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Our Clinicians provide a variety of counseling services, including marital and family counseling, child therapy, healing from infidelity, depression, anxiety, singles issues, adolescents, conflict resolution, grief, trauma, women's issues and co-dependency; recovery issues, male infidelity, spiritual issues, sexual compulsivity, parenting blended families, abuse and family of origin issues.

Catherine McMonigle

Catherine McMonigle

Catherine completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University in 2004 and earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in 2008. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has specialized training in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

She has worked in diverse range of settings from community mental health agencies, partial hospitalization and substance abuse treatment programs, treatment foster care, and private practice.

Counseling Specialties and Approach

Catherine’s style of therapy is warm, accepting, and compassionate. She uses a collaborative and client-led approach, called Internal Family Systems therapy. This model helps clients develop a deeper acceptance for who they are and gain freedom from painful feelings and experiences. She offers a safe and supportive place, where clients will go beyond traditional talk therapy and move toward wholeness and healing.

She specializes in helping adults and couples facing a variety of issues such as the effects of childhood traumas, relationship distress, divorce, grief and loss, disordered eating patterns, family conflict, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Her experiences as a mother and wife have informed and strengthened her understanding of the difficult but rewarding task of parenting and partnership. She applies her training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples experience greater closeness, connection, and hope for their future.

She is an in-network provider for Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, and First Choice Health Network, and is available to work out of network for many other insurance companies.

To schedule an appointment please call (253) 858-2224 ex. 310 or email

Catherine counts this work a tremendous privilege and one that she approaches with openhearted curiosity and a deep sense of respect. She looks forward to discussing how she can be helpful to you.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow
Internal Family Systems Continuity Member

Professional Publications

Stith, S. M. & McMonigle, C. (2009). Risk markers for intimate partner violence. In D. Whitaker & J. Lutzker (Eds.), Preventing Partner Violence: Foundations, Interventions, Issues, American Psychological Association.

Advanced Training

Internal Family Systems Therapy, Level 1 ... Read More


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Sarah Farrell

Sarah Farrell

Sarah graduated from the University of Southern California and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She works with clients from diverse backgrounds, including adolescents, adults, and couples, seeking to use methods that are backed by research and strong evidence.

She has experience treating a variety of clinical concerns, including anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, and eating disorders, among others. She is trained in a number of proven therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and crisis intervention techniques. She is completing further training in emotionally focused therapy (EFT).

Sarah is trained to work from an eclectic theoretical background and primarily works from a foundation of psychodynamic and attachment-based theories, grounded in an understanding of interpersonal neurobiology. She seeks to be flexible in her therapeutic approach, checking in to determine what is working and what requires adjustment. Working from a strengths-based perspective, she will aid clients in building upon inherent strengths and resilience. She will collaborate with clients to clearly determine their personal goals for therapy.

She considers it an honor to partner with clients as they journey towards meeting these goals.
Before working in private practice, Sarah worked with diverse clientele in a variety of capacities, including online through telehealth. She has experience in small medical clinics, in hospital rehabilitation units, hospice, home health, and community mental health settings. Most recently, prior to working in private practice, she worked as the executive director of a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Sarah believes it to be the biggest honor to sit with people in their vulnerability, as she knows seeking counseling is not easy and the process can be painful. She sees people as they fight past everything telling them to give up and quit to, instead, live and, ultimately, learn to thrive again. That kind of full circle knowledge that things get better allows for hope that she can pass on to her clients.

You can reach Sarah at (253)858-2224 ext 312 or


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Alicia Steckler, M.Ed, LMHC

Alicia Steckler, M.Ed, LMHC

Alicia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has designation as a Child Mental Health Specialist in WA State. Her professional memberships include Chi Sigma Iota, National Board for Certified Counselors, and EMDRIA (The EMDR International Association). She has national certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and has received training/consultation in CBT + and EMDR. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Washington and her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, from Seattle University.

In addition to being in private practice, she is a part-time Clinical Supervisor in Child & Family Services at MultiCare Behavioral Health. Alicia has worked in mental health settings since 2007 including outpatient community clinics and an inpatient children’s psychiatric hospital, providing intensive treatment for youth and families in crisis. She's experienced in counseling children and adults, providing play therapy, individual, family and group therapy. This has included working extensively with parents on positive parenting strategies in order to strengthen their parent-child relationship and find solutions to problem behavior.

Alicia finds it is useful to incorporate a strength-based approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when working with individuals, as well as Structural Family Therapy when involving their family system.

