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Jen@BeautifulAutism.com

Jennifer Edwards, MA. LMHC
-Director, Therapist & Certified STEP Associate, Right Response Advanced Certification
Bio

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I was born and raised in Washington, I am married with one beautiful little boy, and I am dedicated to my family, faith, and helping others. It is through my son's diagnosis with Autism, and my unique journey learning to help him and how to be a parent with an ASD child that further sparked my desire and dedication to helping those families who are in a similar place in life. Because of my work experience and professional pursuits I have had the privilege to help many families take amazing steps to growth and acceptance.  

 

Education:

I earned my Bachelors Degree in Education at Western Baptist College and a Masters of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy at Liberty University. I have had training in SCERTS and am part of the first group to be certified.  Additionally, I continue to learn and grow as I work the SCERTS model every day with my own son, and of course with the unique parenting challenges there in. 

 

Click HERE for more on the SCERTS Model

 

Click HERE for my Blog, and to learn more about my personal and professional experiences

Lic # LH60717278 - NPI # 1417245234

(360) 363-4234

Ellen@BeautifulAutism.com

Ellen Soukup, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Right Response Advanced Certification
License #:PY60945604
Bio

Hello! I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and moved all over California with my partner and our sweet dog, Bowser, for the past eleven years. In 2016 we got married and now my husband, Bowser, and I are living our dreams in the Pacific Northwest. I value community, inclusion, compassion, equality, adventure, and diversity and incorporate these values into my personal life and professional practice. Through a strengths-based lens and a philosophy grounded in Neurodiversity, I am honored to work with individuals and families seeking to improve their functioning and to help them pursue goals in line with their personal values.  

Education & Training 

I graduated from Palo Alto University with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in August 2018. This included completion of an APA-accredited internship at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego where I provided inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent mental health services, and residential treatment for adults with substance use disorders. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Humboldt State University while working as a preschool teacher and ABA therapist. In graduate school, I had diverse training in assessment and therapy for individuals and families across the lifespan. I have enjoyed helping those diagnosed with Autism, severe depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, substance use disorders, psychosis, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and other behavioral and mental health disorders. I also trained at UCSF General Hospital doing developmental assessments including diagnosis of Autism and parenting therapy. My theoretical orientation is primarily behavioral, with integration of second and third wave approaches including CBT, ACT and DBT. For the past four years, I had the honor of working with Open Mind School, a groundbreaking non-profit in the Silicon Valley. At Open Mind, I provided school and home-based treatment designed to promote inclusion and help children and adolescents access communication.  

(360) 347-2663

Santana@BeautifulAutism.com

Bio

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I am originally from the Midwest, born and raised in Wichita Kansas. I recently moved to Washington State to pursue my career in Child, Marriage, & Family Therapy. I can definitely say the movie line “ your not in Kansas anymore” has taken on a new meaning since my move to Washington. I am the middle daughter of seven children. So as you probably have guessed, when I was younger, there was never a dull moment in our home. Being apart of a blended family afforded me countless opportunities to interact with people from all different walks of life. It was during those moments that it became clear to me how important it is to have a safe person to talk to, somebody who understands what it’s like to not have it all together - to be me - to be human! I am someone who likes to meet you where you are with no judgements, and I look forward to the opportunity to walk with you on this journey. 

Education & Training 

I obtained my Bachelors in Social Work from Wichita State University with a minor in Women's Studies. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I strive to create a safe warm space for my clients to decompress from any hurts or traumas that they may be currently dealing with. I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families. I have past experiences working with clients around parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. I believe in the power of non-verbal processing to bring hope and healing to all kinds of situations. I am trained in the use of Gottman Techniques, Couples Communication, experiential play. I have experience working with children as young as 3 years old up until adulthood. I look forward to meeting with you as you embark on this journey.
I am trained in Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Marriage Therapy. 

Lic # - MG60721764

Santana White, MA, MFT Associate

(360) 363-4234 

Katie@BeautifulAutism.com

Bio

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.  I am a farm girl at heart, born and raised in Montana on a wheat farm.  I am one of 9 children and being one of the oldest, I would say that I have been working with children as long as I can remember.  I have 4 beautiful, healthy children.  My oldest daughter, who is a cancer survivor, played a big role in helping me to choose the career I have now.  I at the time had a teaching degree, but I saw how much Art Therapy helped my daughter in overcoming anxiety while going through cancer and I vowed that once she went into remission I would go back to school to get an additional degree in counseling.  Since then, I was blessed with twins, both who have Autism.  It was a bit serendipitous that I already had been working with children as a counselor, both on and off the spectrum.  As a parent of two children on the spectrum I recognize first hand that it is a whole-family diagnoses and it affects everyone who is involved.   I look forward to sharing what I have learned from my experience as a mother and a counselor and utilizing it to help other families in similar situations. 

 
Education & Training 

I received my undergraduate degree in Art Education K-12 at MSU-Billings and then went back to MSU-Billings for both my School Counselor degree and my LMHCA.  Play therapy and Art therapy are my preferred methods for working with children and adolescents.   I believe that joining in play and art projects with the child sends a strong message, “I am here for you and I am interested in what is important to you.”  I have been working with children for over 18 years now.  First as a preschool teacher and now as a mother and counselor.  I believe that each child is unique to them and I really focus on structuring their session to what best suits their needs.

