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 empirically supported mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments and facilitates Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention groups (MBRP). 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 writes, consults, and provides training in Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). She is involved with the continued development and evaluation of mindfulness-based treatments, as well research on issues related to therapist training and competence.
She 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.
MBRP website: www.mindfulrp.com.
Erica Rayner-Horn, MA, LMHC
Erica Rayner-Horn is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist specializing in integrating mindfulness in her work as a therapist, presenter, workshop leader and writer. With extensive post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy she works with individuals and couples in her private practice. Passionate about teaching mindfulness as an effective way of bringing equanimity to stressful lives, Erica trained at the Center for Mindfulness UMass. as an instructor of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, and leads workshops on mindfulness meditation, stress reduction mindful eating and mindful parenting.
Bringing both professional and personal experience to the challenge of living well with cancer Erica teaches mindfulness for CancerLifeline and local hospitals, and has presented for Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Overlake and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She facilitates mindfulness groups and workshops for cancer patients and is the founder of a residential healing retreat for cancer survivors, Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer, an annual retreat at the Whidbey Institute.
Other recent activities include: co-creating and facilitating a mindful eating program for the VA Hospital Seattle; radio appearances on the About Happiness Show on Alternative Talk Radio and Voices of Women on Transformation Talk Radio; and contributions to Seattle’s Child Magazine and Cancer Today Magazine. Drawing on more than 30 years of Buddhist meditation practice, Erica has studied with many of the foremost teachers of our time and is the author of the audio CD “Finding Tranquility-Guided Mindfulness Meditations for Stressful Times,” available on Amazon. Erica is completing an upcoming book on cancer and mindfulness.
Mailing List: http://www.ericarayner-horn.com/mailinglist.html
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 Regence, First Choice Health, Group Health’s Access PPO plan and some Premera plans.
Phone: (206) 387-5183
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.
Meghann Gerber, PsyD
Dr. Gerber is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides mindfulness-based psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples and families. In working with clients, she draws on her training in a range of therapeutic approaches and ultimately strives to balance insight, understanding and change.
Informed by her own meditation practice and the research evidence supporting the benefits of mindfulness, Dr. Gerber’s work emphasizes the development of compassion for self and others as well as gentle challenges to the assumptions we hold about ourselves and our limitations. For the past several years, Dr. Gerber has worked in university settings serving undergraduate, graduate and professional school students seeking help with issues related to identity formation, gender and sexuality, meaningful career goals, relationship satisfaction, and tendencies toward procrastination and perfectionism.
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.
Kavita Avula, Psy.D
Kavita is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cross-cultural psychology and global mental health, trauma and resilience, critical incident response and psychological first aid. She often works with people who have been impacted by their experience in another country or with another culture whether as a partner, traveler, volunteer, student, development worker, refugee, or immigrant. She is involved in emergency and disaster response work on an international level and has recently worked in Afghanistan, Kenya, the West Bank, and the Philippines. A faculty member of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute, Kavita consults to organizations when challenges arise that impact optimal functioning and group cohesion. She infuses mindfulness into her approach to psychotherapy and offers mindfulness workshops to organizations that place a high value on staff care and wellness.
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.