Phone: (425) 821-1810
New Patient Line: (425) 825-9644

Practitioners

 

Therapists

Julie Adams
Julie Adams, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Julie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and has been with The Evergreen Clinic since 2000 providing therapy to individuals with Asperger’s disorder, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. Julie enjoys kayaking, swimming, fossil finding, spending time with animals, and is active in her Native American culture.

 

Education:

  • Master’s in Systems Counseling, Bastyr University
  • Bachelors in Applied Behavioral Science, Bastyr University

Memberships:

  • Member, American Counseling Association
Mary Anne Bennick
Mary Anne Bennick, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
Mary Anne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who offers mindfulness-based individual and family therapy to children, teens, and adults. Her approach blends therapeutic tools such as CBT, Depth Psychology, and the healing arts to focus on the client’s natural strengths, vision, and goals. She values authenticity, respect, humor, and compassion and appreciates each person’s unique journey and perspective.
Website: www.maryannebennick.com/

Mary Anne works with clients to:

    • Decrease stress and improve mood
    • Develop a work-life balance
    • Navigate life transitions
    • Build self-esteem, acceptance, and self-compassion
    • Address trauma, grief, and loss
    • Resolve internal and relationship conflicts
    • Explore and support LGBTQAI identities

    Education & Memberships:

    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, 2015
    • MA, Counseling Psychology; Saybrook University-LIOS, 2015
    • BA, Literature, focus on Social Psychology; University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2005
    • Member, American Counseling Association
    • Member, Seattle Counseling Association
    Toni Evans
    Toni Evans, MA, LMFT, MHP

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    Toni is a child and family therapist and has been with The Evergreen Clinic since 2014. She has experience helping families work through grief and loss issues, parenting issues, family reunification and transitions such as blending families, and adoption. Her work with individuals has allowed her to assist clients with trauma, depression, self-harm, and suicide. She particularly enjoys working with children and young adults. Part of her therapeutic approach is to examine and explore the individual, their family, and community in a culturally appropriate way. Additionally, She enjoys teaching coping skills and exploring alternative behaviors. She enjoys gardening, shopping, concerts, comedy shows and theater, traveling, spending time with family, and eating food from other cultures.

    Education:

    • MA in Psychology, Couples and Family Therapy program, Antioch University

    Memberships:

    • King County Multi-Disciplinary Team for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
    • Clinical Point Person with Camp Erin, a grief and loss camp
    Jean Hammel
    Jean Hammel, MA, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Jean has garnered 25 years of experience working with clients in psychiatric and medical hospitals as well as in clinic settings. She began working at The Evergreen Clinic in January 2014. Jean uses several complimentary methods to overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression but her primary tools are hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness. She works with adults, couples, families, and teens, and her greatest area of expertise is working with people who have been physically or sexually abused. Jean loves animals and has two cats. She also likes to read and cook.

    Education and Certifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Oregon
    • Masters in Psychology from Antioch University
    • Certified in Hypnosis from Charles Tebbetts Hypnosis Institute
    • Certified in Reiki 2 from Polly Klein of Tonglen Healing Arts in Issaquah

    Website: www.jeanhammelcounseling.com

    Adam Johns
    Adam Johns, MA, LMFT

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Adam joined The Evergreen Clinic in January 2014. He works with individuals, couples, and families ages 10 and up on a broad range of issues using techniques from a variety of therapy orientations. These modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, emotionally focused therapy, Bowenian Therapy, Gottman counseling techniques, and experiential therapy. Adam has established a specialty in working within the “geek” and “tech” environments by being able to communicate on a more familiar level regarding video games, card and board games, anime, and computer software technology. Adam enjoys hiking, cycling, video games, board games, theater, and playing guitar. He also enjoys being a part of the geek and tech communities in the Seattle area.

    Education:

    • Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch University
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona
    Dan Kim
    Dan Kim, MA, LMFTA

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Dan is a marriage and family therapist that works with individuals, couples, and families. He joined The Evergreen Clinic in January of 2015 and provides counseling for diverse issues including anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, anger management, school performance, and multiculturalism. Dan uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contextual Therapy, and Mindfulness. In addition, his background as an educator can help students and families navigate concerns with schools and peers.  For enjoyment, Dan likes to travel with his wife and two kids and cheer on his favorite sports teams. He is an avid reader and musician and loves to perform and listen to music.

