Toni Principe, LICSW
Toni is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She began her social work journey in 2006 and dove headfirst into the healthcare setting to practice and hone her rapport building and therapeutic skills. Over the next 7 years, she found herself immersed in the intricacies of the American medical system and its impact on one's overall wellbeing. These experiences inspired Toni to deepen her understanding of the social work field and how it relates to the medical field.
Her curiosities within the healthcare system led her down two distinctive paths. The first being long term skilled nursing care, working alongside medically dependent and terminal patients who had reached either the penultimate or final chapter of their lives; and later with active-duty services members, who were internally and externally wounded and were hoping to rebuild their lives post deployment. Significantly impacted by the stories and lives shared with her during this throughout this time, Toni was again inspired to deepen both her knowledge and skills and in 2014 obtained her master's degree from the University of Southern California in Social Work with concentration in medical and healthcare systems. Since earning her MSW, she has worked with people and communities, from all walks of life, as they process, cope, accept and navigate the complexities of life through grief/loss, trauma, family dynamics, relationships, mental health, and life changes. At the start of her postgraduate experience, Toni provided individual and group counsel for adolescents enrolled in teen pregnancy and substance abuse/dependency programs. Over the last 9 years, Toni has focused her professional efforts on providing counsel to the terminally ill (and their family members and support systems) through end-of-life hospice care and bereavement services.
Toni's roots are grounded deep within feminist and person-centered frameworks, and her approach emphasizes strengths based, relational, trauma informed, and problem-solving modalities. She strives to assist people from all backgrounds in embracing and embodying their inherent power so that they feel confident and supported in their journeys for self-exploration, growth, and adaptation to all that life throws our way. She believes that the therapeutic process is different for each individual, and that creating a safe and supportive space for others to be free to explore their vulnerabilities and self-awareness is vital. Toni has experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, death and dying, C-PTSD, ADHD, and significant life and role changes. As a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, she is a fierce advocate for self-autonomy and determination and is passionate about her ever continuing studies so that she can continue to provide her services in the most culturally competent and supportive environment as possible.
Toni is an east coast transplant, that fell in love with the beauties of the Pacific Northwest and never looked back. She and her therapy dog, Macho, have put down roots in Olympia, and are committed to helping to provide therapeutic services to assist in promoting a healthier and more socially conscious and supportive mental health presence in the local community.
This experience inspired Taylor to work in trauma-informed and Narrative approaches to therapy. She is passionate about being an ally to people of all backgrounds and identities and integrates these values into therapy. She believes that the professional relationship should be a safe space to explore identity, experience, coping, and meaning. Additionally, she uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, nervous system responses and education, emotion-focused, and a client-centered approach.
She grew up in Eastern Washington in a small rural town and is familiar with the societal divides and issues that affect us all. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community herself, she is passionate about providing care to this population. Taking a holistic approach to therapy, she believes that all these factors of influence in our lives affect us in profound ways that can be explored in therapy.
Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with 2 years of experience. She began in 2019 working with children with Autism. She then did her clinical internship at LifeWire in Bellevue working with survivors of domestic violence using trauma-informed and social-justice informed approaches to therapy. Taylor earned her master’s degree from Northwest University in 2021.
Barb is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 25 years of experience in human services. She started in the field in 1996 by working with foster children in a therapeutic program then, went on to work with adults and children in a community mental health setting. She has since gone on to working in a Group Practice setting with Bridges and Boundaries since 2020. Barb earned her master’s degree from Saint Martin’s University in 2013 and her licensure in 2015.
Starting in 2015, she spent three years working as a Designated Crisis Responder where she worked with individuals who were struggling with acute mental illness and required emergent intervention. Through this experience, Barb learned to approach crisis and other intensive services with a calm and knowledgeable demeanor. Barb utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, talk therapy and has a client-centered approach to building rapport. She is always seeking to grow her toolkit and provide meaningful practices to treating those who are facing challenges in their daily lives. Barb is kind, gentle and has experience working with all ages to improve their quality of life. Allow Barb to assist you with daily challenges and functioning to have more fulfillment in life, no matter your age!
In addition to traditional psychotherapeutic techniques Lillie employs a variety of creative arts and play therapies including the use of masks, puppets, sand tray, doll house, visual and dramatic arts, and more. Lillie has undergraduate and graduate level specializations in child Lillie McCatty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. Lillie comes to you with a Master of Arts in Drama Therapy from New York University (NYU) and a total of 11 years of experience in the field of counseling and psychotherapy with children and adults.
In addition to traditional psychotherapeutic techniques Lillie employs a variety of creative arts and play therapies including the use of masks, puppets, sand tray, doll house, visual and dramatic arts, and more.
Lillie has undergraduate and graduate level specializations in child and adolescent development and child-focused psychotherapy. She is state recognized as a Child Mental Health Specialist. She has training and experience in Child Life interventions and is therefore qualified to support children who have physical issues that require potentially upsetting medical procedures including terminal and chronic illnesses. Lillie has experience helping clients with a number of situational difficulties including domestic violence, divorce, adoption, pregnancy, and more. She is highly capable of treating a variety of psychiatric diagnoses including adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and more. Lillie has extensive professional and personal experience treating individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and she is a state certified Mental Health Specialist for African-American Populations. Having grown up in the Olympia community Lillie is well connected to community resources and looks forward to facilitating growth and healing in your family.
Amanda is the first, friendly face when you enter our offices. She provides support to clients and clinicians with billing, insurance support, scheduling, portal access, and front office needs. Amanda comes to us from her work in the urgent care world and is very experienced in client care as well as the office side of things. In addition to her work with our current clients Amanda also screens all of our incoming clients and helps navigate the onboarding process. Amanda is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00am-3:00pm.