Mental attitudes and emotions are important elements in overall health and should be considered when treating illness and disease. Bastyr counselors focus on the connections between emotional, spiritual and physical health. They offer support for those dealing with work-related stress, relationship issues, life transitions and health problems, particularly chronic health problems.
Dr. Clay, chair of the Bastyr University Department of Counseling and Health Psychology, has significant experience as a licensed psychologist, teacher and university leader. She is a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Dr. Hancock’s clinical interests include family medicine, women’s health, mental health, chronic fatigue, stress management and chronic health conditions. She utilizes biofeedback, breathwork, nutrition, botanical medicine and counseling in her practice.
Dr. Hofsess’ clinical areas of interest include working with anxiety/stress related disorders, women’s issues and relationship/couples concerns, sexual trauma and substance use.
Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include the application of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for treatment of anxiety, depression, habit disorders, stress-related conditions and optimal performance.
Dr. Smith's clinical interests include psychosynthesis, spiritual psychologies, anxiety, depression, meditation, career counseling and life-purpose work.