Meet our Providers

Jared Bryson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Regence Blue Shield Of ID
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
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 of Science 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
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Regence BlueShield of ID
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BCBS
  • 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
Matt Blakely
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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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