Staff & Leadership
Alejandra Morris, MA, LMHC | Internship Program Manager
they/them | biracial Latinx | queer | nonbinary | chronically ill
As Internship Program Manager, I strive to embody wholehearted commitments to curiosity, humility, and collaboration as I move through personal and professional spaces. I hope to be a face of support and encouragement for new clinicians and cultivate a brave space that invites new clinicians to boldly and critically confront the impacts of oppression and marginalization as they develop their clinical minds. I bring with me several years’ experience with nonprofits and therapy in solo and group private practice models. Outside of my work with MEND, I offer psychotherapy through my private practice and Mosaic Counseling Collective and work as an Assistant Instructor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. I hold a Master’s of Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.
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.
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.
Sile Grace Matsui, MSW, LICSW | Clinical Supervisor
she/her | queer | white | cis
I have over 24 years of experience working with people experiencing mentalhealth issues including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I spent the first 17 years of my practice working with adult survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. I currently work in a hospital-based setting. My style is relational, collaborative, and strengths based. I am trained in EMDR and other somatic-based theories and enjoy working with folks who have multilayered identities. I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington, but I was born and raised in Indiana. I have deep family roots in Appalachia. As I age, I grow my appreciation for the tenacity and wisdom of my ancestors and their connection to land and community.
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.