Amy Ford

Amy Ford

Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Owner)

Amy is a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults. Amy has been working in the mental health field for 14 years. Amy received a Masters degree from Pepperdine University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Amy received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Seattle, Washington with a specialization in child psychology and neuropsychology. Amy completed pre-doctoral internships at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Tarzana, California and the University of Washington CARE clinic in Seattle, Washington. Amy’s specialization and training include child and adolescent mental health, neurodevelopment differences including Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Disorders, mood and behavioral disorders, personality disorders, assessment of disability, and learning disorders.
 
Amy’s approach is no-nonsense, cognitive-behavioral, systems, supportive and challenging.
 
Amy started Dayspring Behavioral Health in 2012 with the goal of creating a team of well qualified mental health professionals to provide therapy that results in greater mental wellness and meets the need in the community. Amy and her team are dedicated to delivering research based treatments and a holistic approach to mental wellness.
 

Specialties

Psychological Evaluations
Evaluation of Attention Deficit Disorder
Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Evaluation of Learning Disabilities
College Accommodations Testing
Social Security Disability Evaluations
Children, Teens, Adults
Parenting Support
Skills Based Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Childhood Behavioral Disorders
Chronic Mental Illness
Neurodevelopmental Diversity
Carla Munger

Carla Munger

MA LMHC

Carla Munger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in counseling psychology through Argosy University. Carla has worked in private practice settings since 2011. She provides individual, couples, and group counseling for adults, teens, and children. Her specializations include anxiety and depression in adults and teens, couples counseling, and weight loss counseling. She is also skilled in incorporating religious and spiritual aspects into treatment when requested.

Mary Brandenburg

Mary Brandenburg

MA LMHC

Mary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience. She offers individual, couples and family counseling for both adults and teens. Mary embraces a holistic approach which considers your spirit, mind, body and community. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in 2005 and has completed a specialty training in Addiction & the Brain from the University of Washington. Mary also received training in Sexual Addiction from AACC.

Karyn Ellis

Karyn Ellis

MA LMHC

I have a passion for the broken and the hurting. I am honored by the therapeutic process and love partnering and collaborating with individuals in their healing journey. It would be my privilege to meet with you and learn your story. My therapeutic style is a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CB-T), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as Art Therapy Interventions. I have been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I have a post graduate certification in Foster Care and Adoption Counseling. I work with individuals of all ages who have experienced trauma and are struggling with issues or questions around adoption as well as those who are suffering from depression, anxiety or eating disorders. I am also a Child Mental Health Professional and work with children and teens who struggle with emotional regulation, depression, anxiety and ADD/ADHD.

Kristoffer Rouse

Kristoffer Rouse

MA LMHC

Kris is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. He graduated with a Masters degree from Argosy University in 2008. He is a professor of psychology at North Seattle Community College. He is currently completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Walden University. Kris’s clinical experience and interests include working with children, adolescents and young adults. Specialties include ADHD, behavioral disorders, anxiety, anger management, video game addiction, and young adults in transition to adulthood.

Kristine Tina Candoo

Kristine Tina Candoo

MA LMHC

As a licensed counselor, Tina offers a welcoming and comforting relationship that inspires self-acceptance and growth. Tina guides clients toward wholeness and healing, based upon understanding the client's own values, cultural setting and motivations. She helps her clients reduce symptoms, deal with life circumstances, and improve the quality of their relationships through the use of research-based practices and practical tools.

Kelsey Dill

Kelsey Dill

MA LMHC

Kelsey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who believes in empowering clients to create positive changes. My therapeutic work focuses primarily on children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing difficulties in their life. Throughout the developmental lifespan, children and adolescents may encounter difficulty with social skills or emotional problems that might inhibit a healthy life. My work focuses on helping to teach new skills, coping tools, and activate behavioral changes. My approach to counseling is supportive, direct, and educational. I help clients to build up their coping skills, improve emotion regulation, excel academically, and correct behavioral issues. Common issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, ADHD, social skills, behavioral problems, friendship issues, autism spectrum disorder, academic underachievement, and life transitions.

Katie Accola

Katie Accola

MA LMFT

Katie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also holds Certification in Play Therapy. She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and holds a post-graduate certification program in Play Therapy. Katie also has specialized trainings in counseling youth and families affected by head concussions and traumatic brain injuries, attachment issues and trauma, as well as Sand Tray Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

Daniel Kane

Daniel Kane

Marriage & Family Therapy Intern/Psychometrician/Psychology Assistant

Daniel is earning his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Seattle Pacific University. Along with his master’s degree, Daniel is also working towards his certification in medical family therapy at SPU. Daniel sees couples, families, and individual clients of all ages. He works well with kids experiencing challenges with impulse control and executive functioning. Daniel is also effective with adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or difficult transitional periods in their life (e.g., navigating high school, preparing for college, relationships, and professional goals). Additionally, he works as Dr. Ford’s psychometrist and assistant. He aids in administering and scoring neuropsychological assessments.

Krista Gibbons

Krista Gibbons

MA LMHCA

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who has a heart and passion for kids, teens and adults who have experienced hurts, brokenness, and overall life challenges. It would be an honor to meet with you where collaboratively as fellow travelers on this journey called life we can partner together in the healing and personal change process. I teach coping skills that can help with symptom management and positive behavioral change. I would love to learn from you and your story as we work together toward healing and personal growth.

