Christine Phelan  MA, LMFT


Christine  is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She received her M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science from LIOS Bastyr University and completed intensive training in DBT. Christine has been working in community mental health since 2000. In addition to her involvement with MiddlePath Counseling; providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), her practice supports families and individuals in unwinding areas of distress through a verity of therapeutic modalities.  Christine offers  compassionate attention and awareness, supportive exploration; a means for experiencing life with increased possibility and choice. For more info about Christine and her private practice please visit her website.

Christine Phelan  MA, LMFT

MiddlePath Counseling

Annie Elder  MA, LMHC

Alex Borton MA, LMHC

Ingrid Robinson LMP,  MA, LMHC


Annie Elder  MA, LMHC 

Annie Elder is a licensed mental health counselor serving adolescents and young adults. She received her masters in mental health counseling from LIOS graduate college of Saybrook University in 2014. She has worked with at risk youth and young adults in various settings since 2008. Annie has received extensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy, and completed the core therapist training for sexual assault survivors. She also incorporates trauma informed yoga and mindfulness practices in counseling sessions as appropriate. Annie offers empathy and support with a solution oriented focus and a hint of fun when useful. When she’s not working as a therapist Annie can be found spending time with her family, dog, cats, and goats, camping, and boating. 

Ingrid Robinson LMP, MA, LMHC

Ingrid is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Bachelors in Psychology and Women Studies from Evergreen State College and a Masters in counseling from Webster University in 2002. She has provided individual and group therapy in social service agencies, crisis clinics, and community mental health settings. Ingrid has advanced training in evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Plus (CBT+). She also specialize in Lifespan Integration Therapy, Mindfulness, and Somatics. Ingrid is a member of both the Whatcom County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force and Perinatal Support of Washington.

D. Alex Borton  MA, LMHC


Alex has been working with teens and young adults for over 25 years. Originally an outdoor educator, he taught leadership and wilderness skills on remote expeditions. In 1998, he created a wilderness therapy program at a residential drug and alcohol treatment center. Through this experience he discovered his love for the therapeutic process and became therapist. He graduated from LIOS Bastyr University in 2008 with a MA degree in Systems Counseling/Applied Behavioral Science.
Alex specializes in adolescent and family issues. He currently practices Functional Family Therapy (FFT), an evidence based program that serves families with teenagers involved in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare systems. Marital issues can affect all family members, and Alex is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence based practice for couples.
His work with families in distress led Alex to seek additional training for individuals engaged in high-risk behaviors. He completed foundational training in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in 2013 and started a private practice. See his website here.  In his spare time Alex enjoys being outdoors and raising his son, who has special needs.