Our Therapists

We love how happy bees make better honey, and so we are a team-oriented organization that highly values supporting one another in collaborative ways.  This stance allows our therapists to be better helpers who can offer you the highest level of care.  From this secure foundation, our kind, strong, and competent therapists are available to join you in your efforts to reach your particular goals. 

Allie Dafcik, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

I am a therapist who values your desire for healing and authenticity. Safety and curiosity are important as we work toward your goals. I believe emotional health looks like someone who is free to be fully themselves in relationships and as an individual, knowing that they are of worth regardless of what happens around them. Clients tell me that I am intuitive, direct, and supportive of their needs. 

 

Areas of Focus: Trauma, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression

Therapeutic Approaches: Psychodynamic, Narrative, Strengths-based

Clients: Individual Adults

Location: Seattle

Dana Popa, LMHCA

Edmonds, WA

I am a therapist who creates a non-judgmental space where you can find help with your own self-discovery, deal with anxiety, and find the source of your depression.  In our work together it is essential to have open and honest conversations about what’s on your mind, your stories, your fears, your dreams and your questions. I’ll sit with you, I’ll listen to you, and together we’ll try to find creative solutions for life’s challenges.  Clients tell me that I can approach, discuss and hold the difficult aspects of trauma in gentle and caring ways.  I believe that emotional health looks like someone able to live their lives in their own personal authentic way. 

 

Areas of Focus: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Immigration, Body Respect

Therapeutic Approaches: Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, CBT

Clients: Individual Adolescents & Adults

Location: Edmonds

Kate Creech, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

As a therapist I believe in holding space for the stories that need to emerge and be processed during our time together in session. By looking at those stories we can understand more of how they have helped shaped us into who we are and how that impacts us now relationally. Each session I will be listening with non-judgmental curiosity and empathy. My clients appreciate my warmth, compassion, and playfulness. Together we can pay attention to somatic states (what stories your body is telling you), core relationship dynamics, and where you’re feeling stuck. Ultimately, I believe emotional health looks like growing in compassion and love for yourself and others, as well as learning how to share more of your experiences with those you trust. 

 

Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Stress, Grief 

Therapeutic Approaches: Attachment-Based, Relational Psychodynamic, Narrative, Trauma Informed, Expressive Arts 

Clients: Adult individuals 

Location: Seattle

Jessica Lewis, LMHCA

Edmonds, WA

I want to honor your experiences and emotions through a safe and trusting relationship. Therapy is not always easy to step into and you are courageous for moving toward it. I am committed to paying close attention to you and your story. Your story is made up of relationships and experiences that have formed your belief systems, patterns, and responses which have led you to how you live today.  In our work together, we can gain perspective and tools to form new relational and response patterns that are healthier. Clients would describe me as intuitive, honest, and authentic with some humor. I believe emotional health is grown through relationship and vulnerability.  I hope to help develop that both in and out of therapy sessions.

Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Chronic Illness, Relationship Issues, Grief/Loss

Therapeutic Approaches: Relational, Psychodynamic, Attachment Based, Family Systems 

Clients: Adolescents/Teenagers, Adult individuals

Location: Edmonds, WA

Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Chronic Illness

Therapeutic Approaches: Relational, Psychodynamic, Attachment-Based, Family Systems  

Clients: Adolescents/Teenagers, Adult individuals

Location: Edmonds, WA

Kim Case, LMHCA

Bellevue, WA

I am working each session to create an environment where you feel seen, heard, and safe. I am listening for the ways your early attachment story is impacting your present habits, relationships, and self-talk. I believe in the power of collaboration to forge new relational patterns; we are in this together as your resilience and my skills meet. My clients appreciate my insight, encouragement, and sense of humor.  I believe emotional health is a process: the work of a lifetime,  where we are less debilitated by the isolating voice of shame and the noisy inner critic, and believe we are worthy of love, thus able to be more curious about and compassionate toward ourselves and others, growing new habits of health and hope.

Areas of Focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Marriage, Premarital, Parenting, Shame, Spirituality, and Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches:  Attachment-based, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Relational, Strengths-based, Narrative

Clients: Individual Adults and Couples

Location: Bellevue

Laurie Hovis, LMHC

Bellevue, WA

I am a therapist who respects and values the courage of engaging personal issues.  My focus involves providing a safe, nonjudgmental experience where exploring thoughts and feelings is encouraged.  Clients can encounter honesty, compassion, and a sincere presence in our work together.  I believe that emotional health grows through this kind of authentic and vulnerable connection.

Areas of Focus:  Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions

Therapeutic Approaches:  Attachment-based, Emotionally-focused, Psychodynamic, Relational 

Clients:  Individual Adolescents, Adults

Location:  Bellevue

Mary Lea, LMHCA

Edmonds, WA

I work to provide a safe place for genuine connection. I offer an attuned presence where painful stories can be heard, seen, and validated with the hope of healing and transformation. I believe that our current struggles and relational patterns are profoundly influenced by our past experiences and early relationships. We work together to discover unknown and unconscious parts of yourself and your story, bringing them into full awareness with compassion and understanding. Clients appreciate my insight, presence, and authenticity. Emotional health is all parts of yourself- embraced, accepted, loved, and known- which opens you up to live a more full and empowered life.

 

Areas of Focus: Depression, Anxiety, Attachment, Grief, Abuse 

Therapeutic Approaches: Relational, Attachment-based, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma-informed, Narrative

Clients: Adolescent and Adult individuals

Location: Edmonds

Mary Smith, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

I am a therapist who strives to empathize and help to make sense of your story and feelings that underlie your presenting symptoms.  It is in sharing your feelings and story where trust and connection can form within the therapeutic relationship. I believe that healing begins by courageously exposing areas of shame.  Clients tell me I am direct, non-judgmental and empathic.  I believe that emotional health looks like the ability to find life-giving connections within relationships while continuing to be curious about oneself in order to have an impact on the world I work empathically, psychodynamically and relationally and am able to adapt to use a variety of methods depending on your needs. 

