Mental Health Specialists

210 West Burnside

Suite A

Chubbuck, ID 83202 United States

208-238-9000

Mental Health Specialists

745 W. Bridge

Blackfoot, Idaho 83221 USA

208-238-9000

Meet Our Team

  • Ric Boyce
    LCSW
    Director, Counselor

    Ric Boyce LCSW. Ric is a clinical social worker who has specialized in working with families, complex behavioral and parenting challenges, trauma and men's issues. Therapeutically he uses a combination of Adlerian, Cognitive behavioral (CBT), motivational interviewing, DBT, and behavioral approaches. He grew up in England and moved to the United States in 1998. He is is active in the local community fulfilling multiple volunteer positions. He was president of the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology in 2021 and founded Mental Health Specialists in 2010.

  • Staralee Baird
    LCSW
    Clinical Manager, Counselor

    Star is currently our Clinical Supervisor. She specializes in working with anxiety, trauma, and grief. She has worked with Bessel Van Der Kolk, author of Body Keeps the Score, who himself, is a worldwide trauma expert. She focuses on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and EMDR. She loves her work, the outdoors, and her family.

  • Matthew Bishop
    Administrative Manager

    Matthew Bishop earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2007 and has been working in Mental Health ever since.  He has 10 years experience as a PSR Specialist, CBRS Specialist, Case Manager, and Respite Care worker.  He has excelled in many administrative roles such as: CBRS Team Lead, CBRS Manager, CBRS Trainer, Authorization Specialist, Office Manager, Director of Operations, and is currently Administrative Manager.  Matt earned a Master's Degree of Business Administration in 2019.  He joined our team January 2020 and is happy to be part of this amazing team.  He believes in helping team members and clients reach their potential, creating a fun but productive working environment, and being as supportive as possible to all team members.    

  • Dr.
    Manuel Sierra
    MD
    Child Psychiatrist

    Information coming soon!

  • Dr.
    Spring Neihart
    Medication Management

    Information Coming Soon!

  • Dr.
    Matt Torbenson
    Medication Management

    Information Coming Soon

  • Greg Klingler
    PA-C
    Medication Management

    Information Coming Soon!

  • Saeward O'Neill
    LPC
    Team Lead, Counselor, Neurofeedback provider

    Saeward is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works in our Pocatello office. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Liberty University and went on the get her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. Saeward’s practice specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, and Neurofeedback. Her focus is working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, self-esteem, and relationship issues, and personality disorders. In her free time, Saeward enjoys doing DIY projects and spending time with her family. 

  • Kenric Gordon
    LCSW
    Team Lead, Counselor

    Kenric is a Licensed Social Worker who works in our Pocatello office. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Social Work at Boise State University. Kenric specializes in trauma-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, shame resilience therapy and motivational interviewing. Kenric works well with both teenagers and adults with PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive and compulsions, as well as those who struggle with confidence and/or being assertive. Kenric enjoys spending his free time with family, playing music, exercising and making art.

  • Joe Andersen
    LCPC
    Counselor, Neurofeedback provider

    Joe is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works in our Pocatello office. He obtained a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Utah and went on to get his Master of Counseling at Idaho State University. Joe’s practice specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Neurofeedback. His focus is working with individuals who struggle with depression, Anxiety, PTSD, faith crisis issues, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiance. In his free time, Joe enjoys hiking, playing tennis, and reading. He is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish

  • Garren Aubrey
    LMSW
    Counselor

    Garren is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works in our Pocatello office. He obtained a Bachelor of Social Work at Idaho State University and went on to get his Master of Social Work at Boise State University. Garren’s practice specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Logotherapy. His focus is working with individuals who struggle with anger and individuals with disabilities. Garren often leads our DBT therapy group. In his free time, Garren enjoys woodworking, reading, and playing fantasy football.

  • Greg Rymer
    LCPC
    Counselor

    Greg is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works in our Pocatello office. He obtained a Bachelor of Sciences in Elementary Education and a specialization in Special Education at West Virginia University at Parkersburg and continued on to receive his Master of Arts in Psychology, from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. with concentrations in Clinical, Family and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  His focus is on those who experience anxiety, depression, autism, self-esteem and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,  He enjoys extended and immediate family. He and his wife enjoy being alone and binge-watching series. I enjoy my Career. I care about the daily quality of life for my clients.

