Our Staff

Adjunct Professional Staff

Madelon Y. Bolling, PhD.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Madelon is a licensed clinical psychologist retired from private practice and former clinical supervisor at the University of Washington.

Madelon studied relapse prevention and mindfulness-based treatment with Alan Marlatt. She was trainer and supervisor to therapists on the UW Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention research project. Her personal practice of various types of meditation began in 1968, and she has been a practicing member of local Zen groups since 1983. Madelon has been leading mindfulness based relapse prevention groups for A Positive Alternative since 2008.

 She also trained and supervised therapists in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the Bricker Studies tobacco cessation research projects at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and provided consultation and training in ACT in various local clinical settings.

Dr. Kristen Allot

Dr. Kristen Allot, ND

Wellness Facilitator

Dr. Allott is a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders. Kristen is passionate about achievable results. With more than a decade of clinical experience, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by treating the physical causes of mental health, fatigue, and sugar cravings. Dr. Allott regularly presents at psychiatric nurse practitioner conventions on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health.

Dr. Jayne DuBois

Dr. Jayne DuBois, ND

Wellness Facilitator

Dr. DuBois’ philosophy of care operates from the idea that illness is never random, and physical health is fundamentally connected to emotional health.  Jayne draws from her multi-faceted background in holistic healing to promote whole-body wellness. She has worked extensively in the intersection of mental health, substance use and physical illness, with attention to how these different aspects of the self impact one another.

Belinda Biedermann, M.Div.

Adjunct Clinician

Belinda brings years of experience as a counselor in the field of chemical dependency and recovery. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Human Sciences from Marylhurst University and a Masters of Divinity from Naropa University.

She works with clients to deepen their creative and reflective processes, which she believes are most present when people are in the midst of change. Through active listening, Belinda encourages clients to explore the parts of their narrative that most assist their recovery. Drawing on more than 25 years of mindfulness & meditation practice and instruction, she helps clients uncover what has meaning for them while holding their experience with compassion, knowledge, grace, and humor.

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“The staff are very supportive and knowledgeable. I have truly appreciated all the time and effort they have spent with me.”
— Female, 52

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Contact Us

If you would like more information about our program or would like to arrange for an appointment please call 206-547-1955.

Please note—we are available by appointment only and groups are not open to the public. Please call us to set up an appointment to learn more about our program or to visit our offices.

Our program is located in a Historic Seattle Community Center in Wallingford—surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and park.

A Positive Alternative
4649 Sunnyside Ave N Suite 200
Seattle WA 98103
206-547-1955

Located at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford
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