Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Merinda Leach, MS, LPC, LAMFT
Clinical Director, Counselor, Office in N. Boise
Contact Phone: 208-557-1328
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Sternes, MS, LPC, LAMFT
Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist, Office in Emmett
Stephanie completed her studies in Marriage and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University. Over the last 12 years, she has served her community as a resource specialist, teacher, and small claims mediator. Born in Arizona, Stephanie grew up living in both the city and working on a farm. Between these two different environments, she has learned a skill set that delivers a sense of balance in working with people from many different backgrounds. Stephanie is a wife and mother with 6 children ages 7 to 33.
As a counselor and mediator, Stephanie has worked with individuals, families, businesses and communities to problem solve and uncover new areas of positive engagement. Stephanie has a particular interest in helping people build and regain relationships. Stephanie’s approach to counseling is through power of choice and a realistic look at strengths and options. She believes that you are the expert of your own life and with clarity more options are available to you.
Contact: 208-918-0054 Email: email@example.com
Susan Earnst, MS, LPC
Lena Biondolillo, M.Ed, LCPC
Life is too precious and short to be weighed down with stress, guilt and worry. I have helped many women in your position and I can help you: Rediscover joy in your relationships; Overcome fear and depression; Find relief from anxiety and stress; Learn to laugh and have fun again.
Stephanie R. Alvarez, MS, LAMFT
Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist, Office in Kuna
Stephanie Alvarez is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a pre-clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a new professional member of the American Counseling Association. She emphasizes in addictions, grief, trauma, crisis, including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger and resentments.
She emphasizes in addictions, grief, trauma, crisis, including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger and resentments. She is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Theophostics trained, to assist in resolving disturbing events and discover inner Peace/well-being. Faith-based approach may be included, if desired. She empowers strengths and goal setting from a wellness perspective. She is retired from the Air Force with 23 years of active duty service. So she understands family difficulties in a military environment, as well as the transition to civilian life. She has 5 children and 3 grandchildren with a son-in-law in the Navy.
Contact: 208-501-2181 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Van Buren,MS, LPC
Clinical Counselor for the office in Caldwell
Clinical Counselor for the office in Caldwell
Amanda is an intern at Methodist Counseling Center, working toward her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University. Amanda is a local from Meridian, Idaho and earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Boise State University.
Amanda has 5 years’ experience helping clients in the community. She specialized in assisting adults and children with mental illness and developmental disabilities in becoming independent. Amanda’s goals as an intern are to work with families, couples, and individuals, helping them through the struggles they are experiencing in their lives. She wants to come alongside her clients and help facilitate positive change and growth in areas that the client wants to work on. She is eager to meet each client where they are on their journey and assist them in becoming the best they can be.
Janae is an intern at Methodist Counseling Center and currently finishing her Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling with an emphasis in Grief, Trauma, and Crisis at Northwest Nazarene University. She has a bachelor degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix. Janae is trained and certified as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, a program that helps couples in all stages of their relationships, and she has some training in play therapy, including Sand Tray.
With a systems perspective, Janae understands that individual struggles affect not only the individual but also the individual’s relationships with family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and church members to name a few. She wants to help individuals, couples, and families learn ways to improve their lives and relationships.