Lisa Mennet, PhD, LMHC is the Cooper House Clinical Director. She began her clinical career at Ryther Child Center, then studied at the Center on Infant Mental Health at the UW, and was later a clinical instructor there. She’s taught infant mental health principles at the UW schools of Social Work and Nursing, and for the Washington DSHS. She has a certificate in child psychoanalytic psychotherapy from SPSI, and a doctorate in Infant Mental Health from UW. Her particular area of interest is the impact of trauma on early relationships. In addition to working directly with young children and their families, Lisa provides reflective consultation and supervision to professionals who work with this population. T: (206) 402-3099
Nicole Wiggins, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist with extensive experience working with very young children. She holds a Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders and previously worked as a pediatric speech language pathologist for 12 years. Nicole is a graduate of the certificate program in Infant Mental Health at the University of Washington, and earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University. She is currently in training to become a psychoanalyst at Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society. Nicole sees infants, children and adults in her practice. T: (206) 669-6309
Diane Lostrangio, MSW, LICSW has worked with children and families for over twenty years. She began her clinical career in community mental health and then went on to work with families formed through adoption. In 2007, she entered into private practice providing pre and post adoption services for children and families. Her post graduate training includes completion of Adoption and Foster Care Therapy and Advanced Clinical Practice Certificates as well as training in Infant Mental Health.
T: (206) 799-4736
Sylvia Kurin, MSW, LICSW has worked with infants, children, adults and families for 18 years. She started her clinical work in Uruguay in community mental health and later continued in the U.S. She worked for Consejo Counseling, Center on Human Development and Disability, Wellspring, Navos, and Boyer Children's Clinic. She was trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Uruguay with a psychodynamic theoretical orientation. She is a graduate of the certificate program in Infant Mental Health, and completed her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. She provides bilingual (Spanish/English) psychotherapy services. T: (206) 402-3972
Emily A. Anderson, MA, LMFT has worked with infants, very young children, and families in various capacities for over 12 years. While completing her Master's degree in Psychology, her focus was on early intervention with families considered to be at-risk, including adolescent parents and their babies. Her most recent work has been as Clinician for the SJCC's Early Childhood School, providing ongoing relationship-based clinical support to children age 0-5 and their families, and implementing professional development for faculty and staff. She has training in Infant Mental Health, as well as expertise with young children with pervasive developmental delays. T: (206) 420-3804
Jane Hinton is the Managing Director at Cooper House. Jane earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Western Washington University and brings 16 years of experience managing programs, developing systems and collaborating with partners to promote early learning, youth development, and family support programs. She previously worked as the Family Support Director at the Center for Human Services and the Executive Director of Powerful Voices. Jane's professional interests are violence prevention, organizational development, and social justice.
T: 206.402.3168 x106
Paula D. Hardy is the Office Manager at Cooper House. She has a multi-faceted background in information technology, claims and insurance billing, program development and customer service, having worked in a variety of healthcare environments prior to joining the staff at Cooper House.
Her focus is on creating efficient systems that support, promote and enhance clinical resources
for families. She can assist you with information regarding Cooper House and its services in addition to any billing questions you may have. T: (206) 402-3168
Susan Wendel, MS, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience. Susan uses neurodevelopmental, sensory integration, and occupational performance frameworks in assessment and intervention of motor, feeding, play, emotional regulation, and daily living skills, while incorporating infant mental health principals. She holds a position at the UW Center on Human Development and Disability, and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, OT Program. She is currently enrolled in the UW Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. T: (206) 948-5110
Martha Stebbins, MA, LMHC has extensive experience working with very young children and families. She has supported families experiencing crisis, trauma and loss with a relational and psychodynamic focus. While completing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Martha dedicated her work to supporting the emotional health of children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities. Recently, her work has expanded to include early childhood mental health consultation in childcare and preschool settings. Martha has training in play therapy and is a graduate of the UW Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. T: (206) 946-8604
Kristin McNally, MSR, OTR/L earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000. She has since practiced as a pediatric occupational therapist, specializing in sensory integration and the DIR® Model, or Floortime. Kristin is an assistant faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, where she provides training and mentoring. She specializes in treating children with developmental delays and disorders of relating and engaging. Kristin is driven to support early childhood development and to empower children and parents in their interactions through child directed play. More importantly, she is the mother of two loving children.
T: (206) 402-3168 x111
Rebeca Valeri, MSW, LICSW has dedicated her work to serving infants, children, and families. She started her clinical work at Youth Eastside Services focusing on early intervention with parents and young children ages 0-3. She continued her training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health while working at Wellspring Family Services. Rebeca most recently worked at Bellevue School District, which has grown her skills to working in school settings. She completed her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. She provides bilingual (Spanish/English) psychotherapy services. T: (206) 402-3168 ext 112
Elise Katz earned her BS in Individual and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She brings 6 years of experience in early childhood education and 13 years of working with families and infants to her role as a Visitor in the Cooper House Smooth Way Home Program. Elise has experience with groups and individual home visits. In her last position, Elise worked for Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Boston as a Family Liaison for their Fragile Beginnings Program serving families transitioning home from the NICU. T: (617) 645-5175