    Education:

    • MA Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Saybrook University, Leadership Institute of Seattle, 2013
    • BA Education, Instrumental Music, Western Washington University, 1995

    Memberships:

    • Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Member, Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

    Website:  www.TalkSpaceCounseling.com

     

    Jessi Johnson
    Jessi Johnson, MA, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Jessi holds a master’s degree from the Leadership Institute of Seattle through Saybrook University. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington state. Before practicing as a therapist and coach, she worked intimately with families as a behavior consultant and childcare provider. She primarily works with LGBTQ identified people and families struggling with identity issues, relationship struggles, anxiety and depression.

    Jessi truly enjoy working with people who want to explore authenticity– those who are questioning who they are and who they want to be. She believes that exploration through creation, movement and conversation can lead to a more satisfying way of being. Genuine joy, the recognition of passion and true self-acceptance are not only possible but the beginning of a fulfilling life.

    Education:

    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, 2013
    • MA Applied Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Saybrook University, 2013
    • BA Psychology, University of Washington, 2008

    Specialties/Interests:

    Individuals- creating space for questions about gender and/or sexuality, difficult decision making, healing from trauma, mood, depression, and anxiety disorders

    Teens- managing hard emotions, increasing academic performance transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, exploration of self (who am I?, gender, sexuality)

    Couples– building healthy relationships (all orientations and structures welcomed), increasing communication, addressing sex and intimacy

    Website: www.JessiJohnsonTherapy.com

     

    Heidi Koss
    Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Heidi joined The Evergreen Clinic in July 2012 and enjoys working with clients in a variety of capacities, including counseling individuals, couples, and families. Currently, she is also the WA state coordinator for Postpartum Support International (www.postpartum.net). Previously, she was the Executive Director of Postpartum Support International of Washington State and still serves on their board of directors (www.ppmdsupport.com). She also served on the Board of Directors of the Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (www.pattch.org). She is a Gottman Certified Bringing Baby Home Educator. Prior to her counseling practice, she was a postpartum doula and lactation educator. Heidi is originally from the Midwest but has lived in the Seattle area for more than 19 years. She has two teenage daughters and enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, and geology.

    Heidi Koss’ Website: www.heidikoss.com

    Heidi is active on Facebook with frequent relevant posts. Follow her at: Heidi’s Facebook Page

    Treatment Specialties include:

    • Sexual Abuse Recovery
    • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy and Postpartum difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar, or psychosis
    • Misacarriage, stillbirth, or loss of a child
    • Birth trauma/disappointing birth experience
    • Difficulties with attachment or trouble bonding with your baby
    • Couples counseling, such as the impact having a baby has on a relationship
    • Adjusting to parenthood
    • Parenting support, including support for those with special needs children

    My treatment modalities include, but are not limited to:

    • Family Systems
    • Lifespan Integration
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Narrative
    • Mindfulness

    Consultant and Educational Services:

    • Perinatal mood disorder trainings and seminars for healthcare providers or parenting groups
    • Perinatal professional consultation
    • Expert testimony and consultation for legal cases involving pregnancy or postpartum mood disorders

    Education and Certifications:

    • MA/ABS from Bastyr University, Leadership Institute of Seattle
    • Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Indiana University
    • Certified Lactation Educator, Evergreen Hospital
    • Seattle Midwifery School Postpartum Doula Training

    Memberships and Leadership Positions:

    • Postpartum Support International, WA State Coordinator
    • Postpartum Support International of WA State, Board of Directors
    • Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
    • Member, Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
    • Member, International Association of Trauma Professionals
    Tim Jenkins
    Tim Jenkins, MA, LMFT

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    Tim is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has been with The Evergreen Clinic since 2008. He works with couples and families through depression, anxiety, personality disorders, midlife transitions, sexual and gender identity, spirituality, dreamwork, depth psychology, CBT, imagery, emotionally focused therapies, and clinical supervision. Tim considers himself a bit of a geek who loves to read, watch films, cook, travel, and exercises regularly (but under protest). He is currently pursuing a PhD. in depth psychology.

