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OUR TEAM

At 253 Therapy and Consult, we are deeply invested in your growth and healing.

FOR CURRENT CLIENTS: Looking to reach your therapist? Send them a message in the secure CLIENT PORTAL

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NATALIE CALLELY (SHE/HER)

 Therapist    

Clients served: Adults and Couples

Focus areas: Anxiety, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues

Insurances Accepted: Lyra Health, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, United (UHC/Optum), Aetna, First Choice, Kaiser (out-of network *preauthorization required*), Ambetter, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Natalie: She has lived in California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Washington.

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MICHAEL "BUCKY" HOURIGAN (HE/HIM)

Therapist

Clients served: Young Adults, Adults under 55

Focus areas: LGBTQ+; Neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism);

Self-identified "gamers"

Insurances Accepted: Lyra Health, Regence, United (UHC/Optum/UHC Community Plan), Premera, First Choice, Cigna (Evernorth), Kaiser (out-of network *preauthorization required*), Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Bucky: I spend a lot of my time gaming, both video games and tabletop games.

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MELISSA HANSEN (SHE/HER)

Therapist

Clients served: Teens 13 and up, Adults, Couples and Families

Focus areas: Burnout, LGBTQIA+ issues, Life Transitions

Insurances Accepted: Regence, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, Kaiser, Aetna, First Choice, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Mel: I am a Sounders FC fan and volunteer with PFLAG

STEVEN AKUFFO (HE/HIM)

Therapist

Clients served: Teens 16 and up, Couples, Families and Adults

Focus areas:  African Americans/Africans dealing with: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Identity, Cross-cultural Experiences, Relationship Conflict

Insurances Accepted: Regence, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, Kaiser, Aetna, First Choice, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Steven: I coach youth football in my spare time. 

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JATOU SAHO (SHE/HER)

Therapist

Clients served: Children 4 and up, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families

Focus areas: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Parenting, Immigration and Bi-cultural experiences

Insurances Accepted: Regence, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, Kaiser, Aetna, First Choice, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Jatou: I like to plan activities with my daughter where we explore new things, and also go horse riding.

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JAMILAH ANDREWS (SHE/HER)

Therapist

Clients served: Teens, Adults, Couples

Focus areas: Identity issues (race/ethnicity/sexual orientation), Domestic violence, Family conflict, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma

Insurances Accepted: Regence, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, Kaiser, Aetna, First Choice, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Jamilah: I like to spend time with my kids

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SAVANNA HARMON (SHE/HER)

Therapist

Clients served: Teens, Adults

Focus areas: Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+ issues

Insurances Accepted: Regence, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, Kaiser, Aetna, First Choice, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Savanna: I love the outdoors and hiking

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MEGAN MCNETT-FIRESTONE
(SHE/HER)

Therapist

Clients served: Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Couples, Families

Focus areas: Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+ issues

Insurances Accepted: Regence, Cigna (Evernorth), Premera, Kaiser, Aetna, First Choice, Wellspring EAP

Fun Fact about Megan: I enjoy spending time with my wife, cat, and lizard, explore the PNW, fishing and hikes

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Krushina Cales

Graduate School

Walden University

Focus Population

Individuals over 4 years old dealing with impacts of Trauma

Families

 

 

 

My "Why"

"I chose mental health because as a teen and young adult there were times that I needed a safe person to provide a listening non judgmental space for me to process and learn tools to handle things differently. As I got older I knew that being that person for someone could be so significant to their over all well being. As I have focused more on my education and career goals I knew that I wanted to be that person for people no matter what stage they are in their life."

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Paula Anna De Leon

Graduate School

Pacific Lutheran University

Focus Population

Individuals, couples, and families dealing with complex trauma, shame, guilt, grief and loss, identity work, neurodiversity, and changes/transitions in life.

 

My "Why"

"I chose mental health because there is an invisible stigma around it that affects everyone. When I was a teen, I struggled with my mental health and no one else could see that struggle. Even when I spoke up, no one was able to hold space for it. Taking that step to ask for help is so hard, even more so when asking for help isn’t the culturally acceptable thing to do in the systems you are a part of. When you have one person you can trust to create a safe space for you to feel seen, heard, and understood, being the cycle breaker becomes so much easier. I hope to co-create this safe space together so you can start breaking patterns, unlearn habits that keep you stuck in a loop, and heal the parts of you that are needing that extra love, care, and support."

MEET OUR INTERNS!

Our interns join us from Graduate Schools like Pacific Lutheran University and Walden University. They are in Master's Degree programs and join our team in training to be our next generation of world-changing therapists

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Jamie Hoffman

Graduate School

Pacific Lutheran University

Focus Population

Individuals and couples who are dealing with the impact of Relational Conflict, Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, and Depression

 

My "Why"

"I chose mental health because throughout my childhood I was made aware of how important it is to our livelihood. Throughout my experience, I have seen how the lack of community and support affects our mental health. This is why I am so passionate about offering that support to others by providing a nonjudgmental and safe space for people to understand themselves and begin their healing journey. I aim to empower others in discovering their authentic selves and offer tools and skills to express and communicate that self in their relationships. Understanding ourselves better is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and I feel honored to be in a field where I get to be a part of that."
 

OUR ADMIN TEAM

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MARKELLE GALLAGHER (SHE/HER)

Client Care Coordinator

Markelle is a foodie, bookworm, sports fanatic, and loves all things bright and colorful. Always one to lend a helping hand, Markelle found a passion for assisting others while working in a high school counseling center. Markelle enjoys being able to help those who are in need get the support they need. As our Client Care Coordinator, Markelle is the main point of contact for all clients.

Other than her schooling in the midwest, Markelle is proud to have lived in Washington her whole life, and takes great pride in her love for the Pacific Northwest. 

You can reach Markelle here

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Founder & CEO

WA State Approved Supervisor

Phebe has always enjoyed hearing people's stories. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (WA state License #LF60607100, Washington DC #LMFT200001200) with over a decade of clinical experience, serving folx from different backgrounds and ethnicities. Many of the clients she serves have faced a wide range of traumas, have difficulties with adjusting to life outside their home countries, are trying to make sense of their identities, are struggling with work stress, communicating in their relationships/marriage, are having difficulties connecting with the people around them or are having trouble managing their everyday emotions. Although Ghana is her heartbeat, Phebe calls the 253 her home and loves laughing and dancing in supermarket aisles.

*Phebe is NOT ACCEPTING new clients at this time*

PHEBE BRAKO-OWUSU (SHE/HER)

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