Dr Monty Meir - Aberdeen WA

Monty L. Meier, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Monty L. Meier, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, holding active licenses in Washington State, Texas and Arkansas. He earned his degree in psychology at the University of Houston and minored in Health Psychology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is an experienced practitioner, using solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches to treatment. He also conducts pre-surgical psychological evaluations to include bariatric assessments, Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial as well as other medical procedures.

Stephanie Gilstrom - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Stephanie Gilstrom, MSW, LICSW
Stephanie Gilstrom is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She is an experienced psychotherapist whose approach is warmly interactive. For adults, couples and adolescents she provides support, collaboration, insight and useful feedback to help achieve their therapeutic goals. Ms. Gilstrom integrates elements from diverse schools of therapy including psychodynamic, CBT, family systems and brief therapy. Areas of focus include depression, anxiety/stress, relationships, grief/loss, abuse, trauma resolution, anger, self-esteem and life transitions.

Jenny Severns, PhD - Tacoma WA

Sally Walton, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Sally Walton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She obtained her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at George Fox University and her Bachelor's Degree from Corban College in Salem, Oregon. Sally has a counseling background working with adolescents, men, women and couples. She primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. Sally works in the Aberdeen office and sees clients with a variety of presenting problems including stress, anxiety, adjustment and personal difficulties.

Kathleen Garber, M.A., LMHC

Kathleen Garber, M.A., LMHC
Kathleen Garber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Martin's University. Her experience includes counseling children, adults, couples, and families. She assists couples and families with communication and life transitions. Kathleen also uses behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques to assist children and teens with learning disorders, social skills problems, and a history of trauma. Other areas of focus include grief, anxiety, stress, depression, and parenting support.

Lindsey Nickell, M.A., LMHC

Lindsey W. Nickell, M.A., LMHC
Lindsey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Mental Health Specialist. She earned her BA from the University of Washington and her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. She has received additional training and certification as a Heart Centered Hypnotherapist from the Wellness Institute in Issaquah, WA. Lindsey utilizes hypnotherapy as well as other modalities in sessions as part of treatment planning tailored specifically to each client's unique needs and strengths. She has a background in the mind/body connection, the brain and it's interactions with behavior and environment, meditation and mindfulness techniques and evidence based counseling approaches. Lindsey works primarily with individuals in our University Place office. .

Bob Walton - Aberdeen WA

Robert C Walton, MS, CDP, LMHP

Robert Walton is a Licensed Mental Health Professional with additional certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional. Robert completed his Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon. He has worked as a counselor for the past 20 years utilizing a cognitive-behavioral approach in therapy. He also works with couples to help strengthen relationships and increase effective communication skills. Bob sees individuals with addictions, anxiety, panic, depression and family of origin issues. Robert works exclusively in our Aberdeen office.

Amanda Anderson - Aberdeen WA

Amanda Anderson, M.A., LMFT

Amanda Anderson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University and her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. She works with individuals, couples, and families. Amanda utilizes a systemic perspective that acknowledges the interactions between the client and the many facets of their life story. She is passionate about relationships, people, and creating a safe, therapeutic environment where change and healing can take place.

Lynette Lile - Aberdeen WA

Lynette Lile, LMHC

Lynette Lile is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her BA in Social Welfare from Pacific Lutheran University and her Master's in Counseling and Community Psychology from St. Martin's College in Lacey. She spent 10 years working in community mental health where she earned her Child Mental Health Specialist. While there she supervised the Child and Family Program for almost 5 years. She then was in private practice in Aberdeen for 10 years. She enjoys seeing children, adolescents and individuals. She uses cognitive-behavioral, expressive arts and play therapy.

Jason Victor - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jason Victor , M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jason Victor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned his B.S. in Psychology at the University of Washington and his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University. He works from an experiential perspective utilizing the power of the therapeutic relationship and strength building to support lasting change while working with couples, families, individuals, and children. He focuses on relational systems to assist in the process of growth, gently challenging assumptions with clients to uncover hidden strengths and opportunities for connection.

Peter Snell, MSW, LICSW

Peter Snell, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Social Worker

PPete is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has over 20 years of experience. He has worked in various settings such as child welfare, homeless services, crisis services, jails, and psychiatric hospitals. He uses a variety of therapeutic methods to cater to the needs of individuals that includes cognitive behavioral, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, and ego state therapies. He focuses on issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger among other issues.

Patricia Woods, Psy.D.

Richard Brooks, ARNP
Richard Brooks, ARNP, is a Board Certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a graduate of the University of Washington Nurse Practitioner graduate program. Richard began his medical career as an Army medic and later earned his advanced degree and worked at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle. He is available for psychotropic medication evaluation and management at both our Lacey and Aberdeen locations. He makes an effort to work with all patients in a collaborative manner. Richard is on most insurance panels in Washington State, including Labor and Industries and Medicare.

Karol Ebio

Karol Ebio is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She obtained her Master's Degree in 2005 in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and her Bachelor's Degree from St. Martin's University in 2001. Karol has spent over 10 years working in the community mental health system where she earned both her Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) and Mental Health Professional (MHP) designations.

