Counseling and Resource Center

Meet the Staff

Our counselors have at least a Master's level education in counseling or related field and are licensed or licensed eligible in the state of Washington.

Collette Bishop, M.S.W., LICSWA

Collette received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature with a focus in Human Development & Family Studies from Indiana University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Her professional clinical experiences have centered on treating issues of relationship violence, sexual assault, trauma, and abuse; supporting clients towards healing and self-actualization. In addition, she has worked for over a decade in a variety of contexts (case management, advocacy, and volunteerism - locally, nationally, and internationally) within marginalized communities serving clients from diverse backgrounds and social identities. Collette uses a relational psychodynamic therapeutic approach with emphasis on personal beliefs, mind/body/spirit connection, and trauma-informed care. She regards it as an honor to come alongside clients as a witness and support as they journey towards fulfillment, freedom, and wholeness. Collette is originally from Indiana and enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her community of friends and family.

Diana Chernisky, M.A. Ed., LMHC-A

Diana obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice and her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Seattle University. Her counseling experience includes individual and group counseling within a social justice and advocacy framework that includes personal, career and academic success counseling. Diana's experience draws from working with underserved, first-generation, and undocumented students. She believes the counseling process is a journey filled with discovery, challenge and growth and she is available to provide a safe and supportive environment to gain awareness and insight. Diana is from Hawaii and enjoys the sun, outdoors and paddle boarding.

Kattie Dang, M.A. Ed., LMHC

Kattie obtained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Washington in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Education in Community Counseling at Seattle University. Kattie has experience working with students at the University of Washington in multiple capacities, from Academic Counseling to Mental Health Counseling. She also has experience working with individuals who have severe mental illness or are in crisis within the community in King and Snohomish County. She believes counseling is an opportunity to safely explore various aspects of life and utilizes various therapeutic modalities that match individuals needs. Kattie enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures as well as gardening.

* Speaks English and Vietnamese

Daniel Kelley-Petersen, M.A.Ed., NCC, LMHCA

Dan obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from the Matteo Ricci College at Seattle University and his Master of Arts in Education in Counseling degree with a specialization in Community Counseling from the College of Education at Seattle University. His counseling experience includes working with individuals and groups within a social justice and advocacy framework that includes personal mental health counseling and career counseling. Dan draws on his experience working with people from multiple identities and backgrounds, throughout the lifespan. He believes the counseling process is an unfolding relationship between the client(s) and the counselor with the focus on building and maintaining trust as critical to the success of therapy. He believes therapy is a safe space to gain self-awareness and strength which can be used as a tool in the pursuit of living a full and authentic life. Dan grew up in a military family all over the U.S. and in Europe but has called the Pacific Northwest home since the mid 1990's. He enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, and reading.

Po-Hsuan Li (Flora), ND (in progress), M.A. CP. (in progress) Counseling Intern

Flora is completing her third year earning her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Bastyr University (fifth year for Naturopathic Medicine program). She received her Bachelor of Science of Life Science in National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. Flora has experience working with general population for general health concerns, anxiety, depression, life transition problems, etc. With both Eastern culture and Western naturopathic medicine background, Flora embraces the philosophy of innate healing vitality and the inseparable connection between human and nature. She is passionate about working with clients, identifying their inner wisdom and strengths to achieve their greatest beings and personal goals. Flora is from Taiwan and enjoys painting, reading, listening to music, and coffee!

*Speaks English and Mandarin Chinese

Teresa Lin, MSW, LSWAIC

Teresa obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Diversity from the University of Washington-Seattle, and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Coursework included a Generalist Social Work model, mental health counseling, and crisis intervention. Teresa has experience working with severe and persistent mental illness in the community setting; combat veterans at a VA medical center and student veterans in community college; the geriatric population in an inpatient psychiatric hospital unit; and the county jail system as a mental health professional. Teresa uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach when counseling others. Her focus is on remaining open-minded and culturally aware, while finding a way to help others in any way possible. She encourages open and honest communication, and will continuously modify counseling approaches to suit your needs. Teresa is originally from Wisconsin, and likes to read, paint, sing, dance, and spend time with friends and family.

*Also sees Veterans and their families in Lynnwood Hall

*Speaks English and Mandarin Chinese

Angelica Nevarez, M.A.Ed. (in progress), Professional Counseling Intern

Angelica received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and is currently completing her third year of her graduate program at Seattle University. Upon completion of her program, she will obtain a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling. Angelica believes that every individual has a unique and complex story that must be honored. She will invite you to tell and process your story in safe environment - while at the same time, encouraging a collaborative exploration of what your story means to you and how it influences your identity. She will join with you in counseling process as you navigate difficult emotions, create goals, develop new skills, and identify existing strengths. Angelica is originally from Los Angeles, California and she enjoys attending concerts, writing poetry, and exploring nature in her free time.

Satoko Weaver, M.A., LMHCA

Satoko obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Washington University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle. Satoko has experience working with culturally diverse populations by providing individual and group counseling in academic and community mental health settings. She sees counseling as teamwork, conducted in a safe and supportive environment, where people can discover more about themselves. Her approach is influenced by strengths-based counseling, and she believes that people possess the skills and strengths to overcome their challenging life situations and are the expert of their lives. She also appreciates individual’s uniqueness and draws from a variety of theoretical modalities to best address client concerns. Satoko is from Japan and enjoys doing hot yoga and pilates, exploring various cultural cuisines, and playing with her blind cat.

*Speaks English and Japanese