Leadership

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Dr. Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D

Co-Founder

Dr. Hallowell, M.D., ED.D

A specialist in learning differences, Dr. Hallowell’s ground-breaking books, "Driven to Distraction" and "Delivered from Distraction" (both co-authored with Dr. John Ratey), brought Attention Deficit Disorder to the general public and have sold millions of copies. With decades of experience working with people who have ADHD, Dr. Hallowell has long argued that ADHD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability” and that the gifts of this condition are easily lost amid negative comments.

He is also a revered authority on lifelong personal betterment and fulfillment and has authored 18 books on various psychological topics including the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness, how to manage your “crazy busy” life; how to deal with worry, how to forgive and how to run organizations so that every employee achieves at his or her peak performance.

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Lesley Todaro, LMFTA

Co-Founder

Lesley Todaro, LMFTA

Lesley brings a strength-based approach to her work with clients— moving beyond a negative focus on diagnosis and instead working with each client to help them understand and take advantage of the gifts that often accompany their unique challenges. The experience of facing some of these challenges in her own family prompted Lesley to deepen her understanding of ADHD through intensive postgraduate training with Dr. Edward Hallowell, a national leader in in the field of ADHD research and treatment.

In addition to her post-graduate training with Dr. Hallowell, Lesley holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (Antioch University); a B.S in Elementary Education (Lesley University) and certification in the treatment of chemical dependency (CDPT) and GAIN assessment — a chemical dependency diagnostic tool which she utilized in her practice at the Science and Management of Addictions, SAMA from 2011-2014.

 
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Beth Meyer, LMFT

Clinical Director

Beth Meyer, LMFT | Clinical Director

Beth works with families, individuals and youth using humanistic, strength based approach. Beth received her Masters of Psychology degree at Antioch University and has been working with diverse populations for over ten years. In addition to supporting individuals and families struggling with ADHD, Beth has extensive experience working with addiction and hard to serve populations. Beth received extensive post-graduate training at the University of Washington at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors.

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Jovana Radovic Wood, LMFT

Clinical Director

Jovana Radovic Wood, LMFT | Clinical Director

Jovana is a client-centered, strength-based therapist who obtained her Psychology undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, followed by her Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Antioch University Seattle.

Jovana received the majority of her clinical training and experience through working with children and families in an acute care setting at the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Seattle Children's Hospital, where she worked to help support children/adolescents (and their families) struggling with ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, and eating disorders.

Simultaneously, Jovana’s own private practice and focus has been dedicated to more humanistic and collaborative approaches, helping the person’s strengths emerge from their distresses, and allowing each person to see their full potential. Jovana is also a Licensed Washington State Supervisor, and works with associate-level practitioners and interns at the Hallowell Todaro Center to help guide their clinical skills and expertise.

 

Therapists

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Angie Milano, LMHC

Angie Milano, LMHC

Angie Milano is a strength-based therapist who received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University. She also received her Master’s Degree in Existential-Phenomonological Psychology from Seattle University.

The majority of Angie’s clinical experience has been working with children and their families on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Additionally, Angie has experience with in-home crisis stabilization while living in Kansas City, Missouri.

Angie has experience working with children and parents struggling with ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and adjustment-related issues. Angie’s education and training has largely focused on appreciating the uniqueness of every client and their individual circumstance in an effort to assist them in creating deeper and lasting relationships.

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Erik Schlocker, LICSW

Erik Schlocker, LICSW

For over 20 years in his work with children, adolescents and adults, Erik has used strengths-based and client-centered perspectives along with cognitive behavioral therapy in his work with youth and adults. He earned his MSW degree from the University Of Washington School Of Social Work. He was clinical social work fellow at Yale Child Study Center at Yale University. As a fellow, he engaged in individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and their families. He was a therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and is currently a clinical social worker in the Department of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Eileen Underhill, Play Therapist Intern

Eileen Underhill, Play Therapist Intern

Eileen holds a Master of Science degree in Play Therapy from the University of South Wales, UK and is certified as a Child Life Specialist. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Seattle University to obtain licensure in Washington State.

Eileen’s approach is strengths based, and informed by her knowledge of child development, family dynamics, and attachment theory. Eileen primarily works with children and therefore employs less talk therapy, and more play therapy as that is how children learn, process and express themselves. Through her training as a child life specialist she is equipped to support children and families with preparing for or processing traumatic hospital experiences.

