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Mental Health Professionals

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Jennifer Koch, Psy.D.

Owner/Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Koch grew up in Yakima and completed her undergraduate education at Western Washington University. Her graduate education was completed at Argosy University in Honolulu, Hawaii (APA-accredited). She holds a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology and Doctor of Psychology degree. Dr. Koch has been providing therapy since 2008 and was licensed as a clinical psychologist in 2013. She has worked as a clinical team member at a variety of settings and started her private practice in 2015. Bloom & Blossom Wellness Center was established in 2020 with a mission to help clients through an integrative approach to health and wellness. 

Dr. Koch is passionate about helping people achieve a great quality of life. She values collaboration, humor, and building healthy relationships with her clients and colleagues. Dr. Koch's clients have described her as direct, straight forward, action-oriented, genuine, and easy to talk to. 

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Samantha Camera, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Samantha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2018 at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating, she moved from Ohio to the Pacific Northwest to attend a graduate program through Seattle University. She earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2021.

Samantha completed more than 250 hours working with couples, families, and individual clients to gain an associate therapist license. She is working towards independent licensure and is eager to help others build a fulfilling life. As a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapist, Samantha thrives on helping people solve problems, set goals, and build upon their existing strengths. Samantha enjoys working with teens and adults. Additionally, she enjoys working with couples to help them build their relationship and learn ways to strengthen their connection.

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Brandy Gillihan, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Brandy was raised in the Olympia area, and earned her undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College in 2006. She completed her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Bastyr University in 2015, which focused on Health Psychology. Brandy’s counseling internship was at The Evergreen State College, where she worked with students of varying backgrounds with diverse presenting concerns. Since achieving her Master’s degree in 2015, Brandy has worked with clients needing higher levels of care or specialized services for the treatment of eating disorders, which often presents with co-occurring concerns such as anxiety and depression.

 

Brandy cares deeply about the well-being of people and the planet, and spends her ‘off’ time engaging in committed action, guided by her values. She is deeply committed to informed consent, trauma-informed therapy, understanding the impact of systemic oppression, and ongoing education to improve her work with clients.

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Rachele Brady, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

As a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident, Rachele was born in Centralia and raised in Olympia. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 2019 and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 2021. 

 

As a mom and wife herself, Rachele understands the demands of daily family life and uses her education and experience to connect with and support the individuals, couples, and families she works with. Rachele specializes in what she calls “whole family therapy”, which includes working with individuals, partners, parents, kids and teens, local schools, and other extended family members if necessary. Rachele’s clients have described her as down-to-earth, direct, compassionate, and helpful.

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Calen Smith, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Originally from Georgia, Calen recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. Calen completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mississippi College in 2023. She then completed her counseling internships at the Mississippi College Counseling Center and in private practice where she worked with adults ages 18 and up. Calen believes that therapy is an individualized and utilizes a variety of interventions.


Calen values meeting people where they are and going at their own pace. She deeply values connection, communication, empowerment, trauma-informed care, and personal development. Calen wishes to offer a space where her clients feel comfortable to process life, choices, and goals that lead to a foundational sense of identity and healing. She believes her role is to come alongside her clients to support them with unconditional positive regard and an open mind. Above all, Calen is a human too, and she looks forward to exploring the human experience with you warmly and collaboratively.

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S. Sweetwater Sahme, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Sweetwater, a Pacific Northwest Native, obtained her Master’s degree from Portland State University in 2022. With an insatiable appetite for wellness, Sweetwater is passionate about enhancing everyday life and supporting her clients. During her free time, she immerses herself in podcasts, books, and training sessions focused on mastering healthy relationships, achieving financial independence, and the transformative benefits of organizing and decluttering spaces to foster balance and beauty.

 

As a dedicated mother to a lively four-year-old, Sweetwater actively engages with her community and advocates for holistic wellness. When not working, she treasures moments spent with family, explores scenic hiking trails leading to waterfalls, and indulges in the invigorating rhythms and movements of Zumba.

 

As a licensed associate mental health therapist her primary goal is to offer culturally sensitive and intuitive healing, empowering individuals within a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Sweetwater integrates interventions and techniques from diverse modalities such as person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness practices, and strength-based approaches.

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