Counseling Team


Macie Stead, Ph.D.
Jennifer Knutson, LSWAIC
Jane Poulson, MA, NCC, CMHS, LMHC


Dr. Macie Stead

Anxiety Disorders & OCD Specialist

Populations: Adolescents 13 +, Adults, and Couples Therapy

Intensively Trained: Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman Level II trained for Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT & TF-CBT for Kids), Yoga Calm for Kids, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care.

Macie

Hello, my name is Macie and I have over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I provide professional counseling services to adults and adolescents as well HIPAA-compliant online therapy. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) in Washington State.

I have a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, and Bachelors in Psychology.

LGBTQ+ Affirming

“When people experience trauma, anxiety, depression or relationship conflicts, it is not uncommon for them to feel as though they have lost all control. My passion in counseling is restoring hope and empowerment with the people I work alongside with. I can help you explore thoughts and try new coping skills in a non-judgmental space. I work with both individuals and couples to identify strengths and areas that can use further development. I individualize care for each person I meet and I place you as the expert on yourself. So please, reach out today to begin this journey towards healing of the whole self. ” – Macie

Just for fun: I enjoy snowboarding, rock climbing, travel, and reading!

 


Jennifer Knutson, LSWAIC

Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma Specialist

Populations: Adults, Adolescents, Couples, & Children

Hello, my name is Jenn, and I have extensive experience and a passion for working with individuals, couples, children and families of all populations.

I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma as well as those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and other life stressors. I use attachment and strengths-based therapy modalities in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative therapy. 

I am a Licensed Independent clinical Social Work Associate (LSWAIC), having received my Bachelors in Social Work in 2003  and my Masters in Social Work in 2004, from Eastern Washington University. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). I am also a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator.

Just for fun: I enjoy reading, camping, and spending time with my family.


Jane Poulson, MA, NCC, CMHS, LMHC

Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma Specialist

Populations: Adults, Couples, & Adolescents Aged 16+

Hello, my name is Jane and I am an interactive therapist, providing counseling as a facilitator and educator. I have more than 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with adolescents and adults specializing in the treatment of anxiety and depression beginning at the age of 16 and through adulthood. 

My approach is Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, using evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and teaching mindfulness skills to decrease and manage symptoms while providing a supportive and safe therapeutic environment.  I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual.  I can help you with anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, depression, post-partum depression, other mood disorders, attention problems, chronic pain, relationship problems, job stress or other life issues. 

I am a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#LH00005937) since 2001, a Children’s Mental Health Specialist since 2000, and a National Certified Counselor (#43150) since 1995. I am a graduate of Gonzaga University with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. I completed my undergraduate program in Psychology at the University of Oregon.