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Counseling and Resource Center employees

Meet the Staff

Our counselors have at least a Master's level education in counseling or a related field and are licensed or licensed eligible in the state of Washington.

Jessica Burwell

Jessica Burwell, M.A.


Director, Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
WA. State Approved Supervisor

Jessica oversees the Counseling and Resource Center and Wellness Center. She meets with students who are in crisis or seeking career counseling services, and serves on the CARE Team and Queer Action Team. She works from a multicultural and social justice perspective. She believes that every student has the capacity to overcome barriers and obstacles and succeed in school, given they have the relational and community support and resources they need. In her counseling role, she helps individuals find and rediscover the best parts of themselves, gain confidence, and feel more hopeful about their future.

  • M.A.Ed., Community Counseling | Seattle University

DianaDiana Chernisky, M.A.Ed.


Assistant Director, Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
WA. State Approved Supervisor

Diana’s counseling experience includes individual and group counseling within a social justice and advocacy framework for personal, career, and academic success counseling. Diana's experience draws from working with underserved, first-generation, and undocumented students. She believes the counseling process is a journey filled with discovery, challenge, and growth, and she is available to provide a safe and supportive environment to gain awareness and insight. Diana is from Hawaii and enjoys the sun, outdoors, and paddle boarding.

  • M.A.Ed., Community Counseling | Seattle University
  • B.A., Psychology and Criminal Justice | Seattle University

Rebekah Thorne, A.A.S. bekah


Office Manager

Rebekah is a community college graduate working in higher education for approximately five years. Focused on the mental health field, she has gained invaluable insights while working alongside licensed mental health professionals. As a member of the Iñupiat Village in Alaska, Rebekah endeavors to bring a compassionate and social justice lens into her interactions with students. She knows firsthand how navigating community college can feel as a bi-racial, First Generation student. Rebekah is passionate about supporting students on their way to success.

  • A.A.S., General Transfer with a concentration in Biology and Multicultural/Gender Studies | Shoreline Community College

Meet the Counselors

Head Shot of Emma Baker. Emma Baker, B.M.

Counselor Intern

Emma is currently completing her Master's in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma and Abuse. She has experience counseling teenagers in residential care and worked in an Art Museum in Chicago before that. Emma believes therapy is a place to explore what events, systems, and relationships impact our lives and how we can respond to those experiences together. She draws from various therapeutic modalities and is committed to creating an inclusive and culturally responsive space. Outside of counseling, Emma enjoys yoga, poetry, and art of all kinds.

  • MACP with a Concentration in Trauma and Abuse | Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (In Progress)
  • B.M. in Music Performance | Wheaton College

Head Shot of GG Flint

G.G. Flint, M.Ed


Counselor Intern

G.G. is currently completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seattle University. She has worked in higher education for the past nine years, has extensive experience working with community college students, and understands the unique strengths and challenges of the community college population. Before working in higher education, G.G. was a public accountant. She takes a warm, collaborative approach to therapy, and enjoys getting to know her clients to gain an understanding of their current life circumstances, what brought them there, and their goals for the future. As a therapist committed to social justice, G.G. works hard to create open space in therapy to discuss all identities - such as, but not limited to - race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual practices, ability, size, citizenship, religion, and age. 

  • M.A.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Seattle University (In Progress) 
  • M.Ed, Student Development Administration | Seattle University
  • B.S., Business & Economics | North Park University

Gregory Razzano, M.S. Head Shot of Gregory Razzano


Counselor Intern
Board Certified Music Therapist

Greg has experience in healing and support roles in hospitals as well as K-12 school settings. A listener first, Greg strives to honor each person as a complex, cultural, and intergenerational being.

  • A.C., Mental Health Counseling, University at Buffalo (In Progress)
  • M.S., Music Therapy, Molloy College
  • B.Mus., Music Education, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam

Heather Thompson, B.A.Head Shot of Heather Thompson


Counselor Intern
Speaks English and Spanish.