Her hope is to provide skills and insights that will support children and families in their current circumstances, that they can continue to benefit from throughout their lives.

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Frank Couch, MA, LMFT, CDP

Frank Couch, MA, LMFT, CDP

Frank holds a master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle and is dually licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Chemical Dependency Professional. Frank has been in the behavioral health field for over 12 years. His experience includes work in both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment settings with adolescents and adults. In addition he has worked extensively with family members of young people with a host of behavioral health issues such as addictions, depression, anxiety and communication related issues.

Frank has had a small private practice on the north end of Seattle serving individuals and families. Frank also works Full-time for King County Crisis and commitment Services as one of four Supervisors for the Designated Crisis Responders. Frank's approach is client centered and collaborative with those he serves.


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Grace Weigel, LMHC

Grace Weigel, LMHC

Grace completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and did her undergrad in languages in England, which is where she is from originally.

Grace has experience in both group and individual counseling in a variety of settings including schools, the foster care system, inpatient, community centers and universities. Grace spent 3 years working in the community with parents of young children and is passionate about supporting parents.

Grace’s approach to counseling is strength based and client-centered. She holds the belief that every person can grow with support and kindness. She uses education around attachment and neuroscience to help parents understand themselves and their children’s behavior.

Grace believes that we all need spaces where we can be fully human and move away from the many pressures we put on ourselves – especially as parents. In her spare time Grace endeavors to learn what she is preaching as she has three school age children of her own! She also loves to be in nature, traveling and a good book.

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Jennifer Lawrence, LMFT

Jennifer Lawrence, LMFT

Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA, and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Washington. She has over 13 years of experience providing both individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and their parents. Jennifer has worked in a number of clinical settings over the course of her career, including in-home, school, inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. Jennifer is well grounded in several evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has specialized training in “The Incredible Years” and “The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality,” as well as the assessment and treatment of gender identity concerns. Jennifer’s clinical interests center around the assessment and treatment of youth with depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, and gender identity concerns.

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Kelsey Hess, LMHCA

Kelsey Hess, LMHCA

Kelsey is a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA). She received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University New England. Prior to this, she completed her BA degree in Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. Kelsey brings with her experience in a variety of mental health setting including outreach, college counseling, and outpatient counseling. In these roles she has worked with clients interested in addressing ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexuality, and body image.

Kelsey primarily draws from person-centered, strengths-based, and relational counseling approaches. She views the counseling process as a collaborative one, where client and counselor work together to define the therapeutic goals and course of treatment. Kelsey also integrates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based counseling approaches into her work. When she isn't counseling Kelsey can be found cooking or at the park with her two pups.

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Laura Hirschfield, LICSWA, M.Ed

Laura Hirschfield, LICSWA, M.Ed

Laura is a Licensed Clnical Social Worker Associate who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Washington. She also holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University. Empathy, non-judgment, and mindfulness are at the heart of Laura’s practice, as are early attachments and family systems—those first relationships and dynamics that shape us all. Laura also views the work of therapy through a narrative lens—looking deeply at the stories we tell and the language we use to describe ourselves.

After many years working in elementary education, Laura shifted her focus to working with adults—leading support groups for new mothers, making home visits to families in trauma, working with survivors of domestic violence, and providing individual counseling services to adults in various stages of the life span.

Drawing heavily on your strengths, Laura will work with you to create a trusting, transparent, and collaborative relationship where you feel safe to explore the places that feel most vulnerable, and to develop new perspectives and strategies for making the changes you want to make.

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Martina Roggero, LMFTA

Martina Roggero, LMFTA

Martina is a License Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA). Her professional development and experience started in Italy and continued in the US. In Italy, Martina received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Clinical Psychology at University of Torino, and focused her work on trauma, in particular with children and adults survivors of child sexual abuse. In the US, Martina earned her Master Degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University, Seattle, and worked at Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS), providing services for children, adolescents, and families struggling with emotional distress and behavioral problems. Finally, Martina fulfilled the hours of play therapy specific instruction required to become a registered play therapist, and she is currently working towards the practical requirements.

