Meet Our Certified Hakomi Therapists.

Derek Althauser, CC, CHT, CTB®GL, is licensed as a Certified Counselor, certified Hakomi Therapist, a Certified Transformational Breath® Group Leader, and is in his second year of training in Somatic Experiencing. Derek supports clients to witness their experiences with non-judgemental kindness and cultivate choice in responding to and growing from those experiences. Prior to his therapy practice, Derek spent ten years as a stay-at home-parent of two, nurturing curiosity and a sense of play in life. Please use the contact information to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Elizabeth Chaison, M.Ed, CHT, LMP, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Bodyworker. She combines her studies of somatic meditation, energy medicine, movement, bodywork, and counseling to help her clients integrate mind, body, and spirit. Her practice is also informed by Mindful Awareness Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), an offering that helps to deepen the ability to identify, access, understand, and respond appropriately to the patterns of internal signals. Elizabeth has been a student and a teacher of this work and has served as an interventionist with the University of Washington and the Center for Mindful Body Awareness) since 2014. Currently training in the Internal Family Systems model, she continues to be inspired by the body and its wisdom. Elizabeth is offering Zoom and in-person sessions, and a complimentary phone consultation.  Phone or email for a session.


David Cole, CC, CHT, 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 information about his practice and approach, visit David offers a complimentary consultation which can be scheduled here.

(206) 963-2905 

Shoreline, 98177

Kristina (Kris) Cook, LMHC, CDP, CHT is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher. 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.

Seattle, 98103

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.

(360) 336-6868

Mt. Vernon, 98273

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, visit his website at

Seattle, 98119

Liz Hunter, MA, LMFT, is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher-in-training. She received her BS in Biology from Stanford University and her MA in Couples and Family Therapy from Seattle University, and is licensed in the State of Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She received training in Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples under Rob Fisher. Liz is also a certified Discernment Counselor through the Doherty Institute and has additional couples training in PACT, EFT, and Gottman. She loves nurturing connection through somatic and experiential methods, not only between partners but also within oneself. She maintains a teletherapy practice where she works with both couples and adult individuals. Liz offers a free half hour meet-and-greet session. For further information, please visit

Serving Washington state

Lorrie Jones, MBSR, CHT, BSN, RYT, 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. For more information, visit

Tacoma, 98498

Rachel Jones, CHT, SMS, LMP, is a certified Hakomi therapist, Certified Structural Medicine Specialist™ and a licensed massage therapist in Seattle, Washington, where she has maintained a private practice since 2004. She completed IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 and is working toward her certification. She has worked as a doula, group facilitator, and teacher, and considers herself a lifelong student. Rachel offers somatic counseling sessions to individuals in Seattle and virtually and offers complimentary phone consultations. For more information, please visit

(206) 200-4958

Seattle, 98122

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 United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). Her new book Untangling the Knot: The Art of Honoring ancestors is now published, joining Unfurling, a book of poems, and 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 now looking for an agent for her memoir. Visit for more information.

Shoreline, 98177

Stacy Lewis, CHT, LMHC, is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher and licensed mental health counselor. She is in private practice with a focus on working with individuals and is LGBTQIA+ allied. Her approach is compassionate, somatic, mindful, and informed by a deep understanding of attachment/human development as well as a recognition of how we are shaped by social systems. Influenced by her own experiences with meditation, parenting, and liberatory practice, she welcomes the chance to support you in claiming your own inner knowing and gaining greater self-awareness, freedom, and connection. She lives in Seattle with her family and enjoys walking beaches, woods, and neighborhoods. Please visit Stacy Lewis Therapy for more information.

Seattle, 98102

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.

(206) 261-2355

Whidbey Island, 98260

Roxanne Peterson, PhD, LMHC, RN, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist, teacher, and senior 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 an office in Steilacoom, Washington, and provides telehealth sessions. 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:

Offices in Olympia and Tacoma

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 further information please visit

Seattle, 98112

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. To learn more, visit her website at

Seattle, 98103

Vicki Tracy, CHT, CBP, offers guided awareness toward comfort, support, and self-healing.  Her approach uses a combination of neck-up talk therapy and neck-down bodywork. She incorporates Hakomi, Reiki, and BodyTalk (CBP). Dis-ease happens when the body-mind stops communicating.  By combining modalities, we can highlight your struggle, clear the obstacles that block healing, and restore your body-mind communication. Vicki has a natural gift of making people comfortable and at ease. She creates a safe space for people to talk about personal and relationship issues that are often considered taboo, such as intimacy, sexuality, and death. What drew her to Hakomi is her curiosity about how humans work. She enjoys meditation and poetry, and in the summer you will find her riding her motorcycle. Vicki welcomes individuals, couples, and other relationship configurations for in-person or Zoom sessions at

(425) 298-5111

Everett, WA

Jendi Watson, CHT, is a certified Hakomi therapist working globally from Bainbridge Island, Washington. She loves helping mothers transform their worry, stress, and overwhelm into ease, delight, and deep wisdom. Jendi offers individual and group sessions to heal anger, anxiety, and poor boundaries. Currently, she also designs and leads custom, large-group Covid-19 Pandemic Relief programs for companies and organizations. Her practice combines Hakomi, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, and other healing methods to forge paths to a heart-led life. When asked “What’s the point of therapy?” she responds, “To simply feel good.” Jendi loves island life with her family. To learn more about her events and book a free discovery session, please visit

Bainbridge Island, 98110