Meet Our Therapists



I have been in the counseling field since 2010. I provide therapy to families, couples, and individuals of all ages. My counseling approach is systems-based, meaning I look at the reciprocal relationship between the individual and the more extensive system.

I received my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Gottman trained couples therapist.
Additionally, I hold a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Bellevue College.

I enjoy working with individuals and families struggling with addiction and substance abuse issues, as well as family conflict. I feel passionate about helping people transition to a healthier and more positive way of living. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


I hold a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University. I enjoy working with individuals age 15 and older, as well as couples and families. I have been providing counseling services since 2008. My counseling style is an integrative one, combining humor, education, and interventions encompassing a broad range of therapeutic approaches.


My experience includes a strong background in mental health and addiction counseling. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based practices.

I bring with me an array of life experiences working and traveling abroad and across the United States. In my free time, I enjoy playing music and spending time with my family. I believe change can happen in a few focused sessions. Therapy does not necessarily have to be long term to be effective.



I am a licensed mental health counselor certified substance use disorder professional in Washington State. I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at the Leadership Institute of Seattle at Saybrook University.

I also have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Washington State University and have completed coursework to treat substance use disorders at Bellevue College and Eastern Washington University. I have been in the counseling field since 2012. My clients include adults and adolescents who are interested in personal growth, development, and healing.

I have been trained in and provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. My approach is best described as relational and client-centered. I am an eclectic therapist, drawing from various theories, including Family Systems, attachment theories, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, depth psychology, dreamwork, art therapy, and mindfulness.

Jill Merrill, LMHC

I have been in the counseling field since 2010. My clients include individuals, couples, adolescents, and children. I am also experienced in issues related to the older adults, including: grief and loss, adjustments to role changes, and transitions from independent living.  My theoretical orientation can be described as Eclectic. This means I use a variety of techniques to meet the needs of my clients.

As individuals we are important pieces of a system called the Family System.  Each individual is like a piece on a mobile and if one of those pieces is disrupted than the entire mobile is disrupted. The Family System, although made up of individuals with their own strengths and skills, must effectively relate to be healthy.  I work with clients one to one to help develop insights and foster growth; however, there are times clients in individual counseling may be asked to include family members in sessions if possible. 

I believe we gain strength and tools as we learn from our experiences and can use these to help us deal with issues as they arise in our lives. In a safe environment with unconditional positive regard and compassionate listening we can find these strengths and discover our true positive potential.  

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Brenda Parker, LMHC

I see counseling as a process, in which the client and I build rapport and trust in a safe environment and then engage in recognition of problem behaviors and/or functioning, identify goals that provide correction or solution to these problems and practice positive changes that allow you to live and maintain a more fulfilled life.

My therapeutic approach is based primarily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. Other approaches used include Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques. Resources specific to methods and techniques used in treatment will be discussed and/or made available upon request.

I work primarily with adults and adolescents, providing individual and couples therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including: inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings in mental health, substance abuse treatment and co-occurring treatment agencies. I have been practicing for 8 years and specialize in depression, anxiety and addictions. My clients say that I am easy to talk to and in addition I will push and challenge at times to assist you in processing difficult issues.