Dr. Wolds joined Hanbleceya’s clinical team in August 2008 and worked in a variety of clinical roles and capacities before accepting his position as Hanbleceya Seattle’s Clinical Director in October, 2011. Ian received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, obtaining pre-doctoral training in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings and completing a dissertation studying the spiritual components of Twelve Step recovery. Dr. Wolds has experience working with a broad array of clinical populations and diagnoses across individual, group, family, and milieu settings. He brings an integrative psychology framework to his therapeutic work that emphasizes the interdependence of social, cultural, physical, psychological, spiritual, developmental, and systemic dynamics in each individual’s life.
Dr. Pleasants received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from San Diego's Alliant University in 2004. A licensed Psychologist, Karlyn has a long-standing history with the Hanbleceya community dating back to 1997 when she first began as a psychological assistant. Over the years she has held many different posts before signing on in 2005 as Hanbleceya's newest director. She maintains a rich clinical background of experience with complex and challenging cases, including thought and mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders and traumatic stress. Karlyn believes in the ability to heal though the development and maintenance of relationships where strengths are recognized, risks can be taken in safety, growth is encouraged and supported, and the wholeness of a person is seen and nurtured. She looks forward to advancing the Hanbleceya vision and continuing to provide a safe space for people to learn, grow and heal.
Andre has been working in the mental health field since 1999. He has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment homes, crisis centers, and both inpatient and outpatient clinics. He has provided both individual and group counseling to those dealing with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Anxiety. In 2010, Andre earned his Masters Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University in Seattle. Clinically, Andre draws from several treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems Therapies, with a focus on multi-cultural sensitivity and psycho-education. Andre has worked in both California and Washington State. Currently, he is working towards his Washington State licensure. In his free time, Andre is a marathon runner and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
A resident of Southern California since 2001, Chris moved to the Seattle area in December, 2011 to head Hanbleceya's Chemical Dependency Department. Before finding his passion in the field of addictions and recovery, he served overseas in the United States Army as an Avionics Technician. After completing his education in the field of addiction, Chris joined the Hanbleceya staff in April 2009. He has worked in an array of treatment settings expanding his experience with multiple populations and diagnoses. Chris has an extensive history with AA’s 12-Step Program and is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor. He received his degree in Human Services and Alcohol and other Drug Studies from San Diego City College in 2009. In his spare time Chris enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling.
Jennifer graduated from San Diego State University in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is scheduled to receive her Master's degree from National University in the spring of 2012. During her time at SDSU she worked as a Lead Intern with the Peer Abuse Prevention Program. Through this experience and numerous other community outreach opportunities Jennifer found her passion for working with the chemically dependent and mentally ill. A vital part of the Hanbleceya community since April of 2009, she has served in many different capacities including Linestaff, House Manager, Housing Coordinator and Linestaff Supervisor. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys cooking, photography, and quality time with her dogs.
A native of Washington State, Jordyn graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2010 with a Bachelor's in Social Work. While completing her degree she worked in the Cheney School District supporting families and children of the home-school culture and later became a major advocate for the initiation of behavioral classes in the school district. Upon graduation she moved back to the Seattle area working with at-risk youth in a therapeutic group home for Navos. A member of the Hanbleceya Seattle team from the onset, Jordyn's passion is to help support and encourage people to achieve greatness in their lives.
Kerry graduated from San Diego State University in 1985 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. After 6 years working in corporate America, Kerry co-founded a small chain of women's health clubs in the San Diego, Fitness For Her. For one decade his upscale health clubs provided a safe and uplifting environment for women to stay fit and enjoy exercise. Kerry's extensive business background along with his own 12-step recovery experience has played a vital role in helping him guide the growth of Hanbleceya San Diego since 2005 and champion the startup of Hanbleceya Seattle in 2011. Kerry has a daughter, two black Labradors, and a psychologist wife. In his spare time he enjoys working out, playing golf and spending quality time with his four-legged (and two-legged) family members.
In addition to the above core staff positions, Hanbleceya employs several full-time Line Staff personnel whose duties are assigned and directed by our clinical staff. The line staff personnel have significant interaction with clients and often act as the "eyes and ears" of our clinical staff. Line Staff personnel travel to each house multiple times daily: In the morning to ensure that all members of the household are out of bed with hygiene completed, and are off to begin their daily structures; randomly throughout the day to confirm that household chores have been performed and the house is in an acceptable condition; and in the evening to make sure nutritious meals have been prepared and any conflicts have been resolved. Weekly house meetings facilitated by the Hanbleceya House Manager are conducted at the facility. In these meetings, the weekly meal plan and chore rotations are scheduled, and housemates are supported in practicing assertive and healthy interpersonal skills while learning the important tasks of efficient household management. From fixing a broken fixture to assisting in the intervention on a client in a crisis, from confirming medications to leading camp outs or even attending a movie, Line Staff personnel provide a vital role in the everyday function of Hanbleceya's community as a whole.