Martina believes that working with clients to collaboratively form a secure relationship provides the safe, comfortable, and supportive environment to manage distress, to explore past experiences and memories, and to develop effective tools to cope with struggles. Martina’s approach is strength-based, humanistic, and client-centered. Her therapeutic perspective draws from a variety of clinical approaches including, Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Strength-based, Client-centered, Narrative, and Play Therapy.

 
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Molly Filer, LMHCA

Molly Filer, MA, LMHCA

Molly earned her Master's degree at Antioch University Seattle in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Manhattan School of Music. Molly has experience in a variety of mental health settings, including work with individuals and groups in community mental health agencies and a partial hospitalization program for women and girls.

As a counselor, she utilizes strengths-based, person-centered, and mindfulness as her primary approaches to the therapeutic relationship. In addition to her training as a counselor, she has taught trauma-informed yoga for the past 5 years in studios around Seattle as well as in a women's prison. In her free time, Molly enjoys being in nature, learning to play the mandolin, and playing with her cat Rudy.

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Sandra McElearney, LICSW

Sandra McElearney, LICSW

Sandra is a strength- based therapist with over 16 years experience providing individual and family therapy to children adolescents and adults. She completed her MSW at Washington University in St. Louis and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sandra's experience includes work in a variety of settings including working as a Emergency Department Mental Health Evaluator at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has also provided psychotherapy in community mental health programs, worked as a home-based counselor, a school social worker and has completed assessments for juvenile court. Sandra utilizes a family systems perspective in her treatment approach and believes in working comprehensively to address each individual's concerns and strengths.

 

Coaches

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Andrea Schpok, MA Ed.

Andrea Schpok, M.A. Ed.

Andrea began her teaching career in 2001 in Southern California. She has a BFA in sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, and went on to earn her teaching credential and MA in Special Education from California State University Northridge while teaching for LAUSD.

Andrea brings a variety of classroom teaching experiences including self-contained Special Education programs as well as collaborative co-teaching positions. She has many years of experience working in the public school system, and has also worked as a Learning Support Teacher for the Zurich International School. Andrea specializes in supporting children and adults with learning differences (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Social/Emotional challenges, etc.) utilizing a strengths based, team approach. She enjoys working with parents and other support providers to help students reach their goals. Andrea is inspired by the teachings of Dr. Hallowell and is thrilled to join the team of the Hallowell Todaro Center.

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Genevieve Norwood, B.A., J.D.

Genevieve Norwood, B.A., J.D.

Genevieve is currently studying School Psychology at Seattle University, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University and a law degree from University of Washington. She has found that the best way to advocate for others is through helping them discover their strengths. Most recently, she worked with juniors and seniors at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS) as a study skills teacher and soccer coach.

In addition to helping her students advocate for themselves, navigate college applications, create organization systems, and deconstruct assignments into manageable steps, she collaborated with each student’s parents and teachers to streamline the student’s learning process. She also has experience working with youth ages 2-18 at a center for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her experience in rigorous academic and work environments has helped her acquire many tools and organization skills that she is eager to share with her clients. When not working with others, she enjoys traveling, kickboxing, running, playing soccer, and spending time with her daughter.

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Kinnavey Cunningham

Kinnavey Cunningham

Kinnavey began working with children with autism while earning her bachelor of science degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This experience sparked her enthusiasm for working with children with developmental challenges. After graduating, she moved to Seattle and was trained in applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy at the University of Washington Autism Center. In collaboration with the Autism Center, she worked as an ABA interventionist with children ‪and youth, implementing individualized programs to target behavioral, social emotional and cognitive skills. Since that time, she has worked with students in elementary school through high school with various challenges and learning differences (ASD, ADD/ADHD, LD, etc.). She applies remediation, modifications and accommodations to make academic content more accessible, with parallel attention to behavioral and social emotional challenges.

Kinnavey strongly believes in using a strengths-based approach, finding the best tools and strategies for each individual, while assisting them in gaining better self-awareness and self-management. This focus includes her current work in the completion of her certification in educational therapy through the University of California-Riverside. When she is not focusing on work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, camping, gardening, and trying new recipes and crafts. She is very excited to be joining the Hallowell Todaro team.


