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

Jennifer Knutson, LICSW

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 (LICSW), 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. Licensed in WA- LW60330031

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.

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. 

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.