The Phoenix Front office staff are there to schedule, or reschedule appointments, bill your insurance company, if any, give messages to your counselor, and all the other tasks needed to make the office run efficiently. They also track which counselors are credentialed with specific insurance companies and each counselor's specialities.
Sheril and Katie
All of the counselors at the Phoenix Offices, LLC hold valid licenses as issued by the Department of Health, State of Washington and maintain separate businesses within this organization..
Stephen T Wilson, MSW, Ph.D.
Stephen T Wilson received his Ph.D in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with better than 30 years of experience working with children, youth and their families. Dr. Wilson has been a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers(ACSW) since 1996. He is an Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist and provides consultation and training on Culturally Responsive engagement with person's of African descent. He also provides consultation on attachment based and trauma informed treatment. Finally, Dr. Wilson in a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work.
Peter J. Sanderson, LMFT
Hi. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Multisystemic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Before going into private practice, I worked in community mental health providing a wide range of Evidence-Based therapeutic services to youth and families. Some of the areas my practice has focused on include life transitions (coping with relative-care placements, adjusting to college, recovering from divorce, mid-life existential issues), blended families, and domestic violence. I work with adults, adolescents, and occasionally see couples. Insurance that I will bill for in-network include Aetna, Amerigroup, Coordinated Care, Community Health Plan of Washington, First Choice Health Network, Kaiser Options PPO, Premera, and Regence/Uniform.
Laura M Akhavan, MA, CDP, LMHCA, LLC
We have the inner wisdom needed to reach our highest potential. I work with the whole person, body, mind, spirit, in the context of individual experience, family, and community.
Clients may withdraw or use substances as a response to trauma, experiencing addiction, depression or anxiety, as a coping mechanism. Clients are the experts of their own experience, and I facilitate the process of change to meet their needs more effectively. Through collaborative work with varied theoretical approaches, I meet clients where they are, develop goals and work through the process of small steps to make changes that shift the outcomes. I work with adults, in individual, couples or family work. I specialize in areas of substance use and trauma.
My areas of interest include PTSD, codependency, domestic abuse and relationship issues, stress and anxiety disorders, depression and grief, sleep disorders, spirituality, and life transitions. I use mainly evidence-based therapies, with a focus on CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, CBT, family systems, archetypal and dreamwork, and communication tools. I have 8-years experience in community mental health, after earning my Master’s degree in counseling psychology at St. Martin’s University.
Liesl Bauer Judah, LICSW, PLLC
I began my private practice in Olympia in 2011 after 5+ years working in Seattle and Tacoma. While I work with all school age children and their families, my practice tends to focus on Teenagers and their Families who are struggling with ADHD, Anxiety/Depression, and Behavior issues. I take an eclectic approach to work through the situations my clients are going through to accomplish their goals.
Bill Stoner, MA, LMHC, CSAT, Clinical Supervisor
To view Bill’s website describing his therapy practice, and to obtain downloadable forms, click on this link, StonerCounseling.com
To view Bill's website on Journaling the InnerLenz Way, click on this link, InnerLenz.com.
William “Bill” McKeon MSW LICSW
He has been licensed to practice independently in the field of clinical social work since 2007, and worked in a variety of mental health clinics since 1997. He specializes in treating individuals with a range of mental health issues including: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, suicidal and self-harm behaviors, child/adolescent behavior issues, attention deficit issues, family relationship problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief/loss, issues related to aging, pain management, addiction recovery and more.
Mr. McKeon works with populations including children (6 and up), adolescents, adults, couples, families, veterans, and seniors.
Victor L. Steffens, Ph.D., LMHC, CDP