Milieu Therapist Lead

Uses She/Her pronouns

Whitney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington (#MC60948355). Whitney received her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She completed a clinical internship at MEND Seattle, where she was trained in an anti-oppression, intersectional feminist approach to psychotherapy. She has a small private practice across from Seattle’s legendary fisherman’s terminal in an office space that offer’s creative counseling services to women & vulnerable identities in Seattle. Born and raised in British Columbia’s interior mountains, Whitney worked as a mountaineer guide in the B.C Coastal’s and a Youth and Family Support Worker at a Wilderness Therapy School. Both roles continue to influence her clinical and creative work. 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.