Lesley Todaro, LMFTA, CDPT
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 post-graduate 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 (LesleyUniversity) 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.Since 2011 Lesley has served as a member of the Board of the Meridian School
Lynne Hakim, LICSW
Lynne is a strength- based clinician with over 24 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from the State University of New York at Albany and has provided comprehensive therapeutic services in a variety of settings including school- based, inpatient and outpatient programs. Lynne's expertise in stress management, emotion coaching and strength- based therapies drew her to the Hallowell Todaro Center to help people better channel the gifts that lie within them. Outside of the office, Lynne greatly enjoys photography and working towards her next triathlon.
Marci Pliskin, LICSW
Marci is strength-based clinician who has worked extensively with children and adults in a variety of settings. Marci has completed both Dr. Hallowell's ADHD training and Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD. She has received training in "Think Kids"/Massachusetts General Hospital's Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), a program focused on a structured way of communicating with children and adolescents with a wide range of emotional, social and behavioral challenges. Marci received her B.A. from Barnard College and her MSW from Yeshiva University. She received post-graduate training at The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York City. Marci has been in private practice in New York and Bellevue, WA. The far-reaching, profound gains that can be achieved in treating ADHD from a positive perspective drew Marci to adopt Dr. Hallowell’s philosophy and led her to work at the Hallowell-Todaro Center.
Jovana Radovic, LMFT
Jovana is a client-centered, strength-based therapist who obtained her Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Antioch University Seattle. She 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.
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.
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 individuals concerns and strengths.
Beth Tubbs, LMFTA
Beth earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. She completed a year-long certification program in play therapy through Antioch University's Institute for Play Therapy and is a certified Level 1 practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Beth’s approach to therapy is holistic, relationally-based, and client-centered. She believes her role as a therapist is to offer a safe, supportive environment where clients can experience their inherent goodness and heal distresses. She supports clients as they explore and identify new ways of coping with life’s challenges. Beth enjoys working with parents and their children to enhance connection, strengthen positive communication, and to increase playful interactions. Some of Beth’s clinical interests include sensory processing challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational conflict. She is especially skilled at working with highly sensitive, gifted, and introverted individuals and their families.
Michelle Warsing, LMFTA
Michelle received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. She also completed the yearlong certification program in Play Therapy at Antioch University Seattle under the direction of Cary McAdams-Hamilton. Michelle’s approach to therapy is best described as relationally based, emotion-focused, and client-centered. As a play therapist, she believes that playfulness and creativity are important components in client’s growth and healing and she utilizes creative and expressive therapeutic modalities in most sessions. Michelle is skilled at working with children, teens, and their families and believes that parental involvement is important to the therapeutic process whenever possible and appropriate. She has experience working with clients dealing with trauma, major life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, behavior issues, and ADHD. Michelle’s interests outside of work including spending time with her family and her dog in the mountains with activities such as skiing and mountain biking.
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.
Lisa Brown, LMFT
As an integrated marriage and family therapist, Lisa draws from a diverse theoretical and experiential background to catalyze real and lasting change. She uses an empathic and pragmatic approach, offering clients a deep sense of respect and whole person care. She brings a broad understanding of human development, weaving together attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and mind/body approaches as a framework for her holistic perspective. She values warmth, a down-to-earth attitude and utilizes evidence based tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support greater self-awareness, mastery over emotional reactivity, reduction of toxic stress, greater resilience and more confidence. She completed graduate coursework in Developmental Psychology and Counseling Psychology at San Francisco State University and the Wright Institute in Berkeley. She received advanced training in Psychodynamic Therapy from the Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist Professional and has done intensive work in Couple’s Therapy with The Relational Life Institute, The Gottman Institute, and The Couples Institute. She has worked therapeutically with children, teens, and families in clinics and school settings along with seeing individuals for long term depth psychotherapy in her private practice. Her interest in self-regulation, attention and family work lead her to the clinic. She is thrilled for the opportunity to be part of a collaborative care team.