Additional theories used in her practice are Solution-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) depending on the presenting problem and client need. Individuals are not defined by their past, but who they are in the moment. However, when childhood experiences and/or traumatic events are in the way of moving forward, she finds that addressing those in a supportive environment can bring a sense of freedom.

For more information you can email Alicia at, go to her website at or call her 24 hour confidential voicemail at the office: 253-858-2224 ext 226.

For more detailed information including fees, please respond by going to our ''Contact Us'' page and entering your request.

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Amanda L. Harmon, MA, LMHC

Amanda L. Harmon, MA, LMHC

Amanda L. Harmon, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor with the state of Washington. She graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters in Counseling degree, specializing in the fields of mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy. Amanda is a certified Mental Health Specialist and Child Mental Health Specialist, and has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a focus on Trauma Focused CBT and childhood traumatic grief through Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Grove City College with minors in sociology and family studies. Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laud from both undergraduate and graduate education, and was the recipient of Grove City College’s Psychology Student of the Year award in 2011. Amanda is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Amanda specializes in the treatment of children (6 and older) and adolescents, as well as bereavement concerns for all ages. She has provided treatment for a range of concerns that children experience, including responses to trauma, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, behavioral concerns and defiance, ADHD and coping with parental separation.

In terms of style, Amanda practices using evidence-based therapies with demonstrated efficacy for children and adults. These therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, collaborative problem solving, play therapy, and emotion focused therapy. She works with children to assist them in expressing their thoughts, concerns, and emotions in effective ways, and takes a team approach to solving behavioral problems. Amanda often focuses on goal setting and skill building, providing both children and adults with the tools they need to be more effective and take greater enjoyment in their families and personal experiences.

If you would like to contact Amanda, please call her directly at(253)858-2224, ext. 302.

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Bonnie McKenney, M.S., LMHC

Bonnie McKenney, M.S., LMHC

Bonnie first began working in the mental health field in 1995. She has worked with many people, in a variety of settings: inpatient/ residential treatment, outpatient treatment (with children, adolescents, adults, and families), in school based services and through experiential group work. She specialize in working with older children, teens, adults, parents and groups.

Bonnie uses an eclectic style of therapy,drawing from several different styles of therapy to best fit the individual’s, family’s or groups’ needs. She offers evidenced based practices, that have been researched and proven to work; such as AT-EMDR and CBT+.

She believes that finding, creating and maintaining positive relationships is a key aspect to our lives. She often works with individuals to help them discover meaning and purpose for their lives, and helps individuals process the negative/ traumatic events that have occurred in their lives.

Bonnie believes that the physical, mental, cultural, emotional, sexual and spiritual aspects of our lives are unique. She feels it is essential to address the many areas of folks' lives in order to be the very best they can be.

She really enjoys working with people in general and sees many different individuals for a variety of issues. She has specialized training working with trauma and continues to educate herself on the current and most recent evidence based practices for the best, most efficient and through treatment approaches used today.

Bonnie can be reached at her confidential office voicemail (253) 858-2224, x307 or by her hippa compliant email at She works part time at this office, but usually responds to inquiries within one business day.

Her other website is:
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Brittany M Jones MS, LMFT

Brittany M Jones MS, LMFT

Brittany M. Jones, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. She has expertise working with families, adolescents and children in diverse settings such as churches, state agencies and in-patient psychiatric hospitals.

Her Approach: As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Brittany enjoys working on the intricate relationships woven between couples and families. As a therapist Brittany integrates the mind, body and spirit in counseling. Her Solution-Focused approach allows her clients to tap into their personal strengths to cope and prevail against pain, trauma and confusion. In her clinical work, Brittany enjoys utilizing techniques to help individuals work through personal and relational struggles; strengthen parent-child relationships and tap into family and individual strengths. She openly invites dialogue around Christianity and spirituality as a vessel to help clients walk through their own journey of faith.

Special Trainings: Brittany also offers Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT). This therapy helps establish a parent-child bond, while also practicing an authoritative parenting style. PCIT has been empirically proven to reduce child tantrums and improve the relationship between parent and child. Brittany also is trained to in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This is a step by step process that helps guide people through painful trauma so that they can survive the daily struggles that occur after traumatic events.

Contact: For more information contact Brittany Jones at

Brittany is willing to be flexible with her fees in order to make counseling affordable to her clients.

