Council

Current Executive Council Members

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President

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.

Email

www.rosscounselingpllc.com

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President-Elect

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC has a private practice in downtown Tacoma and is part of The Shepherd’s Center in Gig Harbor. Paul is a “generalist” with a large part of his practice focusing on emotional connection and intimacy, working with couples, individuals, and with closed, long-term groups.

Email

www.wholepersontacoma.com

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Past President

Amy VanZandt, MEd, LMHC, NCC, graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2011 with a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently a Family Support Coordinator at Bridges Center for Grieving Children and is also in private practice.

Email

www.amyvanzandtcounseling.com

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Secretary

Alexa Lenning, MSW, works for Comprehensive Life Resources in Tacoma providing therapy in local schools, as well as at the children’s clinic.

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Treasurer

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.

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Member-at-Large

Alyssa Hagmann, MA, LMFT, has a small private practice in Old Town and is also a behavioral health specialist in the maternity support program at Community Health Care. She has a specialty in perinatal mental health and is also a birth doula.

email

www.alyssahagmann.com