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Laura Takagi, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Laura Takagi, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Laura Takagi has 20 years of experience working with children with developmental disorders. She first began working with children with autism while earning her Bachelor's Degree at Whittier College. It was while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology that she received training in applied behavior analysis and began educating students with autism and related disorders. Laura later worked as a service coordinator for the Regional Center of Orange County where she provided case management for both children and adults with developmental disabilities. In 2002, Laura moved to Seattle and began working toward her Master’s of Education in Special Education from Seattle University. While attending Seattle University she gained experience in several settings including the Tacoma School District, the Lake Washington School District, and at a therapeutic preschool located in King County. After graduating from Seattle University, Laura worked as a preschool teacher for an area school district that served students with developmental disorders in an integrated setting. In 2006, Laura began working full time in the home settings implementing ABA programs and gaining experience while acting as a program manager. During this time she gained experience working with school districts, private schools and collaborating with other professionals in the field. Laura earned her BCBA in 2009, and has since worked as a behavior analyst in a variety of settings. Laura’s experience ranges from working with two year olds to nineteen year olds.

Laura’s area of expertise is working with children who need support with success in the classroom setting primarily those who struggle with executive functioning, impulse control, social skills deficits and emotional regulation. She also enjoys assisting families who require support both at home and in the community.

Lauren Wilson, MSW

Lauren Wilson, MSW

Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and pursued her Master’s degree in social work from the university of Southern California which she received in 2018. Like many others, she has enjoyed the process of reimagining her own experience with ADD as a gift to explore and cultivate.

Lauren spent her first few years after college working with communities that society typically defines by their needs and weaknesses, such as “homeless,” “at-risk,” “vulnerable,” etc. She was able to see for herself that, despite society’s negative labels and stereotypes, many of the clients she worked with were some of the most resilient, creative, and tenacious individuals she’s encountered. She found that she and her clients were more invigorated and hopeful about the future when she gave them space to explore and discuss their unique strengths and interests because, in this space, they could reclaim the power to identify their unique value and purpose. Lauren is inspired by human transformation, connection, and empowering others to identify with their strengths and interests.

When she’s not working, Lauren loves going to the lake on sunny days, trying new Pinterest DIYs and crafts, and cooking new things.

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Liz Huehnergarth, MiT

Liz Huehnergarth, MiT

Liz is an elementary school educator with over 15 years of experience in public and private schools as a teacher, parent and board member. She has a BA in English from the University of Washington and a Masters in Teaching from City University. Liz has special training in literacy from Columbia Teachers College and in Laura Rogan’s Wired for Reading. In addition to her years as a classroom teacher, Liz worked as a tutor for elementary-aged children. She also served on the Washington State Postpartum Support International board of directors and lead the warm-line, where she supported families in crisis.

At the Hallowell Todaro Center, Liz is a coach, tutor and consulting teacher who specializes in providing individualized support for children with ADHD. As part of the school services team, she also provides in-class professional development for educators. Liz is passionate about developing relationships with elementary aged youth and their families, supporting them to reach their potential, while enjoying a happy and joyful childhood.

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Mara Dauber, M.Ed

Mara Dauber

Mara is an early childhood educator who feels most at home in a room full of two-year-olds. She earned her B.A. in Politics from Occidental College where she focused on issues of inequitable access to education. She is currently completing her Master’s in Education at the University of Washington where she is studying Learning Sciences and Human Development.

Over the course of the last 10 years, Mara has worked in educational settings with youth ranging from infants to high school seniors. For the last four years, she worked as a lead preschool teacher in Seattle and Los Angeles. She is passionate about creating educational spaces that affirm youth and work across difference. Mara is incredibly excited to be a part of the team at the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center.

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Mēgan Reimann, Special Education MA Ed., NBCT

Mēgan Reimann, Special Education M.A. Ed. & National Board Certified Teachers

Megan received her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University with a dual certification in General Education K-8 and Special Education K-12. She earned her Master's degree in 2002 in the area of Special Education K-12 Mild to Moderate at Cal State Hayward. She also earned her National Board Certification in 2008 in the area of Special Education Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities. Mēgan has over 22 years of experience in education and working with students, parents, educators and related educational agencies. Her classroom teaching experiences includes: Resource Room Teacher and Inclusion Specialist at the elementary school level, Middle School Language Arts and Socials Studies teacher (in the general education classroom), Study Skills Resource Room teacher at the middle school-level, High School self-contained classroom teacher for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities and behavior problems, 2nd grade teacher in the general education setting, and finally, she went on to teach at International School in Bellevue School District 6-12th grade level as a Study Skills Teacher.

