About Us

Welcome to Psychiatry Northwest! Thank you for viewing our web page, please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions. We would be happy to hear from you!

Jesse P. McClelland, M.D., is a Board Certified Psychiatrist offering office-based comprehensive and individualized psychiatric care for adult patients. Our offices are located conveniently on Eastlake Avenue proximate in the South Lake Union District of Seattle just off Interstate 5.

Dr. McClelland is trained in adult psychiatry with a special interest in ADD/ADHD. He is proactive in seeking innovative psychiatric practices and FDA approved technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy for depression as well as QbTest for ADD/ADHD patients. 

Our offices employ state-of-the-art electronic medical record systems which provide a high level of confidential, online communication, and convenient coordination of care with fellow medical professionals. Clients have access to a secured patient portal to communicate with Dr. McClelland, as well as, view their medical records. Patients have the benefit of prompt electronic medication prescribing and lab results.

Dr. McClelland is accepting new patients at this time, directly, and via referral. He believes in integrated psychiatry and works with other providers to coordinate care including physicians, psychologists, and other therapists. He will provide second opinion evaluations. He will see individuals who have multiple diagnoses for re-evaluation and continuing care. He will provide medication reviews and follow-ups of fellow psychiatrists and primary care physicians

Cultural Competency:  At Psychiatry Northwest, we pride ourselves on cultural competency. People in the Pacific Northwest come from all over the world, adding cultural diversity that enriches and strengthens our community. We accept all patients and honor each individual’s ethnic, personal, and cultural beliefs and ideals.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or would like to discuss our services, please feel free to call us at 206-402-3375.

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Our Team

Jesse McClelland

Jesse McClelland

MD, MPH


Jesse P. McClelland, M.D. M.P.H, Medical Director of Psychiatry Northwestâ„¢, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist dedicated to providing innovative, insightful care to his clients. His private practice offers outpatient treatment for adults and is located conveniently on Eastlake Avenue in South Lake Union District of Seattle. He provides comprehensive and individualized care for his patients, which may include therapy, medication management or both. He is trained in all areas of adult psychiatry including but not limited to ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, psychosis, bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder.

Dr. McClelland is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Washington State Psychiatric Association. He believes in proactive treatment seeking to introduce innovative psychiatric care, FDA approved technologies, cutting edge medication management, and holistic care. He is always searching for better, smarter, and more effective treatment and care solutions for his patients. Dr. McClelland attended Montana State University to complete his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to the top science students in the country. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he earned dual graduate degrees in medicine (M.D.) and a master's in public health (MPH) with an emphasis in health systems management. He began his psychiatric residency at Tulane but after Hurricane Katrina decimated the hospital system in New Orleans, he completed his residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, one of the top psychiatric residency programs in the U.S.

Following graduation from his residency in 2009, Dr. McClelland consulted for the state of Washington conducting psychiatric evaluations for disability. During this period, he conducted thousands of psychiatric evaluations and gained expertise in rapidly diagnosing difficult cases. He then spent three years as a forensic psychiatrist at Western State Hospital. During his time there, he managed his own treatment teams and held important leadership positions, serving as chairman of the medical records committee and sitting on three other committees.

Dr. McClelland is a 4th generation Montanan, an avid skier, and a diehard 12. Go Hawks! He grew up in England attending the American School in London and had the good fortune to travel to many countries and learn about different cultures. He is a dedicated father of two sons and two dogs.

Michael A. Brooks, DO, JD

Michael A. Brooks, DO, JD

Psychiatrist


Dr. Brooks joined Psychiatry Northwest after numerous clinical encounters with patients impressed upon him the magnitude of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD as well as the widespread misunderstanding of this treatable disorder. He found that many patients had been treated with limited success for anxiety or depression that was actually secondary to unrecognized ADHD. Dr. Brooks was also drawn by Psychiatry Northwest’s desire to make Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation available to more patients for treatment of depression and other disorders.

Dr. Brooks has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in three specialties or subspecialties: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He is a graduate of The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Following graduation, and trained in Psychiatry at The University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Brooks then completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His additional degrees include Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from the University of Washington, and Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Brooks has evaluated and treated children, adolescents and adults in numerous settings, including outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, acute evaluation and treatment centers, jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, and forensic psychiatric units. He is presently available for psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

In addition to particular interests in ADHD and TMS, Dr. Brooks professional concerns include bioethics and the interface between law and psychiatry. Private interests include various artistic and creative endeavors.

