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, trauma, and dissociative disorders. 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

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. 

Clara Thompson, LSWAIC

Populations: Adults, Adolescents and Children 8+

Clara received a MSW from Eastern WA University & a Bachelors 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 social emotional learning curriculum, and provided conflict mediation.


Jennifer Knutson, LSWAIC

Populations: Adults, Adolescents 16+

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. 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.