253 353-2285 business cell phone
253 858-2224 X225

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Neil Sampson

Neil Sampson

Neil Sampson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State. He has been providing counseling services for the past 10 years and has worked with a range of ages and demographics. Neil enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples and individuals. Neil has worked in many different environments, from Inpatient Hospitals to Private Practice locations. He has even spent some time providing Equine Therapy in horse arenas.

He finds that counseling services provide the opportunity to grow into a better understanding of self and others. He will partner with parents, work with teens, dig in to couples therapy and will meet his clients where 'they are at.' Neil offers a person-centered approach to therapy which boils down to treating his clients with genuine care/concern and building on mutual trust with those he serves.

Neil enjoys emerging technology and can also provide Online Virtual Counseling, for those who have difficulty attending in-person appointments.

Neil believes that therapy should provide a space to reflect, a space to learn and ultimately be a worthy investment. Approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength Based Counseling, Recovery Oriented Counseling are just some of the approaches that Neil utilizes in practice.

Treatment planning and goal setting are essential to track the effectiveness of therapy, and client’s should be willing to partner with Neil to come up with their specific care plan to treatment. Therapy is not a one size fits all model.

He can be reached by phone at: 253-858-2224, x311
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E. Katie Bradrick MA, LMHC

E. Katie Bradrick MA, LMHC

E. Katie Bradrick, MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor and in Washington State. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

Before joining The Shepherd’s Center for Psychological Services, Katie worked as a Clinical Therapist on the Adolescent and Youth Unit at Fairfax Hospital providing individual, group and family therapy as well as extensive Case management and consultation between other therapists, psychiatrists, case managers, schools, and the legal system. Katie has also worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Rater at Eastside Therapeutic Resource in Kirkland, Washington providing extensive clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapy for children, adolescents and adults struggling with acute mental health indications including ADHD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.

The theoretical orientations guiding Katie’s therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Developmental Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Solution - Focused Therapy and Narrative as well as her Christian Principles. Katie has found that there is no “one size fits all” approach to true change. What may work for one person may not work for another, so Katie works in collaboration with each client and family to develop a treatment plan based on their unique, individual needs, desires and strengths.

Katie specializes in the treatment of adolescents but also treats children, young adults, and their families. She is experienced with a variety of struggles and issues that children, adolescents and young adults encounter including Depression, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Trauma, Anxiety, Behavioral issues, Anger management, Parenting, Communication/Conflict resolution, Family relationship issues , Social skills, Self Esteem and Self harming behaviors.

“Counseling is such a unique experience for each person. It can be the one place where one finds the support, encouragement, insight and empowerment to make the changes needed to begin living the kind of life truly desired.”

Katie’s hope is that she can be part of the orchestra of change in your life and help guide you amongst others to leave behind the behaviors and discouragement that keep you “trapped” and into a life that provides more contentment.

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Elizabeth Humes, MA, LMHC, CEDS

Elizabeth Humes, MA, LMHC, CEDS

Elizabeth Humes is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Faith Evangelical Seminary, in Christian Counseling. She majored in Religion and Ballet for her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX/Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, WA. In addition, she is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Lifespan Integration Therapist. 

Elizabeth’s heart in counseling is for healthy minds, bodies and spirits. She understands that all three work together in creating a vital life for each person. She believes that Individual health will support successful marriages! She loves to work with couples and encourages new ways of communicating with deeper understanding regarding family of origin issues. She uses “How We Love” attachment styles and Lifespan Integration therapy for individual work. She has seen great success with couples and individuals.

Another passion of hers is Eating Disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and works with individuals who suffer from eating disorders of all kinds. She works with the parents in understanding this problem and creates a team of professionals to bring healing and balance. Lifespan Integration is a very successful modality for Eating Disorder clients and all others clients who suffer with depression, anxiety, addictions, Bi-Polar, OCD, ADHD and trauma/loss.

Elizabeth uses a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in a coaching-style manner with a bit of humor. In addition to her degree, Elizabeth has received training thru the Meier New Life Clinic, Lay-Counseling at Chapel Hill Church, Living Free seminars and completed her internship at Comprehensive Live Resources in Tacoma. She spent four years working with the women in Purdy for addictions and trauma.

Fees: Initial intake for 1.5 hours = $140.00. 1 hour session = $110.00. Insurance Companies: Kaiser, Regence; She works with most other insurances out of network.

Lifespan Integration Therapy, Levels I, II, & III; Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified Life Coach, Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

If you wish to contact Liz, you may leave her a confidential voice mail at: (253) 858-2224, x304.

