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 (they/she) 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 a licenced 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, chronically ill 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 Mental Health Counselor with experience walking along side folks who are changing their narratives, increasing coping skills and healing from the challenges of life. He utilizes a mind/body integrative approach, providing a safe and compassionate therapeutic space to apply mindfulness techniques, cognitive processing, healthy boundaries, creative movement and expression. Through the use of these modalities, he assists clients in developing a new intentional and sustainable story of healing that serves them well. Rob provides therapy for adults, adolescents, couples and groups who are aware that their unresolved issues around attachment, trauma, chronic illness, ADHD, PTSD, stigma, interpersonal and spiritual disconnection have become the present unhealthy narrative.
Grace is in her third and final year in the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Saybrook University. She has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and couples navigating challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, life-transitions, and family/relationship dynamics. She provides trauma-informed and affirming care for neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ individuals. She uses an integrative therapeutic style, drawing from various theoretical orientations and techniques to meet the unique needs of each client. Grace's framework is grounded in a humanistic and person-centered approach that fosters a supportive, non-judgmental space for healing and growth.
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.
Corie graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work in 2021. While attending school, she worked with families experiencing homelessness at the local shelter and after graduation she worked at a state residential treatment facility for individuals on chemical dependency/mental health commitments. After a year, she moved back home to start grad school and accepted a social work position with a nonprofit that ran a housing program specifically for families in the public school district that were experiencing homelessness. Corie moved to Washington in December 2023 to finish up her masters in clinical social work. In her free time she likes to try new restaurants, go on walks with her dogs, and be social.
John is pursuing his Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University, and has joined Rule and Associates for his practicum internship. He has 7 years of experience as a health coach, working with diverse clientele including neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ individuals facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, traumatic experiences, and Parkinson’s disease. He also has 15 years of experience in Qi-Gong moving meditation and is an instructor in these practices. John favors a person-centered approach, emphasizing the healing power of authentic relationships, as well as mindfulness techniques to foster integration of the holistic self. In his free time, he enjoys practicing Kung Fu and listening to audiobooks.
Gianna is in the final stages of completing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University, Seattle. She provides her clients with therapeutic tools for transformation based on self-empowerment and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She specializes in somatic body awareness and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for PTSD, offers a strengths-based approach to support client wellness, and uses internal family systems (IFS) to highlight the power of family history in creating our identities. She is trained in culturally competent counseling and social justice and enjoys working with diverse ethnic identities and communities. Gianna also has a doctorate in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has taught courses in art, visual culture, and social justice at the University level. Gianna creates photography, spends time in her seasonal garden, loves birds and mason bees.
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.