Clinical Director, LCPC, NBCC
Zak has worked in the mental health field for 15 years upon completing his Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2001. He went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University in 2007 and has been Licensed in the state of Idaho since.
Zak has extensive leadership experience in the mental health field; having been involved with developing Case Management, Credentialing for Medicaid and insurance companies, development of CBRS programs, and various advocacy groups in Idaho in the past.
He currently operates as Clinical Director for Pearl Health Clinic, overseeing the delivery of all Mental Health services. Additionally, he is a Level 2 Gottman Certified Therapist and enjoys particularly working with couples.
He incorporates Christian beliefs into his practice when clients are seeking this perspective and values helping all families restore broken relationships. Zak has been married for 15 years to his lovely wife Sarah. They have 2 children together and enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, cooking together, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Richie is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree of Psychology and subsequently graduated with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University in 2013. Richie has been working in the mental health field for the past 10 years, with experience in addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.
She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in community, clinic, school, and psychiatric hospital settings. Richie currently employs a variety of creative counseling techniques such as art therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy in a clinical mental health setting at Pearl Health Clinic.
Her practice is presently compiled of children ages 5 and up and adults of all ages.
Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She specializes in couples and family counseling, works with individual adults and adolescents, and loves to engage in play therapy with children. She is a Level 2 Gottman Certified Therapist and has received additional training in couples and family counseling, sand tray therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and crisis counseling.
During her work with clients, Michelle addresses a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, abuse, trauma, PTSD, attachment, and couple and family relations. She utilizes a person-centered and strengths-based counseling approach, and incorporates existentialism, mindfulness, and self-compassion into her work. Michelle deeply believes in the intrinsic worth of every human being and seeks to help clients recognize their strengths and gifts as they work through challenging situations. She has a strong belief that individuals have an innate need for acceptance and an emotional connection with others to achieve true wellness, and she strives to provide both during her sessions.
Michelle has a Bachelors of Music degree in Media Music from Brigham Young University-Provo, and a Masters of Counseling degree from Idaho State University in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.
Tiffany is a licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and has worked in the mental health field for the past 10 years. She earned a double Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University in Psychology and Biology in 2008. She then graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a Master’s degree in Social Work.
She has comprehensive knowledge working with adults and children with diverse mental health disorders. She utilizes various modalities and therories such as grief therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy and Gestalt. She is passionate in working with those struggling with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, and drawing.
Colin is a person-centered counselor and believes in the inherent ability of each human being to self-actualize and reach their individual, full potential. In addition to traditional therapy styles, he also incorporates creative counseling techniques such as sand tray therapy, play therapy, and art therapy. Colin has worked in the mental health field since 2011 in a variety of different roles. He also has extensive international experiences in working with children who are victims of human trafficking.
Colin works with children, adolescents and adults who experience a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, oppositional defiance, ADHD, relationships, self-harm, crisis, attachment, adoption, and grief and loss. Additionally, Colin also works with members of the LGBTQ+ community. He has specialized training and experience in adoption, attachment, multicultural counseling, play and sand tray therapy, and grief and loss.
Colin is licensed in the state of Idaho as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), recognized nationally as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and received his Masters degree in Counseling, as well as his bachelors degree in Social Work, both from Idaho State University.
Briana received her bachelor’s in social work from BYU-I in 2008 and Master of Social Work from the University of Utah in 2009. While working towards her degree she worked at a domestic violence shelter with both victims and perpetrators. She also has worked with birth and adoptive parents at an adoption agency.
After receiving her degree, Briana worked at an adolescent residential facility, working with those who had a variety of mental health concerns. She has taken an interest in Play and Sand Tray Therapy and has opened up to providing therapy to a broader age range of children. She is currently working on her Registered Play Therapy Certification. She also has been trained in Neurofeedback and is currently providing this service for clients.
Briana believes in the client centered approach and working with the client where they are. She also enjoys helping her clients and their families, learn skills to live happy, healthy lives.
M.Coun., LPC, NCC
Hsiang-Hua is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Masters degree from Idaho State University in School Counseling and is certified to practice Mental Health Counseling. Hsiang-Hua has worked in the school/mental health/helping field since 2014.
She has training working with children, teens, adults and also the members from LGBTQIAP+ community. She also speaks Mandarin-Chinese thus she offers Chinese counseling to the clients who prefers speaking Chinese in the session.
