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

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

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

Kattie Dang, M.A. Ed., LMHC, NCC, MHP

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

Rose EarlRose Earl, Counseling Intern, M. A. Counseling (in progress)

Rose is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health at Antioch University in Seattle. After spending over 25 years in high tech sales, marketing, and professional development positions, she is making a career transition back to her first love: counseling. She brings with her a passion for multicultural diversity and inclusion, social justice advocacy, career counseling and guidance, enabling student success, and parenting support. Rose has experience working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, academic difficulties, relational conflict, career indecision, and motivational issues. Rose believes that counseling is a collaborative effort between the client and counselor, and that healing takes place in both the mind and the body. As a member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Rose has also studied the benefits of indigenous healing. Rose enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and travels whenever she gets the chance.

  • B.S., Psychology, Washington State University
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle (in progress)

 Jessi Johns Bowling, M.A.C.P., LMHCAJessi Johns Bowling

Jessi has many years of experience working with diverse populations from all backgrounds and culture.   She believes therapy can be an excellent way to bring about healing and change for all. She sees each person as a unique individual and she works to establish a safe and trusting relationship between therapist and client.  She uses a variety of therapeutic methods in her work, based on what each client is seeking.  Jessi grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spends her spare time with her family and friends.  She loves photography, being creative and exploring new places.

  • A.A., Pierce Community College
  • B.A., Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School

Po-Hsuan Li (Flora)

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

Jordan StablesJordan 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

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., LMHCKendra Thew

Kendra's  counseling experience includes work 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. While she takes an Interpersonal and Emotionally Focused Therapy approach, she recognizes 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