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Clinical Staff

Sam Dalton, LPC

Sam Dalton is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Idaho State University with his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sam approaches counseling from an Existential theoretical framework and assists clients with gaining insight into presenting concerns by understanding their authentic selves. While Sam does work with a broad demographic of clientele, he has an interest in working with children and adolescents. Sam was born and raised in Gooding Idaho and completed his undergraduate degree in Health Psychology at BYU-Idaho. When not at PVFC or in class, Sam enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking the many trails in the area, as well as camping, skiing and snowboarding.

Robert DeWall, LCPC, NCC, QSUDP, Administrator/Clinician

I am a native of Pocatello spending most of my life here. I attended Highland High School before receiving a B.A. in Sociology and my Master of Counseling with an emphasis in Marital, couple, and family counseling from Idaho State University. I began my career as a therapist working with adolescents struggling with addictions and their families prior to focusing more on mental health counseling. I have worked as a therapist for over ten years and have enjoyed assisting others in reaching their goals and improving their lives. I have an advanced certificate in Adlerian studies through the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology and I use these techniques in working with my clients. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and have seen this technique work very well with individuals struggling with past trauma and PTSD. When not in my office I like being outdoors and spending time with my wife and children and riding my Harley.

Christina Franklin, LPC

Christina Franklin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Western Carolina University in North Carolina in 2020 with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Christina has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and gender and sexuality issues.  Christina often utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods such as: CBT, DBT, ACT, solution focused therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness to create a  client centered approach that offers a safe space for clients and meets clients where they are to help them reach their goals. In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, exploring new places, and listening to music."

Collette Gregersen, LPC

Collette firmly believes that personal growth and having a fulfilling,
purposeful life is possible for all! That is why she is excited to offer
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to her clients who are allowing her
to travel their road with them. She believes it is the client’s journey,
and she is honored to share her knowledge of navigating these paths when
they invite her to. What an amazing adventure!

In addition to being Basic ART Certified, Collette also uses Acceptance
and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and Person Centered
Counseling depending on the client’s needs. Much of her work includes
helping her clients to have the hope, strength, and skills to rise to
meet their present life and guide their futures, while acknowledging
that circumstances can be rather cantankerous at times. She works with
clients experiencing trauma (including PTSD), grief and loss, anxiety,
depression, phobias, persistent symptoms, and other mental health
concerns, as well as helping to prevent traumatization from recent
events. Collette has especially enjoyed helping address these concerns
with her preadolescent, adolescent, and adult clients.

A native of Eastern Idaho, Collette enjoys spending time with family and
friends, and she enjoys sharing interests with them that include
gardening, hiking, sightseeing, cooking, photography, and playing the

Cody Jameson, PMHNP

Cody is a recent new graduate psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to Idaho to be closer to family and is excited to join the PVFC team. Cody first got in to the psychiatric field in 2015 as a psychiatric nurse. He loved being there for people and helping them get through life's many challenges at a time of need. He went back to school to become a nurse practitioner because he felt he would be able to impact more lives for the better.  During his schooling he worked in acute settings in providing medication management to those with mood disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders and more. He believes that medication coupled with therapy is the gold standard treatment in managing most mental health problems. Above all else he knows that listening and having empathy for others is the secret to providing the highest quality of care.

Renée Katter, PA-C

Adult/Adolescent Psychiatry

Education: Master's of Physician Assistant, Idaho State University.

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

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

Liz Macklin, LCPC, NCC

Liz graduated from Idaho State University in 2019 with her Master's in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. She completed a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She enjoys working with people of all age ranges (5+ years old) but particularly likes working with young adults starting their journey into adulthood. She works with a variety of presenting concerns including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, couple’s counseling, sexual or pornography concerns, LGBTQIA+, faith transitions, and trauma. Her style of counseling is relationship-focused with specific attention paid to the nuances of culture and personal identity through the use of Relational Cultural Theory (RCT). She incorporates skills and tools for her clients from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Through these skills, she helps clients learn the importance of balance in thoughts and emotions and to accept them rather than to change them. From there, she helps clients identify their values and strengths to direct their behaviors toward a meaningful life. She is additionally trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is an eye-movement based therapy used to treat a variety of problems, including trauma. In her spare time, Liz enjoys playing with her dogs, having board game nights with friends, and listening to music or attending rock concerts.

