Senior Clinicians

Fully qualified and licensed to practice in Washington state,

our Senior Clinicians are paneled with a

full range of insurance carriers.  

 

Our clinic is very busy at this time,

we do currently have a waitlist.

 

Please email hello@olympiatherapy.com for information.

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CARY M. HAMILTON, MA.MFT, LMHC-S, NCC, CMHS, RPT-S, CDWF
Owner & Clinical Director
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families, & Groups

 

“Through compassion and understanding, I empower and encourage each client, child or adult, and guide them toward their desired goal. Education and active involvement in treatment develop the individual’s unique strengths to move forward in life.”

Cary McAdams Hamilton received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in 2003. Cary then worked in community mental health providing child, adolescent, and family services to high-risk, diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations in collaboration with schools, the Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and Family Services, and other community service providers. She developed a group curriculum for specialized parenting classes designed for families of children diagnosed with mental health disorders, which continues to be used in community health agencies today.

In addition to providing full time therapy services, Cary loves teaching and promoting the ideals of the profession by helping psychology students reach their full professional potential. Cary is the Director and Adjunct professor for the Play Therapy certification program, an APT approved provider at Antioch University in Seattle, WA. In addition, Cary presents various educational seminars and trainings, including: An Introduction to Play Therapy; Play Therapy in Educational Settings; An Examination of Trauma and Healing Through Play Therapy; When the War Rages On-Expressive Interventions with Veterans, among other workshops. Cary was the 2015-2016 President for the Washington State Association for Play Therapy (WA-APT). She has served as Adjunct Professor at George Fox University in Salem, OR, where she taught Play Therapy at the graduate level. She was president of the Washington Association for Play Therapy 2015-2016.

Cary is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Child-Parent Relational Therapist, qualifications that demonstrate her intense passion for working with children and families to improve their emotional and behavioral regulation. Whether working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, or families, Cary draws from a range of educational tools and therapeutic strategies to secure timely changes and effective solutions for a host of life challenges.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Sociology, Willamette University (1998)

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, George Fox University (2003)

LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (2005)

WA State approved Clinical Supervisor (2007)

Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS, 2005)

Certified, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist/Supervisor (2008)

Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Assoc. for Play Therapy (2009)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

Certified Daring Way Facilitator- Candidate

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT, 2003)

Member, Washington Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapists (WAMFT, 2003)

Member, American Mental Health Counselors (AMHC, 2004)

Member, Assoc. for Play Therapy (APT, 2002)

Carrie Pipkin, MA, LMHC-S

Assistant Clinical Director

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, and Families 

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” Brene Brown 

 

I believe the first goal in therapy is to build a connection by helping the client feel safe, seen, and heard. I enjoy using therapeutic creativity to allow expression through play and art or with the help of sandtray. Incorporating interpersonal neurobiology, my goal is to help clients make sense of their world, find acceptance, health, and healing to live their best life. 

 

Carrie joined Olympia Therapy in 2019. She is a licensed mental health therapist and school counselor in the state of Alaska and Washington who received her Master’s Degree from George Fox University in 2011. Carrie currently holds the Treasurer position on the Washington Association for Play Therapy (WAAPT). Prior to completing her Master’s degree, Carrie worked with children and adolescents in schools and in the residential setting. After completing her degree, she worked as a school counselor and in community behavioral health with ages 4-18 years old. Carrie has experience serving children of the Pacific Northwest across Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. She has experience working in rural and remote communities, working with minority and indigenous populations, and people with strong cultural backgrounds.

 

Carrie is passionate about Interpersonal Neurobiology and learning how our mental health and physical health are connected. She completed a year-long IPNB immersion course with Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D., LMFT in 2015 and has continued with over 200 hours of learning about embodied/relational brains, early attachments, and implicit memory. In addition, she has completed Level One Training in the Body Brain Approach to Sand Tray Therapy with Rita Greyson, LCSW, RPT-S at the Sage Source Learning Center in Georgia.  

Her areas of interest are working with both children and adults who are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, separation and divorce, self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress, and professionals in helping professions experiencing secondary trauma.  

 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BS, Human Development and Family Studies, Abilene Christian University (2005)

MA, School Counseling, George Fox University (2011)

MSCN, Licensed School Counselor (2011)

LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (2017)

 

Year-Long Immersion in Interpersonal Neurobiology (2015)

Body Brain Approach to Sand Tray Level One (2016)

Certified Yoga Calm Instructor (2016)

 

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Mental Health Counselors (2019)

Treasurer, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2020- present)

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DAWN TONEY, LMHC, CMHS

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, & Families

Practicing in Montesano

Dawn is a senior Clinical Associate at Olympia Therapy, having joined the practice in 2010 after ten years of experience as a school counselor, community mental health therapist, and mental health consultant for special needs and developmentally delayed children and their families. With years of experience and extensive specialized training, Dawn offers a range of services for all ages including, but not limited to, play therapy, social skills, anger management training, sexual abuse treatment, and treatment for ADHD, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is passionate about helping people achieve the goals that bring them growth and health in all areas of life.

