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Who We Are

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She/Her/Hers

Co-Founder, Director, Therapist

colleen

@liberatingjasper.com

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She/Her/Hers

Co-Founder, Director, Nutritionist

maggie

@liberatingjasper.com

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Angelica Rivas-Brown

She/Her

Operations Manager

angelica@liberatingjasper.com

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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Angelina Lane, MSW, LSWAIC

She/Her

Mental Health Therapist

angelinalane@liberatingjasper.com

Hi! I'm a clinical social worker and therapist, and have been in body liberation work and peer organizing/leadership around eating disorders and related issues for almost a decade. My focus has been on advocacy with and for marginalized folks who are struggling with food and body issues. I'm a revolutionary at heart and have a radically liberatory approach to healing our relationships with food, body, self, others, and the earth.

As a disabled, thin, cisgender Jewish woman, I navigate the complexities of identity with care as I work with clients. My approach to therapy is anti-oppressive, collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. Eating disorders are bio-psycho-social-spiritual conditions and I believe that recovery can be a process of opening up possibilities for healing, connection, and meaning that go far beyond just “fixing” the disorder. I am here to support you as you explore the path out of the narrow place of disorder and into life’s expansive possibilities. 

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Maggie Stang, LMFTA

She/They

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! 

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Ashley Marrow, LMHCA

She/Her

 Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

ashleymarrow@liberatingjasper.com

As a counselor, my goals are to support you in cultivating radical self-love, embodiment, and a new appreciation of the innate wisdom and synchrony of your mind and body. My sessions are often a collaborative exploration that toggles between our many relationships; to self, to others, and to our world.

I approach counseling from an interpersonal neuroscience foundation, which means I believe we heal through relationships as social animals, and that ALL our behaviors are adaptive and intelligent strategies that keep us safe, even if we may hold judgments towards them. I believe that in acknowledging and befriending our many Parts, we can find empowerment through Self-leadership. I am also rooted in the frameworks of HAES, intuitive eating, and body liberation which celebrates body diversity, self-trust, rest, and pleasure, while acknowledging the primary role of white supremacy, ableism, and capitalism in perpetuating the definition and ongoing oppression of othered bodies. As a white, cis, straight, neurotypical, and able-bodied person, I will always work towards undermining hierarchy and interrupting these internalized messages.

I also approach things through my own identity as an existentially agnostic person. I believe that making our own meaning and defining life on our own terms is an important part of retaining power in a world that often feels chaotic, absurd, and violent. I support clients in creating or connecting to meaning, ritual, and myth in a modern world, as well as the expansive and transformative power of personal and collective grief.

As a human outside the therapy room I love travel, kayaking, baking cookies, journaling, tarot cards, creating new Skyrim characters annually, and my dog, Oberon.

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Amanda England, LMHCA

She/Her

Mental Health Therapist

amandaengland@liberatingjasper.com

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and hold a master’s degree from
Northwestern University in clinical mental health counseling. I provide individual counseling to adults and I am passionate about helping people form trusting relationships with their bodies through the Health at Every Size® and Body Trust® models of treatment. As a cisgender, white, heterosexual woman it is my goal to acknowledge my privileges and the pathologies created by racism, sexism, bigotry, ableism, anti-fat bias, and diet culture. Through continued learning and my own lived experiences I strive to appreciate the intersectional lenses through which each
individual experiences the world. I want to create a space where clients feel empowered to forge their own paths to recovery. Through collaborative, evidence-based interventions I hope to help clients cultivate self-compassion and curiosity. My areas of focus also include existential approaches to grief and traumatic loss. I believe the value of this work lies in cultivating not just compassion within ourselves, but a more compassionate world.

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Elizabeth Rutledge, RDN

She/Her

Registered Dietitian

elizabethrutledge@liberatingjasper.com

Hello, my name is Elizabeth Rutledge. I am a Dietitian here at Liberating Jasper and in my own private practice Elizabeth Rutledge Nutrition Coaching.

As a Dietitian, my goal is to be the support for others that I wish my past self had. Drawing from my own experience with disordered eating and physical disability, I strive to create an inclusive, non-judgmental space where clients can show up as their true selves and work through their food and body issues. 

Using non-diet approaches and weight inclusive care, I help clients move towards creating habits around nutrition and movement that honor both their physical and mental health.

As a white, cis gendered, heterosexual living in a smaller body, I continuously work to acknowledge my own privileged identities and to be an ally to all marginalized groups/individuals.

Outside the office, I like a balance of activity and lounging. I love to be outside in nature and also enjoy relaxing at home on the couch with my fur-babies!

My education and training include earning a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Bastyr University (2014) and completing a dietetic internship through Cedar Crest College (2016). 

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Robyn S. Caylor, LMHCA, NCC

She/Her

Therapist

robyncaylor@liberatingjasper.com

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! 

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Laurel Hightower, MSW, LICSW

She/Her

Therapist

laurelhightower@liberatingjasper.com

Laurel is a clinical social worker who has been working in social service around the Pacific NorthWest for over ten years. Laurel is a cisgender woman of Western European and Arab ancestry. She lives with her spouse, two children, and two cats in South Tacoma.  She is committed to the principles of social justice, liberation psychology, and body liberation/Health at Every Size (HAES) in her practice.  Laurel specializes in antepartum/perinatal mood disorders for people of all genders, as well as birth trauma and parenting children with disabilities and medical complexities. Laurel's style is collaborative, authentic, practical, and compassionate. She integrates modalities to embrace what works best for you. Laurel includes intuitive, embodied, and communal healing practices into her therapeutic work. 

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