Alyssa Newman, LPC

Alyssa graduated from ISU in 2017 with her Master's in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. She enjoys working with a variety of clients, including adults, teens, children, families, and couples. She previously worked at the local Child Advocacy Center helping children and families dealing with child sexual abuse. She is trained in evidence-based treatments for trauma including TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She also has training in TF-CBT for Problematic Sexual Behaviors; and enjoys working with kids with autism along with their caregivers and families. Alyssa uses Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy as her main theoretical framework in counseling. She is also fluent in Spanish and provides interpretation and counseling for Spanish-speakers. Alyssa grew up in many parts of the U.S. and lived in Chile for 2 years, but calls Pocatello home. She enjoys traveling, music, writing, movies, board games, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog and hedgehog. Alyssa's focus in counseling has always been for her clients to feel heard and understood, connect with the strengths everyone inherently possesses, and to find peace with the challenges in their lives.

Charity Potter, LCPC, NCC, LSW, Administrator/Clinician

Hey, I decided that after years of waiting tables, janitorial work, motel management, and fast food experience, that I would like to take a different approach to the helping professions. I enrolled in ISU and learned that I needed to petition to be admitted as a student. WOW! what an ascending risky venture it has been! During numerous years of navigating employment, school expectations, and parenting, I received my BA in Social Work in 2004 then a Master's Degree in Counseling in 2006. I have had the opportunity to work in corrections and community mental health settings. I completed a Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies in Adlerian Psychology, and I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (trauma and psychological disorder treatment). I enjoy clinical diagnostic work, working with personality disorders, and providing encouragement to individuals that seek treatment. I am a native of the area as I was raised in Lava Hot
Springs.  I enjoy riding my motorcycle, spending time with family, humor, authenticity in others, attending concerts, and outdoor activities.

Rebecca Schreiber, LPC, NCC

Rebecca Schreiber is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology from Northwest Nazarene University in 2012 and her Master’s In Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2019. She has worked in different capacities within the mental health field since 2012 from providing community based services, case management, working within schools, direct care staff, to now fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a mental health counselor. She has worked with a variety of ages from young kids all the way through adults, but has found her sweet spot is working with kids and teens. She has a passion for the power of art, play, and sand tray in therapy and prefers to have an active/hands on approach with clients whenever this is the best fit as she finds this helps to better engage the client in therapy. She has worked with a variety of mental health struggles from anxiety, depression, PTSD and other trauma based diagnosis, borderline personality disorder, adoption and attachment struggles, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as a wide range of other diagnosis. She has found a particular passion working with trauma informed care, attachment based parenting, and utilizing the power of sand tray therapy to allow client’s to utilize both sides of their brains in trauma processing, which has been verified to be essential in processing trauma based memories. She recently relocated to Pocatello from the Boise area to be closer to her extended family, and enjoy all that this area has to offer. She is excited to explore the area, and make Pocatello home. In her spare time she enjoys all things crafty, playing with her dogs and other pets, journaling and poetry, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Liz Torbenson

Liz graduated from Lakeland University in WI with her Master’s degree in Counseling in 2016. She is a certified school counselor and has experiences working in several different school districts where she was able to facilitate individual, group, and crisis counseling. Lis also completed an internship at the Sexual Assault Center and Child Advocacy Center in the Green Bay area where she worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages. She’s excited to begin a new chapter at Portneuf Valley Family Center as a counseling inter, and work towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the community. Her focus as a counselor is to help foster self-confidence, psychological flexibility, and a strong sense of identity within clients, so they are able to identify their individual strengths, desires and needs as they navigate through life. She often utilizes techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In her free time, Liz loves spending time with her husband and their children by exploring the area, playing sports, participating in crafts, and playing various games together.

