Jennifer is a LCPC offering counseling services in; trauma, marriage and family, grief, depression, anxiety, survivors of physical and sexual abuse, adolescents, and adults. Jennifer supports clients using a systemic and solution focused approach. To do this she looks at the entire system in and around a client’s life, gathers information, and then a team approach is used between client and counselor to create the best environment and solutions for healing. She graduated in 2006 from Northwest Nazarene University with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Since that time Jennifer has received her endorsement as a Nationally Certified Counselor and is a Registered Supervisor in Idaho. In addition, she is Part 2 trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Andrea works mostly with individuals 10 years of age and older. . Andrea has experience working in the past with CBRS programs as well as in the counseling field. Andrea has a very kind and compassionate heart which has proven very successful in helping her clients achieve their goals in counseling. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2010, with her Masters of Mental Health Counseling. Andrea practices counseling from a Gestalt perspective which believes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. She also uses a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction which incorporates mindfulness exercises to treat a number of issues, not just stress. Together the counselor and the client make the perfect team to make the best attempt to accomplish the goals set out by the client.
Jessica began working at Family Counseling Services in February of 2019. Jessica has graduated from Boise State University in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. Jessica’s goal is to make every experience with FCS a stress free and satisfactory experience. She has become an essential part of the team, helping clients schedule appointments, accept payments, and works in the administrative department managing operations within the company. Jessica provides consistent encouragement to clients, and staff alike.
Sometimes the only answer people are looking for when they ask for help is that they won’t have to face the problem alone. -Mark Amend
Tabitha is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, per-adolescents, and adolescents. Tabitha has experience in play therapy, expressive arts, and sand tray. Tabitha uses an eclectic approach when working with her clients and uses this style to adapt to the needs of the client. She believes the clients are the experts on their lives and already have the untapped coping skills within themselves. Using play, arts, and sand tray allows the client to access the more silent part of the brain, the right hemisphere, and aids in both hemispheres working together to start the healing process. Children cannot always put into words how they are feeling, but when the right hemisphere of the brain is activated, they can express these unidentifiable feelings through creativity.
“Play is the work of childhood.” ~ Mr. Rogers
Adam is working on his master’s degree in Professional Counseling through Grand Canyon University. After a 12-year teaching career, he has decided to transition out of the classroom and work with people on an individual level. As a teacher, he saw the importance of maintaining a strong sense of self and how one’s social and emotional states can impact many areas in their life. He is interested in working with children and adolescents but is also hoping to gain a broad range of experience through his time as an intern at FCS. He loves being able to partner with clients to effect the change they desire for their lives.
Dani is an LPC who works with individuals and families, specializing in marriage and couple counseling. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2021 with a Master’s in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.
She works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, identity issues, self-esteem, and trauma. She believes counseling is a collaborative process where she assists and supports her clients through their journey of living a balanced, meaningful, and fulfilling life. She creates a space to safely process, without judgment, and nurtures the courage to be authentic.
Dani is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. She proudly provides culturally-affirming counseling for clients in BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. She works from a strengths-based, systems-focused, and integrative perspective that uses counseling elements from person-centered, human validation process, emotion-focused, and relational-cultural approaches.
Jessica began working at Family Counseling Services in July 2013. She has received her BA in Sociology and Anthropology from The College of Idaho. She has earned the USPRA Children’s certification, she works with children who have a mental diagnosis, and with children with developmental disabilities. Jessica loves to give clients hope that change is possible and to improve the quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys coaching soccer, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.
Marrissa has been a resident in Boise for two years. In 2016, she graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with a Bachelor's degree in Education Leadership. She received her Habilitative Intervention certification in February 2019. Marrissa is currently studying at Simmons University to obtain her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and test to be a Board Certified Behavior Analysis. Marrissa loves her job and the clients she works with!
Sydney received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Idaho. She has received her Registered Behavior Technician certification and has experience working with younger children with developmental disabilities. Sydney is very compassionate and loves working with kids and watching them learn and grow. In her free time Sydney loves to read, watch movies and spend time with friends and family.
Brianna graduated from BSU with a bachelors in social science. She has worked with children for over 9 years and loves to know she is giving children tools they will be able to use the rest of their lives. Currently, Brianna is pursuing a masters of education at NNU and currently has her teaching license. Brianna was born and raised in Idaho and loves spending her spare time with her friends, family, and tortoise.
Elaina received her B. S. in Psychology and Family Studies from Boise State University. She prides herself on being dedicated, hard-working, and goal oriented. She believes that success starts with an honest, healthy, and compassionate client-provider relationship. She uses positive reinforcement and words of affirmation to help children grow and develop. She has the goal to continue her education in the field of School Counseling so she can guide many children to realize their potential.
Hi everyone! My name is Cassidy Lazarte. I moved to Idaho in 2019 with my husband and we love it here. I have always been passionate about working and caring for those with disabilities. I recently graduated from BYU-Idaho with my bachelors in Family and Marriage Studies. Since I loved it so much I thought why not continue learning? In January 2021, I began my masters program in Aba Therapy and am loving it! In my free time I love spending time with my family, running, and playing the piano! I am so excited to be a part of Family Counseling Services!!
Allison has lived in the Boise area for 6 years. And received a BS in psychology from Boise State University in 2018. She started working with children with disabilities as a habitable supports worker and received her habilitative intervention certificate in 2019. She wants to go back to school to get her masters in social work and become a counselor. She has a passion for helping kids.
Morgan has a bachelors degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Public Health, and is about to begin a PsyD program in the spring. Morgan and his wife moved to the Treasure Valley 3 years ago to finish their education and begin a family. He has a strong passion of coaching soccer which has led hime to 4 years of coaching high school soccer, most recently at Eagle High School. Having the opportunity to help a younger generation become a better version of themselves and to create an environment for them to fulfill their potential is what makes him want to further his career as well as begin a family of his own. .
Creshendah received her bachelor's of science in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2018. Idaho has been her home since 2019. She has worked with developmentally disabled children for over two years and enjoys incorporating art and nature into behavioral interventions. Some of her hobbies include experimenting with music, singing, reading, and spending time with family. In the future, Creshendah plans to enroll in a graduate program to obtain her Master's degree in marriage and family counseling.