Hsiang-Hua uses Adlerian Theory as core theory and incorporate many varied techniques according to the need of clients. Hsiang-Hua has experience working with individuals in self harm, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, crisis management and suicidal ideations. She offers conversational, art, play and mindfulness therapy.
Jennifer D. Kerner
LCPC, NCC, RPTS
Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Utah State University in 1990 where she specialized in adolescence and worked with the juvenile detention center in Logan, Utah. She then moved to Kentucky where she worked as a psycho-social rehabilitation worker with the children and adolescents of Appalachia as part of the Bluegrass IMPACT team.
In 1992 Jennifer accepted a position as the head researcher on an adolescent mental health grant with the University of Washington and the Colville Confederated Tribes under the direction of Dr. Jan Bacon. It was here that she gained a great love and respect for the Native American people.
In 1996, Jennifer received her Masters Degree in Counseling with a specialty in school counseling from Idaho State University. She worked as an elementary school counselor and junior high counselor for 8 years in a local school district. During this time Jennifer worked part time as a mental health clinician but chose to become full time in 2003. She has developed a specialty in play therapy and sand tray therapy and has been trained directly by Dr. Gisela Schubach De Domenico who developed the Sandtray WorldPlay Technique.
Jennifer specializes in child development and enjoys working with children
Krystalrose is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2014 with her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has been working in the mental health field since 2011, starting as a CBRS/PSR specialist and has experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD and other forms or trauma.
She works with children, adolescents, and adults and uses a variety of counseling techniques to suit the needs of each person she helps. She utilizes play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, Gestalt, CBT, solution focused, and trauma focused CBT. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for trauma and PTSD symptoms. She is also trained in Neurofeedback therapy and currently utilizes with all types of clientele.
Shayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping individuals to achieve their best mental health. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Idaho State University and went on to earn her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Shayla has worked in the field of psychology since 2014. Prior to becoming a counselor, Shayla was a Certified Habilitative Interventionist (HI) and CBRS worker (formally known as PSR).
Shayla works to help her clients to gain new perspectives and to increase understanding of themselves and others, to make lasting behavior changes, and to build meaningful relationships. She has experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds. She sees clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and life-stage transitions. Shayla has training in several therapeutic approaches, including Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy.
When she’s not at work, Shayla enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks, spending time with friends and family, learning new things, getting lost in beautiful places, rock climbing, and writing.
Katrina Dasenbrock is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker and graduated with an LMSW from the University of Southern California – Virtual Academic Campus while she lived in Cincinnati. In Cincinnati, she had the fortune of learning about complex trauma and became certified in interventions to help victims of trauma heal.
She has experience working with children who have been victims abuse and neglect, adults in domestic violent situations, and victims of human trafficking.
Katrina’s therapy goal is to help children and their families find their strengths to function in a happy and healthy way. She individualizes her therapy treatment to best match the child’s, adult’s or family’s unique requests and treatment needs.
In her spare time, Katrina enjoys hiking, boating and photography. She enjoys the rivers, waterfalls and mountains of Eastern Idaho. While in the outdoors she photographs wildlife, landscapes and people who are enjoying the beautiful resources of this area.
Katrina is trained in DBT, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Problem Solving Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, FLIP~IT (a program to help children recognize their emotions and “flip” negative ones into positive ones”), Way to A, Social Stories, Video Modeling for children and adults with autism, and behavioral data
Quinn is a father, a licensed clinical professional counselor, and an advocate for whoever enters his room. He has practiced in the mental health field since 2004 in outpatient, inpatient, and community settings. He received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Pre-Occupational Therapy from BYU-Idaho in 2004 and Master’s of Counseling from Idaho State University in 2009.
Quinn’s primary interests are play therapy, using art, music, and sandtray as modalities to reach children and adolescents, while he also enjoys working with adults to help them overcome any variety personal struggles.
Above all else, Quinn understands that before any child can be helped, he has to listen to the family and learn what unique challenges that family faces and what specific resources and values the family brings to bear. He believes that a team effort is always needed for health and healing.
Quinn loves the beauty of Idaho and enjoys spending time with his family, watching great movies and Red Sox games, and writing/playing music.
