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Lydia Carrick (Owner): Lydia grew up in Nigeria, West Africa and moved to the US in 2003 to attend college. She graduated from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) in 2007 with her BA in Psychology, and from Eastern University (St. David’s, PA) in 2012 with her MA in Clinical & Community Counseling. She has practiced in community outpatient clinics in Philadelphia, Mt. Vernon, WA and currently in Seattle working as a clinical & administrative supervisor at Therapeutic Health Services in the youth & family branch. Lydia has also taught at Whatcom Community College (Bellingham, WA) and Highline College (Des Moines, WA).

Outside of therapy, Lydia enjoys running, practicing yoga, learning how to garden, reading a good book, listening to podcasts, traveling (even being in airports which feel like home!) and laughing with her husband.

 

Nicole Ma (Student Intern):

Nicole grew up in China and came to the U.S in 2010 to pursue a higher education. She started studying nursing and nutrition wanting to be a helper in the healthcare field, where she had the opportunity to work with the aging population. Later, she shifted her focus to working with children, graduating from University of Washington in 2017 with her BA in Early Childhood Education. She is currently attending Seattle University to finish her MA in Couples & Family Therapy and is currently also a therapist intern at the Center For Human Services.

 

Outside of therapy, Nicole enjoys cooking, trying new foods, writing, reading, going to movies and spending quality time with her family and friends.

 

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