​​Recovery and Wellness Center

​of Eastern Washington

Treatment Programs for Eating Disorders, Depression and Anxiety

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Eating Disorder Treatment Program Providers


Therapists


Susannah Day, MEd, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Clinical Director

Education & Experience:
Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services, Art Therapy
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

"I approach counseling from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective, recognizing and processing patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behavioral responses to improve client’s understanding of his/her problem and to develop solutions. I also utilize techniques of Expressive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Choice Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with clients through individual, group, and family therapy, as well as in conducting assessments throughout their participation in therapy services, as needed. I see clients of all ages and backgrounds. I am certified as a Juvenile Sexual Offending Counselor. I have received extensive training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy."


Counseling Relationship:


"I see counseling as a process, in which the client and I build rapport to trust one another in a safe environment and then engage in recognition of problem behaviors and/or functioning, identify goals that provide correction or solution to these problems, and practice positive changes that allow client to achieve goals to live and maintain a more fulfilled life."



Amanda M. Poffenberger, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Education and Experience:
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Master of Arts in Education and Counseling Psychology


 "I work from multi-modal counseling interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy, satir transformational systemic therapy, emotionally focused therapy, psychoeducation and mindfulness.  I will also utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a reference and learning tool for a working diagnosis. I believe that individuals have all the internal resources they need in order to cope with adversity. I have provided services in a wide variety of treatment facilities to include inpatient and outpatient settings. I have experience with individuals, couples, families, and group psychotherapy. Typically, therapy begins with an assessment that identifies your unique needs as well as your strengths and resources." 



Avorie Williams, MSW, SWIA
Social Worker Independent Associate

Education & Experience

"I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT and I have experience working with children and youth ages 3-18, adults, and families.  I approach counseling from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective, recognizing and processing patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behavioral responses to improve client’s understanding of his/her problem and to develop solutions. I also utilize techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with clients through individual, group, and family therapy and see clients of all ages and backgrounds."

 Counseling Relationship

"I see counseling as a process, in which the client and I build rapport to trust one another in a safe environment and then engage in recognition of problem behaviors and/or functioning, identify goals that provide correction or solution to these problems, and practice positive changes that allow client to achieve goals to live and maintain a more fulfilled life."



Sara Senske, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Education & Experience:

"I graduated in 2004 from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and I earned a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University in 2006.  I am a child mental health specialist.  My work experience includes individual and family therapy in children’s residential and inpatient clinics.  The majority of my experience is serving individuals and families attending intensive outpatient programs.  I am qualified to conduct some psychotherapeutic assessment and measurement tools to support identification of problem areas and track progress."

"My theoretical orientation is supported by a psychodynamic understanding of development.  I work from a relationship-based approach utilizing a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective.  I believe it is effective to learn strategies for recognizing and processing patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behavioral responses to improve your understanding of problems causing you pain.  I help you work to make changes to those patterns.  I also utilize a Family Systems approach to help you to identify patterns you have learned or live within from the social context of your life that are no longer effective for you.  I support you to find new patterns for healthy functioning as a whole person and often include psychoeducational tools and reading resources to enhance our work together."


​Counseling Relationship:


"I believe the changes you may seek are supported in the context of a trusting relationship that provides structure, safety, and space to explore your difficulties.   When you trust you are in a safe therapeutic environment, you can be open about problem behaviors and functioning, set goals and find support to practice positive changes that increase your sense of well-being.  In the context of the counseling relationship, you can explore spiritual, social, environmental, physical, and occupational issues in a non-judgmental and collaborative way."



Kaitlin Rubitschun, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Education and Experience:
Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

"I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), in the State of Washington. I have a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, from Gonzaga University. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families. I also have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I believe that the client is the expert of their life, and the therapists role is to help guide, and explore with the client, in order to decrease current barriers. My goal is to provide a safe environment during sessions, in order to explore goals and challenge currents thought patterns."


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