Tyson Bailey


Tyson Bailey, PsyD specializes in working with individuals who are experiencing distressing reactions to traumatic events. He is passionate about working with people who are discriminated against based on aspects of identity, such as sexual orientation, gender, cultural traditions, or race. His other areas of interest include men's mental health, the intersection of psychology and the law, and social justice issues. He is actively involved in organizations focused on increasing the knowledge of the benefits of psychological services at the state and national level.

Location: Everett

Phone: 425 931-6450   |   Email:


Charles Benincasa


Charles Benincasa, PsyD focuses on individuals who have experienced complex trauma and dissociation. His primary speciality is working with individuals who have been abused or neglected in childhood. He practices from a feminist-multicultural lens and can provide services to clients with diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ+, racially and ethnically diverse clients, and individuals with disabilities. He also works with individuals in polyamory, kink, and BDSM communities, and identifis as a sex-positive therapist. He is a trained DBT and EMDR therapist.

Location: Everett

Phone: 425 285-8353   |   Email:


Michelle Brown


Michelle Brown, PsyD specializes in helping individuals cope with chronic pain, illness, and traumatic events. She provides evaluations for chronic pain, psychological, academic, or forensic needs as well as psychotherapy. She believes in working together to enhance inherent strengths and learn new skills or techniques using EMDR, DBT, and animal assisted therapy. Her goal is to help clients get the support needed to be more effective, find solutions for problems, accept themselves to feel better about their life circumstances, and improve their daily functioning.

Location: West Seattle

Phone: 206 317-4646   |   Email:


Cecilia Hamill


Cecilia Hamill, MS, MEd, LMHC is a proponent of holistic healing - treating the whole person (mind, body, spirit). She focuses on employing creative mediums in the therapeutic process to include symbolic (Jungian), artistic, musical and written expression. She believes here are many constructive ways to channel life's challenges, stressors and traumas and that it is imperative to find meaningful, healthy ways to cope. Her clinical background is diverse and has included work with teens and adults in the area of trauma and addiction. Additionally, she has many years of experience working with individuals and families contending with various physical and/or developmental disabilities. Her work has included considerable focus in crisis management/stabilization services and therapy for youth (preferably involving the family, when possible). She also utilizes therapeutic techniques from ACT, CBT and DBT.

Location: Everett

Phone: 425 244-3138   |   Email:

Cathy Harrington


Cathy Harrington MA, LMHC practices person-centered counseling and believes strongly in a collaborative client-counselor relationship. She enjoys helping clients explore their intersecting identities and how the systems and structures around them might be contributing to unhelpful behaviors or unsatisfactory outcomes, as well as helping clients understand and move through distressing responses to traumatic situations. She strives to work from a culturally humble and anti-oppressive perspective. She is well-versed in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Ultimately, the types of therapy techniques she focuses on in session vary from client to client, with the goal of matching their unique experiences.

Location: Everett

Phone: 360 386-2812   |   Email:

Bill Heusler


Bill Heusler, PsyD has several specialty areas, including trauma informed therapy and assessment services for people suffering with the impact of overwhelming events in their lives. His approach to the therapy process is collaborative and integrative, which may include any combination of one or more techniques or therapeutic modalities that seem to be the best fit for the situation. Dr. Heusler provides services for children, adolescents, and adults with individual, relationship, and/or family difficulties. He also provides specialized services for first responders including: firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement, and corrections personnel.

Locations: Everett

Phone: 206 909-7633   |   Email:


Matthew Ponsford


Matthew Ponsford, Psy.D. practices a collaborative, strengths-based approach to working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, or facing difficult life transitions. His work integrates narrative, relational, and existential modalities, depending on the particular needs of the client. He has a particular interest in working with clients around issues related to identity (including career, culture, gender, and sexuality), and the ways in which identity is explored and expressed through our use of technology. His past experience includes working in various settings from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to college counseling centers. Matthew provides individual services to adolescents and adults 16 and up.

Location: West Seattle

Phone: 206 588-6796   |   Email:

Shon Powell


Shon Powell, PsyD LMHC works with a range of clients experiencing difficulties with trauma to problems surrounding self-identity. Additionally, he is well versed in psychological assessment. In terms of traumatic stress, he specializes in treating military veterans who have Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Regarding identity, he focuses on working with those who struggle with racial identity, although he is comfortable working with those expeirencing other concerns around individuality. Shon treats a variety of cultural groups as well as adolescents (ages 13 years and above), adults, and older persons. His methods of therapeutic process focusing on placing clients on an equal footing with the therapist by validating the client's account of their inner world.

