Accepting new counseling clients, with typical availability in 1-3 weeks.  Also accepting new clients for testing (e.g. for ADHD or Asperger’s/mild Autistic Spectrum), with availability in 3-6 weeks– but I expect a longer wait list for testing later this fall.  Before leaving a message and requesting any testing, first be sure to read over my website’s billing section to understand costs and how I only work with insurance on an out-of-network basis (collecting full fees when we meet, then arranging reimbursement later).  I want to be sure this financial arrangement and the wait list for testing works for you.

I primarily offer in-person appointments for clients fully vaccinated with Moderna/Pfizer, decided on a case-by-case basis.  To be extra cautious I ask that in-person clients show me their vaccination card and that they do not have any high-risk unvaccinated persons in the home, or for whom they do regular care-taking.  I can likewise show you my own vaccination card for your peace of mind.  With increased breakthough infections from the delta variant, unfortunately I do not view Johnson & Johnson vaccination as providing sufficient protection for in-person services (70% vs. 95% efficacy); I would welcome meeting remotely on zoom instead or we can discuss exceptions later this fall if you receive a booster shot.

I also offer remote teleconference appointments– though I prefer to reserve these remote meetings for unvaccinated clients, caretakers of unvaccinated persons, or those facing a commute longer than an hour.  If telehealth is our best option my clients are finding it appropriate for both counseling and the type of assessments I offer.  Call for details or see more info.  here.

If you or your family want to improve communication, reduce conflict, and relieve your unnecessary anxiety, depression & stress I can help by creating a trusting relationship and a personalized plan.֯  In counseling I will support you to set your own pace, and with your permission, will challenge you to grow from the right amount of feedback. Unlike some therapists who offer only supportive listening, I find most clients are seeking some new ideas– after already exhausting several approaches on their own. So, after I have gotten to know your situation thoroughly, I will offer concrete suggestions that you may choose to act on.  Finally, by keeping my caseload small, I can give extra attention to everyone I see, and keep some appointments available for unexpected challenges.

Among my specialties as a psychologist, I accurately diagnose and treat ADHD and Asperger’s (now called high functioning Autistic Spectrum), teach effective parenting, guide children and adults through marriage and family counseling, and if need be, lead them in adjusting to divorce.  Drawing on a sense of humor and my experiences as a spouse and parent, clients find relief and appreciate my down-to-earth and transparent style.  Clients learn new strategies or tools they can use in real life for years to come, and they often develop more grace or acceptance with normal human shortcomings– putting to rest harsh criticism of themselves or loved ones.  In short, for over 20 years my goal has been for every client to feel fully healthy, to restore a sense of peace, and to truly enjoy both their personal and work lives.

Professionally, I maintain my expertise through continual training and by offering presentations to physicians, school staff, and fellow therapists so you can take advantage of the latest information available.  I continue active involvement with the Idaho Psychological Association, where I had the privilege to serve on the Board and the Continuing Education Committee.

If you’ve received a referral, or you’ve been considering counseling on your own, I hope you’ll take that next step by calling me today at my Boise office to see if I am a good fit for your needs.

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