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Our Therapists

 
 
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amira fordham, ma, med, lmft (she/they)

MA, Pacific Lutheran University

MEd, Seattle University

BA, University of Puget Sound

Amira is originally from a small town in Oregon, but spent the majority of her childhood and adolescence growing up in sunny San Diego, CA. She moved to Tacoma in 1996 to attend the University of Puget Sound, where she studied Rhetoric and African-American Studies.

After her undergraduate education, Amira earned a Master's degree in Education from Seattle University, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. She is currently part-time member of the faculty at the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University, training graduate students for careers in systems-oriented psychotherapy.

As an educator, Amira is passionate about the idea of helping others identify and utilize their strengths, overcome barriers, and achieve their goals. As a therapist, she brings the patience, compassion, humor, and problem-solving strategies from her classroom into the therapy room, providing her clients with the tools they need to uncover their potential, lead more meaningful, authentic lives, and build healthier, more fulfilling relationships with partners and family members.

Amira works with clients Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 7:00om. She sees couples and individuals, ages 12 and older. Her rate for service is $120/session, with an available sliding scale. Amira is not currently taking new clients.

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aubree irving, ma, lmfta, ciip (she/her)

MA, Pacific Lutheran University

BA, Western Washington University

Aubree believes relationship, security, and sexuality are essential to life. We all need to feel connected to others, to feel safe and secure in our relationships, and to feel confident and comfortable in our sexuality and sexual relationships. Often, this need includes working on our relationship with ourselves, as well as others. Relationships come in all forms. What works in each relationship dynamic is completely unique. What every relationship has in common is a need for secure attachment, deep connection and intimacy.

Aubree uses an approach to therapy that is based on Emotion Focused Therapy with an emphasis on attachment. She also believes in a collaborative approach to therapy, and tailors the therapy process to each individual client's needs. She is certified as an Integrated Intimacy Professional (CIIP) through the Northwest Institute on Intimacy and provides a holistic approach to sex therapy.

Aubree sees her therapy practice through a lens based on social justice and sex positivity. She uses this lens to address communication, relationships, attachment issues, sex, intimacy, and trauma. She welcomes clients of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship dynamics. She provides LGBTQIA+, Kink, and Poly-affirming therapy.

Aubree works with clients Mondays from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. She sees couples and individuals ages 13 and older. Her rate for service is $100/session with an available sliding scale.

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Bryanna boyd, msed, lmhca (she/they)

MSEd, Fordham University

BA, University of Washington

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Bryanna received her BA from the University of Washington, where she went on to work in Corporate America for over a decade. Shifting out of the private sector and into mental health, Bryanna supported clinicians at Cowlitz Tribal Health Seattle before graduate studies. They went onto graduate from Fordham University’s Mental Health Counseling program in New York City, interning at GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis); a leading HIV / AIDS organization.

Bryanna’s therapeutic style is grounded in intersectionality, liberation and compassion. Providing support for queer, trans and folks of color, she strongly believes in the power of clients seeing themselves reflected in their care.

Bryanna works with clients on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 4:00pm-8:00pm. She sees individuals ages 13 and older. Her rate is $100/session with an available sliding scale.


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coleman frostad, ma, lmft (he/him)

MA, Pacific Lutheran University

BA, University of Washington

Coleman is a local Pacific Northwesterner and holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. He is a fully licensed marriage and family therapist. Coleman uses a holistic approach of experiential and cognitive therapies, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit.

Coleman has worked with clients of all ages and has done specialized work with the LGBTQ+ population, as well as folks in the kink and poly communities. He has helped his clients through a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, family and relationship dynamics, sociocultural impacts, and life transitions.

Coleman currently works with clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-3:00pm. He His rate for service is $120/session with an available sliding scale.

 
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Regina stanley, Ma, LMFTA (she/her)

MA, Pacific Lutheran University

BA, Argosy University

Regina is a LGBTQ-identified, sex-positive therapist who works with individuals, families, and within relationships of all kinds. Affirming of all sexual, erotic, and relationship orientations and gender identities, she is passionate about working with people that often experience misunderstanding and marginalization, even in the field of mental health, including poly and non-monogamous relationships, sex workers, kinky folx, etc.

Regina has experience working with a wide range of experiences that impact mental health, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, major life transitions, relational conflict, infidelity, and gender and sexual identity work. She has specialized training in supporting clients who have experienced sexual trauma and domestic violence and uses a trauma-informed, client-centered approach to therapy.

As a systemic practitioner, Regina operates from the perspective that we each exist in a rich and complex cultural context that cannot and should not be ignored in the therapy room. She promotes living authentically and intentionally; cultivating insight, self-acceptance, and self-love; fostering agency and autonomy; and increasing intimacy within our relationships. She is committed to the idea that every human being is deserving of dignity and respect and values the pursuit of empathy, vulnerability, curiosity, and connection, whether this is to have more fulfilling relationships with others or with our self.

Regina works with clients on Mondays from 9:00am to 6:00pm, Wednesdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. She sees couples and individuals, ages 13 and over. Her rate for service is $100/session, with an available sliding scale.