    Education:

    • MA in Family Therapy, Antioch University
    • MA in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Memberships and Leadership Positions:

    • Adjunct Professor, Antioch University, 2007 to present
    • Member, Washington State Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    Kristin Little
    Kristin Little, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Kristin joined the Evergreen Clinic in December of 2014 and provides individual and family counseling. Kristin enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents, co-parents, and adult individuals. Her specialties are working with families experiencing the transitions of separation, divorce, and post-divorce, while working individually with children and adolescents with behavioral issues, school difficulties, depression, anxiety and body image issues. In working with adults, Kristin specializes in supporting clients with life-transition issues such as divorce, independence as well as anxiety, depression, body image issues, and eating disorders. Treatment techniques include, but are not limited to: family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional focused therapies and internal family systems. Kristin is a northwest native and has been practicing therapy in private practice, as well as, community agencies for the past 18 years. She is a co-author of the recently released book The Co-Parents’ Handbook and is a frequent speaker for local and national groups on the topic of co-parenting, children’s responses to divorce and training for Collaborative Child Specialists. Kristin has a young son and is part of a large, complicated, loving two-home family. She enjoys any type of travel from road trips to far away locales and always hopes for an unexpected snow day.

    Kristin Little’s Website: www.kristinlittlecounseling.com

    Education and Certifications:

    • MS/BA from Western Washington University in General Psychology
    • MA from Argosy University in Mental Health Counseling
    • Community College Faculty Preparation Program Certificate from Woodring College of Education (Western Washington University)
    • Licensed Counselor in Washington State since 2006
    • Certified Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State since 2000
    • Trained in Collaborative Law and Mediation

    Memberships:

    • Board Member of Collaborative Professionals of Washington
    • International Association of Collaborative Professionals member
    • American Counseling Association member
    • King County Collaborative Law member
    Anne Lucas
    Anne R. Lucas

    Therapist, Mediator, Coach
    Anne has been with The Evergreen Clinic since 1998 providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Her clinical specialties include depression, mood and anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions, life coaching, and organizational skills. She also works with couples on premarital, marital, divorce, and remarriage. In addition to therapy work, Anne is a Divorce Coach in Collaborative Law and mediator in dispute resolution, and also trains practitioners in Collaborative Law. Prior to joining The Evergreen Clinic, Anne was a family therapist at Fairfax Psychiatric Hospital in Kirkland, providing support and guidance to families in severe crisis. In her down time Anne is an avid reader, a devoted dog owner and artist.

    Education and Certifications:

    • MA in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University, The Leadership Institute of Seattle Program
    • Certified in grief counseling, job management skills, and small business management

    Memberships and Leadership Positions:

    • Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook University, Kirkland
    • Approved Supervisor, the State of Washington
    • Member, Washington Mediation Association
    • Member, King County Collaborative Law
    • Member, Kitsap County Collaborative Professionals
    • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Member, Alhadeff and Forbes Mediation Affiliates
    Michael Pastore
    Michael A. Pastore, PhD, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    Michael joined TEC 2012. He provides counseling for adults and adolescents in individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Michael specializes in working on issues related to older adult, health psychology, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and adult life transition issues. He also works in psychological testing and neuropsychological testing. Michael works in an eclectic manner with a strong orientation towards brief depth psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

    Education and Certifications:

    • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2013
      Doctoral Internship: The Everett Clinic, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology
      Dissertation: Addiction and Attachment Disorders: A Correlational Study
    • Masters in Counseling from Bastyr/LIOS
    • Masters in Leadership and Organizational Consulting from City University
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from City University
    • Chemical Dependency Counseling Coursework, Bellevue College
    • Certificate in Behavioral Health and Aging from the University of Washington

    Memberships:

