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Christa Sotelo
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of ID
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Regence Blue Shield of ID
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $119

Christa Sotelo, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Christa Sotelo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including those who have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and personality disorders. Christa also enjoys working alongside couples and families that have the goal of building positive connections and intimacy in relationships. Christa's priority is to help individuals feel understood and safe.

Christina received her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. She has a warm and eclectic approach to counseling, utilizing several modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma interventions, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Christina is concerned with helping individuals discover their strengths, passions, hobbies, and supports. She is able to think outside of the box and utilize creative interventions to effect change and help individuals lead happy lives.

Christa offers various days and times for scheduling counseling appointments. She is eager to work with you on your goals and will work toward supporting you in achieving and living the meaningful life you desire.

Education

Masters in Clinical Social Work
Michigan State University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child therapy
Jared Bryson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross of ID
  • BrightPath of ID
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Regence Blue Shield of ID
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jared Bryson, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Jared Bryson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Idaho with almost 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and/or families seeking help with different personal life and/or relationship challenges. He completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Behavioral Science as well as Christian Studies and received his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. Jared is a Certified Practitioner in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and an ADHD- Certified Clinical Services Provider (CCSP) and has specialized training in helping individual’s struggling with sexual compulsivity/ addiction. 

Jared takes a strength-based, whole-person approach in his work by utilizing core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional awareness-building, and relationship effectiveness training. He also uses cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy to assist each client in working toward experiencing the version of transformational change they desire for their lives. 

Jared seeks to establish a warm, caring, and supportive relationship with you in order to assist you in building on your strengths and collaborate with you towards meeting your goals as well as living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

California Baptist University
Master's in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression/Anxiety/ Panic
  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity 
  • Oppositional defiance in children/ teens
  • Parenting Support
  • Codependency recovery
  • Abuse trauma recovery
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues/Sexual compulsivity/ addiction
  • Relationship/ Intimacy issues
  • Grief & Loss
Kristy Pendleton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of ID
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Regence BlueShield of ID
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $119

Kristy Pendleton, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kristy Pendleton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho. She received her B.S. in Psychology in 2008 from Idaho State University and a master’s degree in Social Work in 2011 from Northwest Nazarene University. Kristy has over 12 years’ experience working with individuals of all ages seeking help and support for a variety of needs.

Kristy has experience and knowledge in many areas of mental health and connects them with the therapy approach that best fits with their personal needs, focusing on strengths and goals

Kristy’s own life experiences have prepared her to be more understanding of others with a strong sense of self to share with you. She has experience and knowledge in many areas and looks forward to being here to assist you with anything you need.

Remember she can be part of your team, to work by your side as you face challenges, make choices and learn how to let go of painful memories, learning to love yourself completely to make your tomorrows happier.

Education

MA in Social Work
Northwest Nazarene University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Anger management
  • PTSD
  • Personality
  • Marriage & Family
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief & Loss
Marisela Castillo
Accepting:
  • BCBS of ID
  • BrightPath of ID
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marisela Castillo, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Marisela Castillo is a Licensed Clinical Practice Counselor (LCPC) who specializes in treating dual diagnosis, trauma (especially related to domestic violence and sexual abuse), anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem in children, teens, and adults along with families and couples. Marisela has worked in the human service field for the past 11 years, working with children and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities and their families. She has 5 years of experience as a licensed counselor.

Marisela completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology as well as her Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Rehabilitation Counseling & Human Services at the University of Idaho. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and holds certifications in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Currently, Marisela provides therapy in English and Spanish.

Marisela uses a combination of mind + body + spirit therapies to help you figure out what's happening, clear what's in the way, clarify who you want to be and how to get there, and learn to tolerate being in the here and now. Her clinical approach is EMDR, a proven and effective way to treat symptoms related to and stemming from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), such as anger, anxiety, and overall internal safety issues. Marisela's approach incorporates mindfulness and body awareness along with attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques, TF-CBT, and expressive arts. She looks forward to helping you through your healing journey.

Education

Masters of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling & Human Services
University of Idaho

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Matt Blakely
Accepting:
  • BCBS of ID
  • BrightPath of ID
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Matt Blakely, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Matt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Boston College. He integrates principles from solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and neuroscience into his sessions with clients. Matt believes each client can progress toward a vision of their ideal self and make desired changes to heal and build resilience. 

Matt takes a collaborative approach in working with clients. He enjoys assisting in strengthening relationships. Often, negative outcomes from our daily interactions with others can contribute to anxiety, loneliness, disconnection, or strain in relationships, and building improved communication skills can benefit a client’s wellbeing in many ways.

Matt also works to understand religious/spiritual beliefs and practices, and when desired, integrates these into the treatment process. He understands that experiences related to religion and spirituality can sometimes play a role in major difficulties in life, and can also contribute in powerful ways to a client’s growth and healing process.

Education

Boston College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Christian/Faith Based Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Anger Management

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