Jaxson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and has worked with Pearl Health Clinic since 2009 and in the human services industry since 2006. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in psychology with emphasis in family relations and sociology. He then completed his Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling through Capella University and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC).
Adam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been passionately seeking to help individuals and families overcome the impact and lasting effects of trauma in the mental health setting following his graduation in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Idaho State University.
While working with the Native American clients in a mental health center on a Reservation, he completed a Master’s degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University and began working as a psychotherapist in Pocatello and Soda Springs, ID treating a wide variety of mental health concerns in a community setting. He was certified through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA.ORG) as having completed basic training of 50 hours in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) under Dr. Phil Manfied and Colleen West, MFT in 2015 as a treatment for trauma and continues to work toward advanced certifications.
Adam specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociative disorders, and also has significant experience assisting people with bi-polar disorder, as well as many other common mental health concerns.
He uses a wide variety of theoretical approaches in this treatment including: trauma theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, Adlerian therapy, Gestalt therapy, insight-oriented and somatic based therapies, and mindfulness
Bonita is a LCPC, licensed professional counselor. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Idaho State University in couples and family counseling in May of 2012. In October 2012 she trained to become a neurofeedback specialist.
Bonita works with all ages doing neurofeedback which is helping with focus and concentration, anxiety, depression, seizures, migraines, mood swings and many other mental health issues.
Bonita believes in a holistic approach that all aspects of one’s life are connected and can improve happiness if each area is attended too. Bonita also works with individuals and families doing counseling. She believes in a systems approach and that people desire close relationships and family relationships, and working to improve these relationships can immensely increase satisfaction in one’s life.
John Collins III
John Collins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his Masters in 2014 at Walla Walla University. John received his Bachelors in Sociology at BYU-Idaho in 2006. He has worked in the mental health field since 2006.
John has worked at Pearl Health as a Case Manager/ Psychosocial Rehabilitation for 5 years. He has also worked at the Behavioral Health Center at EIRMC as a Primary Therapist 2014-Present and was a lead Therapist. He has also worked for private practice during this time concurrently while working at hospital. John uses several theories in his practice that include Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused.
John enjoys groups and participates with the Intensive Outpatient Therapy at Pearl Health.
He enjoys his NERDY hobbies and most importantly finding balance and mindfulness with his Family, Spirituality, and Work. John has been married for 17 years to his companion Jennifer and has 5 spunky and talented children. He is a retired SGT from the National Guard and has been deployed to Iraq in 04-05 Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ms. Watkins was born in Arizona and grew up all over the state. After high school and two years of college, she decided to travel and ended up in Chile, South America for nearly two years. While she loved the country and its people, she missed home and returned to Arizona where she met and married her husband.
She and her husband have five children, whom they raised in Arizona and later in California; four children-in-law, who all joined the family when the Watkins clan moved to Idaho; and eight grandchildren.
Ms. Watkins has been counseling for nearly a decade and has worked with many diverse populations. She currently works with the drug and alcohol program at the Pearl Health Clinic on Lomax location, working with clients, their families, and others affected by substance use. She also works with couples and individuals, as well as families in crisis.
Ms. Watkins enjoys gardening, remodeling, designing furniture, traveling, being a wife, mom, and Grammy, dancing, hiking, and beating her friends and family members at card games.
Currently, she divides her time between therapeutic counseling, mediating disputes for the Idaho Supreme Court Family Court division, being Grammy to her grandchildren, and serving her community as a City
Timothy A. Hughes
LPC and NIC
Specialties: Including but not limited to; Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety, Impulsivity, ADHD, Behavioral Disorders, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Personality Disorders, Academic Underachievement, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues (peers, significant others, partners, etc.), Dissociative Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Trauma, Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Substance Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dissociative Disorders, Career Counseling, Issues of Childhood and Adolescence, Coping Skills, Parenting, Couples Counseling, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults and Elders
I believe that with support we can all become the person we feel we should become. I believe that we can find peace in our lives. In our appointments, we will together work towards this peace. It is in our appointments where you will find a space free from judgment. After all, you are the expert of your own life. As a guide, I will help unlock the locked doors in your life. Sometimes the process of unlocking these doors might cause you to become uncomfortable. Behind these doors, you will find resolution, peace and contentment. I know that making that first appointment is sometimes difficult, but go ahead