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Sara Bigelow, LCPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor/Therapy Supervisor – Pocatello Office
Education: Master of Counseling, Idaho State University.
Population Served: Individual, couple and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice Specialty:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy.  Therapy Supervisor.
Focus: Anxiety Disorders, Self-Mutilation, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma issues, and Social/Relationship issues.

Personal: Sara is a native of the area that enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

Robert DeWall, LCPC

Licensed Counselor - Blackfoot & Pocatello Office
Education: Master of Counseling, Idaho State University.
Population Served: Individual, couples and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
Focus: Social Phobias, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anger Management, Relationship issues, Substance abuse counseling. 

Personal: Robert is a native of Pocatello and enjoys hiking, biking, reading, and spending time with family.

Brooke Golightly, LCSW

Clinical Counselor – Soda Springs Office
Education: Master of Social Work, Walla Walla University.
Population Served: Individual, couple and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice Specialty:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy.
Focus: Social Phobias, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Relationship Issues.

Personal: Brooke loves to play volleyball, fishing and camping. 

Vincent Marasco , LPC, NCC


Licensed Counselor
 – Pocatello  Office
Education: Master of Arts in Counseling, University of Nebraska at Omaha, BA (psychology) University of Nebraska at Lincoln, currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education and Counseling from Idaho State University
Population Served: Individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and adults.

Practice Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma, and Gestalt Therapy.
Focus: Gender and sexual identity, Sexual Health and Well-being, and co-occurring disorders 

Personal: Enjoys fiber arts such as knitting and crocheting, cooking, hiking, and traveling

Hailey Reed, LPC

Licensed Counselor – Pocatello Office
Education: Master of Counseling, Idaho State University 
Population Served: Individual, couple and family counseling with, adolescents, and adults.

Practice Specialty:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, ART Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

Focus: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Self-Harm, Relationship Issues, PTSD, Trauma, and Eating Disorders.

Personal:  Hailey grew up in Pocatello and has a love of the outdoors and being active in her community.  She enjoys hiking, reading books, walking her dogs, and travel.

Renee Katter, PA-C

Adult/Adolescent Psychiatry

Education: Masters of Physician Assistant, Idaho State University.


Specialty: Adult and Child Psychiatry, Medication Management, Behavioral analysis including Diagnosis and Evaluations.

Personal:  Renee is an outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking with her family and dogs.

Kelly Lind, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Pocatello Office
Education: Master of Science in Social Work, University of Louisville, KY
Population Served: Individual, couple and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Adlerian Therapy. 
Focus: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Anger Management, Parenting Issues, Relationship Issues, and Trauma. 

Personal: Kelly enjoys reading, being in the outdoors, traveling, and cooking new and exciting recipes.  Kelly is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 300).

Kelly Palmer, D.O.

PVFC Medical Director

Education: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Psychiatry


Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatry
Specialty: Medication Management, Psychiatric Evaluation and Consultation for Children and Adolescents.

Personal:  Dr. Palmer enjoys biking and spending time with his family.

Renee Gault, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Pocatello Office
Education: Doctor of Nurse Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Idaho State University
Population Served: Individual adults, teens and children.

Practice Specialty: Psychiatry across the life span.  
Focus: Medication Management and Psychiatric Diagnosis and Evaluation. 

Personal: Dr. Gault enjoys spending time with her family & friends especially when it involves kayaking, hiking, and camping. 

Charity Potter, LCPC

Clinical Counselor/Intake Coordinator – Pocatello Office
Education: Master of Counseling, Idaho State University.
Population Served: Individual, couple and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice Specialty:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy. Intake Coordinator.
Focus: Social Phobias, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Relationship Issues

Personal:  Charity is a native of the area and enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with family. 

McKenzie Christensen, LPC

Clinical Counselor- Pocatello
Education: Master of Counseling, Idaho State University
Population Served: Individual, couple and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice Specialty:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.   
Focus: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder, Women’s Issues, Trauma, Grief & Loss, and Relationship Issues.

Personal:  McKenzie is a native of Pocatello and enjoys outdoor activities, reading, community activities and being with family.

Brittany Wright, LCSW

Licensed Counselor- Pocatello & Blackfoot offices.
Education: Master of Social Work, Michigan State University
Population Served: Individual, couple, and family counseling with children, adolescents, and adults.

Practice Specialty:   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Client Centered Therapy.  
Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse Issues, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, and Delusional Thinking.

Personal:  Brittany is a native of Michigan but has lived in Pocatello for several years.  She enjoys hiking and camping year-round with family, friends, and her dog.   She also enjoys playing games, watching movies and arts & crafts.   

Liva Rigney, PhD

Licensed Counselor- Pocatello, Blackfoot and Soda Spring offices.
Education: Doctorate in Psychology, Idaho State University.
Population Served: Psychological assessment, individual therapy with adults and couples, and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults

Practice Specialty:   Psychological evaluation and testing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioral Couples Therapy, Parent Management Training.  
Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Emotional Self-Regulation, Self-Harm, Communication Effectiveness and Conflict Resolution, Preadolescent Problem Behaviors.

Personal:  A native of western Idaho, Dr. Rigney has lived in the Pocatello area since relocating for graduate school in 2006. She enjoys reading, writing, music, hiking, camping, and travel.   

Sara Stengel, LPC, NCC

Licensed Counselor- Pocatello office.
Education: Master of Counseling, Idaho State University
Population Served: Individual & family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.

Practice Specialty:   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, and EMDR. 
Focus: Anxiety and Depression issues, Bi-Polar Disorders, Childhood Trauma and Domestic Violence, Relationship Issues, PTSD, and Self Esteem and Identity Issues .

Personal:  Sara enjoys hiking, fishing, running, and being out in nature.  She loves animals and weight training but especially loves spending time with her family.  


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  • Pocatello Office
  • 444 Hospital Way
  • Suite 477
  • Pocatello, Idaho 83201
  • Phone: 208.233.7832
  • Fax: 208.233.7835
  • Soda Springs Office
  • 15 West Center
  • Suite 2
  • Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
  • Phone: 208.547.4470
  • Fax: 208.547.4640
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