    • Student Member, Washington State Psychological Association
    • Student Member, American Psychological Association
    Tim Peterson
    Tim Peterson, MA, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    With hope, humor and compassion I take a systems approach to look at life. We are all part of one system or another and those systems affect our lives. How we were raised has a significant role to how we show up today as an individual. The communities we grew up in help shape our beliefs and thus in turn determine how we choose to exist. Often we were raised by people “just doing the best they could” and that is okay, however a slight reframe of that may allow you to vision how and why to do something different. I say that “we received what we received” from our parents and not necessarily what each of us needed. It is now time to give yourself what you need, after all you are in charge, so why not give you yourself exactly what you need. We are able to author or re-author what we want our lives to be and we can take what we had, accept it and move through it so it no longer holds power over us.

    The journey of learning about oneself is just like life, it will be a multitude of emotions, experiences and most of all, I hope it to be exactly what you need. I am the type of therapist that will gently ask you the questions to help you uncover the truth and allow you the space and time to do that. I meet you where you are and allow you to do the work with me supporting you along the journey. We create a safe enough space for this to happen and I ask you to come ready and willing to do the work.

    I use hope, so we have something to look forward too.
    I use compassion to meet everyone so they know safe enough exist.
    I use humor to help us keep things in perspective.

    Join me in helping you create the life you were born to live!

    Website: www.timothypetersoncounseling.com

    Bahareh
    Bahareh Yazdi, MA, LMHC

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Bahareh is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She offers her clients a welcoming and safe environment to learn about themselves and explore new ways of enhancing their relationships. Together, you will form a therapeutic alliance through acceptance, listening, reflection, respect, and creating a nonjudgmental and safe environment that empowers you and allows you to live as your authentic self. She believes therapy is a collaborative process and it works best when you are an active participant. She looks forward to your journey together.

    She works with adults, adolescents and couples. She specializes in working with those who are struggling with depression, trauma, anxiety and stress management. She works well with different cultures and speaks multiple languages. She utilizes a variety of modalities including; supportive and empowerment counseling, Existential/Humanistic Psychology, DBT skills and Cognitive Behavioral interventions to help draw from your own inner-strengths and resilience in healing emotional distress, ultimately achieving self-actualization. Her treatments are client centered and her clients are encouraged to take an active part in developing a successful treatment plan.
    Education and Certifications:

            • Master of Art in Existential Phenomenological Psychology, Seattle University
            • Bachelor of Art with Society Ethics and Human Behavior emphasis, University of Washington
            • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Washington State

    Nurse Practitioners/Naturopathic Practitioner

    Chris Cotner
    Dr. Chris Cotner, N.D.

    Naturopathic Physician
    Dr. Chris Cotner has been diagnosing and treating psychiatric conditions since 2003 and has been with The Evergreen Clinic since 2012 specializing in Naturopathic Psychiatry. Naturopathic Psychiatry is a comprehensive, integrative approach to address mental health concerns that empowers people towards optimal wellness using advanced lifestyle modifications, natural treatments, and medications. Thorough lab assessment and DNA testing can assist the right diagnoses and direct treatment options. Dr. Cotner works with adolescents, adults, and seniors.

    Dr. Cotner enjoys weightlifting, hiking, birding and simply being outdoors. He is a huge Seahawks fan! He likes to grill and cook with nutritious foods. He and his wife Angie have two cats. He is a Christian and member of Northshore Community Church.

    Education and Certifications:

                  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology from Michigan State University
                  • Doctorate Degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University
                  • Certified, Institute of Functional Medicine training
                  • Certified, The American Physician Institute Adult Master Psychopharmacology

    Memberships:

                  • Member, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
                  • Member, PsychANP

    Chris Cotner’s Website: www.naturopathicpsychiatrist.com

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Evelyn Frank
Evelyn Frank, ARNP

Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Evelyn works with children, adolescents and adults and has extensive experience treating ADHD, anxiety, major depression and bipolar disorder. She also has experience working with postpartum mood disorders. Evelyn’s focus is on providing a holistic approach to mental health care and pharmacological interventions if required. Evelyn’s main goal is to get her patients back to feeling good again. She has been with The Evergreen Clinic since 2011. In her free time, Evelyn enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her amazing family and energetic Border Collie, Daisy.

