Gregory Whiting, MSW, LICSW

I have a MSW from the University of Washington School of Social Work. My clinical tools are primarily motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based CBT, suicide assessment, and a strengths-based approach. I utilize these skills to create an environment in which people are better able to identify problems, identify their strengths, and change behaviors that are no longer useful for them. My therapeutic approach is emotionally focused, trauma-informed, and collaborative.  I primarily work with adults and teenagers.  I charge $175 for a 50-minute individual session. I am in-network with First Choice, Kaiser PPO, Premera, and Lifewise insurance plans.

In his spare time, Gregory is an avid science fiction fan (almost all mediums of expression for the genre).  He prefers biking over walking, and (pre-Covid) boxes on a near daily basis.  He has started two businesses recently (consulting and therapy practice), and likes to plan big family trips since all of his people live in Detroit or cities east of it.

Lambert S Rochfort, MSW, LICSW

I assist clients in building skills and acquiring tools to align their life with their values and vision. I help clients identify their own strengths and wisdom to effectively face life’s challenges, achieve goals and create lasting changes. I consider the social and cultural factors that impact each person’s ways of being, how they are treated in this world, and how they adapt to difficult experiences. I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental, creative and hopeful space that is conducive to self-exploration and transformation.

I have a Masters in Social Work from University of Washington. My approach is primarily cognitive/behavioral and most of my training is in CBT and DBT, but I also draw on other modalities including mindfulness, ACT, art therapy, ecological, humanistic and IFS.  I accept private pay clients as well as Kaiser, Premera and First Choice insurances.  I offer a sliding fee scale to those in need.

Karla Zavala, MA/ LMHCA

As an immigrant and woman of color, it’s important for me to work and support the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. I practice with a multi culturally sensitive and inclusive approach, including offering sessions in English and Spanish.

I utilize both dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy to explore the best path forward for my clients. I work through an existential and person-centered lens. I am eclectic and work with a variety of approaches to best suit the needs of the client.

Currently, I work Mondays – Thursdays and see clients throughout the day.

I am in network with Premera, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Lifewise.

Lauren Medina, MA/LMHCA

As a therapist I am committed to providing mental health services that create a safe space for people from all walks of life. As a woman of color, I have a passion to work with BIPOC and LGBTQA communities, and welcome all clients looking to be met at their journey of healing. 

I lean towards using an eclectic approach to therapy keeping in mind that not one approach will fit every client’s needs. However, the approaches I am most familiar with are cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, and attachment theory. I believe taking a holistic look at the mind, body and spirituality can also have great benefits to breaking down barriers with mental health. 

My schedule is open from 10 am – 6pm, Monday through Thursday.

I am in network with Premera, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Lifewise and offer sliding scale.

George Rhodes, MSW, LICSWA

Located in Seattle’s North Capitol Hill, I work one-on-one with young adults and adults struggling with alcohol and/or drugs, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. Every person has their own strengths, needs, and goals—making everybody’s mental health journey unique. My approach is holistic, client-centered, trauma-informed, and evidence-based. I believe that you are the expert on your life, and my job is to help you recognize and unlock your potential in a supportive, non-judgmental, brave space. I primarily utilize a combination of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but also draw from other modalities.

I see clients from 10am-4pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I charge $125 for a 50-minute session; am in-network with most Premera, LifeWise, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans; and offer a sliding scale for those in need.

Samantha Poyta, MSW, LSWAIC

Having worked in the social work field for over 10 years, I have seen clients recover, adapt and grow time and time again. My role as a therapist is to support you holistically in reaching your personal goals and navigating life challenges.

I specialize in working with adults seeking support with depression, anxiety, substance use, chronic pain and illness, femininity in the modern age, greater relationship satisfaction and power imbalances at work, home and in the larger social spheres.

To learn more about my background, please visit my website

I am currently offering bilingual (English and Spanish) in-person, telehealth and echotherapy sessions Wednesday-Friday. I charge $125 for a 50-minute session and accept private pay clients as well as most Premera, LifeWise, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. My office is located at Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic in Ballard.

Tess Flaherty, LMHCA

I am a mindfulness-based, cognitive and dialectical therapist. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to reach the individual needs of each client. I specialize in Eating Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression and work primarily with adolescents, families, and adults. I believe each person is the expert of their story, and it is important you feel you are getting your needs met in therapy. Reaching out for help can feel challenging, I will work with you to provide a safe and open space, and work towards a healing transformation.

Currently, I work Monday-Friday and work throughout the day. 
I am in network with Premera, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Lifewise and offer sliding scale.

Kristie Flournoy, LSWAIC

First and foremost, I want you to know that you are not alone in this journey. I work with clients every day to gain new emotional skills, grow greater connections in their relationships, or just increase the joy in their life. I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and those who are trying to improve their life. I am also LGBTQIA-knowledgeable and I support relationships in all forms (including alternative, non-monogamous, and kink lifestyles).

I am a strengths-based, client-centered therapist. You are the expert on you, so I tailor my therapeutic approach to your individual needs. My goal is to help you see yourself clearer, feeling empowered to make your life what you want it to be. Most of all, I want you to feel seen.

I see clients only via telehealth, scheduled Monday from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm. My fee is $125 for 50 minute sessions, and I offer sliding scale pricing to those who might need it. I am in network with Premera, LifeWise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser HMO/PPO.

Svetlana Shjerven, MSW, LSWAIC

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Located in the Greater Seattle Area, I work with individual adults and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, phobias (e.g. social phobia, agoraphobia), self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief, and chronic pain/illness. I enjoy working with those in the LGBTQIA+ community and am gender-affirming, and welcome anyone seeking therapy to promote healing, change, or to better understand themselves. I draw from multiple therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and others, while taking a more eclectic, somatic and existential approach in my work with clients. I prioritize creating a space with you that is welcoming, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and where we can deeply explore what you want to work on in therapy. I follow your lead, taking a client-centered approach, while offering my expertise to help you grow and promote resilience and strength-building.

I offer primarily telehealth sessions. My 50-minute session rate is $125, and I accept most Premera, LifeWise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser plans. I also offer a sliding scale self-pay rate when possible to make therapy more accessible to you. My schedule is open from 9am – 4pm Monday through Thursday and 1pm – 5pm Friday.

To learn more about my approach and background, visit my website: Counseling | Seattle, WA | Cicada Mental Health, PLLC (


I’ve been an active clinician in the counseling field since 2014. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents presenting with anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I also have extensive experience treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. My therapeutic framework is rooted in the concepts and applications of Cognitive, Dialectical, and  Rational Behavior Therapy with a strong belief in the foundational need for mindfulness-based skills. I am also familiar with and interested in working with complicated grief, IFS, attachment and family systems. I operate from an empathetic and eclectic therapy approach and will draw from an array of modalities to cater to your unique and evolving needs. 

My current availability is Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm.

My rate is $125 for a 50- minute session.  

I accept private pay clients as well as most Premera, LifeWise, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser HMO and PPO plans. I offer a sliding scale for those in need.