Laura J. Halford, SUDP, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional
Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist
Direct Cell: 206-604-0939

Laura is the founder and owner of Eastside Center for Healing since 2004, a clinic that emphasizes wellness within entrepreneurial, high tech, and executive family systems, requiring an understanding of the need to maintain high productivity without losing the heart and soul of oneself or the family unit.

A Navy Reserve veteran whose family also served in the military, Laura possesses firsthand understanding of the challenges experienced with multiple deployments and the impact upon one's family. In 2010, she was able to begin using her experience and insight to provide counseling to first responders and their families. She has extensive experience supporting behavioral health for first responders, veteran military personnel and commercial pilots. Her agency contracts with the Bellevue Police Department providing behavioral health services to police officers and their families in Bellevue and other local agencies including both police and fire in the Greater Seattle area.

With her training in family systems, addiction recovery, EMDR, and Buddhism/Mindfulness, she brings a holistic approach to her work. She is highly attuned to stages of change with her clients and works to match their pace while introducing ideas to help individuals move forward toward deeper and long-lasting change. Laura is passionate about families, and couples, drawing from Gottman Method Relationship Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Systemic Family Therapy.

Laura meets the WAC requirements as a clinical supervisor in Washington State and has provided supervision for 20 years with counselors and therapists. She works to help therapists draw from their personal experiences and use their education and training to develop a personal approach unique to them. Wellness is her first concern always with the therapists she supervises to stay balanced.

She works with executives, high-profile individuals, and entrepreneurs to develop a pragmatic, humorous, collaborative, and direct approach, working to get to the root of problem-sustaining behavior and thinking to support more effective methodologies in work and home life. Drawing from Napoleon Hill’s 17 success principles, she maintains a “keep it simple” approach to managing complex problems. People who have been in therapy with Laura have described her as "knows her stuff" with an inquisitive and compassionate nature.

She is a third-generation therapist, mentored by her late grandfather, a psychiatrist whose practice in Southern California exposed her to the healing effects of meditation, nutrition, and group therapy as a basis for healing. Her father, now retired, was a devoted social worker in community mental health.


Laura Williamson, EdD, MAC, LMHC

Clinic Director and Therapist
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Lifespan Integration Therapist
Direct Cell: 425-336-4670 

What I love about life is that it is relentless. In the best way, life requires full participation and will not let up until you are transformed. Knowing this, I am truly passionate about supporting people, at any stage and ability, to pivot from a static position toward a more creative, dynamic, and emerging way of being.

Simple, but not easy. A price has to be paid, and that price is giving up old thinking and behavioral patterns. Leave them behind. Join us in investing in your growth, in designing your life, in reinvigorating the passion within yourself, your team, and your organization!

I have worked with the Washington State Women’s Correctional Facility, YWCA Angeline’s Day Center, PEER Seattle, Social Advocates for Youth, L3/Wescam Corporation, Boeing Computer Services, Physio-Control, Los Angeles Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, United States Air Force, Air National Guard, and several universities including Pierce College, Central Washington University, City University of Seattle, Argosy University, DeVry University, and Ashford University.

I have extensive academic training with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy minor Accounting, three master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology, Adult Education for Diverse Learners, and Business Administration, and a doctorate in Education. I also have extensive professional training in Gottman Couples Training – Level I, LifeSpan Integration (LI) – Level II, Relational Life Therapy (RLT) – Level I, AIDS Training, TeleHealth for Mental Health Professionals, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), “The Work” Byron Katie (BK) – No Body Intensive and Mental Cleanse, and Psychological First Aid.

As a family system, addictions, Buddhist-infused, and trauma-informed center, I was attracted to Eastside Center for Healing (ECFH), for its integrated and holistic approach to therapy and wellness. If you want to get well, come here. We do not mess around and will get right at it. I am honored to work under the clinical supervision of Laura J. Halford, LMHC, SUDP.


Janelle Natividad, MS, SUDPT, LMHCA

Pronouns: She/Her
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee

Janelle is a holistic, compassionate, and empathetic therapist who focuses on integrated and holistic approaches to therapy, which Eastside Center for Healing (ECFH) offers. She values creating a safe environment and therapeutic relationship with her clients and their families. She starts by identifying problematic patterns and strengths while helping people feel encouraged and self-empowered. Janelle is highly interested in eating disorder recovery, trauma-informed care, ecotherapy, and mindfulness interventions.

Janelle has four years of experience working in the mental health counseling field with youth, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, milieu treatment, inpatient, PHP, individual, and group.

She completed her undergraduate degree in 2018 at the University of Washington where she received her bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology with a minor in Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies then received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University in 2021. Prior to joining Eastside Center for Healing (ECFH), Janelle worked with youth and young adults with differing cultural backgrounds in individual and group therapy.

Although, she is a young therapist she has experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), extensive training for Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT), trauma-informed counseling, holistic and mindfulness approaches. She is a proud member of Chi Sigma Iota and the American Counseling Association. As Janelle works towards her LMCH licensure, she is under the clinical supervision of Laura Halford, LMHC, SUDP.

Fun facts: Janelle enjoys the great outdoors taking walks with her dog, hiking, and kayaking. She also enjoys traveling during her time off


Patrick D. Sylvers, PhD

Licensed Psychologist (WA State)

Pat is a seasoned psychologist and psychotherapist. He has years of experience specializing in helping people optimize productivity, clarify meaning and purpose, and effectively deal with stress and anxiety. Pat has specialized training in several treatment methods with an emphasis on trauma-informed therapies. He believes that therapy is a collaborative experience driven by the wants and goals of his clients. He views therapy as an active process and a mutual commitment to personal growth. Pat is passionate about helping others find their best selves and lead fulfilling lives. He provides individual and group therapy to adults as well as couples counseling.

Pat earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and completed his doctoral training at Emory University. He was trained as an aerospace and SERE psychologist with the United States Army and served as a psychologist in combat environments. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal. Pat served for five years as the director of the APA-accredited psychology training program at the American Lake Veteran Affairs Medical Center and for ten years as an acceptance and commitment therapy consultant and trainer. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed research articles and multiple book chapters.

Pat meets the WAC requirements as a clinical supervisor in Washington State and has provided supervision for over a decade to counseling and psychology trainees and associates. Pat uses an empirically derived approach to clinical supervision known as Competency-Based Supervision (see Calendar & Shafranske, 2016). He believes that optimal supervision involves targeted, specific, and behaviorally based feedback with clear goals and expectations. He also views the supervision process as an opportunity for immense professional growth.


Megan Monroe, MHP, LSWAIC

Bio coming soon.