Remedy Counseling Center is a group of independent providers working collaboratively to provide our community with quality counseling services that hold to the highest professional and ethical standards. Each provider brings their unique perspective, training, and area of expertise to the therapeutic process. Your therapist will honor your personal values, beliefs, and treatment goals and engage with you with openness, integrity and fairness.

Remedy Counseling

Melanie Twite, LCPC

“What is broken can be mended, what hurts can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again.”

Counseling isn't about fixing what is broken; it is about healing what has been hurt. It's about learning to accept what has happened to us; instead of staying stuck in what is wrong with us.

I would not be where I am today if it were not for my brave clients who have trusted me to walk along side them on their journey to healing. Their innate drive and tenacity to fight for their well-being, has pushed me to be the therapist they needed me to be. As a counselor, it is my honor and privilege to join you on your path to healing. You don't have to go it alone. I have a passion to help people heal from the unnecessary, burdensome, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual torment resulting from hurt, neglect, and trauma. You will find my style to be open, honest, straight forward, and compassionate. In my office you can expect to feel seen, heard, accepted, and to be treated with kindness, respect, and grace. We will work together to to meet your goals, gain a better understanding of what you are experiencing, learn healthy coping skills, recover from adverse or traumatic experiences, and find deep and lasting healing.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho, a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I earned my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in 2005. I have experience providing counseling services for adults, couples, adolescents, and children who experience a wide range of emotional difficulties including: anxiety, panic, depression, OCD, relationship stress, family stress, divorce, co-dependency/boundary issues, life-adjustments, self-esteem, complicated grief, parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder, spouses/partners of sex addicts or sexual compulsive behaviors, spirituality issues, and those who have a history of abuse and trauma.

In my work with clients over the years, I discovered that many of my clients often did not realize their anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, ADHD, bi-polar, chronic pain, addictions, spiritual struggles, or relationship stress is often result of unhealed trauma. In fact, most of my clients did not realize that what they had experienced in life would even be considered trauma. I have learned that while traditional talk therapy is effective for many things; it is inadequate to help relive the often-intense, overwhelming feelings associated with unresolved and unhealed trauma.

As a result of this realization, I have spent the last several years of my career learning different approaches that help clients reduce or eliminate the emotional and physical distress that often results from abuse, neglect, trauma, and other stressful or adverse life experiences. I am trained in both EMDR and Brainspotting. Both approaches are designed to help us recover from the overwhelming physical, emotional, and cognitive affects of trauma. Because there is no one size fits all method to therapy, I often use an integrated approach drawing from additional training in Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory.

Everything you need to heal is already inside of you; all you have to do is begin.

Kristin Fehrer, MA LPC

Thrive Counseling

Kristin Fehrer, LCPC

When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to begin to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experiences. I assist my clients, who include children, adolescents and adults to develop healthy insights regarding their strengths and abilities. I work with clients to enhance self-care and personal esteem so clients can become peaceful and whole.With support and guidance, clients work on developing coping mechanisms, learning new skills and fostering self-understanding. Self-awareness may be a very short process for some clients and longer for others. I will offer supportive therapy to assist clients in working towards a brighter future. I specialize in Child Centered Play Therapy for children ages 3-10. For children, play is their language and toys are their words. In play therapy, I work to establish a therapeutic relationship where the child feels safe and is able to explore and express his or herself freely. I also work collaboratively with the parents of my play therapy clients. I know that no single therapeutic approach is right for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma-informed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My educational background includes a Master’s of Arts in Education and a Master’s of Arts in Counseling, both from Boise State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho as well as a National Certified Counselor. I have over 20 years’ experience working in mental health, education and the social service field.

I look forward to beginning the therapeutic journey with you.

Phoenix Counseling Services

Amy Davis,LCPC

People come to counseling for different reasons. Some come who need an avenue to change, changing habits or patterns that no longer serve them, shifting focus or reframing experience to feel good again. Some come who need to heal, from a past or recent trauma, who are dealing with grief or loss. