Therapists

Shannon Dickerson, MA, LMFT

WA State License #LF60093186 Click for Shannon's Biography

Shannon received her Master's Degree in Child, Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle in 2006, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Central Washington University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of Washington and has worked with families in various settings since 2001. Shannon utilizes several treatment approaches, such as Cognitive/Behavioral, Parenting Education, Play Therapy, Family Systems and Attachment Therapy.

Over the past decade she has focused her training on helping families with special needs including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Shannon offers compassionate support and practical tools to better help manage the unique challenges in your life. She works with each individual and family to create the best possible approach, help implement it immediately and maintain it over time.

Sara Jones, MS, LMFT

WA State License #LF60849502 Click for Sara's Biography

Sara, originally from Colorado, moved to Washington in 2006 and fell in love with the Seattle area. She received her Bachelors in Psychology and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Sara has clinical experience working on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Seattle Children's Hospital, working in a partial hospitalization program that specialized in eating disorder treatment and working with individuals, couples and families of all ages in both private practice and community mental health settings.

Sara uses an eclectic approach to therapy that is tailored to each individual's needs and goals. She incorporates emotion focused, family systems, cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapeutic interventions. Sara particularly enjoys working with teens, couples and women of all ages. In her free time, Sara loves spending time with her family, getting outdoors, and watching a good movie.

Jennifer Nelson, MA, LMHC, CDP

WA State License #LH00008407Click for Jennifer's Biography

Jenny is only providing telehealth counseling services at this time.

In her role as a therapist, Jenny’s intention is to support and guide your personal growth. She offers an affirming stance and a supportive environment for exploration of the more delicate experiences in life that may be interfering with relationships, work, and the ability to be truly happy. She is interested in empaths and Spirituality and can provide support to you if you wish to explore this aspect of your life in a therapeutic setting.

Her subject matter expertise includes addressing recovery from addiction, codependency, LGBTQIA+ community, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, grief and loss, and issues that highly sensitive people (HSP) and empaths face in an overstimulating world.

Jenny is a first-generation college student and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota's Family Social Science Program in 1996. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 1999 and lived in Puyallup and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital. She became a Substance Use Disorder Professional from Bellevue College in 2010 and worked at Residence XII and eventually went into work as an Employee Assistance Professional with First Choice Health and The Boeing Company. She completed formal Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training with the Oasis Institute affiliated with the University of Massachusetts in 2016, as well as with Mindfulness Northwest in 2019. She earned the Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) credential in April of 2020 and volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). She developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for The Boeing Company and has cultivated and sustained a meditation practice since 1998.

One of her favorite quotes from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Founder, is “as long as you are breathing, there is more right than wrong with you, no matter how difficult things may be for you in this moment.”

Kimarie Scholz, MA, LMHC

WA State License #LH61163863Click for Kimarie's Biography

Kimarie grew up on a farm in nearby Snohomish. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Western Washington University in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Seminary shortly thereafter. She spent the next decade living in foreign countries, doing aid work, and then returned to the states with her husband to be a stay-at-home-mom to their five kiddos for another decade. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2017 and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Kimarie loves working with people of diverse backgrounds and tends to utilize a person-centered approach, focusing on helping the client feel empowered to discover their own solutions to life’s difficulties. She also has a passion for trauma recovery, women’s issues, and incorporating a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to counseling.

Joel Wright, MA, LMHC

WA State License #LH00008912Click for Joel's Biography

Joel has spent most of his life in the Arlington-area. Since childhood, Joel has been passionate about helping people succeed. In 2000, he began providing mental health counseling in the clinical setting. He is trained and experienced in helping many types of people, with various issues, including students who have emotional and behavioral difficulties. His approach focuses on the healthy aspects of life while being mindful of the whole-person (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual).

In 2001, Joel received his Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. He then moved back to the Arlington-area and began providing counseling at a local mental health agency. In 2003, Joel decided to open Wrightway Counseling Services in order to provide quality counseling in a convenient location for the families in his hometown.