  • Lisa Morales
    LCPC
    Counselor

    Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works in our Pocatello and Blackfoot office. She obtained a Master of Counseling at Idaho State University. Lisa’s practice specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Client-Centered, and Solution Focused. Her focus is working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, self-esteem, self-harm, parenting, and working with families and couples. In her free time, Lisa enjoys camping, exploring, and spending time with her family.

  • Jennifer Awiah
    LMSW
    Counselor

    Info coming soon

  • Candice Robbins
    LPC
    Counselor

    My name is Candice and I have been working in the mental health field since 2018. I enjoy being active and being outside. I enjoy spending time with my family.I love working with people and helping others reach their goals. I am currently in graduate school for counseling and will be finishing it up soon.

  • Stephanie Smith
    LPC, CFSP
    Counselor, Certified Family Support Partner

    Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Family Support Partner who works at our Pocatello office.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix.  Stephanie uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy,  and Neurofeedback to provide trauma-informed, strengths-based care.  She has worked with clients of all ages, individually and in groups, and with families to help clients with depression,  anxiety, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, and other behavioral, emotional,  and communication challenges. Stephanie is also working towards certification in Adlerian therapy. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, writing poetry, listening to music, and relaxing with her husband and two dogs.

  • Lisa Williams
    LMSW
    Counselor

    Lisa is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who works in the Blackfoot office.  She obtained her Bachelors in Social Work degree from Idaho State University and her Master’s in Social Work degree from Northwest Nazarene University.  Lisa’s practice specialties include with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Lisa’s focus is in working with individuals with anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and depression.  Lisa enjoys in her free time by; camping, hiking, and baking.  She also enjoys spending time with her husband and family. 

  • Nicki Banks
    Counselor

    As an aspiring future clinician I strive to work with a variety of people. I have done CBRS for four years and have experience working with youth, children, and adults. I love helping people reach their goals. I like to help clients identify their strengths and help them use those to continue to learn and grow. My work is done at home, in the community, the office, etc. it all depends on the clients goals. Either way I am happy to get to know others and work at a pace that is challenging yet not overwhelming.

  • Steven Yerka
    LCSW
    Counselor

    Steve graduated with his Master's Degree in Social Work in 2010. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Children and Family Studies. He has significant experience serving those with developmental challenges. He enjoys using a variety of activities and even story-telling to engage young clients in therapy. The elderly often find him reassuring and understanding of generational changes as he helps them navigate the unique challenges of aging.

  • Kathy Lake
    LSW
    Team Lead, Case Manager

    Kathy is a Licensed Social Worker who works in our Pocatello. She obtained her Bachelor of Social work at Idaho State University. As a case manager, she offers services and resources to help members become more confident and stable in their family and community. She works to think outside the box and come up with creative ways to help others be as independent as possible. In order to do this, Kathy allows others to determine their path in life, and pick their goals. In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband, riding her horses, spending time outdoors, work on their ranch with cows, mini donkeys, and other animals. She has 12 grandkids and 5 dogs.

  • Mike Warren
    Case Management

    Mike got his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2014 from the Univeristy of Memphis. He started case management in 2023 and uses resources to help individuals reach their goals. He works with individuals to push towards success in their life and feel more comfortable to live independently. In his free time, Mike likes to watch sports, play video games, archery, and hanging out with friends.  

  • Elissa Garcia
    CBRS Provider

    Elissa currently does Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS) in Pocatello. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in May 2022 and is currently enrolled in the School of Social Work to recieve her Masters degree through Boise State University. Elissa enjoys working with different age groups in the home or out in the community. Assisting and encouraging others to reach their goals and work on communication skills is one of her favorite things to do. When she is not working with others, Elissa enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.

  • Rob Davenport
    CBRS Provider

    Rob is a CBRS provider who helps clients work on their goals in counseling and practice the skills they are learning out in the community. Rob obtained his bachelor's degree from BYU-Idaho and is currently working on a master's degree in counseling at Idaho State. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends.

  • Tom Dalton
    CBRS Provider

    Information Coming Soon

Contact Us

Location

Availability

Hours may be subject to change for holidays

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed