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Phyllis Rogers MA, LMHC

Phyllis O. Rogers is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington.  Phyllis holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, Family Systems Counseling, from the Leadership Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University.  She has been a family therapist since 1998, serving hundreds of clients. In 2010, Phyllis opened inLife Clinic, LLC and serves as the Director.   She created the name from the saying, Sometimes in life, everyone needs a little help. She specializes in working with police officers, firefighters, medics, and their family members who face a myriad of issues, including cumulative stress, PTSD, admin betrayal, anxiety, depression, critical incidents, OIS, LODD and relationship challenges. She is trained in EMDR and the Gottman Method for couples counseling. 

Phyllis also contracts with several agencies as a consultant working onsite with their peer support teams, Chaplains, wellness programs, officer involved shootings, critical incident stress defusings and debriefings.

Due to her unique combination of training and personal experience with trauma, in 2008 Phyllis was asked to become a volunteer Police and Fire Chaplain for the City of Redmond, WA, where she served on the days she was not seeing clients.  As a Chaplain, she supported police and fire personnel and their families, as they managed on-going stress, critical incidents, and traumatic experiences in their roles as first responders. Phyllis was also dispatched on scene to critical emergency situations in order to provide emotional support to individuals dealing with major trauma, life-threatening situations, or the loss of a loved one.

Eventually, the Police Chief hired Phyllis to work on site at the agency.  She is now the Police Resilience Coordinator for three police agencies and provides support to other agencies when requested. As a consultant, she is available to support officers through one on ones, facilitate critical incident stress debriefings, supervise the Peer Support Team and Chaplains, all with the goal of building resiliency throughout the agency.

Phyllis has been a trainer and speaker for the Chaplain Academy, the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and been a featured speaker for trainings at many law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies, and other first responder events.

Phyllis’ passion to help people through trauma was developed through her own personal tragedy. At the age of 34, her late husband was in a near-fatal car accident, leaving him in a vegetative state for 10 years. Phyllis became his caregiver while raising their three children alone, ages 3, 6 & 8 years. To provide for her family she returned to school, during the last few years of Scott’s life, to complete her undergraduate studies and obtain her Master’s Degree in Family Systems Counseling. Today, she finds meaning and purpose in her own painful journey by helping others deal with trauma.

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Cesar Molina MA, LMHC

Cesar L. Molina-Sisimit obtained his Master of Marriage and Family Therapy in 2020 from Pacific Lutheran University. Additionally, he received a Bachelor of Psychology from California State University, Northridge.

Cesar knows firsthand the importance of outside resources to the first responders that serve our communities and country. As a military veteran with a background in law enforcement, Cesar not only has knowledge of surviving and overcoming trauma, but he also has personal experience, which is why he is beyond passionate about helping clients who are moving through some of the most impactful transitions of their life.

Cesar is dedicated to helping clients reach their therapy needs and goals, and he takes a holistic and contextual approach to get clients to resolve their needs. Cesar assesses presenting issues in a holistic and contextual manner and maintains a strength-based practice. He uses evidence-based modalities such as Solution-Focused or Emotional Focused Therapy approach to help clients identify strengths and break down barriers. Cesar works collaboratively with his clients in order for them to reach their desired potential for well-being and other mental health concerns. He tailors his therapeutic approach to best fit his client’s needs.

Cesar enjoys working with first responders, military personnel, and their families who might be dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transitions that are unique to first responders and their families. Cesar has intimate familiarity with military and law enforcement issues. Cesar is right there with you when it comes to navigating the ups and downs that come with these roles. Cesar is also trained in the ways people are impacted by their relationships with others (friends, family, romantic partners), work environment, and the larger social context in which humans live in. In addition, Cesar has training and experience in Critical Stress Debriefings. He has assisted in debriefing police and fire department personnel after critical events.

Cesar provides mental health services in Spanish for those in need. Thank you for entrusting Cesar with your path to wellness

Mike Washington MA, LICSWA

Mike Washington’s mission is to assist veterans and First Responders to identify, understand, and react to the forces of stress as a means to combat the issues of PTSD and suicide.

Mike holds a Master of Strategic Intelligence from American Military University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Mike is a retired Seattle Firefighter with over 32 years of operational experience. In addition to his assignment as a firefighter, Mike was a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer, assisting firefighters around the country. Mike now works as a psycho-therapist in Seattle, specializing in trauma and PTSD issues.

