Counseling Center staff

Clinical staff

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.

Picture of Lillian Chen.Lillian Chen, Psy.D.

Lillian Chen 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."

Picture of Summer Garcia.Summer Garcia, Ph.D.

Summer Garcia 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."

Picture of Rosemary Simmons.Rosemary E. Simmons, Ph.D., Director

Rosemary E. Simmons 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."

Photo of Ann Ellis.Ann Ellis, M.S.

Ann Ellis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (MHC.LH 60972706). "I received my Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Columbus State University in Georgia. College students have been my focus throughout my professional counseling career thus far. I have experience working with a wide range of topics including anxiety, depression, relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, and military/veteran concerns. My treatment approach is person centered and integrative; I work collaboratively with students to support them in reaching their personal and academic goals."

Support staff

Picture of Beth Wentzien.Beth Wentzien

Beth Wentzien moved to the Seattle area from Delaware after becoming captivated by the city during a visit. "I am excited to be starting a new chapter of my life in the Pacific Northwest, and am overjoyed that
I was given this wonderful opportunity to join the
UW Bothell team as part of this journey. As Program Assistant for both Student Affairs and the Counseling Center, it is my goal to assist the students, faculty, and staff of UW Bothell as much as I possibly can."


Practicum & 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.

Picture of Rogelio Navarro.Rogelio Navarro, B.A.

Rogelio Navarro is a student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. I am bicultural and bilingual in Spanish. My approach is humanistic because I believe everyone has something special and unique inside themselves which will find a way to grow and improve as a result of learning form painful experiences. We, as people, have an extraordinary ability to learn from the past, never give up, and take small steps to becoming the best version of ourselves. Counseling can help us understand ourselves and how we relate to the world, clarifying what is most meaningful to us, our deepest values, and steps we can take toward making meaningful changes. As a counselor trainee, I am honored to support you on your life journey, and my goal is to help you increase your sense of well-being, stability, and healing. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, anger, social adjustment, insomnia, and crisis management. My interests include spirituality, lifestyle, music, and exercise. No matter what you’ve been through or how painful the circumstances, I believe recovery can and does happen, and that you can be supported as you work to overcome hardships and maximize your full potential.

Photo of Brandy Tidwell.Brandy Tidwell, B.A. 

Brandy Tidwell is a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. I practice therapy because I find personal fulfillment in supporting others as they navigate and grow through the joys and suffering of life. I believe we each have a fundamental need to be understood, valued, and accepted for exactly who we are. Thus, as a therapist, my primary goal is to provide a safe and affirming space where we can collaboratively explore who you are, how you came to be, and who you wish to become as we work together toward your goals. I practice from a holistic and systemic perspective, and thus I’m interested in learning about all aspects of your history and context that you wish to share, allowing me to better understand how these experiences have shaped your unique perspective, challenges, and strengths. My hope is that through our work together you will come to know and accept yourself more fully, feel empowered to live more authentically, and feel a greater sense of connection, meaning, and hope as you move forward in this pivotal time of your life. I feel truly honored to be a witness to your story and look forward to the opportunity to work with you. My areas of interest include interpersonal trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity development, and family/cultural systems.

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