I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDR trained therapist and a registered child custody mediator with the Idaho Supreme Court. I have been a social worker for over 15 years and work with children (ages 8 and above), adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach towards therapy is client centered and trauma informed. I focus on relationship issues as they exist within the contexts of dating, marriage, divorce and family systems (childhood). I also focus on issues of trauma and work with individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. EMDR is a tool to help individuals to heal from trauma or other difficult life experiences. To learn more about EMDR therapy you can click on this link and watch the video on that page. https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/ You may also contact our office to make an appointment or go to to learn more. I am passionate about my work and I feel privileged to be able to join my clients on their path towards finding healing and balance in their lives.
I work with individual adults, adolescents and children ages 6 and above. As an ally I want all populations to experience Canyon Counseling Center as a safe space. I've been a counselor for over 25 years and am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. To learn more about EMDR therapy you can click on this link and watch the video on that page. https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
Areas in which I am especially knowledgeable:
When working with parents I try to help identify "missing pieces" needed to improve functioning when facing persistent challenges.
If you would like my dog to be included in the appointment, please request and I will try to accommodate. It isn't always possible depending upon our schedule. His name is Sergeant Pupper, but we call him Sarge.
I have practiced counseling in Canyon County since 1987 beginning in the Caldwell School District while transitioning to private practice. I focus on adults with a specialty in trauma treatment and relationship violence. I am the former Chair for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. I also teach online for the Buena Vista University trauma advocacy program. I am also a tester/observer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs for the western end of the Treasure Valley.
Alyssa Rogers, LPC
Hello, my name is Alyssa Rogers. I am a licensed counselor with over a decade of experience. As a counselor, I feel it is a great privilege to come alongside individuals as they travel the ups and downs of life. I firmly believe that each person is the expert in their own journey and has the ability to determine their path; it is my goal to help support them as they do so. In therapy, we will work to strengthen tools the individual has, as well as, add new ones. The main focus of my practice is to help individuals navigate things like depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and impactful events. In order to better support the individuals I counsel, I am trained in traditional talk therapies, as well as, Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy, and Somatic Therapies. I am also a trainer for the Community Resilience Model (CRM) and have training in the PREPaRE crisis intervention model.
Hello, my name is Kimberly Morin.
This journey we all are on is not an easy one. Some may face greater challenges than others. Some will feel stronger at times than others. No matter where you are on this journey, we all need someone to come alongside us to help us from time to time. There are times when we need someone to help us through life decisions, relationship issues, parenting, teen years, and, unfortunately, trauma. I am a licensed Professional Christian Counselor and a licensed Professional school counselor. I graduated with my Master's from Liberty University and my Bachelor’s from Barclay College. God has placed a gift in me to walk through life with others, to listen and help as they work and process through things in their life.
I believe there are four areas in our life that need attention: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. I practice from a Christian perspective when the client welcomes it. Over the past 20 years, I have walked alongside women, teens, and couples through spiritual coaching. Now as a licensed counselor, I am able to walk alongside you to help with more resources. I have been trained in a variety of modalities, because no single approach works for everyone. I often refer to Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT) as well as Solution-Focused therapy, but I am willing to find what works best for you.
Healing through Honesty
“Trauma breaks life into pieces. When those pieces become reorganized around the person and work of Jesus, a new story begins to emerge.”
Keri is usually in the office 9 am-2 pm Monday through Thursday. Keri answers our phones and is a vital part of keeping our office running. She is usually very fast to return a call during work hours or the following day if you call after hours.
Sarge is a 26 pound schnoodle that Michelle met through West Valley Humane Society when he was about 4. He became part of her family and half of a pet therapy team registered through The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Michelle is the other half of that team.
Sarge loves meeting new people and can be requested to attend sessions if you are working with Michelle.
Sarge is very good at helping people be in the moment, calm the fight/flight response and a reminder of all that is good in the world. He loves food, walks, nature and getting belly rubs. Sarge likes meeting other dogs but doesn't seem to know how to play with them. Perhaps he didn't have siblings where he grew up. He dislikes being picked up, but will happily invade your space. If you meet Sarge you are welcome to give him commands like "down" or "no" if he isn't respecting your personal space.