Liberating Jasper Associates

Local providers practicing through a lens of Health at Every Size, social justice, and compassionate care. 

Niashay Whitaker, LMHC, MHP

Counselor

I take great responsibility in being a leader and  an advocate. Above all I like to think of myself as a social justice warrior. I look at healing from a mind body and spiritual approach. In practice I aim to provide a support and inclusive environment. I provide evidence based treatment approaches and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorder and body image recovery. Rates are $100 for individuals and $200 for family sessions. Availability on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays via Telehealth and Wednesdays in-person. Not accepting insurance at this time.

Christina Fajardo, MA, LMHC

Counselor

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH60587863) specializing in children, families and minority mental health within the Latino population. I received my License in 2013 and since then have worked extensively in the areas of clinical mental health disorders, court ordered reunification cases, co-parenting issues, infant mental health (birth to five population), parenting assessments for the Department of Child Welfare services, and run adoloscent girls psychoeducational groups on puberty and body image/ self compassion. I have been working in my private practice, Inspire Counseling since 2016.

Julie Stewart, LMCHA, MS, CN

Counselor

I treat people who want holistic care, focusing on exploring the intersection of mind and body. What is your bodies story? How does that impact your mental health? Your physical health? I can help you have a better relationship with food, body, and exercise. I help those with disordered eating and those that cope with chronic health and pain issues. Nourish yourself by giving time and attention to you. In our work together, we will focus on your narrative to unravel the connections and help you understand why and how you function. When we discover how we function, we can unstick the dysfunction. 

I help you gain a better relationship with yourself, utilizing intuitive eating and health at every size principals. I am uniquely trained in both therapy and nutrition and hold a certified nutrition license (CN) in addition to my training as a mental health counselor. My approach is collaborative and centered on your needs. 

I practice from an attachment theory lens, and utilize narrative therapy, feminism theory, and existential theories to support our work together. I use other techniques and skills as needed, such as mindfulness or trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Talking helps, reach out to me at www.hawthorn-cn.com, or julies@hawthorn-cn.com

Taylor Saunders, MSW, LSWAIC

Social Worker

As a clinical social worker, I consider the whole person when working with my clients. This holistic approach allows us to explore not only yourself but your place in the world and relationship to it. My approach is weight-inclusive and non-diet. I enjoy working with clients who experience disability and/or are neurodivergent (i.e. Autism/ADHD). I work with teens and adults at all life stages. As a trained social worker, I offer my clients not only psychotherapy but help accessing additional resources in their community. 

I am here to support you on your healing journey by using practices that are evidence-based and rooted in social justice. I practice from a feminist, eclectic, anti-oppressive perspective. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Washington Tacoma and I am licensed to practice therapy in WA state. I enjoy collaborating with my clients and other practitioners at Liberating Jasper to ensure all your needs are being met. My session fee is $100 for 50 minutes and I also offer a number of reduced-fee appointments each week.

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