UW Bothell counselors are licensed mental health professionals and provide a broad range of treatment approaches, depending on the unique needs of each client. Approaches your counselor may use include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, interpersonal, emotionally-focused, and other treatment that the counselor and you feel will best meet your needs. Within these approaches, counselors actively incorporate the personal and cultural values and experiences that reflect the diversity that each individual brings.
Lillian Chen, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State (#PY 60522189). I received my Masters of Arts and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Denver. I enjoy working with stress, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, and life transition common among college students. My clinical specialties include relationship problems, grief and loss, racial and sexual identity development, cultural adjustment, LGBTQ issues, body image concerns, and perfectionism. I provide counseling in both English and Mandarin. My treatment approach is integrative and collaborative. I love to work in partnership with students and help them find the path that will lead to their emotional well-being and academic success.
Summer Garcia, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State (#PY 60781022). I received my doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. I value collaborating with people to find the right mix of support, encouragement, and change that works for them. I also find it important to attend to systemic factors and I strive to help people find empowerment on their path to flourishing. I have experience working with a broad range of common concerns, including depression and anxiety, as well as LGBTQIA+ concerns, relationship and sexual subcultures, undocumented students, and trauma recovery.
Rosemary E. Simmons, Ph.D., Director is a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State (#PY 60478115). I received my Masters of Arts and Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University. I’ve specialized in working with college students my entire career. When I first meet with a student my focus is to listen for their current struggles, seek to understand their strengths and growth areas, and work with them to decide the best approach to assist them in meeting their goals. I enjoy working with the broad range of issues and transitions that college students experience including anxiety, depression, adjustment and transition issues, having a minoritized identity and the stress of living in a majority culture, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm behavior, and body image and disordered eating.
Darya Anoshei, I graduated in Law from University of Rome, “La Sapienza”. I am bicultural and bilingual in Italian and Farsi. As a Program Assistant for Student Affairs and the Counseling Center I am available to guide students, answer questions or help schedule an appointment. I am proud to be working as part of our team at the University of Washington Bothell and therefore intend to broaden my knowledge besides my daily duties with all the wonderful opportunities this university has to offer. I have a great passion for working with students, learning from each other and I look forward to providing you best customer service.
Samantha Penjaraenwatana, B.A., Community Psychology, University of Washington Bothell. I graduated here in June 2015 and I am now in the role of Program Coordinator for Student Affairs and the Counseling Center. I will be the first face you see when you walk in to schedule an appointment with us! I am always happy to answer questions and provide the best customer experience possible when you visit our office. I have a strong passion for working with college students and want to contribute to all the wonderful opportunities that UWB has to offer to students. My goal is to be that welcoming face in person and warming voice over the phone that is able to answer all your questions to make you feel comfortable to seek our services.
Practicum and Intern Counselors
UW Bothell Counseling Center is committed to providing training opportunities for regional students who are currently completing their masters or doctorate in a mental health field such as Counseling, Social Work or Psychology. All practicum and intern counselors are supervised by the licensed mental health counselors who are employees of the UW Bothell Counseling Center. The practicum and intern counselors offer quality and effective services to UWB students. Practicum and Intern Counselors for 2017-2018:
Gail Hoffman, B.A. is a master’s student at Seattle University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I look forward to working with you towards goals that you define, and are consistent with your values. I hope to bring curiosity and acceptance to all kinds of experience, and to collaborate with you in cultivating any changes you wish to make. My interests in terms of specific kinds of counseling range from working with thoughts and behaviors to investigating what makes life meaningful and satisfying for you.
Naoko Nakano Brown, M.A. I received my Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University’s Existential-Phenomenological Psychology program in 2003. I am currently enrolled in the doctorate program in clinical psychology at Saybrook University. Since receiving the Master’s degree, I have been working with individuals and couples with diverse issues and background. Also, I have been learning and practicing Focusing since 1999. I am a certified Focusing professional and certified Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am a member of The Focusing Institute. I believe that all of us essentially know what is good for ourselves. Yet, we are not always aware of it. I strongly believe that construction of a relationship is crucial to a successful therapy. Therapeutic relationship affects how both the therapist and the client(s) understand the issue(s). Therapeutic relationship will help us to explore intellectual, emotional, and pre-conscious understandings of your experiences together. Increasing awareness and understanding of your experiences would help you to gain alternative perspectives. To make successful and necessary changes, we both need to approach all with openness and honesty. I will make observations, interpretations, and recommendations that assist you to gain a sense of congruence.
Chelsea Randall, B.S. is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Seattle. I have worked with individuals on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBT concerns, and stress management. I enjoy a collaborative approach to therapy in which my clients and I work together to discover their personal strengths, promote healing, and create positive change.
Ianto West, M.A. is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Seattle. Ianto has previously worked in crisis counseling for LGBTQ young adults, and has since gone on to work with a wide range of ages and identities. "Much of my work comes from an Emotions-Focused lens with a focus on the here and now. My goal is to provide a collaborative environment to help clients move forward through periods of stress and change."