Mike Washington is a retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant with 23 years of service (7 active, 16 reserve). Mike served as a Platoon Sgt in Desert Storm and served as a Counterintelligence Officer in Bosnia, Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as in numerous other real-world missions.

Mike is a member of Team Rubicon, a veteran’s disaster relief organization, and has responded to over a dozen disasters domestically and internationally. In 2013 Mike was honored as Team Rubicon Veteran of the Year. Mike was the recipient of the 2019 HOOAH! Award given by the American Enterprise Institutes Counsel on Citizenship, and in 2021 Mike was featured with Oprah Winfrey for her Honoring Black Fathers Special.

Mike provides mental health services to various first responder and military entities around the Seattle area. He is a keynote speaker using his own story to present on the topics of stress, depression, PTSD, and suicide, but most importantly on PTG or Post Traumatic Growth. Mike currently works with a number of first responder agencies in the Puget Sound Region as well as with the Army at JBLM.

Most importantly, Mike is the husband of Valerie Washington, US Army veteran, father of Aja Collins, US Army veteran with her husband Erik currently serving in the US Army, and grandfather to Jada, Jasmine, Marciline, and Enza.

Leora Sauer-Sagiv MA, LICSWA

Leora Sauer-Sagiv, is a licensed independent clinical social worker associate (LICSWA) in the state of Washington. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Human Services from University of Oregon in 2012 and Master of Social Work in 2017 from University of Hawaii.

Leora specializes in working with first responders as well as adults, adolescents, and children in a crisis capacity. She has worked as a respite care provider for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, a pretrial officer within Hawaii’s public safety department, case manager for an emergency shelter, and a behavioral health associate at Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where she worked with adolescents in a youth-partial hospitalization program. Since moving to the state of Washington, Leora worked on the mobile crisis team where she began working with first responders in the field. Currently, she works directly with the Seattle Police Department on the Crisis Response Team (CRT) where she is partnered with a patrol officer and responds to 911 calls. When she is not working for CRT, she is providing therapeutic counseling services to first responders at inLife Clinic.

Leora’s diverse background has allowed her to experience different venues of social work and the criminal justice system; however, working with first responders is her passion. Whether it is working alongside them or with them in a therapeutic setting, she has a way of connecting with them to help in the healing process, resulting in better partnerships, friendships, and establishing a healthy work/life balance.

Her approach focuses on utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), while empowering clients to identify their strengths, realign with their values, heal from traumas, and build a quality of life.

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Russ Peters LMHC

Russ Peters is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Doctor of Ministry, and has over 25 years of experience in crisis and trauma intervention and response. Since 2013 Russ has served as the Crisis and Trauma Intervention Chaplain and Peer Support Team Trainer for the Tacoma Fire Department. His goal is to serve the community and First Responders and their families through providing: counseling, training, complete guidance, emotional support, and comprehensive advocacy, as well as crisis support for individuals experiencing traumatic events, including assessment to evaluate needs and risks, and planning for appropriate care.


Jeffrey McLean MA, LMHCA, NCC

Jeff McLean, Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), earned his MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.

Jeff specializes in working with first responders and their adolescents experiencing mental health concerns such as difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, nightmares, anger, stress, trauma, thoughts of suicide, emotional withdrawal, relationship issues, addictions, and post-traumatic stress. His commitment to the counseling profession is further exemplified by his adherence to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice as an NCC, which underscores his expertise and dedication to providing quality care.

Passionate about empowering all of his clients to overcome challenges and achieve their goals, Jeff employs a friendly, collaborative approach to counseling, grounded in Person-Centered therapy. He meets his clients where they are with love and compassion, understanding the uniqueness of each healing process. Jeff tailors various evidence-based treatments to meet the specific needs of his clients, providing a safe and confidential space for them to explore their experiences and work toward healing and recovery.

Jeff accommodates shift work and offers his services at inLife Clinic or through Telehealth, recognizing the importance of flexibility in meeting the needs of his clients. To take the first step towards healing and recovery, individuals are encouraged to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with Jeff by calling inLife Clinic at (425) 822-3252.

As a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Jeff is committed to ongoing professional development and staying current with the latest research and best practices in counseling. This dedication ensures that he provides the most effective support possible to those he serves.

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