Our Story

The original vision of the four founders of The Mental Health Collective, now Watercourse Counseling, was to utilize our skills as mental health providers for innovative program development that addressed the continuum of mental health needs for both prevention and intervention and stretched traditional definitions of mental health service delivery. We believe that individual health is impacted by the health of the community and that individuals can contribute greatly to improving community health. Our guiding philosophy continues to emphasize prevention and partnership as a means to support equitable access to resources that support wellness.

Equity Statement and Action Plan on Social Justice

Watercourse acknowledges that we are operating within a system of racial oppression rooted deeply in white supremacy. However, we know that acknowledgments are not enough, and we know that more work needs to be done to end racism. We are committed to actively work on dismantling systemic racism so that all individuals can live fully and freely within our community. Our commitment can only be realized through action.

Read more about Our Commitment to Action.

Meet Our Team

From our Admin Team to our Mental Health Therapists and interns, Cultural Brokers, and our Board of Directors, Watercourse Counseling is dedicated to centering, cultivating, and valuing our communities. 

We work hard to ensure our staff is engaged in an inclusive, equitable, and supportive workplace. Staff is provided with the resources and training opportunities that help set high-quality staff, where internship and training programs add value and cultural breadth to mental health workforce development efforts.

Our staff are licensed therapists or supervised clinical practitioners with educational backgrounds in Counseling Psychology, Family Therapy, or Social Work. We have bilingual staff, cultural brokers, and interpreter services available as needed. Click each staff member to learn more about them.

Admin Team

Ashley Trepp

Executive Director

Julie Jong Koch

Clinical Director

Tia Carter

Operations Manager

Jessica Torres

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Shirah Jacobs

Community Engagement Specialist, AmeriCorps VISTA

Mental Health Therapists

Paul Campion, MA, LPCC

Clinic and School-based Therapist

Emily Christie, MSW, LGSW

Clinic and School-based Therapist

Megan Nelson, MSW, LGSW

School-based Therapist

Taïssa Duperval, MSW, LGSW

School-based Therapist

Rachel Edelschick, MSW, LICSW

School-based Therapist

Lyndsay Gomos, LICSW

Clinic and School-based Therapist

Ashwak Hassan, MA, LMFT

School-based Therapist

Sarah Jackson, MSW, LGSW

School-based Therapist

Kim Masters, LPCC

Clinic and School-based Therapist

Ashley Nelson, LMFT

Clinic-based Therapist

Demmie Rosenberg, MA, LMFT

Clinic-based Therapist

Felor Rostami, MA, LGSW

School-based Therapist

Kara Underberg, MA

School-based Therapist

Jessica Vazquez, LMFT

School-based Therapist

Practicum Students

George Moijueh

MSW Intern

Thomas Oriente

MSW Intern

Kathy Paral

MSW Intern

CIRCLE Project

Catalina Zapata

CIRCLE Project Coordinator and Cultural Broker


Kubra Bashari

Cultural Broker

Bernarda Torres

Cultural Broker


Zahra Wahidy

Cultural Broker

Board of Directors

Sarah Washington

Board of Directors - President

Kelly Fagen

Board of Directors - Vice President

Chad Kerlin

Board of Directors - Secretary

Thomas Laverty

Board of Directors - Treasurer

Drakirah Deichert

Board of Directors

Watercourse Counseling is dedicated to centering, cultivating, and valuing our communities.