Karol utilizes a client-centered approach to therapy, emphasizing the individual strength and resources of each client, in addition to a systemic theoretical focus, which is a theoretical orientation that acknowledges the complex interaction between individuals and their World around them. Karol utilizes a wide range of treatment approaches, choosing the most effective for the issue involved, which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), insight oriented therapy models, and narrative & experiential therapies. Karol primarily works from an experiential theoretical orientation, which emphasizes the importance of understanding, embracing, and coming to terms with one's feelings.

Karol works with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to change. Karol's areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, relationships/marriage, trauma, anger, communication issues, and life transitions.

Ed Herman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Ed Herman has been a mental health professional for 23 years. He studied psychology at the University of Oregon and has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas.

He works with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and grief. He regularly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy (for trauma), insight-oriented therapy and family systems therapy. Although client needs vary, Ed believes in the importance of helping clients see how their early attachments may be playing out in their lives today. Ed is particularly interested in helping clients with complicated (prolonged) grief and has made this a focus of study and work.

Ed has additional training in older adult work, having completed 100 hours of continuing education in this area through the University of Washington.

Dr. Matthew A. Johnson

Matthew A. Johnson, Psy.D.

Dr. Matthew A. Johnson ("Dr. J.") holds degrees from the University of Alaska (BSW in 1984), Rutgers University in New Jersey (MSW in 1989), and George Fox University in Oregon (MA in 1992 and Psy.D. in 1994). Dr. Johnson moved to Alaska in 1980 to attend the University of Alaska at Anchorage on a full-ride basketball scholarship. He is a pretty tall guy (6'9?) with a sense of humor to match. He scored his first two collegiate points against James Worthy of North Carolina in the Great Alaska Shootout on ESPN. He played college basketball against Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, Spud Web, and other noteworthy opponents. Also, he got half of his picture in Sports Illustrated (his silly teammate was in the way of the other half). He was asked to try out for the New Jersey Nets in the NBA but turned them down to pursue his Doctor of Psychology degree..

Dr. Johnson works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has worked with parents and children in the mental health field since 1982 in group homes, residential treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient private practice settings. Dr. Johnson was the Clinical Director for Charter North Outpatient Counseling Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is also the President and Owner of FAMILY Rules, PLLC. He wrote "Positive Parenting with a Plan (Grades K-12): FAMILY Rules" and has taught this successful research-based behavior modification system for families in a variety of settings across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Johnson has lectured extensively on child and adolescent health issues and improving families. He has trained over 30,000+ professionals. He has been featured on "The Early Show", CNN, ESPN2, USA Today, and 300+ radio programs.

Dr. Johnson is married, has four children, three stepchildren, two cats, and one dog. He loves recreating in the great outdoors with family and friends. Although he's a really big guy, he's a Teddy Bear at heart and a very gifted Psychologist. He loves helping people improve their lives.

Barbara Graisy-Adams, MSW, LICSW / Lacey office

Barbara Graisy-Adams, MSW, LICSW / Lacey office

Barb is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who utilizes a Person Centered Approach to therapy. She meets clients with genuine understanding for each persons life journey and personal challenges, as well as their strengths to base growth upon.

In addition to her professional credentials, Barb brings a unique set of life experiences to her skill set. She views her counseling career more as a vocation of service. She chose to specialize in the areas of grief and trauma resolution, having personally experienced both.

She utilizes an individualized approach with treatment modalities, including EMDRIA trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brief therapy, Family Systems and Life Span Development; to offer her clients a path to promote their life goals. Barb has experience with Christian centered therapy which is available upon request.

Susannah David PhD

Susannah David, PhD

Susannah David PhD completed the undergraduate degree at Bard College,in New York. She attended the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco and pursued clinical training at the Alternative Family Institute in San Francisco, the San Francisco Department of Mental Health, and at A Better Way, Inc. Child and Family Therapy Clinic in Berkeley, California. Dr. David completed her yoga teaching certification in 2002, her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2003, and the PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2005.

Dr. David has been licensed to practice psychology in Washington State since 2006 and completed postdoctoral supervision at Western State Hospital, and postdoctoral training through the workshops and six-month coursework in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington. She began her private clinical work in 2011 after several years of providing group and individual psychotherapy on an inpatient basis. Dr. David is motivated by compassion for her clients and greatly enjoys assisting others to reduce suffering and live a more joyful life. She has an eclectic style and utilizes psychodynamic, DBT, and motivational interviewing techniques. Dr. David has a particular interest in mindfulness meditation and other types of breathing and relaxation techniques drawn from eastern practices. Dr. David assists people struggling with a variety of difficulties, including depression and anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related symptoms.

Dr. David has a particular interest in mindfulness meditation and other types of breathing and relaxation techniques drawn from eastern practices. Dr. David assists people struggling with a variety of difficulties, including depression and anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related symptoms.

Aberdeen/ Hoquiam  · Lacey · University Place / Tacoma
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