LAURA ALVAREZ LPC-5072 Telehealth Cert. Dr. Sarah Barnes PHD, LPC Telehealth Cert. ABOUT Sarah × Sarah Barnes earned her Masters degree from Northcentral University, and she is currently completing her PhD in Psychology through the same university. Prior to beginning her PhD program, Sarah completed a two year post-master’s program in Trauma. She is practicing under an intern license through the state of Idaho for the time being. Prior to her position with Warm Springs Children’s Home, Sarah worked at a residential treatment facility with juvenile sexual offenders. Sarah has a background in working with juveniles, families, and running groups. Sarah relies on both CBT and DBT based treatment modalities. Sarah offers therapy to school aged children, adults and families. She has a passion for healing others and seeing the growth that occurs throughout the therapy process. KAREN BOOMHOWER LCSW Telehealth Cert. ABOUT KAREN × I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years of experience. I have worked with adults, teenagers, and children as young as 8yo, either individually or as a family. My clients experience a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adjustment challenges, life transitions, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD, self-harm behaviors, self-esteem struggles, addiction issues, OCD, suicidality, eating disorders, LGBT challenges, or grief and loss. I’ve also helped people who have experienced abuse or trauma. My experience and interest includes working with populations from diverse cultural backgrounds and demographics.My counseling style is warm and interactive, and I treat everyone with respect. I am compassionate and sensitive to my client’s experiences and challenges, assisting them with where they are at. I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is eclectic, combining treatment therapies that include cognitive behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness, strength-based, solution focused, existential, behavior modification, and narrative therapy.In my off time I enjoy exploring the surroundings of Boise, walking my dog, spending time with family and friends, adventuring to new cities, reading, traveling to the East Coast, watching sitcoms and comedies, and riding my bike.Navigating this thing called life is not easy. We all struggle and need a listening ear, encouragement and help sometimes. It takes courage to take those first steps toward change as we seek to find a more fulfilling and happier life. I provide a safe space for my clients to share their stories, reflect on life experiences, increase their confidence, and work through their challenges. I look forward to partnering with you and helping you achieve the goals you have in mind! Josh Brandt Targeted Care Coordinator Telehealth Cert. ABOUT JOSH × I have served the Treasure Valley in a variety of paraprofessional and supervisory roles since graduating from the Honors College at Boise State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I have an extensive background working in in-home and community-based environments, providing case management, skills building, peer support and Targeted Care Coordination to diverse populations in need. I have experience with outpatient program development and paraprofessional supervision, with an emphasis on “peer programs” including Peer, Family, and Youth Support services. I hold certificates through the Praed Foundation to independently administer both CANS and ANSA assessments. I am certified as a Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) through the Department of Health and Welfare, and I am on track to become a board-certified case manager (CCM) end of 2019. I am also a second-year Master of Social Work student at Boston University. I provide Targeted Care Coordination (TCC) for the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, which aims to connect youth and families to a single provider that coordinates their array of behavioral health services. As a TCC, I work hands-on with youth, families and their service providers to develop a shared vision for treatment and recovery.As I work toward my clinical degree and license, I am developing research and practice interests within the areas of trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, family and group psychoeducation, effective treatment modalities for neuro-diverse youth, outcome-based measurement tools, and care for youth transitioning out of inpatient or residential treatment.In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, reading and watching football with my fiancé, Katie. Adam Brotman PhD, Psychologist Telehealth Cert. Bret Callinan LMSW Telehealth Cert. ABOUT BRET × Maria Camilo LPC, NCC Telehealth Cert. ABOUT MARIA × I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my undergraduate degree from Boise State University in Psychology with a minor in Visual Arts. I went on to obtain my Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. I am experienced in working with rural and underserved populations in medical and community health care clinics while utilizing an integrated approach to behavioral health care. I see clients from all walks of life and I am honored to share in their stories. In regards to my style of counseling, I follow a collaborative, team-oriented, empathetic approach to counseling while still continuing to challenge my clients. To me, counseling is an art form, so what better place than to get creative than within the counseling room. I have a special interest in attachment, mind-body medicine, intuitive eating, body positivity, trauma, and mood disorders. Molly Collins LCSW Telehealth Cert. ABOUT Molly × I love to work with humans of all ages from younger children on up to adults, especially teens and