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Nursing from the University of Washington
  • Board Certification ANCC
  • Memberships and Leadership Positions:

  • Member, Neuroscience Educational Institute
  • Member, Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Board of Directors, Postpartum support International of Washington
Jessica Gonzales
Jessica Gonzales, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Jessica joined TEC June of 2016. She is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, which means she has advanced training, board certification and authority to prescribe medications. Medication management is an important component of what she does, but it is only one aspect of treatment and she enjoys working collaboratively with her patients in finding a regimen that works best for them. She enjoys working with mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. Jessica is originally from Texas, but has been in Washington for over 7 years now. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and her 2 dogs.

Education and Certifications:

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Certificate – Lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with addictions focus: Seattle University, WA
  • Masters in Nursing: University of the Incarnate Word- San Antonio, TX
  • Bachelors in Nursing: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
  • Memberships:

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Psychiatrist

Sid Siahpush
Sid Siahpush, MD, Ph.D, MPH, CGP

Psychiatrist

Sid Siahpush, MD, Ph.D, MPH, CGP completed his General Psychiatry residency at University of Chicago after earning his Ph.D. at University of Washington in Epidemiology. In addition to board certification in General Psychiatry, he received an extra training in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. He has been trained and worked extensively in Addiction Medicine and is a certified Suboxone provider.

Dr. Siahpush’s career has spanned inpatient and outpatient care, and included supervisory roles at different Universities and presenter in several international conferences. He is currently the service director for the Dual-Diagnosis Unit at Fairfax Hospital.

While using his advance pharmacology and broad research experience in patient care, Dr. Siahpush cherishes the therapeutic relationship with the patients; therefore, he offers weekly CBT and group psychotherapy as an opportunity to deepen the relationship. He is a certified group therapist and has found it quite helpful in the treatment of mental illnesses. He is well known for his process and movie discussion groups which have continued many years with incredible outcomes for the participating patients.

Dr. Siahpush prefers a collaborative approach with his patients that brings his experience and expertise to help find a pathway to improved emotional and physical health. He offers a holistic approach to mental health and incorporates healthy diet, nutrients, vitamins, relationship, discipline, and exercise in counseling sessions.

Nutritionist

Haleh Olsen
Haleh Olsen, MS, CN

Nutritionist
Inspired by her background in human biology and her passion for cooking, Haleh offers a refreshing approach through the healing powers of foods. Known for her warmth and nutritional expertise, Haleh believes that every individual is unique and so tailors her nutritional approach to each client’s personal goals and comfort level.

Through her personal struggles with her health and the need to understand her relationship with food, Haleh realized that they key to a successful transformation is small but steady steps. She invites her clients to shift their mindset about lack of self-control or fear of failing the new diet to viewing their bodies as a living machine. Where food is the foundation for every hormone or chemical massage. Haleh creates a stress-free and judgment-free environment for her clients where, together, they can thrive and achieve goals.

Haleh received her Master’s of Science from Bastyr University and is a Certified Nutritionist in the State of Washington. She is bilingual and speaks both English and Farsi. When not working with clients, Haleh enjoys spending time in the kitchen experimenting with food, teaching tricks to her dog, and enjoying the outdoors.

Today, Haleh specializes in helping her clients with weight management, chronic & autoimmune disorders, digestive health, eating disorders, fatigue and food allergies.

Treatment Specialties include:

  • Menopause & Hormone Balance
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Low Energy & Fatigue
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Fertility
  • Thyroid Conditions

Education and Certifications:

  • Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA- Master of Science Nutrition – Research (Diabetes, Cardiovascular & Autoimmune Disorders)
  • Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA- Bachelor of Science Nutrition (Therapeutic/Culinary Arts)
  • Washington state department of Health Certified Nutritionist license

Haleh Olsen’s Website: www.honunutrition.com

Address

12025 115th Ave NE
Building D, STE 200
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Phone

Phone: (425) 821-1810
Fax: (425) 823-1231
New Patient Line: (425) 825-9644

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