Sibel Golden

Sibel Golden PhD, LMHC, REAT
Executive Director/Co-Founder/ Co-Director EAT Professional Training Program

B.A. in Studio Art from Bard College, Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from Goddard College, Doctoral Degree in Psychology from Saybrook University

Dr. Sibel Golden is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with over 23 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and children.

She is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.

As well as a seasoned clinician, Sibel is an experienced educator. She taught at City University in Seattle in their Masters in Counseling Program for one year, before moving on to Bastyr University where she taught for 6 years in the Health Psychology Department. Sibel designed and taught courses such as Art as Spiritual Practice and the Psychology of Nourishment. She has presented numerous workshops on Eating Disorders, Body Image, and various aspects of Creative Arts Therapy, in the Puget Sound Area, as well as in New York.

In 2010, Sibel was the recipient of the Rollo May Scholarship at Saybrook University. She was a regular contributor to the academic blog ‘The New Existentialists’ for 2 years, before starting her own blog at Sibel’s dissertation was a qualitative study entitled, ‘Portraits of Courage in the Creative Process of Visual Artists’.

Sibel uses an existential-integrative and creative arts approach in her work, including humanistic and depth psychology, mindfulness, and positive psychology. She has an unwavering commitment to remaining present with the unique experience of each client. This allows for a whole-person approach, valuing individual experiences of mind, body, spirit, and emotion, as well as family of origin, nuclear family, relationships cultural background, and social environment.

“My background in and love of the arts, as well as my fascination with the creative process, guide my work. I believe that art and the creative process provide expansive ways to look at life, sustain motivation, and unearth new sources of inspiration”.

Julie Cook
excecutive administrator

Julie Cook is a librarian at the University of Washington, Seattle. She also provides online reference librarian services via Springshare AskUs.

Before becoming an information professional, she was a chef/bread baker/pastry chef at various restaurants and bakeries in Seattle.

She received her B.A. in French from Carleton College, a M.L.I.S from the Information School at the UW and completed the Professional Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute).

Julie loves to travel, cook and eat delicious food, drink good wine and greatly appreciates a sunny day at the ocean.

Claudia Colón
Assistant to the Director of the Professional Training program

Claudia Colón is a Psychology Doctoral Student at the Ponce Health Sciences University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

Apart for her passion for mental health and the healing of the mind, Claudia has vast administrative experience in school settings regarding information systems. She is very tech savvy and finds excitement in creating simple solutions to everyday problems.

Claudia is a food, music, and art enthusiast. She loves to cook and eat delicious food, create digital art, and enjoys a nice day at sea sailing the coasts of her native island.

Mollie Bryan
Social Media Manager

Mollie Bryan is multimedia artist and art event producer in the PNW. Her passion for healing through the power of art has always been present and she’s been supporting the arts in roles such as Lusio Light festival founder, Fremont Art Walk Director and Event Director for Best of the NW Art shows for the last 12 years.

Mollie grew up in the PNW, loves the lush rainforests, the power of dance, and exploring psychology. She’s also been a massage therapist, commercial fisherman and holds 2 black belts in Taekwondo.