoral candidate at the Wright Institute.

Matthew DiAnthony, M.A. (2012). Doctoral candidate at Spalding University.

Beth Perlman, M.A. (2010). Doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia.