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.

Ash Martinez, LSWAIC

Ash Martinez is a perinatal and postpartum therapist who graduated from Boise State University in 2023 with a Master’s in Social Work. Ash’s pronouns are (she/her) and she is a Mexican American who is committed to anti-racism and is an LGBTQ+ advocate; she is passionate about human and animal rights. Ash’s commitment to the perinatal and postpartum population is both personal and professional.

Ash served as a home visitor with a non-profit from 2018-2022 supporting the perinatal and postpartum population who were considered to have a high-risk pregnancy (due to physical or mental health concerns); in this role, Ash connected expectant individuals to resources and referrals that would encourage a healthy pregnancy.

Ash’s approach is client-centered and trauma-informed; frequent modalities Ash uses are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Prevention Response Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Ash is committed to helping individuals reach their therapy goals in a supporting environment that honors individuality and shows love to their inner child. Ash lives in the Tacoma area with her husband and three young sons.

Belinda Biedermann, MDiv, LMHCA

It is courageous for you to reach out for support. You may be feeling stuck and confused about what to do with the discomfort you are living with. Reaching out is the first step toward clarity and healing. For over ten years I have integrated evidence-based mindfulness exercises and practices to bring awareness to patterns that inhibit personal growth, particularly with individuals that are challenged with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. The whole person is impacted in addiction and mindfulness opens a door to warmly bring attention to how your mind, body and emotional self are experiencing daily life.

I work with the frameworks of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and a mix of other therapeutic modalities to help you identify and more directly meet your needs, thus experiencing more self-compassion and less suffering. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, loss & grief, trauma, relationship struggles and/or life transitions together we can explore outdated self-beliefs while discovering  your inner strengths and creative instincts that offer new ways for you to live.

I see clients Monday (11-3pm), Tuesday – Thursdays (8am-5pm). My rate is $140 for a 55 minute session.

I accept private pay clients as well as most In-network insurance plans through Premera, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lifewise, Regence and Kaiser. I also offer sliding scale options. 

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.

Cristina Speer, MSW, LSWAIC

My approach is holistic, client-centered, and trauma-informed. I strive to integrate the
intersectionality of the individual, familial, cultural, and social factors to best understand my
client’s lived experience. I use a variety of modalities to best suit my client’s needs, pulling
from CBT, DBT, ACT, and TF-CBT. Additionally, play therapy and art therapy techniques are
woven through treatment to encourage self-expression and emotion regulation.
I specialize in working with neurodivergent individuals, whether or not they have a
formalized diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum
Disorder. My intention is not to treat neurodiversity, but to help individuals and families
navigate a world that often lacks accommodations for the diversity of human experience. I
am knowledgeable and supportive of LGBTQIA+ identities and relationships/family makeups
of all kinds.

I am accepting new clients and am in network with Premera, LifeWise, BlueCross Blue Shield,
and Kaiser. I currently work with children (ages 10+), adolescents, and adults. My hours are
Monday and Tuesday 12:00 – 6:00, Thursday and Friday 8:00 – 5:00.

Rebecca Barnett, MA, LMHCA

Drawing heavily from attachment-based approaches, I prioritize creating a secure and
supportive therapeutic alliance as the foundation for healing. I understand the weight of worst-
case scenarios and the drowning out of reason. Life transitions can be daunting, especially if
you deviate from the heteronormative path. My approach is warm, laid-back, and
compassionate. Our work is based on trust, respect, and your goals.

My background encompasses extensive work with ADHD and autism, with recent specialization
in autism spectrum disorder during my current doctoral level clinical training. As a sex positive
therapist, I affirm consensual sexual expression as a natural and healthy aspect of human life. I
actively challenge societal norms surrounding identity and sexuality, fostering guilt-free
dialogues. Central to my practice is the commitment to providing a safe, inclusive environment
where clients can authentically explore their identities and experiences, with understanding and
empathy. My expertise extends to supporting individuals grappling with high sensitivity, anxiety,
perfectionism, OCD, childhood emotional neglect, attachment injuries, divorce, grief, and loss.
Together, we embark on a journey navigating the complexities of your experiences, empowering
you to lead a life true to yourself. With a trauma-informed approach, I facilitate open discussions
without shame, as we explore together your unique identity and lived experiences.
I work with all ages: individuals, couples, and families. I am accepting new clients for virtual and
in person appointments. I have weekday appointments available, along with limited evening

I accept private pay clients as well as insurance.

Insurance Accepted: Premera, BCBS, Anthem, Lifewise, Regence, Kaiser,and First Choice.
Out of Network: Cigna and HMA/RGA (Can provide superbill.)
My rate is $175 per hour, $90 per half hour.