Woodinville Psychological Associates Clinicians

 

The professionals at Eastside Psychological Associates are highly trained and provide a range of evaluation and assessment from early childhood through adulthood.

In addition, we provide therapeutic services that utilize the latest in skills based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused CBT
Our clinicians strive to be culturally aware and respectful of families' values and goals.

   Please select a clinician from the menu for additional information. Click here for the Issaquah office clinicians or here for the Snoqualmie office clinicians.


Tona L. McGuire, Ph.D.
 

Tona L. McGuire is a Clinical Psychologist working primarily with children and families. She was the Associate Head of the Consultation and Liaison Division at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle Washington. She is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. She sub-specializes in the area of Pediatric Psychology, and enjoys helping children and families who are dealing with the psychological impact of illness and chronic medical conditions. She has served as psychological consultant to the Departments of Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology and Rehabilitation Medicine while at CHRMC, and also worked extensively with cystic fibrosis, neurodevelopmental disorders, and chronic pain. She often consults with families around the impact of death and grief on children and families. She has presented her work in these clinical areas locally and internationally, and has written articles for both professional journals and textbooks. In addition to her specialty interests, Dr. McGuire also works with common childhood issues such as poor academic performance, depression and anxiety and behavioral problems. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach along with other therapeutic interventions as indicated.

   Curriculum Vitae
   Contact: (425)-481-5700, press 4 at menu


Molly K. Reid, Ph.D.
 

Molly K. Reid, Ph.D., ABPP is a Board Certified Psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Reid has served on the faculties of the clinical programs at the University of Washington (UW), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences; the UW Clinical Psychology Graduate program; Seattle Children’s Hospital; Child Health and Developmental Disabilities CHDD; Antioch University; Georgetown University Charter Fellows Program; and, the National Headstart Project. She has published extensively in the areas of cognition, attention, self- reflections, and emotions. Her work has been recognized and supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Department of Health, and the Department of Education. As part of her research she has designed a set of dialogue tools for assessing growth and change in family members that has been translated into different languages and is used internationally.

Dr. Reid works with children in the areas of:
Anxiety
Attention and Learning
Family change and divorce
Chronic illness

Her work with adults focuses on helping individuals identify strengths and skills to deal with:
Depression and Anxiety
Grief and Loss
Chronic Illness
Adjustment to life change issues.

Dr. Reid integrates family systems, and cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as components of dialectical behavior (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

   Curriculum Vitae
   Contact: (425)-481-5700, press 3 at menu


Karen Barnes, Ph.D.
 

Karen Barnes, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who focuses on the assessment and treatment of children using evidence-based practices. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment for children with neuro-developmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD) as well as common childhood disorders such as anxiety and depression. Dr. Barnes completed her doctorate in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington and her clinical internship and post-doctoral training at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral and she has extensive experience in treating anxiety symptoms and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She works with children of all ages but specializes in the treatment of young children using empirically supported parent training models. She enjoys working in a collaborative and supportive manner with children and their families in order to promote positive parenting practices and healthy mental health.

   Contact: (206)-659-9718


Monique Brown, Psy.D.
 

Dr Brown works with individuals (including school-aged children) who have complex trauma issues including child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse and assault, and domestic violence. She has also worked with a wide variety of diagnostic areas including depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, and dissociative disorders, and with couples for which such difficulties interfere with their abilities to form close interpersonal bonds.

Dr. Brown is a certified parenting evaluator through the University of Washington PETP program and specializes in working with parents struggling with separation and divorce in a variety of ways including co-parent counseling to assist parents in navigating obstacles to effectively working as a team to parent their children, with parents who are struggling with a variety of developmental, emotional, or behavioral concerns regarding their children, and with families who seek to function in more caring and respectful ways.

She works with an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, which focuses on each individual client’s needs and strengths. Her practice incorporates principles from systems theory, attachment, behavioral, relational and mindfulness-based theories, as well as social neuro-science. She has advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Lifespan Integration, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and extensive experience with neurocognitive, personality, academic, and parenting assessments. She performs assessments with sensitivity to the whole person and in a deeply trauma informed manner for those who have had traumatic experience(s).