Wesley Premoe

Wesley Premoe

MA LMHCA

Wesley graduated with his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who has a passion for helping people (ages 6 and up) through means such as art and discussion. Wesley has been working with people of the Greater Issaquah area with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and other psychological material. Prior to working with Dayspring, he spent a year working with foster kids and their families at Olive Crest and with teens at the Bellevue Big Picture School. Wesley utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and Emotionally-Focused therapeutic techniques to help people who might benefit from increasing executive functioning and social skills. He specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Frederick Wang

Frederick Wang

MA LMHC CCTP

Fred is a former, aspiring performer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor. His practice is informed by four principles: supporting a purposeful life, treating the whole person through an integration of mind, body, and spirit, awareness and acceptance of the present experience, and evidence-based practice. He graduated with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Seattle. He is also designated as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Fred’s clinical experience includes working across the lifespan, and has specialized training and experience working with adolescents. He also has training in biofeedback and in administering psychological assessments.

Kelley Molinari

Kelley Molinari

MA LMFTA

Kelley believes that we each hold within us the power to create change in our lives by discovering our strengths and tapping into them. Ever the optimist, she loves to understand others’ life experience by honoring their values, culture, heritage, life goals, and spirituality. She holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, with a specialty in Child and Adolescent Therapy. She has worked in Community Mental Health, Public Schools, Homeschool Co-ops, Outreach programs, and Teletherapy with children, teens, groups, and adults. Areas of experience include anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, grief, academic challenges, goal-setting, parenting, self esteem/self image, and blended families. Kelley utilizes play therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Ashley Sweigart

Ashley Sweigart

MA LMCHA

Ashley is an Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She completed her Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Virginia. She has experience working with young children, adolescents, and older adults. In particular, her work has focused on children and adolescents struggling with trauma- and stressor-related disorders, attachment disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse. Ashley believes that engagement in art making is life-enhancing and that bringing the creative process into therapy facilitates healing and personal growth. She takes a holistic and person-centered approach to therapy and values building trust and a strong rapport within the therapeutic relationship.

Kaila Vahimi

Kaila Vahimi

MA LMCHA

I am a licensed mental health counselor associate and mental health professional. I believe therapy should be a safe place for one to experience change, growth, and healing. I am extremely passionate about this work and I love to walk with children, adolescents, and adults on their journey through life. I hope to walk with individuals on their path to find peace, understanding, meaning, fulfillment, and empowerment in their life. Depending on your needs my therapeutic approaches may include strength-based, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, mindfulness, depth psychology, and solution-focused treatment interventions. When I work with children, adolescents, or adults I recognize and respect their uniqueness. I approach all my clients in a compassionate and multi-culturally sensitive way. Thank you for taking the time to consider this step in your journey, I look forward to connecting with you

Anna Church

Anna Church

MA LMHCA

I have a passion for counseling adolescents and adults with diverse areas of concerns. Areas that I focus on include, but are not limited to, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, self image, body image, major life transitions, grief and loss, career counseling, and finding purpose and meaning in life. I believe that counseling is a process that is actively engaged in by both the counselor and the client. I am dedicated to doing what I can to assist my clients in working through their individual or interpersonal concerns.

Sara Julsrud

Sara Julsrud

MS LMHC ATR-BC CMHS

Sara is a licensed mental health counselor and board certified-registered art therapist. She earned her master’s degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA) and is currently pursuing her doctorate in counseling psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland. Prior to entering into the mental health profession, Sara was an art teacher. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with a variety of struggles that include trauma, depression and anxiety. She has training in several evidence-based modalities that include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Trauma Sensitive.

Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor

CDP, Doctoral Intern and Psychometrician

Michelle is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Seattle. She is passionate about the work she does, and values the therapeutic relationship with her clients. Her approach to therapy is integrative, with a foundation rooted in humanism. With clients she utilizes a client-centered and strengths-based approach, and incorporates humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology. Michelle has been a chemical dependency professional (CDP) for 8 years. She has a wealth of experience working with clients who were on opiate-substitution drugs, and also had co-occurring mental health issues. She also has experience working with eating disorders in adolescents and adults. Michelle has a special interest in working with individuals with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders, and their family members.

Patrick Meyer

Patrick Meyer

Doctoral Intern and Psychometrician

Patrick is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Northwest University. He has experience with children and adolescents who have behavior and mental health issues. Patrick has also worked with a wide range of adults who struggle with addiction, psychosis, and other mental health concerns. While Patrick’s therapeutic orientation is still developing, he gravitates toward building an individualized therapeutic alliance and utilizing a strengths based approach.

Jason Schlatter

Jason Schlatter

LMHCA

Jason is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. He graduated from Indiana State University with his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Jason has worked with youth that struggle with behavior disorders, autism, and trauma. He has also worked young adults from a wide variety of backgrounds, as well as parents that struggle with a wide variety of issues across the lifespan. His work has focused on helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, life-transitions, and relationship problems. He works to provide a holistic approach in engaging therapy that focuses on building positive relationships and helping others accomplish their goals. Jason is passionate to come alongside others to listen and help guide them through their journey in order to ultimately help bring hope and healing.

Val Milton

Val Milton

Clinic Coordinator

Val is responsible for answering your calls, emails, scheduling and billing questions. We are very happy to have Val as part of the Dayspring team.