Conner Vrba, LPC

Conner Vrba is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Idaho State University with his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Conner is practicing from a gestalt theoretical framework and invites his clients to be present in the moment and experience their emotions with greater self-understanding. Conner has an interest in trauma informed care, and finds ways to implement this into his everyday practice. Conner was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and completed his undergraduate degrees at the University of Idaho where he played football for four years. When not at the clinic or in school, Conner enjoys playing sports outdoors with friends and family, cooking, and listening to music.

Office Staff

Miguel Cantu, Program Coordinator

Miguel received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at ISU. While attending, he discovered his interest in the mental health field. He enjoys outdoor activities, music, spending time with friends and family and traveling.

Jayce Potter, Administrative Assistant

I am a recent graduate of Idaho State University with a Bachelors in History, and am a Pocatello native. After studying in a teaching program and helping run a daycare program for a few years, I realized I am passionate about making a difference in the community. I love working as part of the team with PVFC, and I enjoy helping others. During my free time, I enjoy the typical recreational activities Southeast Idaho has to offer, such as camping, skiing, and even disc golfing.


Baylee White, Administrative Assistant
Debby Shill, Administrative Clerical Support Staff

Debby was born and raised in Pocatello. She’s lived in Utah & Colorado and after 40 years came back to Idaho. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She retired from the University of Utah as a department accountant.

She enjoys doing jig saw puzzles, sewing and counted cross stitch. She has 3 fur babies (two cats and a dog)

Community Staff

Trinety Campbell, Community Based Rehabilitation Services and Case Manager

Trinety was raised in Pocatello and went to Idaho State University for her bachelor’s of science in psychology. She is currently attending to receive her Masters of Social Work. She has experience working with children of all ages. Most days outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys being active in the summer and reading in winter.

Jojo Cupp, Community Based Rehabilitation Services and Case Manager

Jojo was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She moved to Pocatello to attend ISU. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in communication. Jojo is so excited to work with members of the community and help them move toward a brighter future.

Jared Jockumsen, LSW Community Based Rehabilitation Services and Case
Lisa Johnston, Certified Peer Support Specialist
Josh Nielsen, Community Based Rehabilitation Services
Brett Sayer, Targeted Care Coordination Team Lead and Case Manager

Soda Springs

Misty Davis, Office Manager of Pocatello and Soda Springs Offices

Education: Health Information Technology, Idaho State University

Personal: I enjoy bird watching, photography, softball, writing poetry & reading. I love listening to all genres of music, going to concerts, sudoku and spending time with my growing family, especially my grandkids.

Brooke Golightly, LCSW, Intake Coordinator/PSS Supervisor

I graduated from Utah State University in Social Work and completed my Master’s degree in Social work at Walla Walla College, with emphasis in children and families. I have worked primarily with children and adolescents since 2005 and adults since 2009. I have work experience in domestic violence, trauma, anxiety disorder, depression, family relationship issues, anger management, child and adolescent issues,
bereavement and severe persistent mental illness. I often utilize techniques from play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy, Solution-focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, camping, sewing, cooking and playing volleyball.

Sheron Berg, CBRS/Case Manager

Sheron was born and raised in Salt Lake, Utah. However, she relocated to Caribou County a little over a year ago after living in Los Angeles, California for nearly ten years. She has a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, with an Emphasis in Human Services. She has always loved working with children and loves helping people of all ages. Her favorite thing about working with clients is seeing them be proud of themselves for accomplishing a goal they have been working so hard on.

We would like to give a huge thanks to Captures by Cantu (aka Miguel) for taking our staff photos! 

PVFC Crisis Line

(208) 339-4665