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Gary Lee Maples, M.S., LMHC, CSAT

Gary Lee Maples, M.S., LMHC, CSAT

Gary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Washington as well as a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist. While he has a history of working with youth and families, he decided to gain special training to help folks trapped in the cycle of sex addiction through the highly respected training program by Patrick Carnes. Gary enjoys doing both individual counseling and leading recovery groups.

Gary has skills to show you a proven method to recover from sexual addiction and return to the life you were intended to live with integrity and serenity. Have you lost enough? Have you and your family suffered enough? Trying harder has led you to where you are now. Isn't it time to try something better.

He uses a combination of therapy, recovery groups, and traditional 12-step meetings to take folks through the process of overcoming denial, obtaining sobriety, developing a recovery lifestyle, and maintaining their victory.

He is well networked with other trained professionals to coordinate care for your partner or other family members affected by your addictive behaviors.

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He can be reached at his 24 hour, confidential voicemail: (253) 858-2224, x229


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Lance Brown, MA, PC

Lance Brown, MA, PC

Lance Brown, MA, PC is a marriage and family therapist with a broad background 12 years in private practice, 15 years of supervising recovery, marriage & counseling ministry, consulting therapist for school districts and World Vision International. Lance has extended training in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) as it is applied to struggling marriages.

Specialties include: marriages in crisis, marriages moving from functional to thriving, marriage intensives, male infidelity, men’s issues, spiritual issues, recovery issues (substance abuse, sexual compulsively, codependence), depression, abuse and family of origin issues.

Additional services provided:

Marriage Counseling - Emotionally Focused Therapy Couples Counseling that enables couples to get to the heart of their struggle for intimacy and help see clearly their unique blockages to love and create a new love cycle that will enable intimacy for a lifetime.

Marriage Intensives - Sometimes even good marriages get stuck in a negative cycle and it is helpful to have very focused time to create a more loving cycle. Marriage intensives are structured to allow for 6 hours of intensive directed engagement on a Saturday to allow for love to begin to emerge.

You may contact Lance directly at (253) 858 2224, ext. 223 or by email at

For more detailed information including fees, please contact Lance through his voicemail or via email.


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Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT

Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT

Linda, obtained her Master's Degree from Seattle Pacific University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of Washington. She's been a therapist in private practice since 1987, most recently at The Shepherd's Center for Counseling Services. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

Her specialties include: marital and family counseling, healing from infidelity, depression, singles' issues, adolescents, conflict resolution, women's issues and co-dependency.

Linda MacDonald's approach is engaging and active, and she often acts as ''coach'' between family members. She sometimes utilizes role-playing, Lifespan Integration, and healing prayer therapy as the client is comfortable.

Linda has conducted a variety of workshops, including, ''Healing the Root of Bitterness'', ''Mind Over Mush'' (on healthy dating), ''Healing Grief and Loss'', ''The Healing Power of a Meaningful Apology'', 'Healing from Betrayal and Abandonment Grief', and 'The Trauma from the Drama' regarding post-betrayal and post-abandonment stress.

She has written and published a popular psycho-therapeutic drama, ''Broken Heart,'' that has been used by churches and youth organizations all over the world for the past 30 years.

More recently, she has written a book, 'How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair', geared for unfaithful persons who wish to repair the damage and have a second chance with their spouses. It is available as a book on or as an e-book on Kindle or her website. (You can reach her website by clicking on the link at the bottom, or her green bold name at the top of this profile).

Linda MacDonald is currently working on a book about healing from infidelity alone.

In September of 2013, she graciously agreed to take on the duties as Clinic Administrator. This meant handling our office lease, our shared bills, ordering/purchasing office supplies, and generally keeping our clinic 'humming!'

For more information, please respond to us in our ''Contact Us'' section.

You may contact Linda directly at (253) 858 2224, ext. 224

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Paul Duke, M.A., LMHC, CSAT-C

Paul Duke, M.A., LMHC, CSAT-C

Paul Duke graduated from Northwest University and has worked in clinics in Bellevue, Tacoma, and now in Gig Harbor.

Paul specializes in the treatment of:

-Depression and anxiety
-Addiction and compulsive behaviors
-Men’s issues
-Isolation and loneliness
-Relationship difficulties (including couples and families)

Paul uses a down to earth approach to counseling and psychotherapy that provides practical ways for managing issues and problems. He draws from his life experience to help clients with crisis issues, while building a bond of trust that enables the work to move to a deeper level, where clients encounter the particular dynamics and roadblocks that are impacting their lives in negative ways. He helps clients accept themselves as unique and valuable, within their own spiritual beliefs, sexual/gender orientation, and cultural context, which sets the stage for profound change in their life.

