Kirkland Casey’s Club™


Laura Doerflinger Schneider, Daphne Sumpter, and Lisa Daniel join together to offer Kirkland Casey's Club™. We will run two groups starting this fall: a primary club for 1st-3rd graders and an intermediate club for 4th-6th graders. Please come join them for a fun filled, skills building year!


Jonesco Business Park
8752 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033


Start date: Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 pm  and 6-7:15 pm Sept. 8, 2020
End date: TBA 2021

Start date: Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm and 6-7:15 pm, Sept. 9, 2020
End date: TBA 2021

Start date: Thursdays 4:30-5:45 pm and 6-7:15 pm, Sept. 10, 2020
End date: TBA 2021


Use our online form or contact:

Tuesday and Wednesday groups:

Maria Klots, LMHCA


You will receive an email to register your child using Simple Practice, a HIPPA approved website.


Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:45 pm, Primary
Wednesday, 6 to 7:15 pm, Intermediate


Tuesdays, 430 to 5:45 pm, Primary Ages 5-8


Casey's Club™ invites all kids to join our us to learn great social and emotional skills. The lessons are beneficial to everybody. Our clubs are therapeutic groups that always have 2 mental health counselors as facilitators and we only allow up to 10 club members. The only requirement is that club members are self-contained and able to sit in a group for a half an hour. Take a moment and read about our facilitators.

Facilitator 1:

My name is Maria Klots, and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in Washington State. I received a Master of Art in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University that emphasizes whole-person wellness and healing. Before starting my practice, I worked at a community college assisting students of all ages in choosing new careers and learning the skills needed to navigate the complexity of college life.  I have worked with adults, youth, children, parents, and families my entire professional career in one way or the other and I strongly believe in a human capacity to heal and grow.

My therapeutic approach is a combination of Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Play Therapy. I see myself as a guide and fellow traveler along with my clients, rather than as the expert on their lives or experiences. I believe that we are all concerned in some way with having meaning in our lives, relationships, and our work, and deeply invested in making more satisfying choices.

Outside of session, I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking with my dogs, swimming, biking, and engaging in meaningful and deep connections. I truly believe in the healing power of nature and the human capacity to change and grow.

Facilitator 2:

Lisa Daniel, M.Ed., is in her 20th year as a school counselor in the Lake Washington School District and was an elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist prior to school counseling. She is working on her counselors license and private practice. Lisa loves working with children and has found Casey's Club to be a great program to teach social and emotional skills. Lisa's kids grew up in Sammamish and she has lived here for 19 years. She is a Certified Casey's Facilitator.

Facilitator 4:

Jayme Branagh Landon, MA. Ed., NBCT, LMHC-A

For nearly 20 years, Jayme has dedicated her life to building relationships with children and learning better ways to serve their needs.  Children with anxiety, trauma, ASD, ADHD, and social skill deficits are often categorized or mislabeled. As an elementary school counselor, building trust and understanding has been the foundation of her philosophy for facilitating the growth and evolution of children into healthy adults.

In addition to school counseling, Jayme was director of an extended school year program for a satellite campus of Seattle Children’s Hospital. This program served students with Autism and ASD.  She also worked with individual children on at-home programs with the goal of increasing social and life skill behaviors. Jayme maintains a passion for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) children and parents of ASD children.

Jayme has an incredible thirst for improving her professional learning and enhancing her practice.  Finding and creating new ways to model useful and creative strategies to support children is her inspiration.  She graduated from Seattle University with her master’s degree in school counseling. She continued her pursuit of professional learning by earning her national board credentials in school counseling. She currently holds her Mental Health Associates License and is completing her licensing requirements for LMHC.  She is also working to complete her doctoral program in counseling and trauma.

Facilitator 3:

Daphne Sumpter is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the field of counseling and mental health with children and adults. Daphne has provided both individual and group counseling as well as social skills support in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings. She has experience facilitating parent support groups for new adoptive parent, focusing on developing healthy attachments. More recently she has been working in hospital settings providing patient and family support. Daphne has focused much of her continued education in the areas of attachment, mindfulness, and developing therapeutic connections with children using play. She is a Certified Casey's Facilitator and co-leads groups in both Seattle and Kirkland.

Facilitator 5:

Soo Chin, MA, LMHCA has great passion for helping children. She focusses on building trusting and safe environment to encourage children to reach their potential in their personal, social, and academic lives. She has been working with children for past 30 years as a volunteer, parent, and as a school counselor. She has Master’s in Education, in School Counseling, National Board Certify School Counselor, and Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associate.


Soo’s been teaching social skills in classrooms for past 11 years and understands the importance of social skill in children’s lives. She knows that children who can self-regulate themselves do better in school, make friends easily, have positive self-concept and self-confidence. Soo believes social skill is an essential life skill that every child needs to navigate their future to create meaningful life.