Location: Everett

Phone: 425 478-6153   |   Email:

Gurjeet Sidhu


Gurjeet Sidhu, PsyD LMFT's approach to therapy is integrative. She works collaboratively with clients to understand both the origins of presenting problems and the contexts where they arise. She draws from various models of psychology, including narrative, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and experiential. She incorporates client centered and systems therapy, as well as evidence based practices to match treatment to your presenting difficulties. She works with the whole person and adopts a biopsychosocial lens that focuses on holistic health (mind, body, and spirit). Finally, she seeks to create awareness related to why individuals behave and feel certain ways, and why negative thoughts and behavioral patterns persist. Gurjeet speaks many East Indian languages (Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Fijian) and is more than happy to adapt therapy to place your culture at the forefront of our work together.

Location: Everettt

Phone: 206 739-7653   |   Email:

Heather Spence


Heather Spence, PsyD works with children, adolescents, and adults using integrative models of therapy. She specializes in helping clients process traumatic events, or who are facing interpersonal difficulties, life transitions, or identity development concerns. With a strong focus on social justice issues, she has pursued additional study and training in areas such as working with people who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities as well as survivors of childhood maltreatment. She also offers animal-assisted therapy with her co-therapist dog, Lilly, and collaborates with clients to help them to solve problems or make changes that can lead to a more satisfying life.

Location: West Seattle

Phone: 425 270-8411   |   Email:


Tricia Teneycke


Tricia Teneycke, PsyD specializes in working with men and women who have experienced traumatic events, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. She also supports those who are navigating change and working on building and keeping healthy relationships. Having been raised in Canada and a happy resident of Seattle for the last 14 years she is especially aware of how culture-- including age, abilities, sexual orientation, and religion-- impacts the issues we may bring to counseling. She believes that counseling is not just about addressing problems but it is an opportunity to bring joy, creativity, and a greater sense of wellbeing to life.

Location: Seattle

Phone: 206 641-4459   |   Email:


Jim York


Jim York, MS, LMFT, has specialties in substance use/abuse, trauma-informed therapy, and couple's therapy. He believes that clients are best served through a collaborative treatment approach, and utilizes an integration of humanistic, mindfulness-based, EMDR, and cognitive approaches depending on client goals. His past experience includes work aimed at overcoming past trauma, adult and adolescent substance abuse treatment, dual-diagnosis treatment, couple's therapy, depression, and anxiety. Jim provides services for ages 15 and up, and offers individual, couples, and family counseling depending on client need.

Location: Everett

Phone: 360 654-4615   |   Email:


Ianto West


A. Ianto West, PsyD works with a wide range of ages and concerns. Having worked in medical settings, he has experience with chronic health problems. Healing can feel confusing, frightening, or impossible. It can be hard to know where to start. Ianto's approach is collaborative, most often using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. Ianto also has passion for issues related to gender diversity and transition, immigrants, and refugees. Ianto also provides assessments for diagnostic clarification, readiness for surgery, learning disability, attention problems, and other cognitive issues.

Location: Lynnwood

Phone: 425 318-7366   |   Email:


Truc Nguyen


Truc Nguyen is an advanced-practice registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), with board-certification in the specialty area of Psychiatry and Mental Health (PMHNP-BC). He obtained his graduate social work degree (MSW) in 2007 from the University of Washington, and my graduate nursing degree (MSN) in 2015 from Seattle University. He is a psychiatric generalist, and able to treat adults (age 18-67) for a wide range of mental health conditions, including Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Post-traumatic Stress, and Obsessive-Compulsive disorders. He is particularly interested and experienced in helping folks with attentional and concentration deficits (or ADHD), mood instability and anger, as well as those often haunted by past traumas, whether they be recent and acute, or stemming from a childhood history of chronic exposure to stress over time. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, he accrued over 10 years of professional experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including primary care and acute detox nursing, behavioral health counseling, and inpatient medical social work. However, second only to being an ARNP, the other best job he's ever had was back in my teens, being in costume as “Chuck E. Cheese”, a singing and dancing mouse mascot for a local family pizza restaurant.

Location: Seattle and Everett

Phone: 425 478-6100 x 113   |   Email:

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