Dr. Brown’s prior experience includes working through DSHS providing family therapy for families in crisis and at a juvenile prison as a high school teacher. She is presently a post-doctoral fellow at the Fremont Community Therapy Project (FCTP) where she is a primary consultant on assessment to the FCTP staff and facilitates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups.

   Contact: (206)-457-3092


Jennifer Daffon, LMHC
 

Jennifer Daffon, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and families. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including family systems, Rogerian, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Mrs. Daffon believes that when working with children, family involvement can help facilitate dynamic change. Working collaboratively with clients, She strives to create shared goals and build skills to help them manage areas of concern. Ms. Daffon has multiple years working with children and adolescents in a community mental health setting as well as in residential care. Her experiences have given her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds and diagnoses. She is familiar with completing mental health assessments, and has significant training in evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Ms Daffon enjoys working with clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and positive parent skills training.

   Contact: (425)-686-9627


Laura Edwards-Leeper, Ph.D.
 

Laura Edwards-Leeper, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently a staff psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Prior to moving to Seattle, Dr. Edwards-Leeper worked at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, and continues to maintain these professional affiliations. Dr. Edwards-Leeper did post-graduate training at Montana State University’s Counseling Center and on the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, and finished a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Edwards-Leeper works with individuals struggling with a range of psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to life changes. Dr. Edwards-Leeper has significant background working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, and obesity. She also has a specialty in working with children, adolescents, and adults with gender identity concerns, as well as issues related to sexual identity. Dr. Edwards-Leeper individualizes her treatment approach based on specific client and family needs, taking into consideration issues of diversity. She relies on evidence based treatment protocols with a variety of approaches, including process and support oriented, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulness exercises. Her goal is an empowerment-based, solution-focused approach to treatment.

   Contact: (206)-257-3669


Darryl Graham, Psy.D.
 

Darryl Graham, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual, group, and family therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Graham received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, D.C., and he completed his pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He has worked and trained in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric units at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., Western State Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, private practice, community mental health centers, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Dr. Graham sees children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral problems, phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues, grief and loss, and trauma. He has extensive training in helping individuals and families improve communication skills. He also enjoys working with parents to create supportive behavior plans for their children.

Dr Graham specializes in working with adolescents struggling with self-defeating behaviors and difficulty with mood. In addition he has experience and training in working with eating disorders and issues related to food and body image, utilizing evidence-based treatments.

Dr. Graham works from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, and draws upon other approaches to collaboratively address the issues that concern clients.

http://www.drdarrylgraham.com

   Contact: (425)-954-3321


Nathaniel Jungbluth, Ph.D.
 

Nathaniel Jungbluth, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver and completed a psychology residency at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jungbluth is funded by Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to train clinicians and organizations around the state in evidence-based treatments for children with posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression and behavior problems. Dr. Jungbluth is also a collaborator on research projects through the University of Washington (Departments of Psychology and Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy) aimed at improving mental health services for youth and families around the state. Dr. Jungbluth’s clinical work is predominantly cognitive-behavioral and focuses on treatment of posttraumatic stress (such as following abuse, violence, or traumatic loss), anxiety, depression and child behavior problems.

   Contact: (425) 954-6038


Anna Kotelnikova, Psy.D.
 

Dr. Anna Kotelnikova works with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples.
Her areas of clinical focus are:

Behavior problems in kids and adolescents
Parenting
Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Eating Disorders
Trauma and PTSD
Grief and Loss
Divorce
Couples counseling
Adoption issues
Cultural and Sexual Identity
Giftedness

Dr. Kotelnikova holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle. She has over 15 years of experience in the filed of mental health including working in hospitals, community clinics, child treatment centers and correctional facilities.

Dr. Kotelnikova's therapeutic approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existentialism, Depth Psychology, Art and Play Therapy. She has presented domestically and internationally on the topics of complicated grief and trauma following a loss of a loved one to a traumatic death such as suicide.

Dr. Kotelnikova also work with couples using EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. EFT is usually a short-term structured approach that strives to recreate a safe bond between the partners. EFT is suitable for both gay and straight couples.

