LMHC, Clinical Director and Founder
Dott Kelly holds a master’s degree in child and family psychology, with specialized training in adoption, foster care and abuse. Dott has worked with children in a variety of settings for over 30 years. She is trained in parent education and has facilitated parent groups. Dott has taught seminars at Antioch University, Seattle University and Evergreen College and has facilitated workshops in child development and attachment. She is a Washington State-certified supervisor.
Dott is an active member of the National Association of Counselors, Sandplay Therapists of America, and the Association for Play Therapy. She is also a licensed private practitioner in mental health.
Dott was a founding board member of The Boiler Room, a youth-driven nonprofit coffeehouse and meeting place. She was a teacher and a parent consultant in the Montessori school program for eight years. She has worked in the alternative OPEPO Education Program, as well as managed a family planning clinic. Her own two children have been her most unrelenting and loving teachers.
LMHC, Lead Therapist and Parent Clinician
Catharine Robinson holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. She has been with Jumping Mouse Children’s Center since its inception in 1999. Previously, she volunteered as a therapist at Bergita House in Port Townsend for several years. Prior to arriving in Port Townsend in 1989, Catharine worked with children, families and adults. She has a wide range of experience in mental health work, including working with psychiatric patients, children and families, and domestic violence victims, as well as coaching adolescents. She is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington and a Washington State-certified supervisor.
In 2008, Catharine initiated the Securing Connections parenting program to augment and expand the therapists’ ongoing work with the parents of the children seen at Jumping Mouse. This program offers weekly support for parents to help them better understand their children’s needs in terms of developmental phase, temperament, and life experience.
Catharine is currently a member of the Port Townsend City Council, Jefferson Transit Authority Board, several governmental advisory boards and the Port Townsend Rotary Club.
Gila Fein holds a master’s degree in family systems counseling from Bastyr University and is a licensed mental health counselor and Washington State-certified supervisor. She has worked with children and families since 2006 when she began her internship with Valley Counseling in Renton, Washington. She also worked at Horizon School for Children with Learning Differences and facilitated groups for both parents and children in connection with her internship. In addition to her work at Jumping Mouse, she has a private practice in Kirkland, Washington where she works with couples, families, and individuals. She is an active member of Seattle Counselors Association where she recently served as president.
Erik Johnston graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in counseling/psychology from Saybrook University LIOS’ Graduate program, located in Kirkland, WA. He is a licensed marriage and family counselor associate. Erik has worked with adolescents and adults for many years in a variety of settings, including as community life director at Gutenberg College and job coach with the State of Oregon’s vocational rehabilitation division. Ultimately, it is Erik’s passion for people and dedication to good relationship that drives his passion for working with children and families.
Brigid Mosher earned a master of arts in psychology at Antioch University. She is a Board-certified trainer, educator and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She worked in private practice from 1998 to 2010 as a registered counselor in Washington, co-leading therapy groups, workshops, and trainings. She is co-author of “Cycles of Healing: The Treatment of Developmental Trauma,” a chapter in the book, Psychodrama with Trauma Survivors: Acting Out your Pain.
Brigid has completed a supervised internship working with children at Cobb Center, a trauma-focused residential treatment center under the administration of Children’s Home Society of Washington (2010-2011).
Brigid came to the field of psychotherapy after a career as professor of literature. Her interest in the arts has led her to focus on the healing power of art, first as a teacher of poetry, and later in the expressive form of psychodrama.
Steve Roe graduated in 2008 with a master’s degree in counseling/psychology from Mars Hill Graduate School, located in Seattle. He is a licensed mental health counselor associate and has a private therapy practice in Sequim, Washington. He first worked at Jumping Mouse as an intern during graduate school in 2008. He was eager for further exposure and experience from the staff and volunteers. As a result, he returned in 2010 to continue as a volunteer therapist. He has worked with children, adolescents and adults for many years in a variety of settings including private practice, street work with at-risk youth and directing a children’s ministry.
MSW, Social Worker
Katie Shonsey-Mattern earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Her professional background includes working with children, families and adults in the areas of domestic violence, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, hospice and inpatient medicine. As a Jefferson County resident for over ten years, she has also worked locally with new parents as a childbirth educator and doula. Katie enjoys volunteering in the Port Townsend schools and is currently on the boards of the Port Townsend Education Foundation and the Jefferson County Soccer Club. Her three children continually inspire her both as a social worker and in life.
For Llory, becoming a parent ignited a passion for options for children who have experienced adversity. From 2001-2004, she helped children and families as an advocate and weekly preschool playgroup leader for the Washington State chapter of FRUA INC, an international adoption support organization. In 2004, she completed a certificate program in foster and adoption care therapy at Antioch University. In 2005, she interned in an emergency housing facility run by Pathways for Women / YWCA. After graduating from Bastyr University with a master’s degree in family systems counseling, Llory was hired by Pathways to create an on-site mental health program for women and children living in transitional housing in Lynnwood, Washington. There she taught parenting classes, counseled mothers and their children, and ran support groups.
Previously a professional modern dance choreographer, performer and educator, Llory brings 25 years of improvisational movement experience into the session rooms at Jumping Mouse. She is a licensed mental health counselor associate in Washington State.