Providers

Shawna Hedquist

MA, LMHC, NCC

My goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance where you can find the hope and healing you desire. I take the time to get to know my clients as individuals to understand their basic needs, desires, and strengths so that they can receive the appropriate support they have been longing for.

My approach combines compassion, empathy, and humor to promote an environment where together, we can identify your goals and work through the concerns you present.

You have already taken the first steps towards healing. When people feel safe, they will find the healing and joy they deserve. I would be happy to be your guide and provide support, perspective, and insight as you walk your journey through courage, vulnerability, and healing.

Shawna graduated from Gonzaga University with her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She spent the majority of her professional career working with children and families, expanding her specialty to include working with adults. Shawna is NBCC certified and uses various modalities to create an individualized treatment for clients, including:

Specialty Therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Art and Play Therapy

Background:

  • Children
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Teens
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stressors
  • Grief
  • Suicidal ideation

Kahle Elliot

LMHCA

People seek therapy for many different reasons. Whether it is exploring difficulties from childhood or current life stressors, being curious about our behaviors and emotions can help us cultivate authenticity and increased self-compassion.Traumatic experiences can greatly shape the way we view the world and ourselves, and leave us feeling “stuck”. I enjoy working with individuals seeking guidance in healing from and understanding these experiences to help them lead the lives they desire.

I work with my clients to provide a non-judgmental, empathetic environment to cultivate growth and change. With compassion and humor, I will meet you where you are and guide treatment specific to your strengths, needs and goals. I use a trauma-informed approach, incorporating CBT, DBT, mindfulness and gratitude to assist individuals in their healing journey.

Kahle graduated from Eastern Washington University with her Master’s of Science in Psychology. She has spent the majority of her professional career working with adults in an outpatient setting. She has personal experience with being a collegiate athlete. This allows her to understand the specific stressors that comes with being an athlete. Kahle has her Mental Health Associate License and uses a person-centered, collaborative approach in providing treatment for her clients.

Specialties and Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Background:

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Katherine Blaine

MEd, LMHC

In my work, I utilize a person centered approach. I look to create an environment of hope and healing. This allows people to show up as a human without fear of judgment. With where I am in my career, I hope to bring a new perspective and help them on their path to recovery.

The start to recovery starts with reaching out for help. You have already done the hardest part. I hope to create the sense of safety and security to help you process through your emotions and find the healing you deserve.

Katherine graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Masters of Education in Community Counseling. She has extensive experience working with inpatient populations and helping individuals navigate the struggles of life. She works primarily with adults. Some of the modalities she uses are:

Specialty Therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Process Group Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy

Background:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Jennifer Hawkins

LMHCA, SUDP

Change is the only consistent thing we can expect in our lives, but that doesn’t make the adjustment any easier. However, change offers an opportunity to find growth, strength, and value within ourselves. Through hard work and dedication to this opportunity of change, peace is possible.

I want to offer a safe place for you to communicate and feel heard. I focus on getting to know you individually in efforts to developmentally understand the way your mind and thought process functions. I provide perspective through empathy, encouragement and direct communication.

Jennifer received a Bachelors of Science from Eastern Washington University in Applied Developmental Psychology and a Masters of Science from Grand Canyon University in Addictions Counseling. She was born in Portland, Oregon but fell in love with the Spokane and surrounding area, never leaving after her college education. Jennifer is dually licensed as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA).

What do you have experience working with? She has worked primarily with adults struggling through addiction, trauma and life transitions. Jennifer has worked closely with military service members through trauma, relationship conflicts and transitions into the civilian community. She understands the pressure of service personally both as an individual and as a family member.

Specialties and Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Mindfulness Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Strength Based Therapy

Background:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Relationship Issues

Taneisha Becker

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Taneisha graduated from Eastern Washington University with her Bachelors of Science in psychology. She is currently attending school at University of Providence. She utilizes various modalities to create an individualized treatment for clients, including:

Specialty Therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Reality Therapy

Background:

  • Teens
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stressors
  • Grief
  • Suicidal ideation

Bella

Office Assistant

Bella is our office assistant. She assists in ensuring that our clients are happy and supported while at our office. She works part- time but would love to move to full time. She primarily works with her mama, Shawna and loves to say hi to anyone willing. Her favorite activities are sun bathing and snuggles on the couch.

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