Katie Neudorff, LMHC
Right Response Advanced Certification
License #: LH61048273

(360) 363-4234

Jody@BeautifulAutism.com

Jody Allen - Intern Counselor
Right Response Advanced Certification
Bio

Hello, I was born in Washington but moved when I was young and lived in many places.  I eventually ended up growing up in Idaho.  I met my husband there when I was only 18.  We have been married for almost 18 years now.  We moved back to this area in 2002 and would not live anywhere else.  We have 2 boys, ages 6 and 3, that we adopted from the foster care system.  We have been in therapies through the birth to three programs for the last 6 years with our kids.  Our children were exposed to drugs and alcohol and we have been navigating some of their challenges with therapies. 

Education & Training 

I decided when I was 30 to go back to school and get my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University.  I took many classes on child development and counseling.  I went right into my Master’s program to get my degree counseling.  I am currently finishing my degree.  I was a foster parent for 5 years.  I also worked for the state as an after-hours social worker and helped many children from all ages get transported to their new destination.  I have had a lot of experience with children and therapies for them and navigating through many emotions.  I have been to many foster parent trainings to help children.  I am familiar with sensory processing disorders and can help children process sensory feelings.  

(360) 363-4234

Angela@BeautifulAutism.com

Angela Weeks - MAEd, ESA, LMHC-A
Bio 
Hi! I was born and raised in a small farming town called Sunnyside, WA. I grew up in a collectivistic family, living with many family members in one big house! I moved to the Spokane area for 3 years where I met my now husband, and got married in 2012 and moved to Western Washington. We have 3 beautiful children together, and all 3 are autistic and amazing! I have always been passionate about working with children and families, but my family journey has led me to be passionate about the autistic and neurodiverse community at large. I seek to work with families and children with compassion, care and understanding. I am strengths-based and family systems-based. I believe that when I work with a single person, I am working with a whole family. I feel humbled to have the opportunity to work with families and individuals; to be a part of their journey and provide support and empowerment. 
Education & Training 

I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. While there, I did my internship and focus on working with at-risk youth at a shelter. I also have earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from a CACREP accredited program at Seattle University . My internship experience was in school counseling. As a school counseling intern, I had the opportunity to teach social and emotional lessons, lead a variety a groups, individual counseling and more; with children ages 5-11 years of age. As I work as a mental health counselor, I look forward to working with neurodiverse and neurotypical families alike. My theoretical framework is very person-centered, along with a taking a Gestalt stance and looking at the person as a whole. I have training in Motivational Interviewing and Brief Counseling.

(360) 363-4234

Shlomit@BeautifulAutism.com

Shlomit Smargon - Ph.D.
License #:PY60820896
Bio

Hello! I was born and raised on a Kibbutz in Israel. I moved to the United States in 2003. I met My husband, Vincent while attending my undergraduate studies in Santa Cruz California, and together we relocated to the pacific Northwest for Graduate school in 2007. After completing my internship in the east coast, me Vincent, our newest family member Chia (our spunky Blue Heeler), came back to Washington to settle down. We now have a 4 year old son as well.  We recently relocated to Bellingham, WA, to join the Beautiful Autism Family.

 

Education and Training

I graduated from Pacific University with a PsyD in August of 2015. This included an internship in Pennsylvania where I did intensive in-home therapy with high-risk youth and their families.Throughout my graduate school and beyond, I had diverse training in assessment and therapy for individuals and families across the lifespan. I have worked with those on the autism spectrum, individuals with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and other behavioral and mental health disorders. Specific trainings include Trauma focused CBT, DBT, and  Family-Based Training. My passion lies in working with neurodiversity across the lifespan and with individuals who have experienced trauma. 

(360) 363-4234

Chelsey@BeautifulAutism.com

Chelsey Graff - 
License #:MG61046174
Bio

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest growing up in the Arlington area. I am married with one amazing daughter, two sweet dogs, and fifteen chickens. I value adventure, openness, inclusion, compassion, diversity, equality, and fun. I come from a background of working in a factory setting and found that these values gave me an opportunity to connect with people and be open and excited about the differences people bring to the table. I use these experiences and values in both my personal and professional practice to connect with others. Through working with children and their families I seek to help improve overall family function and relationships to help them reach their goals and develop strong, healthy bonds. 

 

Education & Training

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology through the University of Phoenix and graduated with my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. I strive to create a safe, warm, welcoming environment for my clients to process their traumas and decompress from the hurts or stress they are currently experiencing. In my previous position I worked with children from age 3 through adults and enjoy working with children to help them learn healthy ways to deal with life’s challenges. I also enjoy working with families as they learn how to communicate and work through whatever struggles they are facing together. I believe every person is unique which makes each session, family, and experience unique and specific to each client. I strive to meet the needs of my clients and work with them where they are in the process. I look forward to working with you in this new adventure.

Genesis Wheeler - Case Management Level 1
License #:CG61047750
Bio

 

 

Education & Training

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Genesis@BeautifulAutism.com

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