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.

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) 

SUZANNE (SUZIE) BLACK, MA, LMHCA

Specialties: Play Therapy, Children and Adolescents, Individuals and Groups
“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul." - Friedrich Froebel

 

“We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to."- Brene Brown

Suzie joined Olympia Therapy in 2020. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and School Counselor. Suzie received her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Easter Illinois University in 2019 and began her counseling career as an Elementary School Counselor. Along her with training in School Counseling, she also has training in both general Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.
Before pursuing an career in counseling, Suzie worked with school-aged children for six years at her local YMCA, volunteered as a high school small group leader at her church and was part of the children's ministry program. Her great love and passion for the next generation is what lead her to pursue a career in counseling.
"I operate from a variety of therapeutic styles based on the needs of the client. I understand that everyone healing process in unique, and I work hard to tailor the therapy to the needs of the client. Overall, I am here to serve you and I want what is best for you. My style has often been one that is described as warm, genuine, and inviting. It is because of this approach, that I feel I am able to help you and/or your child in the healing process."

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Major: Psychology Minor: Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University-2017

MA, School Counseling, Eastern Illinois University- 2019

LMHCA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, 2020

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA, 2020)

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