Meet Our Hakomi Faculty, Teachers, and Trainers.

David Cole, CC, LMP, is a certified Hakomi therapist and senior trainer. He is licensed as a Certified Counselor in private practice by the Washington State Department of Health. He is also a founding member of the Seattle Hakomi Education Network, a member of the Hakomi Institute, and co-author of Mindfulness Centered Therapies: an integrative approach. He has completed advanced study with Dr. Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, founder of the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, has a counseling practice in the Seattle area, and produces Hakomi training films. David can be reached at 206-963-2905 or email: jdcole4@frontier.com, website www.mindfulnessbooks.com

Carol Ladas-Gaskin, MA, CC, LMP, is a Hakomi therapist and senior trainer, and is licensed as a Certified Counselor in the State of Washington. She is a founding member of the Seattle Hakomi Education Network, a member of the Hakomi Institute, and a Clinical member of the USABP. She is the author of Unfurling, a book of poems, and co-author of Mindfulness Centered Therapies: an integrative approach. She earned her certification as a certified Progoff Intensive Journal Consultant in 1986. She has maintained a counseling practice in the Seattle area for the past twenty years, and is hard at work on her memoirs. Visit www.mindfulnessbooks.com for more information. Carol can be reached by phone at (206) 533-9601 or by email at: clgaskin@frontier.com.

Lynn Morrison, MA, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher and senior trainer, and a founding member of Seattle Hakomi Education Network. Her almost fifty-year mindfulness practice has been influenced recently by the addition of a somatic meditation practice and a move to the deep woods of Whidbey Island. Lynn’s passion is to support individuals and couples to find more freedom and joy in their life and work. She maintains a private practice near Langley, Washington, and sees clients via Skype and FaceTime. In addition, Lynn teaches Level I Hakomi workshops, coaches developing therapists, and mentors Hakomi teachers-in-training. Please call or email for more information at 206-261-2355 or lynnmorrison@earthlink.net.

Dennis Gaither, MD, OMC, is a Hakomi therapist and senior trainer. He is a founding member of the Seattle Hakomi Education Network, and a Board Certified psychiatrist, receiving his training at the University of California at San Francisco, and is licensed in the State of Washington. He is also an Ordained Ministerial Counselor through Pathways of Light. He has worked as a primary care physician on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, as an emergency room physician in Alaska, and now works in community mental health and has a private practice in Mt. Vernon, Washington. He finds purpose in learning, teaching, and healing, and loves being outdoors in natural settings, the company of friends, and his two sons.

Roxanne Peterson, PhD, LMHC, RN, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher, and trainer. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Registered Nurse. Roxanne studied psychotherapy at the University of Washington and has worked with treatment teams in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Roxanne is Certified in Qigong Energy Medicine by Damaris Jarboux and incorporates these skills in counseling sessions. She maintains offices in the Tacoma/Olympia, Washington areas. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. Roxanne’s practice integrates mindfulness-centered therapies with dream work, art, and sand tray therapy. Complimentary phone consultation: 253-221-6789 or contact: peterson.roxanne@comcast.net.

Miles Springer, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher, and trainer, and he is a Certified Hypnotherapist. He currently teaches Level l workshops, coaches other Hakomi therapists, trains as a trainer, and is intent on creating a thriving Hakomi community in the Seattle area. After thirty years with the Washington State ferry service, he retired as a captain. This enabled him to devote more time to his own healing and to support the healing of others. His commitment to self-work continues today – and broad experience in many modalities make him approachable and flexible. How he shows up is more important to him than what he knows; credibility, intuition, and empathy, are his touchstones. You can reach Miles at milesspringer94@gmail.com.

Lynne Accetta-Scheffer, MA, LMHC, is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher, and trainer. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor. Lynne studied psychotherapy at The Wellness Institute, Pre- and Perinatal Psychology with William Emerson, and completed a two-year course of study in Family Constellations with Franchesca Boring. Lynne also worked with the treatment team in an inpatient psychiatric facility and later as a County Designated Mental Health Professional. She maintains offices in Puyallup and in Tumwater, Washington, and specializes in working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. Lynne lives with her beloved husband and their dog, and loves to tend her dahlia gardens. To contact Lynne, call 253-380-9750 or write her at: lynneaccetta@comcast.net.

Trish Christean, MA, CHT, LMHC is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher, and trainer. Trish received her certifications in Hakomi from Seattle Hakomi Education Network and Ron Kurtz, and she is credentialed to practice counseling in the State of Washington. Trish holds a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychology and has a private practice on Bainbridge Island. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples, and welcomes those identified as LGBTQ. She is very interested in attachment parenting, the transformative power of dance, and other somatic practices that support people on the healing journey. Complimentary phone consultation: 360-298-4718 or write to: sukhavatihakomi@gmail.com.

Stacy Lewis, CHT, LMHCA, is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher and licensed mental health counselor associate. She is in private practice with a focus on providing therapy to womxn and parents. Her approach is compassionate, somatic, mindful, and informed by a deep understanding of attachment and childhood development as well as a recognition of how we are shaped by social systems. Influenced by her own meditation practice, she welcomes the chance to journey with you toward greater freedom, connection, and creativity. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their two kids and enjoys walking beaches, woods, and neighborhoods. Please visit Stacy Lewis Therapy or contact her directly at 206-929-2363 or stacy@stacylewistherapy.com.