Hours and Location
The Counseling Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
UWB Counseling Center
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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.
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, minoritized identities and stress of living in a majority culture, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm behavior, and disordered eating.
Leah Bridger, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (#LF LF00000950). I received my Master of Arts Degree from the California Family Study Center. My experience includes counseling individuals, families, and couples, providing clinical supervision, teaching psychology courses, and conducting trainings related to student mental health and well-being. I very much enjoy working with college students and create a safe and supportive environment to address a range of issues including adjustment and transition, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, identity, personal growth, relationship concerns, and stress management.
Cathy Roberts, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist (License No.: PY 60247979). I received my Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. I have worked with a wide range of clients in a variety of settings. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, eating disorders, LGBTQ concerns, and couples counseling. I am particularly passionate about helping those I work with tap into their innate strengths and acquire new skills to navigate around life’s obstacles successfully.
Lynda Yi, MS, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (#LF 60598869). I received my Master of Science Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, College Park. I value establishing a safe and open environment in order to collaborate in finding solutions to manage current stressors. I have experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families representing diversity in age, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, and religious/spiritual backgrounds. I enjoy working with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and trauma, adjustment issues, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and relationship issues. I am fluent in Korean.
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 2016-2017:
Elizabeth Scriven, M.A., in Rehabilitation Counseling, Western Washington University. Doctoral candidate in Applied Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle. I’ve worked with a wide range of ages, individuals, families, and couples. My goal is to provide a comfortable space for clients so that they can re-discover how great life can be.
Jeff Stuhmer, B.S., CDPT. is a graduate student in Community Counseling at Seattle University. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents on addressing a range of issues that they identify as interfering with their emotional and mental well-being, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, identity formation, and substance abuse. I feel particularly fortunate to assist college students during this exciting, and often stressful, time of life. When working with clients, I listen for their unique concerns—which may have both internal and external origins—and collaborate with them in seeking coping strategies to help them meet their goals.
Sadie Teal, MS, is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. I have worked with both adolescents and adults with a broad range of issues including depression, post-traumatic stress concerns, interpersonal distress, substance abuse, and anxiety. When meeting with clients, my hopes are to listen to their experience and distress, provide a space of understanding and comfort, and work together towards the client's goals for feeling better.