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 and take that leap towards recovery and open that first door.
In recovery, clear communication is vital. I have learned Sign Language and am also an interpreter with 21 + years of interpreting experience. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and want to experience counseling in a judgment-free zone with someone who understands you, please call the main office number.
I will use a combination of techniques in the framework of the following; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Existential therapy and others.
I graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. I have experience working in In-Patient and Out-Patient mental health with a wide range of age groups.
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 Councilwoman.