Genesis Institute staff are experienced Christian leaders with many years of ministry and practice working with people in care-giving settings. All of our staff adhere to an evangelical, Biblical statement of faith, and we're committed to personal growth and active local church participation.
CEO and Director of Development
B.A. Child Development and Special Education, Montana State University
Linda has volunteered at Genesis for over 17 years, co-leading Courageous Parenting groups and serving with Genesis in many ways. She has a deep desire to increase the community awareness of the ministries that Genesis offers, and to partner with individuals, businesses and local churches in the community.
Haley Hanson, LMHC, MHP, NCC, CMFT
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Denver Seminary
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Denver Family Institute
Haley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, with five years counseling experience working among diverse, at risk populations.
Haley helps individuals, couples and/or families explore attachment needs and styles, family dynamics, and patterns in relationships as they work toward goals such as setting healthy boundaries, differentiation, secure functioning, and effective communication.
Haley also helps clients process difficult experiences such as abuse, neglect, trauma, divorce, and loss.
Haley is skilled in short-term, evidenced-based, trauma-informed, collaborative care, but also enjoys longer-term counseling relationships.
Haley is trained in the integration of faith and theology, spiritual formation, and biblical interpretation.
Todd Patrick, LMHC
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
Todd’s experience includes 15 years of youth ministry in several church settings from California to Washington. He has engaged people in his private counseling practice as well as in the inpatient adolescent, adult, and emergency department psychiatric settings. He enjoys coming alongside those with issues of anger, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems in addition to child and adolescent difficulties.
Kelly Walters, LMHCA
M. Ed. Whitworth University
Kelly worked for many years as a teacher and coach in Spokane schools. He has also served churches as a youth pastor, small group leader and camp speaker. He has created and led numerous retreats and trainings, including a six-week marriage class. He and his wife have a vision to see health marriages and have seen many couples grow through marriage and pre-maritcal counseling.
He enjoys working with teens, young adults, struggling couples, and individuals hindered by anxiety, depression, transitions or relationship issues.
He strongly believes in the power of the gospel to not only set people free but to transform them to fruitful, joyful, relations beings that are in turn able to help others (Isaiah 61:1-4)
Bethany Seipp, LMFTA
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Whitworth University
Bethany is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who is dedicated to helping clients discover themselves and cultivate fulfilling relationships with others.
For four years, Bethany worked as a youth director. She has experience working with children of all ages and with couples helping them mend relationships. Bethany has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and is passionate about helping couples communicate more effectively. She is trained in evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy (incorporating art and sand tray), emotion-focused therapy, and Gottman practices.
It takes an amazing amount of bravery and humility to seek out a therapist. In the chaos of life, it can be difficult to find a safe place to think about who you are, who you want to be, and how to live life to the fullest. I want to create space for you to be yourself, be heard, and feel valued. You set your therapy goals and I work with you to achieve them. You are a valuable person with unique strengths and challenges, and I would be honored to join you on your journey toward health.
Katrina Mason, LMHC
M.Ed. Whitworth University
Since 2010 Katrina has taught adolescent psychology and youth issues in counseling classes at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane. For three years, Katrina met with individuals and couples in a private counseling practice. For 7 years, Katrina worked with at-risk-youth in a treatment facility, and provided Family Preservation Services in the community. She has served many years in a variety of ministry capacities, facilitating groups and meeting with teens and adults. She is passionate about helping individuals suffering from depressions, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions. In May 2019, Katrina completed EMDR training in order to be certified in this therapy process.
Tim Ledbetter, LMHC
M.A. in Counseling, Gonzaga University
Tim received his Masters Degree in counseling from Gonzaga University. Tim is a licensed mental health counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He belongs to the Washington Counseling Association and is a retired teacher.