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Pocatello

Clinical Staff

Sara Bigelow, LCPC, NCC, Clinical Supervisor

Sara Bigelow is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Sara has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She has worked with a variety of issues from depression and anxiety to more chronic mental health issues. Sara also enjoys providing supervision to counseling students and counselors pursuing their clinical licensure. A native of the area, Sara enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, reading, and music.

Conner Vrba, Counseling Intern, Community Based Rehabilitation Services, Case Manager

Conner Vrba is currently in his 2nd year working towards a master’s degree 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.

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.

Alyssa Newman, LPC

Alyssa graduated from ISU in 2017 with her masters in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. She enjoys working with a wide range of clients, including adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. After graduating she began working with children and families dealing with child sexual abuse, and has training in evidence-based treatments for trauma including TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She also has experience with helping children with sexual behavior problems; and enjoys working with kids, caregivers, and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Alyssa has lived in Pocatello for the past 20 years, but also lived across the U.S. and traveled to several different countries, including 18 months in Chile where she learned to speak Spanish fluently. She also loves dogs, writing, music, movies, board games, and spending time with friends and family. Alyssa's focus in counseling has always been for her clients to feel heard and understood, and to find peace with the challenges in their lives.

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.

Kate Evans, Counseling Intern

Katie Evans is a 2nd year masters student at Idaho State University working on her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is from Wayan Idaho and began her undergraduate degree at Southern Virginia University where she played softball for two years, then completed her degree in Health Education (Community and Public Health) with an emphasis in Addictions at ISU. Katie approaches counseling from a Person-Centered theoretical framework. She approaches the counseling relationship with unconditional positive regard and empathy to assist her clients in reaching their full potential and self-understanding by creating an atmosphere to promote personal growth and change. Katie enjoys working with a variety of clientele with a specific interest in working with adolescents. Katie enjoys playing sports, going to the movies, being with family, being outside, driving through the mountains, and trying new food.

Sam Dalton, Counseling Intern, 
Community Based Rehabilitation Services, Case Manager

Sam Dalton is currently a 2nd year masters student at ISU where he is working on his degree 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.

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

Liz Macklin, LCPC, NCC

Liz graduated from Idaho State University with a Masters in Counseling in the Marriage, Couple, and Family track. She works with individuals, couples, family, and children with a focus in family systems, relationships and sexual health and well-being. Liz enjoys music and playing with her dogs.

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.

Collette Carter, 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
piano.

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 Masters 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.

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."

Office Staff

Miguel Cantu, Administrative Assistant, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies

Kaius Tolman, Administrative Assistant Support
Chyna Giles, Administrative
Assistant Support

I am currently working on pursuing a psychology degree at Idaho State University. Psychology is very interesting to me and I would love to incorporate it into my career. Some of my hobbies are listening to music, participating in outdoor activities, and engaging in conversations with others.

Jayce Potter, Administrative Assistant

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Community Staff

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.

Mikki Griffey, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Community Based Rehabilitation Services/Case
Manager, Team Lead
Josh Nielsen, Community Based Rehabilitation Services
Brett Sayer, Targeted Care Coordination Team Lead and Case Manager
Kate Shrader, Certified Peer Support Specialist
Omar Flores, Community Based Rehabilitation Services and Case Manager

Hello my name is Omar Flores & I was born and raised in Texas. We then moved to Aberdeen, Idaho when I was 10 and lived there until I was 20, I then decided to go to school at Idaho State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. I have always loved sports and staying active, so naturally, this was the field for me. I still have many goals to reach and always look forward to new challenges!

Lisa Johnston, CPSS

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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, music, and spending time with my family.

Tiffanie Lindauer, Community Based Rehabilitation and Case Manager

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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.

Ashley Wright, Master of Social Work Intern

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

PVFC Crisis Line

(208) 339-4665