Professional Associates

Current:
Rates for Professional Associates is $50 (individual services) and $100 (family and couple services).
Each of our PAs have obtained a Master’s degree and are currently working toward Washington state licensure and insurance paneling. They are supervised by Cary M Hamilton LMHC-S, CMHS, RPT-S.

LISA BRAWN, MA.MFT, LMFTA

Specialties: Play Therapy, Children, Adolescents, Families, Adults, Individuals, and Couples

“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe” 

-Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“No two people experience life in the same way. My work is grounded in evidenced based practices, and collaboratively designed to meet the unique needs and desires of each individual/family I see.”  -Lisa

Lisa Brawn joined the team at Olympia Therapy as a Professional Associate. She received her master’s degree in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle in the winter of 2017. Under the direction and supervision of Cary Hamilton, she completed one year of extensive training in Play Therapy certificate program: Child Centered Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Training, and Sandtray Therapy. Lisa is currently working toward full licensure as an MFT and a registered play therapist.  

Lisa’s background includes training and work in all stages of the lifespan: she owned and ran a small private daycare and after-school care for low income and military families, volunteered in a Juvenile Detention Center, worked as a Certified Nurses’ Assistant with elderly individuals and families facing end of life issues, and trained college students in life and work skills Additionally, Lisa was a vocal coach for singers ages 12 - 25 and continues to sing professionally. You may even catch her singing in session with her clients (or in the hallway). Most recently, she worked with families facing domestic violence and trauma. She infuses compassion, humor, and creativity into a systemic approach that blends experiential and narrative theories.  
 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Psychology Antioch University Seattle (2011)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle (2017)

Certificate of Completion, Play Therapy (currently working towards licensure), Antioch University Seattle (2017)

LMFTA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (2017)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT, 2011)

Member, Washington Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapists (WAMFT, 2011)

Member, Association for Play Therapy (APT, 2016)

Member, Washington State Association for Play Therapy (WAPT, 2016)

Ruymán (Rudy) Hernández, MA, LMHCA

As a native of Spain, Rudy is Spanish-English bilingual and has worked as a multicultural family liaison for a local school district. He has also worked with families with small children as a parent educator, helping caregivers learn about child development and developmentally appropriate parenting. In addition to clinical practice, Rudy teaches GED classes to Spanish speakers at Centralia College. Along with working with young children and adults, Rudy has taught English, ballroom dance, and diving to teenagers.

 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BS, Marriage and Family Studies, Brigham Young University – Idaho (2015)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Capella University (2019)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

LMFTA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT, 2016)

Certified Parent Educator, Parents As Teachers, (2016)

AMBER PARKER, MA.MFT, LMFTA

Specialties: Drama Therapy, Play Therapy, Children, Parents, Adults

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”- Carl Jung

 

“There is no wisdom without mastery over the mystery of our internal world, the world that opens the door to understanding others.”- Tian Dayton

Amber joined the Olympia Therapy team in September 2019 as a Professional Associate. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with Drama Therapy from Antioch University Seattle in June, 2019. She has also completed one year of extensive training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), and Sandtray, and is currently working towards full licensure. 

 

Amber has a background in working with individuals, families, and children in a variety of settings: as a childbirth educator, Doula, and student midwife, as a residential counselor, case manager, therapist intern, and most recently, as the Director of social circus at The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Amber feels passionate about working with children and adults of all ages using creative, embodied, trauma-focused therapy.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Liberal Studies, Antioch University (2014)

Certificate of Completion, Play Therapy (currently working towards licensure), Antioch University Seattle (2019)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy with Drama Therapy, Antioch University Seattle (2019)

LMFTA, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT, 2019)

Member, Association for Play Therapy (APT, 2019)

Member, North Americam Drama Therapy Association (NADTA, 2019) 

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Tumwater, WA 98512

 

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