Meet Our Counseling Team


Macie Stead Ph.D., MS, LMHC, CMHS

Founder & Clinical Director

Dr. Stead is a graduate professor and an independently Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and clinical supervisor with over 10 years of experience in the helping profession. She graduated from Walden University in 2013 with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, and she also graduated in 2019 with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She specializes in helping adults and children who have OCD, anxiety, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. She also provides clinical supervision to associate members of the team and manages Skybridge Counseling and Psychiatry. Supervision of associates entails being an active member of the treatment team, overseeing all aspects of care, documentation, and billing. Licensed in WA- LH 60515883 and Utah- 11723287-6004

Jennifer Knutson, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor

Populations: Adults, Adolescents 16+

One of my greatest passions is walking alongside individuals who are facing life challenges in order to find a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives.  I believe in the healing power of connection and the premise that every individual deserves to have a safe, compassionate space to be truly heard and explore their authentic selves.  

I specialize in treating and assisting adults who are working to heal from Trauma and have over 13 years of experience treating anxiety, depression as well as many other diagnoses.I am an Attachment-Based, Trauma-informed therapist, and utilize several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

I graduated in 2004 from Eastern Washington University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Washington and an EMDR-trained professional.

I also serve as a member of the board of directors for the Washington State Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Clara Thompson, LSWAIC

Populations: Adults, Adolescents, and Children 8+

Clara received an MSW from Eastern WA University & a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Native American Studies & Psychology. During her studies at Eastern, she served survivors of sexual assault, victims of crime & affected family members as a WA State Certified Victim Advocate, providing trauma-informed medical advocacy during sexual assault exams, as well as advocacy-based counseling and crisis response calls. Clara is honored to represent the social work profession & its client-centered ethical standards. Before completing her Masters Clara worked as an Education Director at a Boys & Girls Club in Seattle, Wa, where she mentored students, taught a social-emotional learning curriculum, and provided conflict mediation.

*Under Clinical Supervision

Jessica Govan, LMFTA

Populations: Adults, Adolescents, and Children 8+

Hello, my name is Jessica. I am an LMFTA who uses a systems-based approach when treating individuals couples and families. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Washington University in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 2020.

Using CBT and TF-CBT, I have treated individual clients facing issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma. I also enjoy doing relational therapy with couples and families using modalities such as Structural Family Therapy and Experiential Therapy. As a systems therapist, I work with clients to identify patterns, improve the quality of their relationships, and strengthen their ability to identify and implement solutions. I believe that everyone has strengths that can be developed to help them create meaningful change in their lives. 

*Under Clinical Supervision

Gytha Nydam, LMHCA

Populations: Adults, Adolescents 16+

My name is Gytha and I am thrilled to begin working with you. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Webster University in 2019, and am an associate counselor diligently working towards full licensure. I believe in a person-centered Humanistic approach, focusing on the needs of each individual client, utilizing positive psychology, active empathetic listening, unconditional positive regard, and many other tools to help you achieve your goals and ensure continued success in all areas of your life. 

My focus is individuals and I have experience and passion for dealing with a wide variety of mental health issues, including, but not limited to: Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, DID, ADHD. My specialty and focus is Grief & Loss from a Humanistic Perspective. I also have experience with CBT, DBT and Trauma Therapy. Whatever life has thrown your way, know you’re not alone and I’m here to help. I look forward to beginning this healing journey with you.

*Under Clinical Supervision

Maura Winter, LMHCA

Populations: Adults, Adolescents

My name is Maura, and I am a licensed mental health counselor associate. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Saint Martin’s University in 2020. For a few years following graduation, I worked in community mental health providing counseling to individuals with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, and trauma.

The work I do is client-centered and informed by systems-based approaches, meaning that I believe that how we feel is tied to patterns in our relationships, experiences, and the environments in which we live. I believe in helping others become more comfortable and familiar with our genuine sense of self can help us walk towards change and a more meaningful experience and that counseling can be a space to collaborate and find ways to explore possibilities. I have experience in helping clients utilize tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and take steps toward change. I look forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you for the next part of your journey.

*Under Clinical Supervision