Clinical Staff

Dott Kelly

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.

Catharine Robinson

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 our Securing Connections parenting program to augment and expand our therapists’ ongoing work with the parents Jumping Mouse children. 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.

Stephanie Drexel

LMHCA, Therapist

Stephanie Drexel holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Prescott College. She has worked therapeutically with children and adolescents in a variety of capacities, from classroom to wilderness settings. She has worked with developmentally disabled adults, autistic youth, and has lead backcountry programs with intercity children. She has also provided advocacy and therapy for women and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. With a background in creative arts and her passion for connecting with young people, Jumping Mouse is a natural fit for Stephanie.

Stephanie and her family moved from the East Cascades to Port Townsend in 2015 to be closer to family and saltwater. Stephanie has two young children who continue to keep her work and focus present.

Hannah DuBois

Intern Therapist

Hannah DuBois is an intern therapist at Jumping Mouse while she finishes her masters degree in counseling psychology from Saybrook University/LIOS Graduate Program. Her background includes working for King County Public Health in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, providing support to pregnant women, young children and families. She is passionate about the creativity and depth of therapeutic work that are possible with play therapy, and she looks forward to continuing to serve children and families as an extern therapist in 2018.

Amie Greist

Intern Therapist

Amie began as an intern therapist at Jumping Mouse in January 2017 and will graduate from Saybrook University/LIOS Graduate Program in December 2017 with a master degree in counseling psychology. She was drawn to the Jumping Mouse model of play therapy and its commitment to seeing the child for as long as necessary. Her background includes working with children at Campfire USA and volunteering in many classrooms. She has worked in the medical field in both prehospital and intensive care for the last 12 years. Amie looks forward to continuing to work with Jumping Mouse as an extern after graduation.

Erik Johnston

LMHCA, Therapist

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.

Jane Pendras-Verdon

Intern Therapist

Jane Pendras-Verdon is scheduled to graduate with her master’s degree in counseling/psychology from Saybrook University in the Spring of 2018. She began her internship at Jumping Mouse Children’s Center in August of 2017. It is Jane’s passion for working with children and her belief in play and its transformative effects that led her to Jumping Mouse.

Jane has worked with children in a variety of settings for 10 years, including teaching early childhood education, working as paraprofessional for Seattle Public Schools, mentoring and training teachers, and working as a behavior technician. She has also volunteered at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter helping homeless young adults gain access to food, resources and shelter.

Steve Roe

LMHC, Therapist

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 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.

Selena Sena-Hopkins

LMHCA, Therapist

Selena Sena-Hopkins graduated with her Master’s degree in existential psychology from Seattle University in the Spring of 2017. She came to Jumping Mouse Children’s Center as an intern therapist in 2014 and remained as an extern until she joined our permanent staff in 2016. She found that she both delighted in and revered the variety of ways children would utilize the expressive freedom of play therapy.

Selena also has a background in visual art and philosophy, and a long history connecting her to horses. She has volunteered with programs that connect adults and children with horses, such as the Wounded Warriors Project. She also volunteered at the King County Crisis Clinic as a phone worker for two years.

Arielle Wortman

Extern Therapist

Arielle graduated from Saybrook University in Seattle, WA in 2017 with a master’s degree in counseling/psychology. She has worked with youth in a variety of settings for over 15 years, in New York, New Mexico and Washington State.

Her experience in schools, summer camps, and the wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula gives her a strong foundation in play.  During her undergraduate studies, Arielle s love of storytelling evolved into a passion for the creative process itself, and its integral role in growth and healing. At Jumping Mouse, Arielle draws on her understanding of natural systems to work with children as individuals, as well as within the context of their families and larger communities. She is inspired by the way that these sparkling connections with children can ripple through and strengthen their wider networks.