Our practice provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our primary approach to counseling focuses on clients' strengths and ability to make positive changes in their lives. We believe that one of the essential ingredients for therapeutic change is trust between the therapist and client. Clients are encouraged to set their own goals for therapy and to be full and active participants in their own treatment. Guided by the client's needs and issues, we use a variety of tools drawing from many therapeutic approaches, such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Linda Skinner, M.A., LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Children’s Mental Health Specialist; Washington State Approved Supervisor, #LF00002625; and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I am the owner and founder of Pathway to Change and provide clinical supervision to all of the therapists at Pathway to Change. I'm also on faculty at Pacific Lutheran University and provide clinical supervision for the PLU Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology both from Pacific Lutheran University. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I provide therapy from the Pathway to Change Tacoma and Puyallup offices.
Kristi Hohn, M.A., LMHC
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin's University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. I am also certified in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Clover Park Technical College. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness techniques in my practice. I provide therapy from the Pathway to Change Tacoma office on Saturdays and select evenings.
Lori Teselle-Delisa, M.A., LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Performance/Sport Psychology from Western Washington University. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education/Exercise Science from Western Washington University. I am a children's mental health specialist and I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I provide therapy from the Pathway to Change Puyallup office.
Signe Wallerich-Neils, BA, MA, MFT Candidate
I am currently working towards my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minors in Human Development, both from Washington State University.
I have experience working closely with children and families, as well as couples and individuals. Using a systems approach to therapy, I take into consideration al the various and unique aspects of my client's life and experiences to better understand and assess their presenting problems. My goal is to help clients discover their strengths and better understand their behaviors as a result of their own contexts and relationships. I look forward to helping those in our community through my continued work with people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Jorge Molinero, BA, MA, MFT Candidate
I am currently working towards my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minors in Art and Religion, both from Pacific Lutheran University.
My primary approach is for client's to have hope for their future and give them the space to be their most authentic self. I believe that an important aspect of therapeutic change is for my clients to feel like they are able to trust me. I am not here to fix my clients but provide a different perspective and a safe space in which they can think critically about their presenting issue. I believe that emotions are an important part of life and should be felt in order for change to occur. I use a variety tools drawing from my therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.
Celeste Sargin, BA, MA, MFT Candidate
I am currently working towards my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Washington.
I have experience in working with adolescents, couples, and families of all ages and from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I have a special interest and passion for working with pregnant and postpartum women and helping families through the many transitions of early parenthood.
Timothy Skipworth, BA, MA, MFT Candidate
I am currently working towards my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and Associate of Arts from Pierce College.
I believe one of the most important concepts of humanity is that we exist in relation to one another; humans make meaning with other humans. I do not believe that difficulties start and end with a single person. Therefore, challenges and successes that each of us face as individuals, at least in part, are based in relationships. Through this lens, challenges in relationships can seem more complex. The beauty of this framework, though, is that it requires resolutions to relational difficulties to be collaborative.