Our Staff

Clinical Staff

Scott Rutledge, MA, LMFT

Grief and Loss Therapist

Scott Rutledge, MA, LMFT, began his association with The Healing Center during his graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, serving a double internship with both The Healing Center and with Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS). Upon completion of his Master’s degree (emphasis on Couple, Child, and Family Therapy), Scott continued as part of the clinical staff of RAYS. Since leaving RAYS, Scott has established a private therapy practice focusing primarily on various forms of profound grief and loss. Scott’s personal interest in grief and loss work is through his own experiences as a widower in 2003, and the challenges of raising a child with Down syndrome. Scott maintains professional affiliations with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has also been a presenter and facilitator at “Camp Widow” with the Soaring Spirits International organization. Scott facilitates our Early Group and Memory Keepers Group. In addition, Scott supervises the Adult Group co-facilitators.

Jeanne Lowman, MA, LMHCA

Grief and Loss Therapist

Jeanne Lowman came to The Healing Center in November 2010. During that time, Jeanne held a concurrent internship at Compass Health, counseling children, adolescents and adults in a community mental health setting. Volunteering with and advocating for homeless and low-income populations and organizing social action opportunities for youth and adults are among her interests. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Washington State University and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with a Mental Health Counseling concentration, from Antioch University. Professional affiliations include membership in the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Counseling Association.

Nathan J. Miles, MA, MSW, LMHCA, MHP

Grief and Loss Therapist

Nathan came to the Healing Center in February 2015. He co-facilitates the Early Group every other Saturday. Nathan specializes in various forms of grief and loss, emotional regulation, and the management of chronic mental health issues. For the past decade, he has been a social worker and mental health counselor working in various community mental health clinic settings and group homes. He has also volunteered with various non-profits serving and advocating for homeless families, street youth, mental health social issues, HIV/AIDS education and outreach, and animal-assisted activities and therapies. Nathan opened his own private therapy practice last year where he provides individual counseling. He holds a Master’s Degree of Social Work from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University. Professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association, the Washington Counselors Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Joe Fuentes, MA, LMFTA

Youth Therapist 

Joe is originally from California and he recently relocated to the State of Washington in March of 2017.  In addition to his work at the Healing Center, Joe also works as a Bilingual Mental Health Therapist, providing services for Unaccompanied Minors seeking asylum in the United States. The majority of Joe’s professional experience involves working with children, teenagers and families. Joe is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the State of Washington and California. He tries incorporate mindfulness and body work in his work and is hoping there might be an opportunity for to practice these skills at the Healing Center.


Administrative Staff

Alicia Barry

Operations Manager

A native New Yorker, Alicia fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by a year of volunteering at the ASPCA, Alicia quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work.

Before joining The Healing Center team, Alicia worked as the Senior Manager, Operations and Parent Education and Support Services at Ramapo for Children. Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face obstacles to learning, including children with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life.

Alicia graduated with honors from the State University of New York Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication and a minor in Art History.


 Kayla Erickson

Administrative Assistant 

Kayla graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Human Services. During her time at Western, she interned with the YWCA of Bellingham and with the independent living skills program at Youthnet, which helps youth transition out of foster care. She has also worked as a case aide at Secret Harbor,  where she provided recreation and mentorship for foster youth. Kayla is excited to join such a welcoming and supportive community at the Healing Center.


Our Founder

Kath McCormack, MS, LMHC


Kath McCormack, MS, LMHC, is the Founder of The Healing Center. Kath is a licensed therapist and has been in practice as a grief therapist since 1991. She was the Bereavement Coordinator with Group Health Hospice from 1991 until 1999. Prior to coming to Seattle, she founded a nonprofit outdoor-education program for children of diverse backgrounds, including inner-city and disabled youth. She served as Associate Director and Director of Education for a non-profit facility for disabled adults in Oakland, California from 1975 until 1989. Kath began developing her vision for The Healing Center soon after being widowed in 1989. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Service and Public Affairs, and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Oregon.