The Family Center for Behavioral Health employs a staff of professional mental health clinicians, covering a wide range of treatments and clinical services.
Anna B. McDonald, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and has been in private practice since 2005 (License #PY00003452). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver and completed her internship at Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord, NH. Dr. McDonald is proud to be a native of the Pacific Northwest.
The theoretical orientations guiding Dr. McDonald’s therapy include cognitive-behavioral, systems, developmental, and psychodynamic theory. She is also a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. Dr. McDonald develops a treatment plan for each client based on their unique needs, with some treatment more solution-focused and brief in n... Read More
Desiree M. Gaffney, MA, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor and child mental health specialist in Washington State (License #LH60373141). She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Self and Society and earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. Desiree completed her internship at Greater Lakes Mental Health Care in Lakewood, Washington.
The theoretical orientations guiding Desiree’s therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Developmental Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Desiree works in collaboration with each client to develop a treatment plan based on their unique, individual needs and strengths. She believes that every individual’s experien... Read More
Mark has assisted youth, adults, families, and organizations over his 25+ year career by helping clients reduce barriers to and facilitating elements of healthy growth, functioning, and the achievement of goals.
He has worked as a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor for over 10 years in WA State, treating both youth and adults, after earning a BA in Psychology at Western Washington University. Mark also worked as a Mental Health Counselor and Family Therapist during and after earning a MA in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle, studying both mental health treatment and family therapy.
In 1998 Mark moved east, having the experience both as a clinician and a director of several programs. He wanted a deeper grasp as to the systemic issues involved in organizational systems, similar to but different from family systems, an... Read More
Jennifer Hogge is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License #- LF 61093334) in the State of Washington. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Utah in Psychology. Jennifer attended graduate school at Utah State University and completed a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy.
The theoretical models that Jennifer draws upon in her work are Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Attachment Theory. In working with clients, Jennifer strives to create a safe, welcoming environment and help clients reach their unique goals to increase their happiness, harmony, and peace in their life. Continual learning is essential to Jennifer’s own happiness and life harmony, and she enjo... Read More
Michael Wong, M.Ed., LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State (License # LH 61255846). Michael attended his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Michael then went on to complete his graduate degree at the University of Puget Sound for his Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling.
Prior to becoming a licensed mental health counselor, Michael worked in the field of domestic violence providing advocacy for individuals and families who were experiencing or had experienced domestic abuse. Once Michael obtained his Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he worked in community mental health at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in Lakewood, Washington. Michael worked within a wide range of diversity and age groups.
Michael’s theoretical orient... Read More
Maxwell R. Anderson Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington (License # PY61166250). He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from St. Olaf College and completed his Master of Science and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Howard University. He completed his doctoral internship through the United States Navy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Anderson worked as a Navy psychologist at Naval Hospital Bremerton.
Dr. Anderson prefers an eclectic theoretical approach to therapy based on what fits best for the client. Some of these approaches include utilizing cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and solution-oriented theories. Dr. Anderson utilizes respect, curiosity, empathy, humor, and compassion to help ... Read More
Leticia M. Holleman, Psy.D., LICSW, has been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Washington since 2019 (License #LW60861543) and is currently working toward completion of her psychologist licensure. Dr. Holleman completed an APA accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology from Northwest University, Kirkland in 2023 and graduated summa cum laude. She also completed a one-year APA accredited internship with the National Psychology Training Consortium – Great Lakes Region in Indiana, where she provided broad spectrum care for individuals in community health centers, hospitals, corrections centers, and schools. Additionally, she received specialized training as an embedded emotional support services team member at the Culver Military Academy, an elite college preparatory boarding school, where she provided mental hea... Read More