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The Team

Who We Are

Juanita Evans

LMHC & Owner



My approach to therapy is eclectic. My training has primarily been a cognitive behavioral approach. However, there are many roads that lead to change, and it takes a collaborative effort between me and you the client to make that change.


I believe that by increasing what a person understands about how they think and feel; they will develop a sense of how to change their thoughts and in turn change how they behave. However, oftentimes family and environmental factors play a tremendous role in how ones thoughts and behaviors have evolved. That is why I also believe that focusing on these factors is also truly vital to change and growth in a client's life.

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Karen Jimenez


No matter what a person is put through in life, the power to transform is infinite.

Human beings are so much more than the sum of our parts. Learning to align less with our problems and more with our selves can be electrifying. It can be electrifying because there is energy in the claiming of the self and in achieving influence over our own suffering.

As a therapist I work to help individuals and families help themselves. I listen carefully and provide honest, compassionate feedback designed to connect the dots, designed to simplify communication and promote a better understanding of what, fundamentally, is already known. I listen and observe while the "therapy" takes on a life of its own.


Lan Lee

Clinical Intern

With self-reflection and the courage to seek help, you have chosen to take this personal journey in therapy to process through your challenges and have the confidence to take charge of your life. Along this journey, I see myself as a fellow-traveler with you who offers empathy, encouragement, and support to elicit insights and choices.


My goal is to offer a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental atmosphere that seeks to support you towards total health: mind, body, and soul.I strive to balance mindful awareness, an authentic and empathic relationship, and a collaborative effort at identifying ways to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances. Also, my practice is rooted in anti-racism and culturally responsive counseling that serves multicultural and diverse populations, including historically underrepresented and underserved populations.


As a first-generation Vietnamese-American, I was raised in the Pacific Northwest where I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biology at the University of Washington and went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from City University of Seattle. Much of my life revolves around my dog (Ollie), hiking, traveling, pickleball, and tennis.

Sam Smith

Clinical Intern

Samuel Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who has a Masters Degree in Theology with a concentration in counseling, from Faith Evangelical Seminary and College located in Tacoma, Washington.

Samuel has experience providing counseling services to a variety of individuals, particularly adolescents, in various religious settings, within the community, and within public school systems. Samuel has training in theoretical, strategic, and methodical counseling care while utilizing a collaborative and compassionate effort in his approach to counseling that fosters hope, healing, and resilience.

Samuel enjoys spending time on various hobbies, continuing education, traveling and volunteering in the area of outreach. Samuel has also spent time in various ministries working with various backgrounds, ages, stages and ethnicities.

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Ashley Kay

Clinical Intern

I believe everyone is the expert and storyteller of their own lives consisting of unique experiences that have shaped their worldview. Working from a holistic and humanistic approach, I facilitate and foster a warm, compassionate, and empathetic therapeutic environment.


By utilizing narrative, systems, and emotionally focused therapy, I take a collaborative approach that helps couples, families, and individuals access their well-being, develop insight, and build relationships

Nahid Tewelde

Clinical Intern

Hello! My name is Nahid Tewelde. I am a graduate student with City University of Seattle working toward completion of their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I am also a counseling intern at Circle in a Square counseling. My formal education has prepared me to counsel adults, adolescents, and children in individual as well as group settings. My education

has supported me with providing multiculturally competent counseling to those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of color (BIPOC) including those within immigrant as well as refugee communities. I operate from both a humanistic and existential approach and I may utilize aspects of these theories in session. Through our counseling relationship, you will have opportunities to cultivate self-awareness and to explore what challenges or celebrations you maybe experiencing in life.


This may help us dive deeper into what meaning you make of life and how this may influence your identity in society. We may navigate through the concepts of freedom and choice in order to get to the root of your personal needs for overall wellness. Together, we may explore what support looks like for you and how that may help aid in your personal growth. This will be a journey of self-actualization, change, trust in oneself and healing.


Rebeka Carr

Clinical Intern

Hi, my name is Rebeka but you are welcome to call me Beka. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you! I believe that counseling is beneficial for people in all walks of life no matter what one may be experiencing.


Counseling can be a wonderful tool to gain insight into yourself, your relationships, and how you move through your world. As a counselor, I believe that our time together will be a collaboration, and together we can figure out any goals, plans, or insights that you may want or need to move to feel better in your day-to-day and long-term. I operate from an integrative, individualized approach. I may utilize aspects from various humanistic and person-centered approaches to customize our time together to best fit your needs. Meaning that I will not be one to give advice nor am I an expert on your experiences. This is what we will discover together through talk therapy

Terry Hughes

Clinical Intern

Hello, I am an Intern Drama Therapy Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Antioch University Seattle. My therapeutic approach uses a Role Theory and Narrative lens, believing the roles we play and the stories we tell ourselves are important. I have 6 months of clinical experience at Antioch Seattle Clinic and over a year of experience working at Ryther Aspiring Youth. As a trans-woman, I specialize in LGBTQ and neurodivergent clients. Originally from upstate New York, I have been in Seattle since 2019.


Office Administrator

My name is Michelle and I have been an Office Administrator and or Billing Manager in all kinds of private practices since I moved to Washington in 1996. The importance of mental health in today's world and helping people navigate the new way of healthcare in our post-COVID covid era is a challenge I willingly accepted. To be able to work with amazing providers and established as well as new patients is very rewarding to me. It is a daily goal to help make all our lives easier in this crazy process of navigating insurance and billing. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call or make contact with me, I am here for you.

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