Mental Health Professionals

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Jennifer Koch, Psy.D.

Owner/Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Koch grew up in Yakima and completed her undergraduate education at Western Washington University. Her graduate education was completed at Argosy University in Honolulu, Hawaii (APA-accredited). She earned a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology in 2008 and Doctor of Psychology degree in 2011. Dr. Koch has been working as a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington state since 2013. She has worked as a clinical team member at a variety of settings and started her private practice in 2015. Continuing education and training are an integral part of Dr. Koch's work, as she continually strives to improve her skills and learn effective treatment modalities.

 

Dr. Koch is passionate about helping people achieve a great quality of life. She values collaboration, humor, and building healthy relationships with her clients and colleagues. Bloom & Blossom Wellness Spa was established in 2020 with a mission to help clients through a modern approach to health and wellness. She strives to provide clients with a unique opportunity to treat their mind and body in a peaceful and professional environment.

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Stefanie Moynihan, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Originally from New England, Dr. Moynihan earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (APA-accredited). She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY, and finished her post-doctoral fellowship in advanced clinical psychology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. 

 

Dr. Moynihan has experience working in culturally diverse urban communities across numerous settings including private practices, community mental health centers, university counseling centers, and medical centers. Together with psychodynamic and DBT therapeutic approaches, she uses interpersonal process techniques that focus on the “here-and-now” experiences of therapy, centering on clients’ emotional and mental experiences. This helps clients refocus attention to the present moment and encourages observation of one's internal state of being. Dr. Moynihan is a proponent of animal-assisted therapy, and includes her trained one-year-old goldendoodle, Bentley, to join in-person sessions.

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Brandy Gillihan, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Brandy was raised in the Olympia area, and earned her undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College in 2006. She completed her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Bastyr University in 2015, which focused on Health Psychology. Brandy’s counseling internship was at The Evergreen State College, where she worked with students of varying backgrounds with diverse presenting concerns. Since achieving her Master’s degree in 2015, Brandy has worked with clients needing higher levels of care or specialized services for the treatment of eating disorders, which often presents with co-occurring concerns such as anxiety and depression.

 

Brandy cares deeply about the well-being of people and the planet, and spends her ‘off’ time engaging in committed action, guided by her values. She is deeply committed to informed consent, trauma-informed therapy, understanding the impact of systemic oppression, and ongoing education to improve her work with clients.

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Benjamin Thomas, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Thomas is from Washington, D.C., and completed his undergraduate education at the College of William & Mary. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia (APA-accredited). He completed his doctoral internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, Colorado (APA-accredited) and then finished a post-doctoral fellowship at the Fourth Judicial District Psychological Services Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Dr. Thomas has a clinical background working with child and adult clients in a variety of settings with different needs, ranging from community mental health clinics to psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Thomas has a focus on providing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy while also incorporating aspects from a variety of therapeutic approaches to help meet clients’ needs. He has worked with a broad array of people with different needs, from families with every day mental health concerns to individuals with acute serious mental illness that require high levels of care and support, and he believes in bringing a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to his work with clients. Dr. Thomas is passionate about the role of mental health and incorporating therapy into our overall well-being.

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