Her background also includes a long standing interest in movement and meditation (dance, yoga and body awareness) as well as Somatic Psychology approaches specifically as they refer to Trauma work. Dr. Kotelnikova is WA state approved Ethnic Minority Specialist and her research focused on issues of immigration and acculturation. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Kotelnikova conducts trauma evaluations for torture survivors seeking asylum in U.S. and is a volunteer with Health Right International whose focus is assisting torture survivors. She is fluent in Russian.

www.newnormalpsychotherapy.com

   Contact: (425)-243-4048


Sonja Kottke, Ph.D.
 

Dr. Sonja Kottke is a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Kottke is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington’s Child Development Clinic where she conducts neuro-developmental assessment, and specializes in diagnostic evaluations for a variety of disorders, such as ADHD, learning disorders, and autism. She also conducts psychological testing including cognitive, academic, memory, and executive function evaluations. Dr. Kottke provides individual therapy with adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, and mood disorders. She utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and interpersonal therapies, and other therapeutic frameworks as appropriate. She also has experience working with intensive and crisis oriented issues inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adolescents, and adults.

   Contact: (206) 552-9277


Claudia Mason, MA, LMHC
 

Claudia Mason has a background in international education as well as educational issues with children who have mental health and medical issues. She completed international Montessori training at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and she has taught in Montessori programs and directed children’s theater in New York City. Since then, her exploration of individual core strengths and strategies for increasing self-esteem and competencies has included work as classroom teacher, principal, behavior specialist and therapist.

Claudia values the process of integrating learning strategies with cognitive behavioral therapy. She has effectively used this process to provide in-depth support for children, adolescents and adults, in a wide range of situations including her work at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she was an educator as well as DBT group therapy leader in the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.

Claudia has expertise in

  • Individual learning strategies to address school challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment and transitional stress
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Elder Mental Health Issues

Claudia believes that a commitment from parents to engage in the therapeutic process and practice strategies at home is essential to realizing strength-focused relationships within the family. Claudia also has experience with elder mental health, and values the spiritual and creative possibilities for ever-deepening and meaningful self-exploration.

   Contact: (206)-708-4300


Elaine W. Pool, MSW, LICSW, BCD, DCSW
 

Elaine W. Pool, MSW, LICSW, BCD, DCSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker as well as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work by ABECSW. She sees adults, adolescents, children, families and couples. She has been in practice since 1971 and has extensive experience in the areas of anxiety, mood disorders, family and relationship issues, ADD/ADHD and behavioral problems of children and adolescents. She utilizes approaches specific to client needs which include interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and short term problem-focused therapy. Her work with adults includes couples therapy and assisting adults through life trauma issues and adjustments. She has served as Clinical Director at El Paso Center for Children (inpatient treatment program) and as a consultant to inpatient programs for adolescents. She has given many presentations and workshops in her areas of expertise.

   Contact: (425)-481-5700, press 7 at menu


Susan Toth Patiejunas, Ph.D.
 

Susan Toth Patiejunas, Ph.D. received her doctorate from the University of Washington in 1996. She subsequently completed three years of postdoctoral training in the psychological and neuropsychological assessment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including ADHD, learning disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia), executive function challenges (e.g., organizational skills), autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Autism, Aspergers), and neurodevelopmental deficits associated with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure (e.g., Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). She continues to specialize in the diagnostic evaluation of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities in her private practice, as well as provide assessments for entrance into highly capable programs or early entrance into kindergarten. She has experience in working directly with public schools in Washington and is versed in law pertaining to special education eligibility criteria. She works with a wide range of children from preschool ages to adolescence. Dr. Toth Patiejunas also works at the University of Washington Medical Center, Center on Human Development and Disability where she is an attending psychologist in the Child Development Clinic and supervises psychology postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Toth Patiejunas does not provide therapy or intervention services.

   Contact: (425)-481-5700, press 9 at menu, then 4


Joanna Thome, Psy.D.
 