His work also extends beyond the individual, addressing the challenges occurring within their relationships. He helps couples and families achieve a safe space to develop genuine kinship with each other. This includes helping couples and families to truly enjoy each other, to avoid getting stuck in power struggles and distancing behaviors, and to find satisfying ways to express themselves, and listen with empathy.

Paul also specializes in leading groups for men and women needing support and effective treatment for lack of intimacy and connection with others. The group work helps individuals develop the tools that keep their life choices within their personal values, while regaining greater intimacy in their family relationships, so they can live a more joyful and fulfilling life. The groups serve as a safe place where participants can find support, warmth and understanding, and a laboratory where they can try new and rewarding ways of interacting with others.

Paul has extensively explored the experience of those drawn compulsively to various interests, desires and/or substances as a way to handle pain and discomfort. He enjoys working with clients to instead take the journey of intimate connection with themselves, and with the significant folks in their lives - friends, family, partners and spouses.

He may be reached on his 24 hour confidential voicemail at (253) 858-2224, x 309.
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Sandra L. Brannon, MS, LMFT,

Sandra L. Brannon, MS, LMFT,

Sandra L. Brannon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and obtained her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University.

Sandra believes that life can be confusing, even overwhelming, at times. It takes courage to ask for help so she provides a safe, supportive place for you to feel and express where you are on your journey and to explore what you truly want for your life. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to find new ways of coping and relating.

Sandra specializes in treating trauma and abuse and understands that facing such memories can be very intimidating and painful. She offers understanding and hope to navigate this very delicate and sacred process.

Sandra also works with couples using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy to identify troublesome relational patterns in a non-blaming way. This approach has been extensively researched and has been found to be the most successful therapeutic approach to building loving relationships

Sandra L. Brannon can be reached directly at 253-858-2224 ext. 221.

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Sandy Milton, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

Sandy Milton, MSW, LICSW, ACSW

Sandra Milton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who accepts many major insurances. She has worked in the counseling field since 1982 and been in private practice since 2001. In her private practice, she works with individuals, couples and families in whatever arrangement seems most appropriate to the client’s counseling need.

Sandra’s counseling approach draws from various therapeutic techniques including skills building to enhance communication, emotion management, coping, parenting etc.; incorporating an educational component; assigning homework to make use of time between sessions; spiritual/Biblical (when desired by the client) components; mindfulness; and Lifespan Integration—a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing.

Sandra’s areas of clinical experience and interest include: Marital/Couple Issues; Depression; Anger Management; Anxiety; Behavioral Issues; Parenting Concerns; Divorce Recovery; Step Families; Grief and Loss; Faith Issues; Adoption Issues and many others.

Sandra is married (later in life) with two adopted sons—one domestic and one international— and adult stepchildren. For soul sustenance, she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, hospitality and reading.

Fees, as of October 2017:

Intake session: $150.00 (out of pocket, at the time of service: $125.00)
On-going sessions: $130.00 (out of pocket, at the time of service: $100.00)

For more information visit Sandy's website

To contact Sandra, feel free to call her at: (253) 858-2224, ext. 305 or e-mail at:


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Scarlett Cramer, M.A., LMFT

Scarlett Cramer, M.A., LMFT

Scarlett Cramer is a Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also has obtained an Eagala Therapy/Certificate.

She is a seasoned therapist with over 25 years clinical experience in addressing life issues as it relates to couples, families, individual and adolescent/parent struggles. She believes the world is based on relationships and connection. She takes a collaborative approach by inviting a safe place to process ones own story.

Scarlet specializes in in teen/parent struggles, couples, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief issues, substance issues, learning disabilities and communication problems. Her counseling approach comes from a Christian based worldview yet she respects all faiths and one's own personal journey.

She attended Grace Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Biblical Counseling with continued graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Indiana Wesleyn University. Imago Trained Couples Therapy. She obtained a Certification in Trauma and Abuse through the Allender Center of Seattle. Certified in Eagala Equine Therapy. She enjoys teaching classes and leading workshops on the Parent/Teen relationship.

Over the years she has been actively involved in adolescent culture through the ministry of Young life and aware of the present struggles and pressures preteen/teens are up against. She conducts 'Heart & Soul Parenting' workshops with the focus on helping parents transition from control to influence as children move into identity formation.

She is willing to work with folks to help make counseling affordable.