emerging adults (18-25). I received my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Idaho and Oregon. My primary therapeutic methods include Person-Centered Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and expressive play therapy within a context of strengths-based and trauma informed models. Therapy is a collaborative and creative process. It is an honor to work with children, adolescents, parents and adults as they travel their path to wellness and recovery. With a sense of safety you can explore and express feelings, let go of and alter maladaptive patterns, build resilience and process loss and trauma. I hope to provide the therapeutic partnership with positive regard, empathy, humor, skill building, encouragement, problem solving and new perspectives. PAM CURRY LPC-791 Telehealth Cert. ABOUT PAM × I received my Masters in Counseling, both school and community, from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and am licensed in the State of Idaho. I believe each of us can learn and grow, and each of us possesses our own particular wisdom. Perhaps the best way to describe my counseling philosophy is with two of my favorite quotes: “Giving and receiving is a circle; there is no divide. So, offer your heart and hands with love, compassion, humility and abandon. There is no such thing as a small kindness.” (PMC) “We are ALL students and teachers. I often ask myself, what did I come here to learn, and what did I come here to teach?” (L. L. Hay) I have served children and their families as a counselor for many years, both in the schools and in the community. Currently I work with ages 4-11, practicing mostly sand tray and play therapy. DAN DAY PhD, Psychologist Telehealth Cert. Kelly Hathaway MA, LPC, NCC Telehealth Cert. ABOUT KELLY Kelly Hathaway, MA, LPC, NCC × Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with over nine years of experience working in the mental health field. Kelly started as a PSR and case management provider in the Treasure Valley. She is an Idaho native and attended graduate school in Colorado, during which she was able to work with a number of diverse populations and settings, from hospice care to a facility school. In addition to providing direct mental health care and services to a wide variety of individuals and families, Kelly also has experience executing project management and event coordination in universities, healthcare settings, and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about working collaboratively with children and families to improve their overall well-being. PATRICIA JOHNSON MAMFT, LMFT, LPC, RPT Telehealth Cert. ABOUT Patricia Patricia Johnson, MAMFT, LMFT, LPC, RPT × Patricia enjoys working with children, adolescents, and parents to help them heal from trauma, transitions, losses, abuse, and disruptions, improve coping skills, behaviors, attachments, social skills, self-esteem, self-awareness, and resources, decrease anxiety, depression, and fears, increase positive thoughts, strengths, peace, focus, and hope, and resolve conflicts. She uses best practices including Play Therapy, Theraplay, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Experiential Arts, Sand Tray, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention and more to aid change.Patricia received a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist. Patricia offers empathy, compassion, insight, warmth, and best practice techniques to help clients heal and thrive.Outside of work, Patricia enjoys the great outdoors (hiking, kayaking, and snow shoeing), sharing life with friends and family, traveling, learning, meeting new challenges, and reveling in beauty. NANCY MCMAHAN MA, LPC-7384 Telehealth Cert. ABOUT NANCY NANCY MCMAHAN × Nancy uses therapy models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness and strength-based practices.She helps individuals heal, energize, and find inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a neutral, safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Specialties include: Anxiety,Grief and Loss, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Depression, Trauma & PTSD, Life Coaching, Sports Performance, Chronic Pain. Nathan Powell LCSW Telehealth Cert. ABOUT NATHAN Nathan Powell, LCSW × Nathan completed his Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has over 30 years of clinical experience in individual, couples and family therapy. He is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Nathan has worked extensively with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and grief/loss. He also serves as a Clinical Faculty member through the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Health Sciences providing consultation and supervision to psychiatric residents for their therapy cases.When not working Nathan enjoys spending time in the outdoors fly fishing, and mountain bike riding. Savannah Perez LMSW, Licensed Master Social Worker Telehealth Cert. ABOUT SAVANNAH Savannah Perez, Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) × Hello, my name is Savannah Perez and I am a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas and now reside in the beautiful city of Boise. My background consists of working with a broad range of populations including families, children, and adolescents with mental health disorders and behavioral struggles. I use a variety of treatment approaches consisting of mindfulness, art therapy/play therapy techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy (to list a few), that are individually tailored to fit your current needs and situation. My therapy practice is open minded, genuine, creative, and strengths based. I believe that every individual is the expert on their own situation and every family and child has individual strengths