Meet Our Hakomi Certified Therapists and Educators.
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. For complimentary phone consultation: 206-963-2905 or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. For a complimentary phone consultation, email her at: email@example.com, website www.mindfulnessbooks.com.
Lynn Morrison, MA, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist and senior trainer and a founding member of the Seattle Hakomi Education Network. She brings her experience in meditation practice and trust in the wisdom of the body to her mindfulness-based, body-centered therapy practice in Seattle. In addition to her work with individuals and couples, Lynn teaches Hakomi workshops and coaches new teachers, and leads a Hakomi Study Group for developing therapists. She is part of an ongoing writing group and a meditation group. She is passionate about the possibility for freedom, ease and joy in human life. Lynn lives on a hill overlooking the Puget Sound with her high school sweetheart and two rambunctious dogs. She has two amazing grown children, three wonderful stepchildren, and six grandchildren. For counseling contact: 206-633-0626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynne Accetta-Scheffer, MA, LMHC, is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher. She is studying to become a Hakomi certified 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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 women 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 email@example.com.
Katie Talbott, MA, LMHC is a certified Hakomi therapist and is licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor. Katie is currently on sabbatical from her Seattle practice and is not accepting new clients at this time. Her first education was from the farm in eastern Washington where she was raised. She later received a BA from Whitman College in Biology and Theology, and an MA in Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle. She has studied visualization-based meditation, mindfulness meditation, and Nonviolent Communication, and has led meditation groups in prison and in the community. Her practice is in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Katie specializes in spiritual growth and women’s issues. Her website is: www.katietalbott.com.
Kelly L. Ross, MA, LMHC, is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher-in-training. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a nationally certified Sex Therapist and clinical member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Kelly has a psychotherapy practice in Seattle, where she specializes in intimacy issues for adults and couples. She taught at Bastyr University in the psychology department and medical school, as well as in the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) graduate counseling program and continuing education department. Kelly has a passion for learning and better understanding the mind/body/spirit connection to our well-being, purpose, and relationships in this world. For counseling information, please call 206-723-3402 or write Kelly@KellyLRoss.com. For further information please visit www.KellyLRoss.com.
Cynthia Farley, CC, RN, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher-in-training. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Certified Counselor and Registered Nurse. Cynthia holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Washington: Psychology and Nursing. She has studied Internal Family Systems, developed by Richard Schwartz, and the Progoff Intensive Journal, developed by Ira Progoff. As a nurse, Cynthia worked closely with adults and adolescents, in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings, including leading group therapy sessions using cognitive behavioral therapy. She currently works as a nurse in women’s health and childbirth. Her practice is located north of Woodinville, Washington. For more information, please contact her at 206-992-2557, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Goodman, MA, LMHC, is a certified Hakomi therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington where he has maintained a private practice for over 15 years. He was a faculty member at The Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in the MA degree program training future therapists, coaches, and consultants, and has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes. He was also a founding member of the Freedom Project bringing mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) into Washington State Prisons. Mark has a deep appreciation for mindfulness and the capacity it has to help us live more authentically, consciously, and joyfully. For information about his practice or to make an appointment, you can contact him at 206-605-3441, write him at email@example.com, or visit his website at mindfultherapycenter.com.
Lorrie Jones, MBSR CHT BSN CYI, health educator and founder of Simple Serenity LLC, is a certified Hakomi therapist, a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction specialist, and a Certified Counselor in the state of Washington. For 30 years, Lorrie has been providing education, consultation and coaching in support of women on their journey toward personal renewal and mindful living. In her lifetime, she has faced death twice, once from an eating disorder and once from a near-fatal car accident. From these experiences, Lorrie’s mindfulness practice enabled her to fully recover and view life from a place of learning and gratitude. In addition to her therapeutic work, Lorrie has written a series of guidebooks to support people with their healing. To contact Lorrie, call 253-312-3117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.simpleserenity.com
Kristina (Kris) Cook, LMHC, CDP, CHT is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher-in-training. She is licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor, and as a Chemical Dependency Professional. Kris studied systems counseling at the Leadership Institute of Seattle/Bastyr University, and received her certificate in Chemical Dependency from Edmonds Community College. She is also certified in MBRP (Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention) and Level 2 PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) and incorporates mindfulness, somatic approaches, and neuroscience in her therapeutic process. Kris especially enjoys working with people exploring addiction, and with adult adoptees. She has an office in Fremont and sees couples and adult individuals. Kris offers a free phone consultation and can be reached at 206-335-8514 or by email email@example.com.
Elana Sabajon, LMHC, is a certified Hakomi therapist and has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Gonzaga University. She is also a Certified Nonviolent Communications (NVC) trainer, and a Level One practitioner of the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), skills she uses to help her clients rewire negative mental patterns and beliefs. She treats the body and mind holistically, creating an environment where her clients experience profound healing, and continued growth beyond healing. Elana maintains a private practice in Seattle and works with both individuals and couples. She is the mother of two teenage daughters who have inspired her on her journey to be the change she want to see in the world—one dialogue at a time. You can call her at (206) 898-9246 or contact her through her website, elanasabajon.com