About



I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

–Abraham Lincoln


Amy Ford MA LMHC

Amy Ford, Psy.D. LMHC (Owner)

As a licensed mental health counselor Amy provides counseling and testing services to individuals, couples, children and families. Amy’s approach is cognitive-behavioral, supportive and directive. Amy earned a Masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2004. Amy received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Washington School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Amy is a member of the Washington State Psychological Association.

Amy’s practical training has included community mental health, forensic psychology, health psychology private practice, autism spectrum assessment and treatment. Amy completed her doctoral internship at the University of Washington Care Clinic who work with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences including autism spectrum and ADHD across the lifespan.

Amy is able to integrate an individual’s spiritual values and beliefs into their treatment. We respect the spirituality and beliefs of all of our clients and potential clients. We are committed to meeting you where you are with no judgment or criticism.

SPECIALTIES
    Children, Teens, and Adults
    Skills Based Therapy
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Psychological Evaluations
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
    Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Anxiety and Mood Disorders
    Chronic Mental Illness
    Neurodevelopmental Disabilities



Carla Munger, MA LMHCA

Carla Munger, MA LMHCA

Carla Munger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She focuses her work on adolescents, adults, and couples. Carla is committed to providing effective counseling services. She utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, allowing her to tailor treatment to each specific situation.

As renowned psychotherapist Carl Rogers once stated: “it is the client who knows what hurts, what direction to go, what experiences have been deeply buried”. Carla helps each client clarify what direction he or she needs to go, and then employs a wide variety of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help them reach their goals.

Carla holds a Masters in counseling psychology from Argosy University. She specializes in improving communication skills and strengthening relationship, helping clients establish healthy personal boundaries, and (at client’s request) integrating faith based techniques into the therapeutic process.

SPECIALTIES
    Teens, Adults, and Couples
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Anxiety and Mood Disorders
    Grief Counseling
    Transitions
    Stress Management
    Marriage Counseling



Kara Moscovitz, Ph.D., NCSP

Kara Moscovitz, Ph.D. NCSP

Kara Moscovitz is a school psychologist with 18 years’ experience working in school and clinical settings. Kara offers weekly small-group social skills coaching, parent consultation and education, weekly parenting workshops, and individual assessment and consultation. Kara received her doctoral degree at the University of Washington with an emphasis on collaborative problem solving teams and social-emotional development, and is a certified Incredible Years program facilitator (classroom and small-group based social skills). Kara is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and trained facilitator of the Reflective Parenting Program.

Kara is currently conducting intake appointments with children and their families interested in the social skills coaching as well as the parenting workshops. Kara will be offering a free parenting workshop trial in December with the next session beginning in January.

SPECIALTIES
    Children, and Parents
    Educational Assessments
    Gifted Evaluations
    Learning Disabilities Assessments
    Social Skills Groups
    Parenting Workshops
    Educational Consulting
    Parenting Support



Mary Brandenburg, MA LMHC

Mary Brandenburg, MA LMHC

Mary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience. She offers individual, couples and family counseling for both adults and teens. Mary embraces a holistic approach which considers your spirit, mind, body and community. Mary’s approach to counseling is an eclectic mix of Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative and Psychodynamic therapy. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in 2005 and has completed a specialty training in Addiction & the Brain from the University of Washington. Mary also received training in Sexual Addiction from AACC.

Mary is well acquainted with the issues of depression, bipolar, anxieties & fears, OCD, sexual abuse, healthy sexuality, empty nest, life transitions, grief & loss, addictions & recovery, codependency, cancer (survivor!), inner child work, conflict & communication issues, divorce and family issues.

SPECIALTIES
    Teens, Adults, and Couples
    Anxiety and Mood Disorders
    Addictions Recovery
    Co-Dependency
    Grief Counseling
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Relationship Conflicts
    Self-Harm
    Spiritual Direction



Kristoffer Rouse, MA LMHCA

Kristoffer Rouse, MA LMHCA

Kris is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. His work at Dayspring will be supervised by Amy Ford, Psy.D. LMHC. He graduated with a Masters degree from Argosy University in 2008. He is a professor of psychology at North Seattle Community College. He is currently completing the requirements for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Walden University. Kris’s clinical experience and interests include working with children, adolescents and young adults. Specialties include ADHD, behavioral disorders, anxiety, anger management, video game addiction, and young adults in transition to adulthood.

SPECIALTIES
    Chidren, Teens, and Young Adults
    Skills Based Therapy
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Social Skills Groups
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Anxiety and Mood Disorders
    Anger Management
    Transition Issues
    Behavioral Disorders



Kelsey Kaskes, Office Manager

Kelsey Kaskes, Office Manager

Kelsey Kaskes is our Office Manager. She is currently in the process of completing her Bachelor Degrees in both Counseling Psychology and in Marriage & Family Studies Psychology at Northwest University. She aspires to complete graduate school with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and to become a therapist. Kelsey is responsible for managing patient accounts, scheduling appointments, managing insurance questions and submitting claims. Please feel free to contact her with any questions you may have!