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Psychiatrists & Counselors

Open to everyone. At PRO Medical, you’ll find the very best mental health counselors, bringing you the highest quality comprehensive care in the most elegant and comforting setting. Our counselor’s offices feature cozy fireplaces, bright natural light and contemporary décor.

Our counseling team represents a range of clinical backgrounds and areas of expertise. Each of our counselors have a Master’s degree or PhD in their field from in-residence, fully accredited colleges and universities. All are licensed for independent practice for the state of Washington with five or more years of counseling experience.

We are committed to working with you to find the best available counselor for your specific needs.

James B. Houser, MD

Psychiatrist

Adults

Education

  • M.D. Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine
  • Residency at University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Autism
  • Psychosis
  • Medication & Dosage Evaluation
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Assistance with successful withdrawal from depression and anxiety medications
  • Physician and Psychologist Collaboration for Complete Patient Care
  • Second Opinion Services

Practice Philosophy
Dr. Houser believes in delivering the most compassionate, honest and approachable level of care. He focuses on listening to the patient without judgement to provide comfort and trust. This is important in addressing complex mental health issues to understand the relationship between emotional and mental illness for positive outcomes. Dr. Houser focuses on a holistic approach to care by collaborating with the patient’s psychologist and/or personal physician.

Dr. Elizabeth Jones

Clinical Psychologist

Children, Teens & Adults

Education

  • B.A. Communication, Florida State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Antioch University
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, Pacific University
  • PsyD (doctorate) Clinical Psychology, Pacific University

Areas of Interest

  • ADD/ADHD Testing
  • Academic Achievement Testing
  • Mental Health Diagnosis and Learning Disabilities Testing
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Pain Management
  • PTSD Treatment
  • Coping with injury and illness
  • Treatment adherence

Practice Philosophy
Elizabeth views therapy as a collaboration where patients can work through their thoughts, feelings, and past conflicts with guidance and support. She uses cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapy to assist in achieving patient’s goals and improving overall quality of life.

Additionally, Elizabeth has specialized training in health psychology and diagnostic assessment. She provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to assess current cognitive and psychological functioning. Common referrals include memory assessment, ADHD, bipolar disorder, learning disorders and post-concussive syndrome.

Ali Sokolow, M.A., LMHC

Counselor, Manager of the Counseling Center at PRO Medical

Children, Teens & Adults

Education

  • B.S. Psychology, Santa Clara University
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Career, Relationship and Life Transitions
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Self-Esteem Issues

Practice Philosophy
Ali is a cognitive behaviorist in therapeutic orientation, which means that she concentrates on dealing with thought processes and behaviors. Cognitive Therapy consists of defining problems, understanding relevant history, and designing interventions to alter behaviors, feelings, attitudes, or thought patterns.

Ali has been a Licensed Counselor since 2008

Chris A. Burkland, LMHC, CDP

Counselor

Children, Adolescents & Adults

Education

  • B.A. English & Philosophy, Macalester College
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Problems
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Trauma
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – Anger, Irritability, Defiant Behavior, Vindictiveness in Children
  • Chemical Dependency

Practice Philosophy
Chris believes his clients should be trusted as their own experts, and lends structure and strategic questioning as a guide in finding solutions that work for them. When working with children, Chris uses play therapy, behavioral strategies, and emotional identification as a way of engaging the child in a language they understand. He also works to develop coping strategies that work for both the child and family.

Chris has been a Licensed Counselor since 2008 where he has worked in various settings, including community mental health, school-based chemical dependency, and direct care.

Lauren Crockett, MS, LMHC

Counselor

Adolescents and Adults

Education

  • B.S. Psychology, Western Washington University
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Western Washington University
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Panic Disorders
  • Career & Life Transitions
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Attachment Issues
  • Lifestyle change for health and wellness

Practice Philosophy
Lauren believes in working in partnership with her patients to address the unique needs and goals of each individual. She focuses on assisting her clients in uncovering patterns that are keeping them from fulfilling their optimal health and wellbeing. Lauren uses a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Client Centered Therapy, where the client takes an active role in their treatment with the counselor being nondirective and supportive.

