She sees her work as that of one who “unbinds and sets free” others to create meaningful lives for themselves. She provides individual and family therapy to children and adolescents.
Machaela joined the team in 2011 as a Clinical Therapist and Pregnancy Counselor.
Before joining CSI, she worked at Behaven Kids, specializing in treating children with severe behavioral disorders.
Building healthy relationships with parents and caregivers is the foundation for a child’s ability to develop healthy relationships later in life.
Joanna supports children and families as they build, strengthen, and repair their relationships by identifying and building upon the strengths already present.
A graduate of Hastings College with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, Machaela also has a Master’s of Science Degree in Human Services from Bellevue College.