David Applbaum, PA-C

David Applbaum, PA-C

Physician Assistant


David Applbaum is a physician assistant specializing in ADHD, anxiety, and depression treatment. Diagnosed in adulthood as an 'ADD'er' himself, he has a passion for expanding adult ADHD diagnostic and treatment availability in the region. His journey discovering his own particular shade of ADHD provides a special perspective on his patients' unique challenges living with known and unknown ADHD. He looks forward to helping patients learn all about ADHD, optimize their medical treatment, and appreciate that their lives can truly be enriched by this 'disorder.' David is a native of the Seattle area and enjoys spending time with family and friends and finding or making good food to eat wherever he goes. He has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and completed his physician assistant training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.

Abby McClelland

Abby McClelland

MA, MSW, LICSW


Abby McClelland, MA, MSW, LCSWC, is a clinically certified Mental Health Therapist with many years of in-patient, PHP level and out-patient experience of treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relationship problems. Abby is a compassionate, caring, curious, and open minded licensed professional with a track record of successful implementation of effective treatment plans for adolescent and adult clients struggling with mental health and emotional disorders. She has expertise in DBT and CBT, with experience of treating both males and females across a broad spectrum of ages, races, economic, and multi-ethnic diversities.

"I welcome you to my practice and want you to know that over many years, I have worked with clients who have suffered from a great variety of issues and who have recovered hope and been able to successfully 'reset' their lives. My clients often feel stuck initially due to possible depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, eating disorders, or other addictions, or some combination of these. Through our therapeutic relationship, life skills through DBT work, and new perspectives through CBT work, you will be empowered to create a life worth living."

Abby, who has two masters degrees, has been fortunate to work with major mental health institutions to develop her therapeutic skills as part of a team devoted to individualized care. Her most recent position was at the "The Center A Place of Hope" in Edmonds Washington, an internationally renowned PHP level treatment center focusing on depression and anxiety, eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Prior to that Abby worked for many years at Rimrock Foundation, a respected national addictions treatment center located in Billings, Montana. Abby specialized in eating disorder issues at both institutions, and implemented and managed DBT programs for individuals and groups at these institutions. She has extensive experience working closely with psychiatrists in her work at both institutions.

Abby is married, with four grown children, three grandchildren, and lives with her husband, an attorney and businessman, in Ballard. She is an avid Seahawks fan, loves the arts, and enjoys her grandchildren, walking, fitness classes, yoga, and cooking.

Ian Kavanaugh, MS, LMHC, CN

Ian Kavanaugh, MS, LMHC, CN

Psychotherapist and Certified Nutritionist


Ian Kavanaugh, MS, LMHC, CN, is a holistic licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Nutritionist who provides traditional talk therapy as well as integrative dietary and lifestyle treatments. He has experience working with adults and adolescents treating depression and bi-polar disorders, various anxieties related conditions, trauma, ADHD, life transitions, and substance abuse. He is also trained in prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD. At the root of his work is the relationship he builds with you. Ian provides a safe, non-judgmental, collaborative environment where you can express yourself freely and work toward your goals. He works using evidence based treatment methods such as CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused techniques.

As your Nutritionist Ian can be your personal educator and dietary assistant, helping you identify your relationship with food and what changes you can make to help optimize your mental and physical health. Whether helping to refine your food choices or making changes to your habits around what and how you eat, there are many significant ways in which improving diet can positively affect your quality of life and reduce symptoms of mental health related disorders.

“Everyone I have ever worked with presented their own unique way of experiencing and dealing with their symptoms. My job has always been to honor that individual experience and tailor my treatments and recommendations to the person sitting across from me, both as a counselor and as a nutritionist.”

Ian completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a Master of Science from Bastyr University in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology. His master’s degree was a three year program that provided the foundations to become both a Professional Mental Health Counselor and Certified Nutritionist. His education is rooted in functional medicine and getting to the root cause of an issue while at the same time providing tools to deal with and relief from daily struggles. Ian also has research background in weight loss, quality carbohydrate consumption, and their impact on mood.

Emily Smith, MS, LMHC, NCC

Emily Smith, MS, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor


Emily Smith MS, LMHC, NCC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Emily has worked with hundreds of clients providing therapy in both medical and behavioral health settings. She is an experienced and knowledgeable therapist who is passionate about helping clients on their journey towards empowerment and intentional living.