 

Areas of Focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Attachment, Relationships, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches: Attachment-based, Somatic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Emotionally-focused

Clients: Individual Adolescents and Adults 

Location: Seattle

Michelle Jones, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

I am a therapist who strives to collaborate in clarifying what you desire, where you feel stuck, and how you can increasingly reconnect with your resilient, holistic self. Safety, consistency, and client-directed focus are fundamental to our transformative therapeutic work together. In therapy, clients experience me as empathic, interactive, and empowering. I believe emotional health is an intentional, imperfect posture of offering non-judgmental curiosity, compassion, and advocacy for ourselves and others that does not require hiding or exaggerating who we are, but allows all of us room to live into our own unique contribution to the world.

 

Areas of focus: Life transitions, grief, trauma

Therapeutic approaches: Psychodynamic, Attachment-based, Trauma-focused, Family Systems, Expressive Arts

Clients: Adult Individuals

Location: Seattle

Molly Belliveau, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

I believe truth heals; yet that truth sometimes waits on healing. Working primarily with individuals who feel bound in aversion toward themselves, I open kind and creative space for exploring these experiences. Clients report that I join them in difficult spaces with gentle empathy, clarifying insight, unapologetic candor, and fierce loyalty to their hearts and their freedom. Whether concerns manifest as self-hatred, relational difficulties, terminal regret, questions around spirituality, depression, anxiety, or any number of other experiences, I wholeheartedly trust there is more to the story than meets the eye. I find that as we shift painful thought patterns out of isolation and into a dialogue between two minds and hearts, new and surprising truths emerge. These can form the basis for powerful internal reconciliation with self. I believe that emotional health takes root in precisely this peace and solidarity with oneself and expands outward into enlivening relationships with the world and others.

 

Areas of Focus: Self-hatred, Depression, Anxiety, Spirituality, Relationships

Therapeutic Approaches: Psychodynamic, Existential, Narrative, Attachment-based, Mindfulness-based, Somatic 

Clients: Adult and Adolescent individuals

Location: Seattle

Rebecca McDaniel, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

By holding an open stance & listening without judgment, I seek to understand each client’s core sense of self.  I highly value authenticity, transparency, creativity, humor, & engaging what is present - both explicitly & implicitly.  One of the richest aspects of the therapeutic alliance is journeying alongside my clients toward emotional health & healing by exploring strengths, resilience, & walking through some of the grittier, more textured parts of life.  I believe that emotional health involves integrating our past & present internal landscapes by aligning & cultivating the mind, heart, spirit, & body, as well as an invitation to be fully present with ourselves & connected within our communities.  

Areas of Focus: PTSD, Anxiety, Spirituality, Grief, Recovery from Addiction

Therapeutic Approaches: Relational, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Informed 

Clients: Adolescent and Adult Individuals

Location: Seattle

Renee Jackman, LMHCA

Seattle, WA

My intention is to assist you to find ways of navigating creatively through life.  My approach to therapy focuses on imagination, curiosity, and spontaneity to bring one’s fullness or wholeness into a living reality.  Sometimes a conflict, dissatisfaction, or other types of suffering are more powerful than one’s will power and must be explored through these means.  I will invite you to express thoughts and emotions, reflect on your experiences, personal history and cultural pressures, to try and move to a place where you can accept, know and connect with your deeper self.  I also have a repertoire of skills to assist with career challenges and development.  I believe emotional health is gaining some control and autonomy over our personal lives and issues, as well as understanding our place in the greater scheme of things can help us through troubled times and allow our lives to be richer and more fulfilling.

Areas of Focus: Work, Transitions, Loss, Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Finding Meaning

Therapeutic Approaches:  Jungian

Clients:  Individual Adults

Location: Seattle

Sara Dunham, LMHCA

West Seattle, WA

I specialize in offering a new perspective, which can shine a light on your potential, acknowledging the depths of your experience and how it has shaped you in beautiful and costly ways. I will listen for your strengths to help you find your inner voice and power. Together we can navigate the demands of this world and find spaces of relief and rejuvenation.  I work to create a safe space for you to come and share what is causing you stress. I believe in moving toward our stories out of a lense of kindness instead of shame, because we have already suffered enough. As we walk through your story together, I hope to bring insight that will allow for healing and repair to the broken places you have experienced.  Clients report that I am emotionally and relationally present and work to keep to a pace that is particular to the client, checking in to make sure they are comfortable with where we are going. I believe that emotional health is being able to step back and take into account what's going on in my body, my relationships, and my mind. It is non-judgmentally taking into account my feelings and recognizing they are there for a reason-- that they communicate that I have needs, and those needs are valid. Emotional health also comes as I communicate what I am going through to others around me, because I cannot do this life in a vacuum.

   

Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain, Family Conflict, Grief, Stress

Therapeutic Approaches: Attachment-based, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Narrative, Relational

Clients: Adult Individuals 

Location: West Seattle

Hive & Honeycomb Counseling employs both LMHCs and LMHCAs.  LMHCAs are associates who are working towards full licensure and are under the direct supervision of the clinical director, Krista Law, LMHC, Washington State Approved Supervisor (LH60489558).

info@hiveandhoneycomb.org

206.866.5083

 

Offices in Seattle, West Seattle, Edmonds, & Bellevue

Hours:

8am-9pm M-F

8am-5pm S-S