INDIVIDUAL COUNSELORS, TRAINING AND DEGREES
Paul Hunziker, M.A., LMFT, CDP. Paul Hunziker received his Masters of Science degree in Child Couples and Family Therapy from Anitoch University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts Counseling Psychology from the Prescott College.
Paul originally founded Family Therapy in 2014, where he maintains a robust private practice and specializes in working with couples and families. Since 1999, he has been serving the area in various mental health capacities working with issues including communication, parenting, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, alcoholism and sexual abuse. Paul also has extensive experience working with several models and treatment modes.
Paul uses an integrated approach to counseling which utilizes methods from several treatment models. His therapeutic approach to counseling in grounded in the evidence based practice Motivational Interviewing. This approach is client centered which aims to help you identify and achieve your own goals through counseling. He also integrates Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, and Play Therapy Techniques which attempt to improve communication in families and develop coping strategies for managing strong emotions.
Paul is associated with:
- Masters of Addiction Counseling with a Co-Occurring Mental Health Endorsement (MAC)
- National Association of Addiction Counselors (NAADAC)
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member
- Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT) Clinical Member
- Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Washington State License Number LF60176228, CP60213851
Maureen McCarthy-Koth, MA, LMHC. Maureen received her Master's in Counseling Psychology in 2006 from The Seattle School. She is a licensed mental health counselor and an approved clinical supervisor. Maureen also teaches first year masters students at The Seattle School. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential drug and alcohol treatment centers, community transitional housing agencies, academic institutions and private practice.
Maureen meets with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including the pressures of day to day living, relational struggles, depression, anxiety, communication skills, PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, addiction, domestic violence and couples issues. Working most often from a relational/interpersonal perspective, Maureen also uses her training in Motivational Interviewing and Life Span Integration when helpful. She believes that understanding ourselves in the context of early childhood experiences and present relationships is an important way to grow toward developing and sustaining life enhancing relationships. The work of counseling helps consider the way in which past painful wounds have kept you from peace and wellbeing, why the same themes and challenges arise in your present relationships and how you can develop healthy ways of communicating and living well.
Washington State License Number LH60229136
Robyn Bennetts, ARNP, PMHNP
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority for individuals of all ages. I have 11 years of experience in a variety of settings. I provide medication management with brief supportive therapy. My goal is to help people at all stages of development achieve their greatest potential. It is my strong belief that biology, psychology, and social circumstances shape our experiences and how we react to our environment. I can usually see new clients within 1-2 weeks. If you need more extensive therapy I have referrals in the office and other locations.
I have extensive experience in ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorders and Psychotic Disorders. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a "Family" specialized ARNP I have experience treating children, adolescents and adults.
I provide brief supportive therapy and medication management. I consider it a privilege to join you and/or your child and family member on your journey. Please visit my website robynbennetts.com for more information on ARNP/ PMHNP's, myself and my practice. Thanks.
License # AP300007110
Amy Harp MA, LMFT
My belief is that counseling is a journey and our first step is to define where you want to go. We will also identify your strengths, what's working well in your life, and the things that can be changed for you to get to your destination. Counseling consists of defining problems, understanding relevant history, and designing interventions to alter behaviors, feelings, attitudes, and thought patterns. My intention is to listen, validate, and empower your abilities.
I have over 10 years of experience working as a marriage and family therapist. My experience includes counseling adults, children, adolescents, and families in community mental health agencies. I have extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with: relational struggles, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, and other trauma.
I utilize different approaches to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. I use cognitive behavioral techniques: examining thought and relationship patterns. As well as, motivational interviewing: looking at ways that you can make positive behavioral changes that creates the life you want.
Specialties: Anger Management, Anxiety, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict , Grief, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, Mood Disorders
Washington State License Number LF60096171
Linda is currently seeking her MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a certificate in Multicultural Competency at Antioch University of Seattle. She is doing her internship here at Family Therapy and Recovery as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and will graduate in June 2018.
Linda received her BA degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Psychology. Additionally, she has history in Chemical Dependency and Harm Reduction Counseling, Intervention and Prevention in drug and alcohol abuse. She has been trained in suicide prevention through her time working for the Crisis Hotline.
“My research has been focused on child disorders such as ADHD, ODD, Social Anxiety and helping children and families use diet and mindfulness as means to improve behavior. I have done research regarding working with families experiencing PTSD from the military and other trauma. My theoretical orientation is CBT, Dialectical Behavior, Psychodynamic, and Gestalt therapy. I also love Carl Jung's work with dreams to help clients find for themselves the origin of their thinking and discovering where their thinking is creating the behavior to move forward in healthy ways. I have been heavily involved with American Indian traditions and ceremonies for about 22 years.”
Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration CG60784782
Katharine E. Cooke (Kate) LMHC,CDP
Kate graduated from Antioch University in 2004, with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Western Washington University. Kate Also has her certification in Chemical Dependency from Bellevue College.
She has been practicing with Co-Occurring disorder clients since 2004. Kate has experience working with substance use disorders, a variety of mental health issues, domestic violence and clients involved with the criminal justice system.
Kate primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with her clients as it is evidence based and results can be relatively quick. Kate is also proficient in Motivational Interviewing, helping clients see how their behaviors may not be working for them.
Kate likes to spend her free time gardening and doing projects around her home. On a sunny day Kate can be seen riding the streets of Renton and Kent on her Motorcycle.
Washington State License Number LC00010378, CP00006077