Dawn is currently working with a local team to provide collaborative divorce services. You can find out more at www.divorcewithoutwar.net

Educational and Professional Qualifications

MA, Counseling, Western Seminary (2001)

LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (2010)

Child Mental Health Specialist (2008)

Certification, TFCBT (2008)

Play Therapy training (1998-2001)

Sand Tray Therapy training (2001)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

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KATRINA SWENSON, MA, LMHC, CHMS, DMHS

Specialties: Adults
 
My first goal in therapy is to make sessions a soft place to land.  It is important to me that those who choose to work with me feel safe, seen, and supported.  I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for a successful therapy experience.  I often use mindfulness-focused and compassion-based forms of therapy, as well as some cognitive behavioral therapy, to help you meet your treatment goals.  Ultimately, I believe that you are the expert on you and that my role is to help facilitate your path towards healing or growth.

Katrina is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Washington who received her Master's degree in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University in 2008. Prior to completing this degree, she worked with adults and adolescents with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and with homeless women in a shelter setting. She worked as a practicum student and intern with women transitioning into the workforce. After completing her degree, Katrina worked for nearly seven years with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a community mental health setting. During that time, she worked with hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds and gained experience with helping others in their recovery from a multitude of mental health presentations.

 

Katrina currently works primarily with individual adult clients.  She has a particular interest in working with those experiencing depression and/or anxiety, adjustment-related difficulties, self-esteem and/or identity challenges, body issues and somatic concerns, neurodiversity, ADHD, sensory differences, and reproductive and postpartum challenges.  She also enjoys working with parents to explore parenting concerns and is particularly interested in working with parents of children with sensory and/or neurodevelopmental challenges.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, English, Writing Emphasis, Loyola Marymount University (2004)

BA, Spanish, Loyola Marymount University (2004)

MA, Community Counseling, Gonzaga University (2008)

LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (2010)

Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS, 2009)

Disability Mental Health Specialist (DMHS, 2009)

Certified, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (2009)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

Professional Affiliations

Member, National Board of Certified Counselors (2008)

SARAH MORAN, MA, LMFT, RPT

Specialties: Play Therapy, Children, Families

 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

-George Bernard Shaw

 

"I have a passion for helping children and their families find healing through play. Children's experiences matter and play gives them language to express themselves. I encourage growth through self-expression and self-efficacy. It is a pleasure to assist families in strengthening their connection and understanding of one another." -Sarah

Sarah joined the Olympia Therapy team in September 2016 as a Play Therapy intern. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle in September 2017. She is a Registered Play Therapist through The American Play Therapy Association. Sarah currently holds the Secretary position on the Board of the Washington Association for Play Therapy (WAAPT). Sarah has specific training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Sandtray, and AutPlay® Therapy. Prior to graduate school Sarah worked with children in a variety of settings across four continents: as a nanny, English teacher, orphanage volunteer, and preschool teacher. 
 
Sarah works primarily with children and their families, and neurodiverse adolescents and young adults. She has particular interest in working with neurodiversity, ADHD, sensory processing challenges, medical trauma (including long term and chronic illnesses), anxiety, self-esteem issues, separation and divorce, and post-traumatic stress. 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Human Development, Eckerd College (2012)

Certificate of Completion, Play Therapy, Antioch University Seattle (2016)

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

LMFT, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapy (2019)

RPT, Registered Play Therapist (2020)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT, 2015)

Member, Association for Play Therapy (APT, 2015)

Member, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2015)

Board Secretary, Washington Association for Play Therapy (2020 - present)

ANITA BARUAH, MA, LMFT, CMHS

Specialties: Children and Adults, Play Therapy, Complex Trauma, Parenting Skills

 

 

Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit.” – Alfred Adler

 

“Enter into children’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.” -Virginia Axline

Anita joined the Olympia Therapy team in August 2021 as a Child and FamilyTherapist after working in community mental health for over five years. Shereceived her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from AntiochUniversity Seattle in December 2016 and her Play Therapy Certificate in March2020. She is currently pursuing the Registered Play Therapist credential through The American Play Therapy Association. Anita has specific training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Sandtray therapy, AutPlay® Therapy, Adlerian Play Therapy, CognitiveProcessing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, Circle ofSecurity Parenting Program (COSP), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy forAnxiety, Depression, & Trauma (CBT+), among others.

Anita works primarily with children and their parents or caregivers who haveexperienced trauma and prolonged traumatic stress, including domestic violence,childhood abuse, and transgenerational trauma through family systems,attachment theory, neurodivergence, and interpersonal neurobiologyperspectives. She is passionate about helping whole families heal throughproviding space for her clients to gain an understanding of themselves and theirunique perspective of their world.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Sociology/Psychology, Western Washington University (1994)

MA, Marriage & Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle (2016)

Certificate of Completion, Play Therapy, Antioch University Seattle (2020)

LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (since 2016)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2021)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT, since 2014)

Member, Washington Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT, since 2014)

Member, Association for Play Therapy (APT, since 2017)

Member, Washington Association for Play Therapy (since 2017)