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Jaime graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Masters of Social Work. She has experience with a variety of families and children with complex needs such as mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence. In her off time, she enjoys spending her free time with family and friends In the beautiful outdoors of the PNW.
Shivraj graduated with MSW from Portland State University. She is a holistic psychotherapist with a background in exercise science, ayurveda, yoga and meditation. Shivraj works with couples, families and individuals of all ages. She brings warmth, non-judgment, diverse perspectives, cultural sensitivity and life experiences into her work. Shivraj enjoys nature, cooking, walking, yoga, painting, photography and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.
Alicia meets at least weekly with each of her providers in our practice to train, inform and maintain the most excellent level of 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/her/they/them) is 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 received their Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. She works from a family systems and strength based perspective to empower folks to effect change in their own lives. Her background includes trauma informed care, child development, parent education/support, and case management. Sara’s experience also includes working with members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as clients in non-monogamous relationships. In their personal life, Sara enjoys painting, reading, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family.
Shayna received her Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and has worked with a variety of mental health issues using a family systems approach. She is well versed in substance use disorder, family conflict and is trauma informed. She has a warm and adaptable approach to supporting children, youth and families. When she is not at work, she can be found enjoying the beautiful outdoors hiking or kayaking.
Jeni procured her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University and has spent the last 20 years acquiring self soothing techniques to regulate the nervous system, deep trauma release work, mind - body collaboration towards healing (especially auto immunes) and geeking out on the science of change. Her super powers are cementing the relationship with your most wise and compassionate self and shining a light on the path to being the boss of your mind and emotions, experiencing the profound relief of acceptance and forgiveness and how you can change your stories to an empowering healing identity.
Starla is a senior Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) with extensive experience with children, youth and families, she provides training, consultation and guidance to the clinical team through variety of intervention lenseto include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy, and art therapy with a focus on development, the environment, emotions, and relationships.
Mel earned her Master’s degree in counseling from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Mel has a client centered approach and specializes in helping others grow and develop their resiliency skills and create a healthy self -narrative. Mel has experience working with children, families and individuals recovering from trauma.
Mel’s off work passions includes being in nature, music and spending time with people she loves.
Jessica is our detail driven, client service oriented, billing specialist. She is truly a master of her craft in working with a variety of payor sources and ensuring accuracy and timeliness for our clients.
Basia (like Tasha with a B) received her Master's in Social Work from the University of New England in 2018. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds utilizing a client-centered, compassionate, and validating approach. Her passion is creating a safe environment for LGBTQ, Indigenous, marginalized, and all communities to express their needs. When not at work, Basia can be found spending time reading, watching movies, being outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones
Stephanie started her clinical social work career in 1997 and has been working to heal children, youth, families and adults from trauma using an integrated mind/body approach. She has particular experience in working with families experiencing grief, loss, trauma, and children in the foster care system.
Calial graduated from New York University with her MA in school (K-12) counseling mental health and wellness. She has experience working with a variety of mental health issues using an eclectic and client led approach. She loves working with children, teens and families. Calial believes that everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life’s challenges. She specializes in behavior analysis, trauma informed care and strength based therapies. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family and enjoy everything Bellingham has to offer.
Jenni graduated in 2003 from Western State College of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She spent years in Boston working with children, youth and their families, followed by a return to graduate school at University of Denver, where she is in her final year of clinical study. She is the mother of two teenagers, a French B
Jenni graduated in 2003 from Western State College of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She spent years in Boston working with children, youth and their families, followed by a return to graduate school at University of Denver, where she is in her final year of clinical study. She is the mother of two teenagers, a French Bulldog, two Labradors and a bunch of “grumpy” cats. In her spare time she snowboards, swims/wakeboared in the lake, skateboards, travels, and loves to spend time with family and friends.
April Mahoney is a lifelong advocate for the vulnerable and has been a long standing champion for LGBTQ children, youth and families in our community for many years. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Washington School of Social Work, where she is expanding the depth and breadth of her clinical expertise and is commi
April Mahoney is a lifelong advocate for the vulnerable and has been a long standing champion for LGBTQ children, youth and families in our community for many years. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Washington School of Social Work, where she is expanding the depth and breadth of her clinical expertise and is committed to bringing the very best research to families in Whatcom County with the Rule and Associates Team.
We are fiercely dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families in our community every day