that are waiting to be unlocked. Life is not easy and at times it can knock us down. I am honored to walk alongside you as you face the challenges life presents. I am here to provide support, treatment, and guidance to help you and your family get to the place you wish to be, mentally and emotionally. I understand therapy can sometimes be scary and overwhelming to begin and I am proud for you in taking your first step towards wellness, comfort, and healing. Practice Areas: Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Behaviors, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Regulation, Coping with Past Trauma, Bullying, LGBTQIA+ challenges, Life Changes and Transitions, Parent and Child Relationships, Sibling Rivalry, Parenting Techniques, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and Self Esteem Difficulties. Maritza Romero LMSW Telehealth Cert. ABOUT MARITZA MARITZA ROMERO, LMSW × I understand that looking for a therapist and finding the right person is difficult. I enjoy working with broad range of clients and concerns. I am primarily a child and adolescent therapist who uses multi-disciplinary approach.I am Maritza Romero, an Idaho State licensed Social Worker. I provide A comprehensive diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy to children, adults and families. I work with individuals, families, and children struggling with anxiety, affective disorders, anger issues, parent and child relationships, oppositional behaviors, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma history, and suicide ideation. I believe in helping people reach their full potential. My specialties include creative art, relationships, among other modalities. Part of helping children is coaching parents on tools and perspectives that assist them. My approach to therapy involves assisting individuals to address their feelings, thinking, and actions. I have completed specialized instruction in using CBT in psychotherapy, including training through USC social work program. My style of therapy is uniquely comfortable, creative, and grounding.A therapeutic and trust based relationship is earned and developed between the therapist and the patient. I offer a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment. I utilize a variety of theories and modalities to fit your needs. I blend humanistic, holistic, creative arts, and solution focused therapies to enhance your therapeutic experience. I am here to assist you with life skills, resources, and counseling techniques to help you through this difficult time. Alaina Sagarang Counseling Intern Telehealth Cert. Brynn Shireman LMSW Telehealth Cert. ABOUT BRYNN Brynn Shireman, LMSW × Hello, my name is Brynn and I cannot wait to meet you. I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University. I’ve been working with clients and families in the Treasure Valley for 13 years. My past experiences have been in child welfare, early childhood development and adjustment to new diagnosis and chronic illness, perinatal mental health and inpatient hospitalization. I am also certified as a Grief Counseling Specialist and a Certified Social Worker in Health Care. My primary therapeutic methods include Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. It takes a lot of courage to make the decision to come to counseling and I’m here to walk alongside clients who start the journey. In my practice I address helping clients navigate the challenges and symptoms of adjustment, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and grief and loss. At the heart of my practice, I believe in a judgement free space where clients can feel seen, heard and accepted. My approach to therapy is collaborative, client and family driven and strengths based. Outside of my office I enjoy group fitness classes, spending time with friends and family and watching all kinds of movies. RUSTY SMITH Psy.D. Telehealth Cert. ABOUT RUSTY RUSTY SMITH, PSY.D. × Rusty Smith, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who completes various forms of testing for children and adolescents at WSCC. Areas of testing include ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disability, mood and anxiety disorders, developmental delays, trauma, etc. He completed his clinical psychology doctoral program at George Fox University in Newberg, OR and his internship and residency at Portland State University Counseling Center. He also completed a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy prior to his doctoral program. TODD Q. WILLIAMS MS, LCPC Telehealth Cert. ABOUT TODD Todd Williams × I am a born and raised potato head – also see Idahoan – the youngest of 5 boys. I attended Boise State University, where I played rugby & graduated with a B.A. in History in 1997. In 2012 I graduated with Honors from Northwest Nazarene University with my M.S. in Clinical Counseling.In the past 7 years I have worked with children, couples, individuals and groups but have specialized in counseling those with Traumatic Brain Injury and their families, though I have experience in addictions, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma in all ages my focus is with the TBI community.When not at work I am with my own family which includes my wife, Echo, of 28 years and our 6 boys – yes, 6 & no, no girls – 3 daughters-in-law & 3 grandchildren that are massively cute.My Mom’s Father came from New Zealand and I spent time in New Zealand and the Cook Islands on a church mission where I learned the languages, how to make Maori bone & wood carvings & how to play rugby. The time in the South Pacific affected me greatly and my life – all 6 of my boys have Maori middle names significant to them. Xio Miranda Counseling Intern Telehealth Cert. 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