Current Executive Council Members



Amy VanZandt, M.Ed., LMHCA, graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2011 with a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently the Health Educator at BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children and is also in private practice.


(253) 353-2690

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David Ross, PhD., LMHC, currently maintains a private practice in Lakewood, which he opened after working in community mental health for several years. He works primarily with adolescents and adults, helping from a Pragmatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approach.


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Past President

Parke Burgess, LMHC, maintains a private practice in North Tacoma where he sees individual adults and couples, using Rogerian and Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).


(253) 304-1411



Dawn Breikss, MA, LMHC, NCC earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in 2009. Since 2010, Dawn has been working towards a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. I have been in private practice for almost 6 years, where I see a range of clients.


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Ananda Leininger, LMHCA, earned her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Saybrook University in 2016. She's interested in humanistic and strengths-based counseling.



Member At-Large

Lori Sirs, is an LICSW in private practice serving children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her Doctor of Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee. Her areas of expertise include working with clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and those with learning challenges. Use of movement in therapy is the focus of her current research. In addition to seeing clients in private practice, she also teaches full time at Saint Martin's University.


(253) 301-8337