Scarlett can be reached on her confidential voicemail: (253) 858-2224, x308

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Sheri A. Lane, MA, LMFT

Sheri A. Lane, MA, LMFT

Sheri A. Lane, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Sheri is passionate about relationships and is committed to helping individuals, couples, and families reach their greatest potential. Sheri’s expertise include working with couples and families on communication issues, conflict management, and life transition issues. Sheri also has expertise working with individuals on issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, grief, and body image.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Sheri recognizes the role the entire family system plays in what is going on for an individual and how an individual will respond to different situations based on their own experiences in their family of origin. Her approach is influenced by narrative, emotionally focused, and structural family therapy as well as her Christian principles. She expects her clients to actively participate in therapy while she offers them support and guidance as they gain insight on patterns of interaction and discover new ways of being in relationship with others. She believes that all clients want to be their best, but sometimes just need a little help to overcome barriers that get in their way of ultimately reaching their greatest potential.

Sheri specializes in pre-marital counseling, Prepare/Enrich assessments, family counseling, blended family issues, parenting support, communication between teens and their parents, life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief counseling, stress management, and conflict resolution.

Sheri is a certified facilitator of Life Innovations, Inc’s, Prepare and Enrich Pre-Marital and Marital assessment tool and curriculum. Sheri has also received training in John Gottman’s, Loving Couples, Loving Children curriculum and has worked as a co-facilitator through the Children’s Home Society working with couples/parents on relationship challenges. Sheri is also a certified Functional Family Therapist and has worked as an FFT therapist with at-risk youth and their parents on relationship issues. Sheri has also been trained in Lifespan Integration.

Sheri is in network with Regence, and can bill all other insurance companies as an out of network provider. Sheri also accepts cash, debit cards, credit cards, and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards for payme... Read More


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Stacie A.E. McLean, MA, LMHC

Stacie A.E. McLean, MA, LMHC

Stacie A.E. McLean is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a master’s degree in counseling from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington State University.

Stacie’s treatment philosophy:
•A collaborative, one-on-one working relationship between therapist and client is the primary vehicle for healing.
•The mind and brain are two separate-but-equal entities – each has an important role in our life choices.
•The road to long-term change is a path of learning about our relationships with others in the past and present.
•Each individual already possesses the compass inside them for change and forward motion. Even if you don’t feel that compass right now; it’s there and we’ll find it.
•The primary role of the therapist is to facilitate each client’s exploration of their own inherent strengths and assist the client in moving toward the life they want.

Stacie is experienced in working with adult mental health issues and is particularly interested in adult & adolescent ADHD, bipolar disorder, and couples & family issues. She volunteers for The Soldiers Project Washington chapter to bring counseling to veterans and their families who may not have access to VA care.

She is also very experienced in the practice of Lifespan Integration for the treatment of trauma.

In addition, Stacie is also in the intensive training process for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a model that embraces the importance of the attachment bond between two people who love one another.

Memberships: American Counseling Association, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Stacie can be reached at (253) 245-9221, or at her email address:

Please visit Stacie’s website for more information about her services:

Stacie is an out-of-network provider for insurance and sliding scales are available.

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Suzanne Kirsch, M.S., LMFT

Suzanne Kirsch, M.S., LMFT

Suzanne Kirsch graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1999 with her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is licensed with the State of Washington.

She has a special interest in helping people process their experiences of anxiety, trauma, loss and grief. She believes that healing and transformation can be achieved in the aftermath of painful experiences. With the help of reliable, safe and capable support it is possible to discover a new sense of peace,confidence, and gratitude in living.

She also is passionate about working with people struggling with illness issues, Family of Origin issues and relationship issues.

She believes the purpose of therapy is to support people in gaining personal insight, understanding of others' perspectives, and integrating this information while planning new and improved responses and courses of action. As we are able to discover and express our hidden emotions and create new relational responses we then have the potential to change a distressed and rigid relationship into a more secure, safe and satisfying one.

She believes in a client centered approach to therapy, however, the ways in which she works with you draw upon a number of different theories. Assessing personal resources and strengths, uncovering hidden emotions, exploring belief systems and personal narratives is an important part of the work you will do together.

Her commitment is to devote her full attention to you during the time together and to work with you as supportively, competently, responsibly and professionally as she possibly can. She welcomes feedback and questions at all times.

She can be reached by her 24 hour confidential voicemail: (253) 858-224, x228

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The Shepherd's Center for Counseling Services
The Shepherd's Center for Counseling Services

(253) 858-2224
FAX: (253) 858-2254

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6626 Wagner Way NW, Suite 200, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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