Who We Are
Families ETC is a not-for-profit community counseling center that offers affordable counseling to individuals and families.
Our mission is to provide supportive services to the underserved populations in our community. We hope to build connections with not only individual members of the community but also community agencies.
Our vision is one of a community that works together in all areas to help those in need who may not otherwise be able to help themselves.
Families ETC is also a training facility for advanced graduate students who are enrolled in a masters of counseling degree program. All counseling is supervised by licensed professional counselors who hold masters or doctoral degrees in counseling or psychology.
We work in collaboration with community partners to offer comprehensive services to those who live and work in the treasure valley. If we are able to augment services that you currently provide at your agency in any way, please give us a call.
Meet the Counselors
Everyone experiences struggles that can be lonely or difficult, especially when they do not have a nonjudgmental space to work these out in. Counseling helps alleviate the discomfort or uneasiness many people feel as they navigate their uncertainties.
I am a student at Northwest Nazarene University, currently working on my master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. I am attracted to this work because my passion lies with both empowering people to meet their goals and strengthening the family unit. Empathy, compassion, and understanding are the attitudes I bring to each session. I specialize in work with couples and families as well as individuals with mental health concerns.
When people are going through times of turmoil or working towards change finding hope in the current circumstance is crucial. I believe through counseling a person can find trust and renew hope for change. Meeting individuals where they currently are and providing a place where their needs, feeling, fears, and desires are validated is important to me. Working together to build a strong therapeutic relationship allows the discovery of meaning and purpose and healing takes place ultimately restoring hope.
I am currently finishing my Master's degree at Northwest Nazarene University in School and Clinical Counseling. Through my studies, I have found the desire to help others work through trauma, and I am working towards an emphasis on trauma. I received my Bachelor's degree in Communication with a Secondary Endorsement from Boise State University and currently teach in the Boise School District. No matter where you are in life, I am willing to meet you there.
I am currently a graduate student working on my master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University with an emphasis in Trauma, Grief, and Crisis Counseling. I have a special interest in sex therapy and LGBTQIA+ issues in adolescents and adults.
I am currently a graduate student at Northwest Nazarene university where I am pursuing my degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis on trauma, loss and grief. I enjoy working with all types of people and I have a connection and passion to help the Hispanic community as well. I strive to be a competent multicultural counselor. I am here to help with the difficult psychological issues that come with immigration issues and status, and I accept and have great empathy for all who are in those situations. I am also passionate about helping clients with Eating disorders and am pursuing a specialty in this area knowing that if left untreated it can lead to severe and possibly permanent physical and emotional damage. My counseling style will be full of empathy, patience, kindness, openness and understanding. I look forward to helping you uncover and process what lies behind your life struggles.