Milieu Therapist Lead

Uses She/Her pronouns

Whitney is a therapist and mountain sport athlete. Whitney received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and completed a clinical internship at MEND Seattle, where she was trained in an anti-oppression, intersectional feminist approach to psychotherapy. Whitney is passionate about deconstructing systems of oppression that impact marginalized identities not only through eating disorder treatment but throughout the many communities she is a part of. Born and raised in British Columbia’s mountains, Whitney’s relationship to the natural world informs both her clinical and creative work. Her experience as as a collegiate athlete, mountaineer guide and wilderness therapy clinician continues to motivate a growing imagination for what it means to be alive. When not hanging out at Opal, Whitney can be found with few creative projects on the go, unsuccessfully growing a garden, or in the aftermath of logging too many miles on foot, skis or ropes without enough sunscreen. 

Whitney has professional interest and advanced training in: Attachment, attuned/ intuitive eating, depression/ anxiety, Enneagram, Health at Every Size, RO DBT, somatic psychotherapy, spirituality, sport and exercise/ athletes, systems of oppression, trauma, women’s health.