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 wait list. Please email info@olympiatherapy.com for information.

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 develops 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. Currently, she is on staff as an Adjunct Professor at Brandman University in Lacey, WA, where she teaches psychology courses to undergraduate students.

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

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 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 sand tray. 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. 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. Her areas of interest are working with clients who are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, separation and divorce, self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress and historic trauma. 

 

Carrie is passionate about Interpersonal Neurobiology and learning how our mental health and physical health are connected. She completed a yearlong 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.  

 

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)

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)

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 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, 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, 2000)

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)

SANDRA MCLEOD, LMFT, RPT  

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Families

 

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

“Therapy is a process of courage and commitment. I am fully dedicated to my clients as they navigate each step in their journey towards empowerment and change. J.R.R. Tolkien penned that courage is found in unlikely places and I agree. From youngest to oldest, my clients learn to discover and embrace their inner resources to achieve their goals. My greatest joy is their success.” -Sandra

Sandra L. McLeod joined the team at Olympia Therapy in 2016. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle as well as completed one year of extensive training in Play Therapy under the direction of Cary Hamilton. She is currently a Registered Play Therapist through The American Play Therapy Association. Prior to her graduate work at Antioch, Sandra participated in extensive training in crisis including diversity, prevention and suicide risk assessment and engaged as a Best Buddy for a child at a local facility for traumatized children. Dubbed by her colleagues as “The Mary Poppins of Therapy”, Sandra blends compassion and humor into her symbolic-experiential approach with children as young as 3 and young adults up to age 25. Sandra has specific training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Sandtray, and AutPlay®. However, she believes in the healing power of relationships and supports family therapy where appropriate so that all members are given an opportunity to work together to identify their needs, extend understanding, and build connection.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, English Literature, Minor in Psychology, Wheaton College (1992)

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

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

Certificate of Completion, Crisis Clinic Phone Line Training (2013)

LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Therapist (2018)

RPT, Registered Play Therapist (2019)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

 

Professional Affiliations

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

Member, Washington Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapists (WAMFT, Joined 2015)

Member, Association for Play Therapy (APT, Joined 2016)

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

SARAH MORAN, MA.MFT, LMFT

Specialties: Play Therapy, Children, Families, Sensory Processing Challenges

 

"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 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 becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Prior to graduate school Sarah worked with children in a variety of settings across four continents: as a nanny, English teacher, orphanage volunteer, and more recently as a preschool teacher in Seattle, WA. Sarah feels a connection to kids of all ages, but is particularly interested in working with the preschool age group.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

BA, Human Development, Eckerd College (2012)

Certificate of Completion, Play Therapy (currently working towards licensure), Antioch University Seattle (2016)

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

LMFT, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapy (2019)

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 Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapists (WAMFT, 2015)

TELEHEALTH

The following clinicians are available via telehealth only

BINKY WALKER, MA, LMFT 

Specialties: Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents, Families

 

"In the same way that a plant grows toward light, each of us possesses the innate capacity – when given the proper conditions – to heal, grow, and become our most vital selves. Through a caring therapeutic relationship, I look to nurture each client's own natural creative potential to see and make sense out of their inner and outer relationships, and bring about the meaningful changes they seek." -Binky

Binky Walker made the decision to become a therapist while working on an art project with homeless children in Marrakech, Morocco, where she witnessed firsthand how building relationships through creative activities helped both children and adult helpers find the inner resources to heal. Upon returning to Seattle, Binky pursued a dual Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Antioch University, from which she graduated in 2016, and is currently finishing a yearlong post-graduate certification program in Play Therapy. For three years – during her practicum, internship, and then as an employee – Binky worked at a Title 1 elementary school, providing counseling services and social-emotional learning through the modalities of art and play to children facing life dilemmas, such as: grief and loss, foster care, divorce, trauma, homelessness, school phobia, gender identity, friendship, bullying, opposition and defiance, anxiety, depression, and suicidality. She has extensive experience working with school staff to develop and implement IEPs, 504s, and behavior plans, and understands how to advocate on behalf of children within the public school system. She also completed a 15-month internship in community mental health, working with teens, adults, parents, couples, and families.

 

For people who find traditional talk therapy difficult, for teens who might feel more comfortable making while talking, for children who communicate most naturally through play, and for families having communication issues, Binky uses the creative modalities of art and play therapeutically to help clients connect more deeply with each other – and with their most vital selves. 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy with dual degree in Art Therapy; Antioch University Seattle (2016)

Play Therapy Certification, Antioch University Seattle (anticipated March, 2017)

LMFTA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (2016)

BFA candidate in Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

Lifespan Integration Training, Level 1 (2016)

Parent Child Interactive Training (PCIT) through UC Berkley (2015)

AutPlay® Therapy Certified (2018)

Professional Affiliations

American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

Association for Play Therapy (APT)

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT)

CATO/Antioch (Creative Arts Therapies Organization)

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Tumwater, WA 98512

 

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