Cosette holds a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Washington, a Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology from Seattle City University, and certification in numerous clinical modalities. As a former IT professional with 20+ years experience in computer/Internet technology, she understands the intricate nature of tech addiction and the tools necessary to bring about sustainable change.
Co-founder of Internet/Computer Addiction Services and co-developer of reSTART's Video Game and Internet Treatment Program. Hilarie is a speaker, teacher, and author and has appeared, among other places, on ABC News, CNN, NPR, PBS, the BBC, and in print in the Seattle Times, U.S.A. Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the New York Times.
Gary has been leading young adults on backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, kayaking, caving and rafting expeditions for over 20 years. He found his dream job working with reSTART in 2009 as our field director. His absolute love and passion of the outdoors is contagious. If we could only use one word to describe Gary, it would be #Optoutside
Linda is a graduate of Bastyr‘s Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS). She also holds a National Board Certification in addictions and compulsive behaviors (C.Ad.). Linda comes to us with hands on 12-step experience and leadership as well as 16 years of education and experience with an emphasis on life skills. Conflict resolution and coaching difficult conversations is one of her areas of expertise. Using a down to earth, natural, client centered approach to therapy makes Linda easy and comfortable to work with and learn from.
Ellen has a masters degree in Psychology/Systems Counseling from the LIOS graduate college of Saybrook University, and training in various methods of therapy including: Cognitive Behavioral, Structural, Strategic, Narrative, and Solution-Focused. She uses a gently direct approach: "direct" stemming from her New York roots, softened by years of "gentle" west coast living. She believes adamantly in the power of informal therapy, i.e. that insight and growth occur while conversing over everyday activities such as chores, walks, and meals. She enjoys helping clients find balance between fun and responsibility in these real-life settings.
Carly earned her business degree from the University of Carolina.