Dr. Joanna Thome is a clinical psychologist who works with children and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, identity issues, and adjustment concerns. She currently works in the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and has trained in three other Children’s hospitals around the country. Dr. Thome specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults facing acute or chronic medical issues. Dr. Thome has worked with children and families treated in the Departments of Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, Cardiology, Cranio-Facial, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology, among others. Dr. Thome uses cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family systems, and other therapeutic frameworks as appropriate.

   Contact: (425)-502-5625


Maureen Turner, Psy.D.
 

Maureen Turner, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the diagnostic evaluation of children. Her expertise includes the charting of healthy developmental progress, identification of gifted children, and in-depth assessment of neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning disabilities, ADHD, executive functioning challenges, and deficits related to prenatal substance exposure. Dr. Turner earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University. She then completed her doctoral work at Pepperdine University and her post-doctoral training at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is experienced in assessing a wide range of children from birth through adolescence and especially enjoys providing assessments for young children, including infants, toddlers and pre-school aged kids.

Dr. Turner believes that the ultimate goal of the assessment process is to empower parents with the knowledge and tools that will allow them to give their child the best chance at a happy and full life. Through the use of a variety of assessment measures Dr. Turner partners with parents to answer the big questions and to gain a deeper understanding of a child’s unique strengths and weaknesses.

   Contact: (425)-213-7286 and dr.maureen.turner@gmail.com


Jelena A. Vranjin, Ph.D.
 

Dr. Vranjin is a clinical psychologist offering therapy services to adults and adolescents. She has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and mental health difficulties ranging from mild life difficulties to severe mental illness. She aims to help clients identify and cope with internal and external obstacles that keep them from having the kind of life they want to have. This involves helping clients to deal with difficult emotions that often feel unbearable and uncontrollable, and to understand why they repeatedly engage in actions that are self defeating and/or destructive. Dr. Vranjin hopes to help clients to begin making necessary changes to live more fulfilling lives that are centered on their personal strengths and values.

Dr. Vranjin received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and completed postdoctoral work at Fairfax Behavioral Health Hospital. She focuses on using evidence-based therapy approaches, specifically including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement and mindfulness based techniques.

Specific areas of treatment include but are not limited to:

  • Personal growth and adjustment to life changes
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Immigration and acculturation stress
  • Crisis management

   Contact: (425)-481-5700 ext 6


Sarah R. Welton, Ph.D.
 

Sarah R. Welton, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. She provides services to adolescents and adults utilizing an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral approach that includes mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has received specialized training in chronic pain, substance use disorders, PTSD, adolescent development, primary care/behavioral health integration, and biofeedback. Areas of clinical specialty include:

-Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement -Chronic Pain -Substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues -Trauma and PTSD -Behavioral Medicine and management of chronic health problems -Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -Binge Eating/Emotional Eating -Adolescent and adult stress, anxiety, and depression -Bereavement, grief, and loss -Military veterans and their families -Difficulties and problems in relationships

Dr. Welton believes the work of therapy is often to learn how to be present with discomfort and cultivate compassion for oneself and others in order to move in the direction of a full, rich, and meaningful life. She offers psychoeducation and treatment to clients in both individual and groups settings.

   Contact: (206)-300-5509 and dr.sarah.welton@gmail.com


Lisa Zaidi, Ph.D.
 

Lisa Zaidi, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents, children, and adults. As a psychotherapist who specializes in work with teens, Dr. Zaidi's practice areas include the full range of issues pertinent to adolescence. She also works with younger children, employing play and art therapy techniques as well as more traditional cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches. Dr. Zaidi works with some adults, particularly those experiencing depression, anxiety, or trauma-related difficulties. Dr. Zaidi received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and completed her Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Iowa. She also trained at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles. In addition to her private practice work, Dr. Zaidi has worked as an inpatient staff psychologist at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders in Palo Alto, California and has taught undergraduate and graduate psychology students in the Department of Psychology at Seattle University. Most recently, she developed a comprehensive counseling program at Lakeside Upper School in Seattle. Dr. Zaidi continues to conduct psychological research and has published nine articles and book chapters on assessment and treatment issues.

   Contact: (425)-481-5700, press 2 at menu