If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact the provider directly.
Contact information for each provider is listed below.
Neha Chawla, Ph.D
Neha Chawla, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Seattle Mindfulness Center. She provides mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments and facilitates Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention groups (MBRP). Her approach to therapy involves bringing a kind and gentle attention to whatever is arising in the present moment. This involves greater awareness of thoughts, emotional states, and sensations in the body. This type of awareness creates a pause in the automatic, habitual behaviors that rule most of our lives, and is not only a form of self-care, but has the potential to create greater self-awareness, compassion, freedom and choice. She works with a variety of issues including anxiety & depression, exploration of cultural identity and acculturation, relational challenges, recovery from addictive behavior and life transitions.
She is a co-creator of MBRP and co-author of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician's Guide. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Chawla consults, and provides training in Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), and has authored several theoretical and empirical articles and book chapters on topics related to mindfulness, addictive behavior, and mindfulness-based treatments, has facilitated numerous groups in private and community treatment settings, and conducted therapist training workshops in both the US and abroad. She is also clinical instructor at the University of Washington, providing supervision to psychology graduate students.
Mary Roy, MSW, LICSW
Mary Roy is a psychotherapist with over twenty years experience serving individuals and families from widely diverse backgrounds, orientations and life experiences. Mary's approach is strength-based, respectful, and compassionate. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in community agencies, hospitals, and homes of critically ill adults and children on hospice and palliative care. Mary loves working with families and has supervised and trained therapists using Virginia Satir's Growth Model. She has a long standing Insight Meditation practice of her own and has integrated mindfulness practices into her work since 1997.
Teresa Williams, MSW, LICSW
A compassionate listener dedicated to helping people live in awareness, Teresa creates an emotionally supportive space for deep change to happen. Working from an integrative perspective, Teresa uses mindfulness-based therapy, poetry, writing and humanist psychology to help individuals evolve toward their greatest potential. Teresa is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive post-graduate training in Buddhist psychotherapy through the Institute for Zen Therapy and the Tariki Trust. Teresa is also a poet who enjoys inspiring individuals and groups with the healing power of beautiful language.
Samara Serotkin, PsyD
Samara Serotkin, Psy.D. is a psychologist and mindfulness-based life coach. Samara received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She specializes in helping people dealing with depression and anxiety. She also provides mindfulness-based coaching and helps people successfully make behavior changes, such as developing a healthier relationship with food, effectively managing stress, reframing their relationship with technology and meeting overall life goals. Essentially, her approach involves helping people identify and successfully navigate the obstacles they encounter on their paths and make the meaningful changes needed to fully thrive. With the right approach, you can discover wisdom in the present moment, tap into your personal potential and thoughtfully foster your goals. Samara accepts First Choice Health, Group Health’s Access PPO plan and some Premera plans.
Phone: (206) 387-5183
Anna-Brown Griswold, MA, LMHC
Anna-Brown offers compassionate mindfulness based psychotherapy to adults and couples. She has been dedicated to practicing and studying mindfulness for over twenty years, with a passion for integrating awareness practices with the healing power of psychotherapy. With experience working with a range of issues, she tailors treatment to the specific needs of her clients. Anna-Brown specializes in treating childhood and adult trauma, and has received 5 years of extensive training in therapies developed specifically for addressing the multiplicity of challenges that can arise in the wake of traumatic experience. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Joel Grow, PhD
My work as a clinical psychologist includes individual psychotherapy, group therapy and training. I offer evidence-supported treatment that incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches. I have expertise working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, anger management, trauma, loss, and relationship dissatisfaction.
My approach aims at helping people lead a full and meaningful life, by clarifying what is deeply important for each person and practicing skills for working effectively with the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. In addition to individual therapy, I lead Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) groups, training and consulting in MBRP, and stress management workshops for organizations.
My background includes providing behavioral health care and trainings/workshops in community agencies, VA and private hospitals, specialized medical settings, corporations, and government agencies. Before graduate school, I spent 6 years as a software engineer and in-house trainer/instructor at Amazon.com. I also co-developed and served as lead instructor for a 9-month University of Washington certificate program for 9 years, and was awarded the UW "Award for teaching excellence."
Phone: (253) 642-6895
John Guy, LMHC
I provide individually-tailored mindfulness-based psychotherapy to young people, individual adults, and couples. I help people recover health and wisdom from depression, anger, anxiety, and substance use. I help women and men grow into healthier femininities and masculinities. As a licensed mental health counselor I support your ongoing growth and evolution with insight from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With sixteen years practicing mindfulness and studying meditative psychologies I advocate for the best version of your self to step forward.
Bonnie A. McGregor, Ph. D.
Dr. McGregor is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a Ph.D. in clinical health psychology. Her specialty is helping people cope with cancer or other illness, depression, anxiety and stress, by blending mindfulness practices with cognitive and behavioral techniques. In addition to her clinical work at the Seattle Mindfulness Center, she is an Associate Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where her research focuses on how the nervous, endocrine and immune system interact in illness and health. She does this by testing how psychological interventions with cancer survivors can improve not only mental health but also physical health.
Dr. McGregor sees clients at the Seattle Mindfulness Center on Thursdays.
Taurmini Fentress, MSW
Taurmini is dedicated to helping people access their own insights, self-exploration, healing, and personal growth. A mindfulness focus helps to engage “in-the-moment” experience and wisdom, supporting individuals in deepening their own self-awareness, as they move towards self-determined goals. In addition, Taurmini believes that mindfulness-based therapy can be a tool for supporting those who are working for social change and justice. She is deeply dedicated to social justice and is honored to offer a sliding scale in order to help those who so often help others access mental healthcare and a space to develop their own wellness. Acknowledging that many individuals working in activism, helping professions, and in areas of unpaid labor, such as parenting and care taking, often do so without a great deal of financial gain, Taurmini hopes that these lower fees will enable her to assist those who do so much to assist others. As a doctoral student, Taurmini’s research area is in how to best support individuals who have experienced historical trauma, current trauma, and/or compassion fatigue in finding their own resilience while working for systemic change.