After receiving her Psychology BA degree Emily was accepted into a highly selective and competitive Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program at Western Washington University. This is a CACREP accredited program that selects only 6 candidates a year to highly educate and personally mentor in becoming a therapist. Emily dedicated the following 6 years to providing mental health services to her community in Bellingham, WA.

Emily’s personal approach in providing therapy is centered on modalities that build awareness and are evidence based. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Emily’s approach focuses on helping the client build awareness, heal from past injuries, and find freedom from patterns of harmful thinking and behavior to live intentionally in the present moment. Emily provides a compassionate healing space for clients to comfortably address their concerns. She often includes mental health assessment, education, and skill building into her practice.

Emily has worked with clients struggling with many different mental health concerns including anxiety, trauma, depression, life changes, and relationship stress. She has specialized knowledge and interest in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and in working with client’s who have left fundamental religions. Additionally she has attended workshops specialized in providing competent counseling to the LGBTQ population.

Outside of practicing therapy Emily enjoys yoga, weight lifting, cooking, and playing Zelda. She is a returning Seattleite after living in Bellingham, WA for 12 years. She currently spends much of her time exploring the city of Seattle with her loved ones and getting to know her community.

Josh Potter

Josh Potter

TMS Supervisor


Josh was born and raised in the Seattle area and enjoys the city's unique diversity and opportunities for growth. Growing up in Des Moines, WA, Josh attended Mount Rainier High School and graduated with his BA in Psychology from Central Washington University.

Josh was a four-year baseball player through college and coached both at the collegiate and high school levels after his playing career. While attending Central Washington, he volunteered at Trellis Center - home to roughly 20 autistic adults learning valuable life and work skills. Additionally, Josh conducted an independent study investigating participants' sociability in both sitting and standing conditions to find where (sitting or standing) people feel more comfortable engaging in conversation. Post-graduation, Josh worked as a health coach in Bellevue, WA where he helped guide clients to overcome obstacles around stress, depression, smoking cessation, staying active, and eating healthy to work towards a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. He was then brought on to join Dr. Sapna Cheryan's social psychology research team at the University of Washington in Seattle. Specifically, Josh assisted with studies related to stereotypes, identity, and belonging. Josh was recently accepted to Seattle Pacific University's MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program where he will begin his graduate studies in the fall of 2017.

The idea of tackling depression with a non-invasive treatment mixed with minimal to no side effects is what grabbed Josh's attention when he was first introduced to TMS. He looks forward to seeing what it can do for people and how TMS therapy can be improved over time through research. Josh is passionate about living a fun and fulfilling life, and helping others learn to do the same. He enjoys playing sports, working out, reading, and hanging out on the beach in Hawaii.

Kimi Hashimoto

Kimi Hashimoto

Certified TMS Technician and Researcher


Kimi Hashimoto is currently the newest addition to the TMS team. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Seattle for college. She graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University with a BS in Psychology, focusing her studies on neuroscience and health psychology. She also graduated with a minor in English literature.

Kimi was a teacher’s assistant for statistics and research methods class, where she enjoyed tutoring students on advanced SPSS and guiding them through their individual research projects. Additionally, Kimi spent over a year interning at Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at UW as their data manager, where she was trained in DBT skills and coded for group DBT therapy sessions for adults with borderline personality disorder. She also managed a team of seven research assistants to assist in BRTC and UCLA studies regarding suicidal ideation/incidents in adolescents with borderline personality disorder. During her time at Seattle University, she did many projects and research studies regarding people with PTSD, the biological and societal factors surrounding addiction, and alternative treatments for depression, PTSD, and addiction.

The idea of treating patients with a non-invasive procedure with minimal to no side effects drew her in to TMS. Kimi loves getting to know her patients and seeing them improve with TMS treatments. She looks forward to spending more time researching new treatment protocols and helping others achieve a better quality of life. Kimi spends a lot of time conducting research on “off-label” TMS treatments for anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and addiction. Kimi is looking to apply for doctorate programs in clinical psychology in the future.

Kimi is also a self-declared “foodie” and enjoys exploring Seattle’s restaurants. She also enjoys going to the farmers market on the weekend, going to the gym, visiting her parents, spending time with friends, and watching TV.