Currently, at Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center, Mēgan has spent time working as an academic coach and tutor, and an educational consultant to both teachers and parents. In addition to this, she is the Professional Development Services Program Lead, and specializes in putting together trainings and educational seminars related to ADHD, Learning Differences and the developing brain at the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center. Mēgan’s passion is to work with students with ADHD and other learning differences, and to help educators and parents find strength-based interventions to meet individual learning difference needs in the classroom and at home.

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Peggy Gomula, PCI Certified Parent Coach®

Peggy Gomula, PCI Certified Parent Coach

Peggy is married with three grown daughters, the entire family having the gift of ADHD. In addition to being a parent coach for almost 20 years Peggy has also been a teacher and a tutor/coach. She received her parent coaching certification from The Parent Coach Institute and her BA in English and Education from SUNY at Potsdam. She has a private practice in Lynnwood as well as working at the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center.

As a parent coach, Peggy is committed to helping parents understand the gifts of ADHD, unlock its potential, and providing them with the tools to raise their children in a fun, calm, and connected household.

 
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Sally Kidder Davis M.ED., PCI Certified Parent Coach®

Sally Kidder Davis M.ED., PCI Certified Parent Coach®

Sally has been supporting parents and families for over 30 years. She earned her bachelors in Psychology and Social Work from Washington State University and her Masters in Community Health Education from Oregon State University. In 2003 Sally became a certified parent coach from the Parent Coaching Institute in Bellevue, WA. Sally is married and she and her husband are adoptive parents of three fabulous young adults. She has been a university health educator, an executive director of two non-profit organizations, and a consultant for a large corporation. Sally was a founding partner and parent coach with Sound Parent for five years.

Sally is an active community volunteer. She is a founding member of the Bainbridge Coalition for Youth and Parents (now called Raising Resilience) and Imagine Bainbridge, two organizations that promoted a positive environment and relevant opportunities for teens. She co-founded the Mama Llamas, a supportive network for parents of tweens and teens. Sally is a lifelong meditator and in her leisure time enjoys hiking, skiing and gardening. Currently, Sally has a private practice on Bainbridge Island, and is co-owner of Life’s a Poodle, a company dedicated to promoting the success and dignity of children who learn differently.

 
 

Coach/Therapists

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Aimee Horn, M.Ed, LMHC, School Services Coordinator

Aimee Horn, M.Ed, LMHCA, School Services Coordinator

Aimee specializes in working with children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression and overall executive function deficits. Aimee has additional expertise providing education and advocacy for parents and students with IEPs and Section 504 Accommodations. Aimee coordinates Hallowell Todaro Center’s School Services Programs.

Aimee helps clients realize their potential by using goal oriented strategies, mindfulness, and a whole-person strength-based approach.

Aimee earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Indiana University and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in the fields of education and mental health in various capacities for the past 17 years.

When not with clients Aimee is usually taxiing her three kids to dance classes, enjoying an exercise class or taking in the beauty of the PNW.

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Kathryn Feder, M.Ed, NCC, LMHCA

Kathryn Korch, M.Ed.,NCC, LMHCA

Kathryn has a Masters in Education from Seattle University and BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Washington. She has experience working as a chemical dependency professional, supervisor and certified GAIN administrator and trainer. She has years of experience working with children, youth and adults in various treatment settings. She has also worked in schools as a Prevention/Intervention Specialist.

Currently Kathryn works as a school counselor and as a Coach/Therapist at the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center. Her approach working with clients is one of finding each person’s strengths and using those strengths to help her clients be successful. Kathryn is currently being supervised by Jovana Radovic, LMFT. Kathryn also has the gift of ADHD and has been using her gifts to achieve her potential.

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Micah Price, MSW, LSWAIC

Micah Price, MSW, LSWAIC

Micah holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. He has experience in school, community mental health, and crisis intervention services with youth, young adults, families, and adults. He has also worked in several traditional and alternative schools in varied roles.

