Staff & Leadership

Cecania Alexander, MSW, LICSWA | Clinical Supervisor
she/her | white | queer | cis

I completed my Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Washington, where I was trained in individual and group therapy through the lens of deconstructing systems of oppression. My orientation includes aspects of Internal Family Systems theory, psychodrama, and somatics as they align with individual interest. At UW, I researched the sizeist patterns of the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders, and completed internships at Sound Mental Health and MEND Seattle.

Ghynecee Temple, Ph.D. | Clinical Supervisor 
she/her | Black/African-American | cis female

I identify as a Black, cis, able-bodied, woman and I recognize how these identities have greatly shaped and influenced my lived experiences and passion for this work. I believe that we all need safe spaces to be our authentic selves where we can grow and flourish, and I am grateful for the individuals and communities that provided that space for me. I earned my Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology at Washington State University and I am licensed (PY 61222330) in Washington state and a state approved supervisor. I view supervision as a supportive space to honor the full humanity of those that I work with. My approach places an emphasis on collaboration, bi-directional learning, and humanistic values. Throughout my career I have worked in higher education, private practice, and globally as an EDI consultant.

Jessica Grout, LMFT, CMHS, EMMHS | Clinical Supervisor
she/her | black/multiracial | hetero | cis

I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University and now run an online practice specializing in serving multiracial individuals, couples and families in both Washington and Oregon. I have been credentialed as a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) and Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist (EMMHS). My style, in therapy, supervision and in life, is collaborative, personable and non-judgmental. I find so much joy in mentoring therapists and am excited to continue that here at MEND.

On a personal note, I was raised all over the world in a multiracial military family, which most definitely sparked my passion for understanding people and their stories.

Karin (Yeung) Matthews, MA, JD, LMFT | Clinical Supervisor
she/her | chinese | canadian | american | hetero | cis

I am honored to be a clinical supervisor at MEND. I am dedicated to supporting the development of compassionate, confident, and capable QTBIPOC therapists.
I identify as a Chinese Canadian (now also American), cisgendered, heterosexual, able-bodied, spiritual woman, spouse, and mother. I was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada when I was an infant. I have earned undergraduate degrees in International Relations and English Literature and graduate degrees in Combined Law and Asia Pacific Policy as well as Counseling Psychology. I have lived in Vancouver, Singapore, Taipei, Beijing, Bangkok Maastricht (Netherlands) and Seattle. I have worked in the fields of law, international relations, business, technology, marketing, real estate sales, education and psychology.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Upper Queen Anne, Seattle. I am trained in many different therapeutic modalities including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, PACT, Hakomi, Satir Family Therapy, and Lifespan Integration. In my private practice with individuals, I love working with women of color, mothers and professionals in transitions. With couples, I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. My husband and I work as a team offering two on two couples counseling to couples with diverse backgrounds.

Pemberley VanderLinden, MFT | Clinical Supervisor 
she/her | white | bisexual | disabled | cis

I identify as a cisgendered, white woman, bisexual, disabled, non-religious, raised working class in a military family. I believe that healing happens in the context of relationships. As a clinical supervisor, I am curious about a clinician's relationship to themselves and to the clients they walk with, while considering the layers of intersectionality that impact us all.

I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (LF60267695) and a State Approved Supervisor. I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling from Antioch University in Seattle and Bachelor's of Science in Applied Developmental Psych from Eastern Washington University. My professional experience is in community mental health and private practice. I love to work with couples of all types. The highlight reel of my additional post graduate education is in the clinical treatment of Internalized Oppression, Acceptance and Commitment Psychotherapy (ACT) and Relational Life Therapy (RLT).

Regina Stanley, MA, MHP, LMFT | Clinical Supervisor 
she/her | white | bisexual | neurodivergent | cis

I am a white, cisgender, neurodivergent, able-bodied, bisexual woman and mom of two. Born and raised in New York, I still feel a strong connection to my East Coast roots and the Italian, Greek, and Jewish cultural influences I grew up with. I received my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University and have experience working in nonprofits, community mental health, and private practice. Currently, I work primarily with clients from the LGBTQ+, poly, consensually non-monogamous, and kink communities. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities and my approach is systemic, relational, and intersectional, drawing from narrative, attachment, emotionally focused, and somatic theories and incorporating pieces of skill-building found in CBT and DBT. Both as a therapist and a supervisor, I value creating a space that centers curiosity, authenticity, collaboration, autonomy, and consent where being whole human beings, in all our glorious imperfection, is welcomed, cared for, and celebrated.

Tanya Ranchigoda, LICSW | Clinical Director
she/her | sri-lankan | canadian | american | hetero | cis 

In stepping into the role as Clinical Director at MEND I hope to learn, observe, and intentionally join in community with this dynamic organization. I bring with me fierce compassion, integrity, over two decades of clinical practice in a variety of settings and a wealth of experiences with students from teaching at the University of Washington, Master of Social Work program. What I truly hope to offer is a beginner’s mind and a commitment to antiracism through a mindful lens. I want to take time to get to know people, what they care about, what they want to get done professionally, and support them in moving in that direction.

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