Helen Jones

Helen Jones

TMS Technician & Researcher


Helen Jones is Psychiatry Northwest’s passionate and accomplished TMS Technician. Raised in France and Morocco, her family led her to Seattle as an adult, where she fell in love with the city’s melting pot of fusion cuisines, diverse population and fantastic educational opportunities at University of Washington.

Helen graduated with honors from Seattle’s University of Washington in 2014, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Psychology. Throughout her education, she has assisted reputable doctors in crucial and successful studies. In the psychology department at UW, Helen assisted Dr. Loftus in studies of time perception, visual perception and facial recognition in relation to his research of cognitive psychology techniques. Additionally, Helen was part of the Bosma lab where she studied the neurodevelopmental processes of the serotonergic pathways in the brainstem, under the supervision of Dr. Bosma. During her third research project at the Fred Hutchinson Research Center of Seattle, Helen took part in studying ways to achieve smoking cessation via Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapy with Dr. Bricker.

Throughout her studies, Helen participated in Teacher Assistant roles at UW, including courses in Statistics and Bio-psychology. From 2012 until present, Helen actively volunteers at the Greater Seattle National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), where she carries out the teaching of mindfulness tools to help young adults who suffer from Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder cope with psychotic symptoms. Helen also plans to attend graduate school in the future to obtain her PhD.

Psychiatry Northwest is equally honored and excited to integrate a well trained, passionate and empathetic provider to assist in facilitating TMS Therapy for our patients. Helen’s passion for Neurobiology in regards to Psychology fuels her desire to seek a holistic, non-invasive and successful treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression in Seattle.

Alicia Tomaso

Alicia Tomaso

TMS Manager and Certified TMS Technician


Alicia is our TMS Manager, Certified TMS Technician, and administrative backbone in the office. She was drawn to TMS Washington as she wanted to be part of Dr. McClelland’s quest to bring TMS therapy and healing to Washington patients suffering from major depression, and/or other mental illnesses without medication. She believes in holistic healing.

Prior to joining our team, Alicia worked for Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI) in Seattle as an administrative assistant supporting busy C Level executives at this non-profit research Institute, including the Director of Business Development, and assisted in organizing major fundraising events and informational seminars.

Alicia earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Washington, working her way through college in a variety of administrative positions. She has interest in continuing her psychology studies at the graduate level in the future.

Alicia has many diverse interests. During her time at UW Alicia was passionate about expanding environmentally sustainable behaviors to UW’s campus. In 2013 Alicia joined Eco-Reps which was responsible for multiple sustainable successes at the University. When Alicia was not playing intermural soccer, she was volunteering with Circle of Friends, a 501c3 nonprofit that seeks to empower individuals living with mental illness through therapeutic art. While volunteering at Circle of Friends Alicia took on a weekly creative art class in Seattle’s Central District at Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS). This class solidified Alicia’s interest in helping individuals living with mental illness or substance abuse issues find creative-positive outlets to express themselves. While teaching this class, Alicia discovered a hidden knack for painting.

Alicia was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and you can often find her hiking in the mountains, making wine with her family or in downtown Seattle enjoying live music with friends.

Rachel Walls

Rachel Walls

Certified TMS Technician
and Researcher


Rachel and her family moved across various cities in Japan as she was growing up. Her mother worked in a mental health hospital, kindling her passion to pursue a career in the healthcare profession. As soon as she graduated from high school, she left home to attend Western Washington University in order to further her education in mental health, and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Rachel’s studies included conducting research with her professors at the University’s Human Cognition and Neural Dynamics Lab. Notably she worked closely with Dr. Kelly Jantzen to study the electrical activity of the brain when treated by electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This allowed her to study complex human behavior and its inherent variability through analysis and manipulation of activity in distributed brain regions.

Rachel was especially attracted to TMS which was FDA cleared for non-invasive treatment for Major Depression. She was intrigued by the scientific evidence from around the world indicating that various other neuropsychiatric disorders were being successfully treated without use of prescription medications by TMS.

Ecruited after graduation by TMS Washington to be a TMS technician, she is excited to work in the fastest growing TMS practice in the state of Washington. She enjoys working with state of the art treatment devices purchased from Israel and Denmark that treat not only for FDA cleared major depression, but also “off label” treatment for other disorders such as PTSD, OCD, Addiction, Bi-Polar disorder, and ADHD.