Alicia is dedicated to excellence and maintaining top level care in our practice. She is committed to serving our clients with the utmost of respect and talent. She works with all clients, including adults, children, youth and families. She also enjoys working with local college students.
Sara (she/they) is our Clinical Manager, overseeing the details of the day-to-day operations of our practice and staff, with a laser focus on delivering the very best care to clients.
She is also an associate clinical social worker with experience addressing trauma, adversity, anxiety, depression, life transitions, gender identity, and family challenges. She works with children, teens, adults, and families, to enhance well-being, heal trauma, reduce stress, and cope with mental health challenges. Sara has a Master’s of Social Work from Arizona State University and a background in child development, parent education, and case management. Their experience includes affirming trauma-informed services for LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent, and Non-monogamous folks. Sara also provides Lifespan Integration Therapy. In their personal life, Sara enjoys painting and spending time with family.
Alycia has a long and varied history of working with young children and their families, particularly preschool-aged children. She is passionate about helping families navigate Individual Education Plans and establishing good family communication skills as well as self-advocacy skills. She has worked with children and families experiencing trauma, many of whom experienced violence such as domestic abuse. As an undergraduate Alycia earned a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Western Washington University and still participates in theater in her spare time. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters in Social Work and participated in their Early Intervention Fellowship program. She and her husband also spend time developing a sustainable homestead where they currently have three dogs and three cats.
Dean graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. He has been a Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor in Community Mental Health, as well as a Team leader for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment and Intensive Outpatient care teams for several decades. He is a non-judgmental holistic psychotherapist using a wide variety of tools including Dialectical Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help clients to help themselves. Dean works with individuals, families and groups. Dean enjoys spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, sailing, and flower gardening.
Victoria graduated with MSW from University of Southern California and her BS from University of New Haven in Connecticut. Her experience as a Family Victim Advocate with the U.S. Navy brings a high skill level in trauma informed care and her background in community mental health and domestic violence work gives her a well rounded portfolio of professional experience. Victoria works with couples, families and individuals of all ages. She uses evidence-based therapy tools and skills such as Problem-Solving Therapy, Mindfulness skills, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Victoria is a bit of a thrill seeker, as she loves ziplining and horseback riding.
Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker and social work supervisor. With decades of clinical experience under her belt, mostly in private practice, she enjoys training and mentoring our clinical team as well as directly serving a small number of clients wit’s a variety of clinical issues including women’s issues, self-esteem and body image concerns, sexual assault and abuse, grief and loss, depression and anxiety. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking, spontaneous adventures and spending time with her family on their farm.
While obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Elijah began his career in mental health serving adults with developmental disabilities. After graduation he transitioned into crisis stabilization and suicide prevention where he had the honor to work with people from all walks of life. It’s this multilayered experience that allows him to meet people where they are and establish a connection for growth. Elijah prefers a person-centered approach along with a solution-focused mindset, although the benefit of a listening ear is not lost on him. It is his goal to treat everyone as individuals with their own unique experiences instead of simplifying one’s life to their diagnosis. All are welcome.
Mel is a Certified Peer Counselor in Washington State. She works with folks to provide peer support in individual and group settings. Mel has experience working with adults who are navigating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and big life transitions. She is highly effective at helping people overcome what they believe are insurmountable odds and loves the work.
Christi has a Masters in Counseling from Northern Arizona University, an EdS in Education from Liberty University, and a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice. She has significant experience working with folks with all types of mental health challenges, including foster children with behavioral, cognitive, and physical barriers/disorders, people struggling with addiction and those in recovery.
Rob is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. He obtained his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Polytech University in 2003. Early in his career, Rob facilitated anger management groups for a military boot camp, and has since used that experience to specialize in treatment for adults, adolescents, and groups suffering from pain, trauma, PTSD, and injury through mind/body integrative therapy practices.
Grace joins Rule and Associates in her second year of the Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Grace utilizes a compassionate person-centered approach and integrative therapeutic style. Her client base is anyone experiencing anxiety, depression, self esteem issues and family/relationship challenges. In her education, Grace has focused on understanding that people come from many different backgrounds and cultural contexts. This understanding supports Grace’s ability to work with youth and families and meet them where they are at in their stage of healing.
Ashley is a Masters of Counseling Student at Lesley University. She is in an expressive arts counseling program and uses expressive art therapy along with Strengths-Based and Trauma Informed therapeutic approaches to help individuals, couples, families, and the LGBTQ+ community navigate anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Noa is a Masters of Clinical Mental Health Student at Lesley University. She has experience providing support, advocacy, and resources for expecting and post-partum mother’s, as well as survivors of sexual assault. She has worked with adolescents and adults, the LGBTQA+ community, and working with people with depression and generalized anxiety. Noa specializes in mental health treatment with art therapy so that she can help individuals of all ages improve their sense of personal well being through art expression.
Nick is joining us while completing his Masters in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. His background includes 5 years of experience working as an Intensive Case Manager with individuals in our community needing help with challenges ranging from General Anxiety and Depression to Substance use and Trauma. Nick is passionate about working with individuals and families to build improved resilience in ourselves and in our important relationships. Nick enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, mountain biking, reading, and spending as much time with his friends and family.
We are fiercely dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families in our community every day
Our team of experienced family counselors are passionate about helping families thrive. We work with families from diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive care.