• I currently have a waitlist for new clients. If you’re interested in being added to my waitlist, please email me at [email protected] or text me at (208) 629-7730. 

    Thank you for your patience. ~ Susan

    You've Been Surviving. It's Time To Start Thriving.

    Providing in-person counseling, psychotherapy, and nervous system health in the Treasure Valley of Idaho for individuals using Activation and Expansion Brainspotting.

    Offering the most progressive and cutting-edge trauma therapy that is rapid, effective, and lasting.

    A warm welcome to you.

    Do you feel your past is keeping you from your best future?

    Is your body tired of existing in survival mode?

    Are you struggling with your relationships?

    Have you tried to solve the struggles in your life on your own and realized you need some extra support?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. I know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years, but I’m so glad you have taken the courageous step of being here.

    “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” – Victor Frankl

    Whether you’re struggling with past traumas that are effecting your ability to live in and enjoy the present, your relationships are not where you want them be, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a life full of resilience, purpose, and joy.

    I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address them with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.

    If you’re ready to work collaboratively with me for change and be open to learning about the brain-body connection, I’m ready when you are. Contact me today and let’s begin the understanding, the healing, and the thriving.

    How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health Quality


    I’m so glad you are being intentional about your emotional and physical health and wellness. Allow me to walk alongside you, as I do so many others as they face some of life’s most overwhelming difficulties. Let me help you honor who you are and the quality of your relationships as you move towards resilient, purposeful and joyful living.

    I provide counseling and psychotherapy for those struggling with the lingering effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, the effects of shame, attachment wounds, life and family change and transition, and relationship difficulties.

    I thrive on connection with others and I’m ready to dive in with YOU. Emotional health, nervous system health, neurobiology, and overall physical wellness are my passions. My approach to therapy is to treat the “whole” person and get to the root cause of your symptoms.

    My own life experiences have shown me the value of different perspectives and the importance of quality exploration of our lives, yet with a focus on the future, because that’s where we’re going, right? I’d love to help guide you through the understanding about yourself, your body, and your world that leads to swift, effective, and lasting healing.

    Let’s move forward, together.

    Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Our office supports animal-assisted therapy practices. Please be aware that at any given time, there may be one or more specially trained therapy dogs present in the office. If you have allergies and/or specific fears or concerns around the presence of therapy dogs, please let me know as soon as possible.

    Meet CHESNEY, a 2-1/2 year old female yellow labrador retreiver ready to work with you!

    Animal-assisted therapy can provide both mental health and medical benefits. The presence of a therapy dog can help increase trust and safety in a therapy room, which can help move the psychotherapy process along much faster. Peer reviewed studies support the benefits of therapy dogs in helping to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, and many other mental health and nervous system dysregulation issues.

    A 2018 study shows that seeing and touching animals can trigger positive physiological changes, including higher levels of serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. A reduced baseline cortisol level is another benefit.

    Note that Chesney is in the office part-time and may or may not be present during specific session times. If you have a preference either way, I will do my best to accommodate you so that you get the absolute most out of your therapy work.