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Our Values

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  • Body liberation for all is only possible when the most marginalized among us is free. 

  • We are on the path next to you, but you’re the only person who can lead you back to your home. 

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Founders

FOUNDERS

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Therapist, Co-Founder, Director

 

Colleen Young is co-founder and lead therapist at Liberating Jasper.  Colleen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Body Trust® Provider. Colleen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Allegheny College and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. Colleen brings with her more than ten years of experience in eating disorder treatment facilities, community mental health, and private practice settings. 

Colleen previously served as lead therapist and program facilitator for the binge eating disorder program at the Center for Discovery in Tacoma where she treated adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Prior to this, Colleen ran her own successful private practice, Inner Revolution Counseling, where she worked with individuals, couples, and families struggling with disordered eating using a Health at Every Size approach with an emphasis on Intuitive Eating and Body Trust® principles. Colleen also provided therapy at the Eating Recovery Program at Hope Sparks seeing clients on the disordered eating continuum. 

 

Colleen has provided training to clinicians around Health at Every Size principles, weight stigma, and eating disorders. She is passionate about working with individuals towards healing their relationship with food and body. Colleen approaches treatment through a social justice lens and works to challenge the assumptions we all hold around who we are supposed to be versus who we truly are and is a champion for all people to live an embodied life where food and movement can be joyful.  Colleen enjoys good coffee, film, urban hikes, and going roller skating with her little boy.

colleen@liberatingjasper.com

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Nutritionist, Co-Founder, Director

 

Maggie Mills is co-founder and education director at Liberating Jasper. She is a licensed nutritionist in Washington. Maggie earned her Master of Science in Nutrition degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where her studies focused on holistic, integrative, and personalized nutrition. After graduation, she began teaching nutrition courses for college students, focusing on topics related to the dangers of fad diets, chronic dieting, and weight stigma. In 2017, she completed the Be Nourished Training Institute’s Body Trust® Provider certification program, a 10-month training course which seeks to refocus multiple healing modalities with compassionate care at the core.  

Maggie also holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, where she gained experience and perspective working with underserved populations within the local mental healthcare system. Areas of further interest include alternative medicine, functional nutrition, digestive health, autoimmune conditions, intuitive eating, meal planning, size diversity, body positivity, Health at Every Size (HAES), and helping others repair their relationships with food and their bodies. 

Maggie Mills, MS, CN - Co-Founder, Clinical Director, Nutritionist

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 Our Dream Team

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Hello there! My name is Angelica and I am Liberating Jasper's operations manager.

I hold years of experience working in mental healthcare including having the honor of aiding in the opening of two new eating disorder recovery programs in Pierce County. In addition to my experience, I have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in this important work and am excited to help empower individuals to begin their body liberation journey!

 

I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day, behind the scenes operations of our agency and ensuring that all activities are in compliance with industry regulations. I am committed to creating a supportive environment for clients to access the care they need to continue their healing journey. I work closely with a team of highly skilled and caring professionals, including therapists and nutritionists, to provide a comprehensive approach to recovery.

Due to my personal and professional background, I am passionate about compassionate mental healthcare and am honored to be a part of an organization offering healing and liberation to all bodies!

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Angelica Rivas-Brown, Operations Manager
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Angelica Rivas-Brown

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Operations Manager

angelica@liberatingjasper.com

Kelsey Graham, Therapist

Kelsey Graham, MA, LMFTA

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Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist 

kelseygraham@liberatingjasper.com

I believe therapy is a sacred space. I have the honor to walk alongside clients as we discover new paths to healing. I work from a client centered approach, as you are the expert in your own life. Some of my core values that show up in the room are respect, compassionate care, and body liberation. As a queer native person (a member of the Blackfeet Nation) liberation is a guidepost for me. I also recognized my privilege as a white passing, cis-gendered, currently able-bodied person. 

 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Associate here in Washington and graduated with a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. Before that, I studied Psychology at the University of Washington, where I obtained my BA. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families throughout my training. 

 

Outside of work, I enjoy sewing, baking, and spending time with my cat. I love to take up new hobbies, and am always curious about what activities bring my client’s joy as well. I am so excited to be a part of the Liberating Jasper team, and would love to work with you! 

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor associate and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I hold a masters degree from Northwestern University and bachelors in anthropology from Western Washington University. I provide trauma informed and fibromyalgia focused psychodynamic and somatic counseling to folks of all sizes for any concern. I’m passionate about helping folks heal their relationship with their body through a Health at Every Size model. My prior work focused on counseling folks in the intersection of fibromyalgia, mental health, and disordered eating. I also specialize in working with athletes who struggle with performance and body image. 