Heather is currently completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Social Justice at Seattle University. Heather has transitioned to counseling after working for several years in the corporate world and higher education. Heather has experience facilitating therapeutic-based support groups in the community that focus on self-esteem and supporting Latino-identifying parents in navigating the challenges that can arise in parenthood. Heather does not view counseling as a one-size-fits-all and uses an integrative approach that caters to you and your goals. Her approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, and caring. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and dancing in her free time!

  • M.A.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Seattle University (In Progress) 
  • B.A., Psychology | University of Washington -- Tacoma

Daisy Santana, MSWDaisy Santana


Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical  
Speaks English and Spanish 

Daisy strives to provide a holistic and welcoming space in which clients can feel validated and empowered. She aims to bring awareness to mental health by providing education and support. Daisy's experience includes individual counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention, grief/loss, medical trauma, and supporting victims of assaults.  While working together, her goal is to support your healing journey - while respecting you as the expert in your life.  

Daisy enjoys spending time with family and friends, is a fan of game nights, and spending time near the water.

MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore
B.S. Psychology | University of Maryland Global Campus


Elizabeth Cashion, M.A.Ed.

Associate Faculty Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Elizabeth has spent the past decade working with students on college campuses across the country. She has developed a deep level of empathy for the student experience and an awareness of the challenges students face both academically and personally.

She believes in a holistic and integrated approach to counseling and will help you navigate your concerns in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment. She considers it a privilege to work with you and collaborate with you to accomplish meaningful change and instill hope for your future.

  • M.A.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Seattle University

Erica Walters, M.A. erica


Associate Faculty Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

She believes counseling begins by working in partnership with the client to create a safe and caring space. By processing challenging and painful life experiences together, she looks to generate pathways for flexibility, growth, and healing. Honoring the experience of the client, Erica is committed to engaging with multicultural issues. She advocates for the discovery of resilience and empowerment within the individual. Erica finds comfort in listening to music, reading, and cooking. She has developed several new hobbies during social distancing and enjoys watercolor painting and indoor gardening.

  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Antioch University Seattle


Jamie Robbins, M.A.

Associate Faculty Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board Certified Art Therapist

Jaime has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, serving in community mental health, private practice, and academia. As a Board Certified Art Therapist, she is passionate about the powerful role creativity can serve in healing and the personal wisdom one can gain through art-making. Jaime approaches counseling as a collaborative process, working with clients to establish therapy goals, and often seeks ways to help increase healthy relationships and maximize community resources. Working from a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and social justice lens, she strives to provide her clients with a warm and safe environment where personal exploration, skill building, and empowerment can thrive. Jaime loves to play sand volleyball, make art, hike, paddle board, and be outside with her family and her big dog Ziggy.

  • M.A. Psychology | Antioch University Seattle
  • B.A. Human Development | University of California, San Diego


Kendra Thew, Ph.D.


Full-Time Faculty Counselor
Licensed Psychologist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
WA. State Approved Supervisor

Kendra's counseling experience includes working with diverse individuals, couples, and groups. She focuses on creating a safe, multiculturally responsive, and inclusive space, and believes everyone deserves basic human rights, including respect and dignity. Kendra believes in the power of healthy relationships and connections with others. She is also focused on how the larger culture and systems influence the quality of relationships and health. She is interested in learning about who you are as a person; what is essential to you, what is challenging for you, identities you hold, and what you want to change in your life. She aims to provide an environment that is safe to explore uncomfortable topics, generate new solutions, and identify helpful skills. While she takes an interpersonal and emotionally focused therapy approach, she recognizes different clients are seeking different forms of treatment and adapts her approach to incorporate other theoretical orientations as needed. Kendra enjoys walking her dog, reading, board games, crochet, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology | Washington State University
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy | Gonzaga University
  • B.A., Psychology | Gonzaga University