She has been a Licensed Counselor since 2004.

Merrill E. Shattuck, LMHC, CMHS, HMHS

Counselor

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples & Families

Education

  • B.A. Health Science & Spanish, Kalamazoo College
  • M.A. Applied Behavioral Science, Bastyr University
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Child Mental Health Counselor (CMHS)
  • Hispanic Mental Health Specialist (HMHS)

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Attachment Issues
  • Parental Concerns
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Life Transitions
  • Family of Origin Matters

Practice Philosophy
Merrill believes therapy should be a collaborative process and focused on the joys of life. When working with families, she uses Family systems therapy to focus on the family as an emotional unit, which evaluates the individuals as parts of a system in relationship to the whole. For children, she engages the child in a language they understand using methods in concert with family therapy and parenting support.

Merrill has been a Licensed Counselor since 2007.

Brittany Steffen, M.S., LMFT

Counselor

Adolescents, Teens, Adults, Couples & Families

Education

  • B.A. Psychology, Minor in Gender Studies, University of San Diego
  • M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Adjunct Professor, Gender Perspectives & Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ Issues

Practice Philosophy
Brittany views counseling as a collaborative approach with the client, family and counselor. She works alongside clients to help them set their own goals as they examine their values, perceptions, assumptions, thought and communication patterns and relationships. Brittany believes that talking through issues with a non-judgmental therapist can help clients develop a new lens through which to view the world.

Brittany has been a Licensed Counselor since 2009.

Caitlin Vincent, MS, LMFT, CDP

Counselor

Children, Teens, Adults and Families

Education

  • B.A. Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University
  • Licensed Medical Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Child Mental Health Specialist
  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma

Practice Philosophy
Whether a client’s symptoms are chronic or as a result of a particular life event, relationship or experience, Caitlin provides focused and caring attention. She utilizes her expertise to explore the client’s concern, offer alternative perspectives, and work together to make a step-by-step plan to move forward to a healthy outcome. She applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and an integrated therapeutic approach taking into account people as individuals and how they relate in relationships and groups.

She has been a Licensed Counselor since 2009.

Kelsey Anderson, MS, LMFT, CMHS

Counselor

Children, Adolescents & Adults

Education

  • B.S. Psychology, Washington State University
  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Child Mental Health Counselor (CMHS)
  • Certified Medical Family Therapist

Areas of Interest

  • Eating Disorders
  • Complex Health Issues
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Family of Origin Issues

Practice Philosophy
Kelsey views counseling as a collaborative process. She believes each individual is the expert in their own life and partners with them to create clear goals in order to focus on how things can be better in the future. Her approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, systemic (how people as individuals relate in relationships, interacting in groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics), and mindfulness based therapy.

Cecelia Oxford, MSW, LICSW

Counselor

Adolescents, Adults & Couples

Education

  • B.A. English Literature, Northwest University
  • MSW (Master of Social Work), Boise State University
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW)

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Couples Counseling
  • Trauma

Practice Philosophy
Cecelia approaches therapy as a collaboration between the therapist and patient. She believes success comes from working jointly with the patient to explore problems and finding effective personalized solutions that work for the individual. Treatment often includes solution-focused methods such as tasks to practice on the clients own.

She has worked in a variety of clinical settings since 2008.

Madeline Kilpatrick, MSW, LICSW

Counselor

Children, Adolescents, Adults & Treatment Groups

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Smith College
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Phobias
  • Impulse Control
  • Substance Abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar 1 Disorder
  • Severe Mental Illness

Practice Philosophy
Madeline specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which helps clients learn new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT focuses on four key areas, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills improve an individual’s ability to tolerate negative emotions, manage and change intense emotions and strengthen relationships by improving the ability to communicate with self-respect and assertiveness.

Madeline has worked in the field of mental health since 2007. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient psychiatric and incarcerated populations.