 

My identity as a chronically ill, fat, woman of color has impacted my life in many ways. As a therapist, it’s important that I help my clients of marginalized identities, as my own, feel empowered in their bodies and health through their culture. The heart of my identity and counseling style is the mind-body-spirit-culture connection and decolonizing our lives. Along with being a therapist, I am a third generation Eastern medicine energy healer. My roots are in traditional (pre-colonial) Filipino practices. This involves ancestral/intergenerational communication and healing, Earth-based spirituality, soul embodiment, and other shamanic practices. 

 

In my free time, I love spending time with my cats, swimming in our lovely Washington lakes, watching sports, and training for my next triathlon. I’m excited to be a part of the Liberating Jasper team and I can’t wait to walk beside you in your healing process! 

Robyn Caylor, Therapist

Robyn S. Caylor, LMHCA, NCC

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Therapist 

robyncaylor@liberatingjasper.com

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Rachel Dyal, Dietitian

Rachel Dyal, MS, RD, LD

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Registered Dietitian

racheldyal@liberatingjasper.com

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Hi! I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I practice from a fat positive, health at every size, and intuitive eating approach and seek to meet my clients wherever they are in their relationship with food and body.

 

I earned a Bachelors in Nutrition from the University of Texas in Austin and a Bachelors in Biology from Texas A&M in Texarkana. I completed the two year U.S. Army’s Graduate Program in Nutrition completing my Dietetic Internship and Masters in Nutrition through Baylor University. Once completing this program, I served as an U.S. Army Dietitian at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis McChord for 4 years.

 

I have developed a strong ability to support clients through a wide range of emotions around eating and their bodies during my time working with and learning from the military population. My identities as fat and bisexual inform my work with queer and fat clients, and my skills at walking beside theses clients while they are managing difficult interactions with healthcare systems. In all areas of my life, I continuously examine and work to deconstruct the privileges I hold. My goal as a provider is to create safe, judgement-free relationships with my clients.

 

I look forward to creating such a relationship with you!

Welcome! I am a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience working with clients and
their supporters at inpatient and outpatient levels of care for eating disorder recovery. I strive to
create a safe space for all bodies, ages, and identities in their journey of healing, while
acknowledging my own privilege as a white, cis-gendered, heterosexual in a smaller body. My
practice is centered on supporting body autonomy and healing relationships with food, body,
and movement through the lenses of Health At Every Size® (HAES®), trauma-informed care,
fat liberation, and social justice.


Throughout my career, I’ve observed the help, harm, and disparities in traditional eating disorder
care and healthcare. I am passionate about dismantling harmful systems and helping individuals
feel empowered to question traditional recommendations and find healing in ways that honor
their goals and lived experiences. For those who have experienced harm in healthcare or from
previous nutrition providers, I hope to provide a different experience through curiosity,
collaboration, and compassion with humor sprinkled throughout.


As a nerdy, neurodivergent individual, I enjoy working with a vast variety of folks seeking
support for eating disorders (including medically complex, high acuity, ARFID, and Family
Based Therapy), disordered eating or movement, chronic dieting, body hatred/disembodiment,
Medical Nutrition Therapy, and navigating strategies to support nourishment in the context of
neurodivergence. Outside of the office, I enjoy getting into nature, playing board games, crafting
and spending time with my two cats, friends, and family.

 

Looking forward to meeting you!

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Devan Wier, Dietitian
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Devan Weir, RD

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Registered Dietitian

devanweir@liberatingjasper.com

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Maggie Stang, LMFTA

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Individuals, Couples and Family Therapist

maggiestang@liberatingjasper.com

Maggie loves accompanying clients on their body liberation journeys through a Health at Every Size® and non-diet approach.  She earned her Masters in Spiritually Integrated Couples and Family Therapy at Seattle University. 

 

Maggie enjoys working with a variety of relationship constellations (couples, families, etc), as well as individuals (16 y/o and above).  As a queer, cis-gender, white therapist, Maggie is passionate about accompanying clients as they begin to embrace and love their many intersecting identities. Maggie believes that healing trauma and pain in our own bodies can help our communities move towards liberation for all. In order to practice therapy from an anti-oppression and de-colonized lens,

 

Maggie acknowledges her privileged identities and works to dismantle oppressive structures within herself. If you’re looking for a nurturing therapist who is genuine, wants the best for your unique life, and will challenge you for deeper healing, then Maggie might be a good fit! 

Ready to be supported in your journey?

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