In working with clients, Micah has a therapeutic orientation that is client-centered, strength-based, and contemplative of systemic factors (e.g.: family dynamics, poverty, and environment). He approaches clients using therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), humanistic therapy, and narrative therapy. Micah’s areas of particular interest and experience include ADHD, accommodation planning, gender identity and sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and systems involvement (child welfare, juvenile justice, etc.).

Micah and his dog Zeke are also a volunteer therapy dog team. Micah enjoys working with the talented, insightful, and dynamic individuals who receive services at the Hallowell Todaro Center.

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Molly McGrew, LMFT Intern

Molly McGrew, LMFT Intern

Molly earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon, and is currently working towards her Masters in Marital and Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle. Molly has spent the last six years working with patients and families at Seattle Children’s Hospital on the Inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit. While there, she worked with patients and families to facilitate age appropriate de-escalation techniques. Molly’s interests include fostering meaningful relationships between family members as well as teaching supportive measures to parents.

Molly works from a strength-based, solution-focused approach in session and uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Molly works with individuals, couples, and families and has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She believes the relationship between the therapist and client is paramount for productive treatment. She considers therapy as a joint venture between herself and clients.

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Notae Eddo, LMHC Intern

Notae Eddo, LMHC Intern

Notae is an intern currently enrolled at Antioch University Seattle, where she is working towards a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Addictions. She also studied at George Mason University where she received a Bachelor's in Psychology and minored in Women and Gender studies with a concentration in LGBTA+ studies. Notae has spent several years working in the community aiding individuals to navigate strategies to enrich their quality of life and highlight the beauty already present in it. Her most recent work has been as a practicum counselor at Antioch University Seattle's Clinic and as a facilitator at the Recovery Café.

Notae believes individuals naturally pursue a healthy establishment of authenticity and balance in self-expression. She sees the counseling process as collaborative. To that end, she prizes placing priority in creating a safe and trusting relationship for self-exploration. Notae prefers integrative and existential approaches to therapy, with influences from Gestalt, Family Systems, Strength-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Paul Abodeely, MA, LMFT

Paul Abodeely, MA, LMFTA

Paul holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and brings 20 years of experience working with youth and adults utilizing a wide variety of approaches. He focuses on clients as unique and complete people: building on strengths and acknowledging challenges.

Paul is able to meet clients where they are in their lives and support their growth utilizing an approach that is collaborative, curious, honest, playful, and celebratory. His background in eco-psychology, rites of passage, experiential therapy, social work, and career counseling has taught him that people naturally find clarity and growth once challenges are understood and addressed. Paul has an affinity for working with teenagers, young adults, and adults in times of transitions. In his free time, Paul walks in the woods, guides wilderness rite of passage programs, and plays with dogs.

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Polo DeCano, Ph.D.

Dr. Polo DeCano

Polo has a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Washington and a M.A. in Youth and Moral Development through Sport (a developmental sport psychology education) from the University of Minnesota. Polo has worked in a mentor, counselor, para-educator, teacher, school psychologist, or coach capacity with young people (adolescents and young adults) for over 10 years.

Polo’s doctoral work centered on preventative approaches to promote wellness, in particular, fostering resilience. Polo worked with a colleague to develop a resilience class that continues to be taught at to undergraduates at the University of Washington; works as Curriculum Development Lead for the University of Washington Resilience Lab (UWRL); and teaches a Team and Athlete Wellness course for existing and aspiring college coaches earning an M.Ed. in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed. at the Center for Leadership in Athletics at the University of Washington. Polo uses a resilience framework he developed with a colleague that is a distillation of the literature identifying what promotes resilience. The A.P.T. Framework serves as a roadmap to guide efforts to foster resilience and can be tailored to anyone.

Polo also works as a therapist with Seattle Psychology and focuses his practice on adolescence and emerging and early adulthood. In addition to working directly with young people, Polo enjoys working with the parents of young people to optimize positive outcomes for young people, their families and their communities. Polo loves to compete and continues to play soccer, tennis, softball, ski and has an odd confidence in his badminton ability. Polo draws on CBT, ACT, mindfulness and an array of psychoeducation and positive psychological approaches in his practice. He is passionate about supporting adolescence because he believes they have a unique window to choose the person they want to become and to be their best selves.

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Stacie Frank, LMHC, NCC

Stacie Frank, LMHC

Stacie is a client-centered therapist who received a Bachelors of Science in Education at Pennsylvania State University, followed by a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health at Seattle University.

