Meet Our Certified Hakomi Therapists.
Lynne Accetta-Scheffer, MA, LMHC, is a certified therapist and teacher/trainer emeritus. 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.
Offices in Puyallup and Tumwater
Alma (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.
Bainbridge Island, 98110
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 www.jdavidcole.com. David offers a complimentary consultation which can be scheduled here.
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.
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.
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 mindfultherapycenter.com.
Jenny Hayo, C-IAYT, CHT, ERYT-500 is a certified Hakomi and yoga therapist and spiritual counselor who focuses on improved health and well-being. She has worked as a teacher and counselor for over 20 years leading workshops, trainings, and retreats intended to guide practitioners on the path of self-discovery. Jenny has studied extensively in Buddhist and yogic psychology, yoga therapy, complementary embodiment systems and is currently studying IFS (Internal Family Systems), working towards her certification. All of Jenny’s counseling tools are rooted in awareness based systems that emphasize the role the body plays in healing. She believes that unbinding and transforming the unconscious information our bodies hold is key to making lasting change. Counseling sessions for individuals and couples can include client-centered dialogue, nervous system regulation, mindfulness techniques, guided meditation, and imagery work. Jenny is known for her ability to meet clients where they are and to offer authentic, grounded guidance. For more information, please visit www.jennyhayo.com.
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 offices in Seattle and Bothell where she works with both adult individuals and with couples. Liz offers a free half hour meet-and-greet session. For further information, please visit www.lizhuntercounseling.com.
Seattle and Bothell
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 www.simpleserenity.com
Rachel Jones, CHT, SMS, LMP, is a certified Hakomi therapist, Certified Structural Medicine Specialist™ and a licensed massage therapist in Seattle, WA where she has maintained a private practice since 2004. Rachel has studied Craniosacral therapy extensively and is working towards her certification. She has worked as a doula, group facilitator and teacher and considers herself a lifelong student. Working with Rachel can include Hakomi combined with bodywork, helping clients to gain a clearer sense of their own bodies, sensations and feelings. The sessions are adapted to each person’s unique needs and preferences. Rachel offers somatic counseling sessions to individuals and couples in Seattle and offers complimentary phone consultations. For more information, please visit www.racheljoneshealing.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.
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 for more information.
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.
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 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.
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 kellylross.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. To learn more, visit her website at www.elanasabajon.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.
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 or comes to believe something that hinders true joy and fulfillment. By combining modalities, we can highlight your struggle, clear the obstacles that block healing, and restore your body-mind communication. This process promotes healing using the innate knowledge you already have inside you. 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, disease, and death and dying. What drew Vicki to Hakomi and other training is her curiosity about how humans work. She is an explorer, always looking for new experiences and new things to learn. As a native Washingtonian, she loves the beauty, which, along with friends, family, and her husband, keeps her here. She enjoys meditation and reading and writing poetry. You will find her riding her motorcycle in the summer months. Vicki welcomes individuals, couples, and other relationship configurations for in-person or telemed sessions. To learn more about Vicki, visit her website at www.vickitracy.com,
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 www.NaluCenter.com.
Bainbridge Island, 98110