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Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

Meet the Team at Thrive Counseling Center

Welcome to Thrive Counseling Center and Our Therapist Team.

Research shows time and time again that the strongest predictor of the effectiveness of counseling is a good relationship between you and your therapist. We consistently find this to be true and will support you in finding the therapist that is the right fit for you

We invite you to take a look through our providers and feel into who might be a good fit for you. Sometimes it's a connection with a provider's picture, sometimes it's their background and experience, sometimes you might really prefer to work with a male therapist, or sometimes with a female therapist.

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You can also just trust your intuition and go with who you feel drawn to. Or, if you would like some help in making a decision about which therapist is right for you, give us a call or send us an email. We are available and ready to help you make the decision.

We are extremely proud to have such an amazing team of providers serving Federal Way, Des Moines, Auburn, and the surrounding communities. Whomever you chose to work with, you will be in good hands.

Federal Way Counselor Nitara Dandapani , LICSWA

Nitara Dandapani

LICSWA

Learn More About Nitara

Nitara works with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults (18-40)

Federal Way Counselor Christina Williams , LMFTA

Christina Williams

LMFTA

Learn More About Christina

Christina works with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults (18 - 30)
  • Elders (50+)
  • Neurodiverse children, teens and adults

Federal Wy Counselor Sam Shelton , LICSW

Sam Shelton

LICSW

Learn More About Sam

Sam works with:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • LGBTQIA+ teens & adults

Federal Way LMFTA Michael Dzul

Michael Dzul

LMFTA

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Michael works with:

  • Older Teens (15+)
  • Adults
  • Couples

Stephanie DuCette, MS, LMFT

Stephanie DuCette

MS, LMFT

Learn More About Stephanie

Stephanie works with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

 Ilyas Jaraysa , D-Min, LMHC

Ilyas Jaraysa

D-Min, LMHC

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Ilyas works with:

  • Adults
  • Couples

Counselor Anthea Kwan , MS, LMFTA

Anthea Kwan

MS, LMFTA

Learn More About Anthea

Anthea works with:

  • Adults
  • Couples

Federal Way counselor Meaghan Trezza , MS, LMHCA

Meaghan Trezza

MS, LMHCA

Learn More About Meaghan

Meaghan works with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

 Briana Trageser , MS, LMHC, CMHS - Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Briana Trageser

MS, LMHC, CMHS

Learn More About Briana

Briana works with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples

     
  • Autism Spectrum and Neurodiverse Clients
  • LGBTQIA+ Individuals and Couples
  • Trauma/PTSD
Do you feel like ...

 Liz Grigoryeva , MA, LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Liz Grigoryeva

MA, LMFT

Learn More About Liz

Liz works with:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Trauma-Informed Counseling
  • Fluent in English and Russian

 

Are you or your ...

Federal Way Therapist Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

MSW, LICSW, SUDPT

Learn More About Ashley

Ashley works with:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Substance Use/Co-occurring Disorders
  • Old Hurts, Trauma, PTSD
  • Multi-cultural Specialized Counseling

Ashley comes to Thrive from ...

 Dr. Rheanna Remmel , PhD - Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rheanna Remmel

PhD

Learn More About Rheanna

Dr. Remmel works with:

  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Psychological Evaluation

 Stephanie Phillips , MA, LMHCA - Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Stephanie Phillips

MA, LMHCA

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Stephanie works with:

Federal Way Therapist Andrew Caughie

Andrew Caughie

MS, LMHC

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Andrew works with our:

  • Children (3+)
  • Teens
  • Adults

GPS for Life

“I think of myself as a GPS.  I can’t ...

Federal Way Counselor Lissette (Liz) Berlanga , MS

Lissette (Liz) Berlanga

MS, LMHC

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Lissette works with our:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples

**Lissette "Liz" is available for telehealth sessions on Sundays, Mondays, ...

Dr. Leilani Ordway

Dr. Leilani Ordway

PhD

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Leilani works with our:

  • Adults
  • Couples

"I really want my clients to feel empowered.  My goal for ...

Federal Way Counselor Todd Sadler , MA, LMHC, NBCC

Todd Sadler

MA, LMHC

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Todd works with:

  • Adults
  • Couples

Todd has a way of putting his ...

Counselor in Federal Way Jessica Frost , MA, LMHC

Jessica Frost

MA, LMHC

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Jessica works with:

  • Adults
  • Couples

Working with Jessica means getting the help you need to understand and change ...

Federal Way Counselor Lynelle Kearney

Lynelle Kearney

MA, LMFT

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Lynelle works with our:

  • Adults
  • Couples

Lynelle believes that counseling is a process that will help you ...

Federal Way Counselor Elizabeth Huynh

Elizabeth (Liz) Huynh

MSW, LICSW, CMHS

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Liz works with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Elizabeth (to us she is Liz!) is a fabulously no-nonsense, direct therapist ...

Federal Way Therapist Cheryl Carter , MS, LMHCA, CDP

Cheryl Carter

MA, LMHC, SUDP

Learn More About Cheryl

Cheryl works with:

  • Older Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples

When you walk into Cheryl’s office, ...

Federal Way Counselor Amelia Carroll , MSC, CT, LMHC

Amelia Carroll

MSC, CT, LMHC

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Amelia works with:

  • Adults
  • Couples

Counseling To Help You Through Life’s Transitions

If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed ...

Federal Way Therapist Jess Mattina , MA, LMHC

Jess Mattina

MA, LMHC, NBCC

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Jess works with:

  • Adults

Feeling Stuck?

If you are feeling stuck, whether it be in your life, relationship, your ...

Practice Manager Kreed Revere

Kreed Revere

Practice Manager

Learn More About Kreed

With a background in management and support, Kreed joined Thrive Counseling Center as the practice ...

Federal Way Counselor Deborah Bloom , PsyD, LMFT, CMHS

Dr. Deborah Bloom

PsyD, LMFT, CMHS

Clinical Director, Founder of Thrive Counseling Center

Learn More About Deborah

Visit her personal website to learn more about Dr. Bloom. 

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