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.


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. Diana’s 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. 

  • B.A. Psychology and Criminal Justice, Seattle University
  • M.A.Ed. Community Counseling, Seattle University

Kattie Dang, M.A. Ed., LMHC

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 individual’s needs. Kattie enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures as well as gardening.

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Washington
  • M.A.Ed., Community Counseling, Seattle University
  • Speaks English and Vietnamese

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

Daniel’s 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.

  • B.A. Humanities, Matteo Ricci College at Seattle University
  • M.A.Ed., Community Counseling, Seattle University

Po-Hsuan Li (Flora), M.A., LMHCA, ND (in progress)

Flora earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University (fifth year for Naturopathic Medicine program). 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!

  • B.S. Life Science, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • M.A., ND, Bastyr University
  • Speaks English and Mandarin Chinese

Laura Sheridan, M.A.Ed., LMHCA, NCC

Laura has experience working with individuals who have survived childhood abuse and neglect, as well as chronic trauma and relational issues. She emphasizes community involvement and advocates for racial equity and the basic right for all people to live in dignity. Laura honors the complexity of people’s experiences, prioritizing clients’ expertise of their own unique feelings and needs. She collaborates with clients to build trust and explore issues through a person-centered, relational, multiculturally responsive approach. In her free time, Laura likes walking her dogs and spending time with her family.

  • B.A. Community Psychology, minor in Consciousness Studies, University of Washington, Bothell
  • M.A.Ed., Community Counseling, Seattle University

Jordan Stables, Counseling Intern, M.A.C.P (in progress)

Jordan is currently completing the third and final year of his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree at The Seattle School. He draws from his experience working in a residential center for traumatized youth, as a literacy teacher, and as a racial equity after school program facilitator. Jordan strives to provide an open and caring space to explore the uniqueness of each individual and to be with them in the depths of their pain in hopes of opening new possibilities. He believes each person deserves to be seen and validated as they are in all their nuance and complexity. He sees counseling as a collaborative endeavor where both therapist and client work towards empowerment and healing. Jordan grew up surrounded by the wheat fields of Kansas and has enjoyed the immense beauty of the Pacific Northwest since his move here. He loves being near the ocean, listening to music, and exploring new places on his bike

  • B.A. Psychology, Ozark College
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School 

Christy Sweaney, Counseling Intern, M.A.C.P (in progress)

Prior to entering her master’s program in counseling psychology, Christy worked as a health and life-skills educator in rural Uganda, worked as a wilderness therapy guide with struggling teens, and counseled grieving families who had recently lost a loved one. Across all of these endeavors she gained experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, abusive relationships, violent and unexpected loss, poverty, and cultural oppression.  In her work as a counselor, Christy strives to create an open, judgment free environment where each client feels comfortable expressing the fullness of themselves.  She believes that counseling provides the space for people to gain personal insight, self-acceptance, and deep internal strength so that they may live more authentic and fulfilling lives. In her spare time, Christy enjoys adventuring outdoors, playing with cats, listening to music, and spending time with friends.

  • B.A. Psychology, Colorado College, Colorado
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School

Kendra Thew, M.A., Ph.D., LMHC

Kendra obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gonzaga University, her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gonzaga University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. Her counseling experience includes wok with individuals, couples, and groups. She believes in the power of healthy relationships and connections with others. She is interested in learning about who you are as a person; what is important to you, what is challenging for you, identities you hold, and what you want to change in your life. She aims to provide an environment that is safe to explore uncomfortable topics, generate new solutions, and identify helpful skills. She recognizes that different clients are seeking different forms of treatment and adapts her approach to incorporate other theoretical orientations as needed. Kendra enjoys walking her dogs, reading, board games, and spending time with friends and family.

  • B.A. Psychology, Gonzaga University
  • M.A. Gonzaga University
  • Ph.D., Washington State University

Satoko Weaver, M.A., LMHCA

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.

  • B.A. Psychology, Western Washington University
  • M.A., Antioch University Seattle
  • Speaks English and Japanese