Counseling Center Staff

Counseling Center Staff

Leadership Team

Ellen Taylor, Ph.D. (1994), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Assistant Vice-President for Student Life, Director and Clinical Psychologist, License #PY00003904 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: women’s issues, identity development, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, ACOA issues, and multicultural concerns. Techniques: integrative psychotherapy drawing from interpersonal, multicultural, cognitive, and positive psychologies.

Chris S. Grant, Ph.D. (1998), University of Wisconsin. Associate Director/Director of Training and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY00002423 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and couple. Areas of interest: mood disorders, relationship issues, women’s issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, disability issues. Techniques: interpersonal process and integrative therapies with developmental and family of origin emphasis.

Linda Anderson, Ph.D. (2003), Indiana University, Bloomington. Associate Director/Clinical Director and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60316112 (WA) and #1619 (OR). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: women’s issues, developmental and identity concerns, parenting, working with survivors of sexual abuse and assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Techniques: integrative, incorporating feminist, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.

Kayleen McGinley, B.A. (1998), Seattle University. Administrative Specialist. 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

Yi-An Lo Burleson, Ph.D. (2013), West Virginia University. Post-doctoral psychology resident and international student services coordinator.

Amy Collins, Ph.D. (2009), Texas A&M University. Prevention Services Coordinator, Residential Life Liaison and Counseling Psychologist, License #PY60321662 (WA) and #6301014612 (MI). 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.

Fransing S. Daisy, Ph.D. (1989), University of Washington. Clinical Psychologist, License #PY00001750 (WA). Types of counseling: individual, couple and group. Areas of interest: dysthymia and depression issues, women and relationship, couples, developmental issues and multicultural identity. Techniques: mindfulness focused interpersonal, developmental and relational-cultural emphasis.

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.

Carrie McMullin, Psy.D. (2003), Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychologist. License #PY00003106 (WA). Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: depression, anxiety, existential concerns, substance abuse, body image, sexual assault/relationship violence. Techniques: integrative, drawing heavily from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, interpersonal, and existential frameworks.

Michele S. 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.

Katharine Nelson, M.S. (1979), California State University, Long Beach. Licensed Mental Health Counselor, License #LH4696 (WA). Master Career Counselor, #3048, National Certified Counselor, #15794. Types of counseling: individual and group. Areas of interest: Career choice, career development, career management, women’s issues, relationship enhancement, individual development. Techniques: integrative/developmental.

John Rumney, M.S. (2009), Eastern Washington University.  Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Referral Coordinator, License #LH 60215760 (WA).  Types of counseling: individual, couple, and group. Areas of interest: self-discovery and personal growth, anxiety, men’s issues, diversity, attachment, trauma recovery, grief and loss, relationship concerns, Internet-related issues, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning individuals and couples.  Techniques:  Integrative with emphasis on constructivism, solution-focused, emotion-focused, and interpersonal approaches.

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.

Anne Swenson, Ph.D. (2007), Case Western Reserve University. Assessment Coordinator and 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.

Charisse Williams, Ph.D. (2007), University of Florida. Practicum Program Coordinator 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.

Support Staff

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

Teresa Ta, B.A. (2013), University of Washington. Program Assistant.

Interns in Professional Psychology 2014 – 2015

Megan Boutinen, M.A. (2011), Seattle Pacific University.  Doctoral candidate at Seattle Pacific University.

Katey Nicolai, M.A. (2011), Seattle Pacific University.  Doctoral candidate at Seattle Pacific University.

Joseph Walloch, M.A. (2013), California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University.  Doctoral Candidate at California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University.

Practicum Counselors 2014 – 2015

Bryce Doehne, M.A. (2014), Antioch University-Seattle. Doctoral candidate at Antioch University-Seattle.

Amaris Espinosa, B.A. (2007), Colorado State University. Doctoral candidate at Antioch University-Seattle.

Matthew Ponsford, B.A.  (2008), Northwest Nazarene University. Doctoral candidate at Antioch University-Seattle.

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