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

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.

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.

Kristoffer Rouse

Kristoffer Rouse

MA LMHC

Kris is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He graduated with a Masters degree from Argosy University in 2008. 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.

Kate Chrisinger

Kate Chrisinger

MA LMHCA

Kate is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She works collaboratively with children, adolescents and parents alike. Her approach is strength-based, supportive, educational and solution-oriented. Kate enjoys working with children and adolescents on issues related to social skills, emotional understanding and self-regulation and coping skills. Additionally, she works with children and teens on relationship issues, life transitions and school success. Kate is also effective at working with ADHD, depression and anxiety. She enjoys helping parents to implement effective parenting strategies including positive behavior support and limit-setting, meanwhile working to enhance parent-child relationship quality.

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.

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.

Ashley Sweigart

Ashley Sweigart

MA LMHC

Ashley is an Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andrea Farmer

Andrea Farmer

MA LMFTA

Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in child and adolescent therapy, at Northcentral University. Andrea truly values the therapeutic process and appreciates the opportunity to sit with individuals at all life stages to assist in helping one find solutions to the difficulties they are experiencing. She has had experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, social skills, parenting, emotion regulation, ADD/ADHD, and other difficulties. Andrea utilizes elements from multiple theoretical perspectives including solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and narrative. Andrea’s therapeutic style is genuine, compassionate, and focuses on one’s strengths.

Lisa Lawrence

Lisa Lawrence

MA LMHCA

Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2017, with her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Lisa has several years of experience working with children and adolescents struggling with a variety of issues. In particular, Lisa has experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, social skills, coping skills, relationship issues, family issues, and has worked with children and young adults diagnosed with autism. Lisa utilizes several difference therapeutic orientations when working with clients and takes into account what is needed for each individual client. Though Lisa mainly works with children/adolescents and their families, she is open and excited about working with adults clients as well.

Nate Metzger

Nate Metzger

MA LMHC, CDPT

Nate works with clients to support and understand the individual, in an effort to engage individuals in the process of change and growth. He is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee. In 2013, Nate graduated from Northwest University in Kirkland, and has worked in the mental health field for the past 7 years. He spent his childhood in Argentina, and moved back to the United States at the age of 17. Nate’s treatment philosophy is to establish an emotionally safe environment which helps individuals to engage in self-exploration, increase self-awareness, and pursue a purposeful and fulfilling life. He practices a variety of treatment modalities which include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Nate has worked extensively with clients of varying ages and cultural backgrounds, including youth, adults, and families.

Val Milton

Val Milton

Operations Manager

Renee Hunter

Renee Hunter

Billing Coordinator