Stacie brings a variety of experiences to the table, from her role as an elementary school teacher in inner-city Philadelphia, to her most recent dual-role as a therapist and executive functions coach in the Seattle area. Stacie works with children, teens and young adults to develop self-awareness, identify strengths, and transition towards autonomy. She also is well versed in collaboration among schools and providers alike.

Outside of work, Stacie likes to spend time with family and friends, as well as her Border Collie, Ace.

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Travis Wood, LMHCA

Travis Wood, LMHCA

Travis earned a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University Seattle and is now excited to work with and support all individuals and families that come to the Hallowell Todaro Center. He has over seventeen years of experience working in mental health treatment settings. He most recently has worked at Seattle Childrens Hospital’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit, but also has experience working with individuals, families and couples in the therapist role.

Travis is a proud advocate for the healthy development of all individuals and enjoys engaging with clients of diverse backgrounds and experiences. He has spent the last few years honing his skills in clinical Mindfulness/DBT and CBT techniques, but what is most important to him is that he centers all of his work on the client’s particular needs. Outside of his practice he is interested in music, creative writing and is also a diehard fan of the Seahawks. He is looking forward to working together with you all to bring the changes you want to make into reality.

 

Medication Team

 
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Amy Meyer, ARNP

Amy Meyer, ARNP

Amy received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College (MN). She is board certified in family practice and has worked in the field since 2011. She is currently employed by the Hallowell Todaro Center as a medication consultant and prescriber and by the Veterans Health Administration where she meets the healthcare needs of Veterans.

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Jason Law, ARNP

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Jason Law, ARNP

Jason received a Master of Science in nursing degree from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Seton Hall University (NJ). He is board certificated as both a family nurse practitioner and a psychiatric nurse. He has worked in the field of psychiatry since 2007 and has devoted his practice to specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD since 2011. Jason spent 5 years working at the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit of Seattle Children's Hospital and currently serves as the ADD/ADHD specialist at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

 

Tutors and Academic Support

 
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TUTOR / ACADEMIC COACH
Andy Williamson, MSc, MA (Oxon)

Andy Williamson MSc MA (Oxon)

Andy holds master's degrees from both Oxford and Edinburgh Universities. He has been tutoring full-time since 2010. In 2015, after moving to Seattle from the U.K., he founded Hampton Tutors in Seattle's University District. He specializes in exam technique and SAT/ACT strategies. Andy has experience working with students with dyslexia, ADD and ADHD, and specializes in drawing out students' confidence and empowering them to achieve their learning goals.

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PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUTATION
Melissa Huppin Korch, Ed.S.

Melissa Huppin Korch, Ed.S.

Melissa has a B.A. from the University of Washington and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology from Seattle University. She is passionate about working with students and their families through psychoeducational testing in order to identify patterns of cognitive, academic, social/emotional and executive functioning strengths and weaknesses in order to create plans to better support student success at home and at school.

Melissa previously worked as a School Psychologist in the public school system with elementary and preschool-aged students. She has worked at the Hallowell-Todaro Center since 2015 and loves the center's positive, strengths-based approach to helping families.

 
 

 
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ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SUPPORT TEAM

This team works with schools to provide valuable support and interventions for students with ADHD or other leaning differences.

 

Academic Intervention Support Team

Our Academic Intervention Support team is made up of a group of individuals who have had many years of experience working in schools as teachers, specialists, mental health counselors and consultants. This growing area of service is in line with our “wrap around” service approach, with the goal of integrating services in order to provide support for parents, students and educators. Our team can work with you and your school in order to pinpoint problematic areas related to skill development, work production, behavioral issues, emotional development, program implementation and more... Working as a team with your school, we can provide valuable support and interventions at the "point of performance" where these issues often take place.

Examples of services our team provides:

  • In-school observations
  • Classroom observation and behavioral consultation
  • Student behavior coaching
  • Strength based life skills classes for students grades 3-12
  • Consultation and collaboration in area of program development and implementation, IEP/504 plans, behavior plans, modifications and accommodations
  • Program review, consultation and strategic implementation specific to Learning Support Services
  • Consultation and education around screen use and technology management
  • Teacher/staff education and training
  • School based mental health/counseling services