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Meet Your Team

Our therapists and office manager are dedicated to helping you overcome the challenges you are facing.

Therapists


ZACHARY CARLSON, LMHC

ZACHARY CARLSON, LMHC

Zachary is our Clinical Director and provides individual, adolescent (12 and up), adult, parenting, and gender counseling.

Education

Zachary Carlson's therapeutic approach is diverse, drawing on evidence-based mindfulness practices and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and emphasizing Rogerian's "Person-Centered" Therapy. His approach also draws from his formal education, which focused heavily on an Existential-Phenomenological approach, factoring in all the elements of a person's life experience to help shape the therapeutic approach around their unique set of needs.

Clinical Specialties


PAULA F FREDERICK, LMHC, SUDP

PAULA F FREDERICK, LMHC, SUDP

Paula provides individual, child, and family therapy services.

Education and Credentials

Experience. Ms. Frederick has worked in the behavioral health field for over three decades. She has worked as an administrator and director of hospital, day treatment, and outpatient clinics and programs, supervising multiple programs and clinical staff. In addition, she taught college and university-level courses at Bellevue College and Antioch University for over two decades on topics such as psychopathology/the DSM, diagnosis and assessment, introduction to addiction, and group therapy skills, among others.

Therapeutic Style. Paula works with clients of all ages and their families and particularly enjoys working with older teens, adults, and parents. She views therapy as a collaborative process, working with clients or families to achieve their goals using a philosophical and reflective perspective. She uses an integrative and holistic approach tailored to each client, drawing on her extensive and eclectic experience and training in numerous clinical practices.

Paula has traveled extensively, lived in diverse cultures, and has substantial experience and training working with many diverse cultures, family systems, and ages.

Clinic Specialties and Training

Paula's interests include travel (particularly internationally), yoga, gardening, water sports, music, walking, hiking, and biking. Paula incorporates yoga, relaxation, and other modalities, in her therapy practice.


JAMI SWEENEY, LMHCA

JAMI SWEENEY, LMHCA

Jami is a licensed mental health counselor passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate life's challenges. He provides individual, child, and adolescent (8 and up), adult, parenting, and gender counseling. He conducts our no-fee, 30-minute assessments with Sammamish residents and refers them for ongoing counseling services as needed.

Education

Jami's approach to counseling is rooted in evidence-based treatments, which means he relies on proven methods to provide you with effective care. (You can learn more about these approaches on our services page.)

Jami's main goal as a mental health counselor is to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illnesses. And he understands that you are much more than your mental health. That's why he brings elements from his Montessori and Comprehensive Sexuality Education backgrounds into his practice. He takes a developmental approach, helping you develop essential relational and executive functioning skills.

Jami's experience influences his evidence-based approach to his practice, where he applies research-tested strategies to promote individual growth and self-realization.

Jami completed his internship at Youth Eastside Services in Bellevue, Washington, and worked in the Bellevue and Lake Washington school districts. He is a member of the Washington Mental Health Counselor Association and the American Counseling Association.

Clinical Specialties


JACQUELYN OWENS, MA, NCC, CCTS, LMHC

JACQUELYN OWENS, MA, NCC, CCTS, LMHC

Jacquelyn provides individual, adolescent (16 and up), adult and gender counseling.

Education: Jacquelyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. She is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a certified clinical trauma specialist (CCTS).

Jacquelyn's therapeutic style is relational, person centered and trauma informed. She strives to create a supportive space for clients to find healing. She has extensive experience with helping clients navigate trauma. Jacquelyn is passionate about supporting diverse clients, including the LGBTQIA+ community.

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KRISTA CORY, LMFTA

KRISTA CORY, LMFTA

Krista provides individual, adolescent (10 and up), couples, and family counseling.

Education

Krista Cory's therapeutic approach is rooted in creating a safe, supportive, and empathetic space where individuals, couples, and families can explore personal growth and healing. Krista employs a person-centered style and collaborates with clients to develop goals tailored to their unique needs. She also incorporates Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques to enhance emotional responsiveness and foster a more secure attachment within partnerships and families. Utilizing a systemic lens, she identifies patterns of interaction and communication styles and how each individual's behavior impacts the entire family dynamic.

Clinical Specialties


PAIGE BUTKEY, MA, LMFTA

LAPAIGE BUTKEY, LMFTA

LaPaige is a licensed mental health counselor passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families navigate life’s challenges. She provides individual, child (8 and up), adolescent, and family counseling.

Education and Affiliations

LaPaige's approach to counseling is rooted in evidence-based treatments, which means she relies on proven methods to provide you with effective care. (You can learn more about these approaches on our services page.)

Her practice is informed by an integration of theories of human development, play therapy, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral theory. She takes a developmental approach, helping you develop essential relational and executive functioning skills.

LaPaige completed her internship at the Pearl Street Center, a children’s long-term inpatient care in Tacoma, Washington, and HopeSparks family services.

Clinical Specialties

 

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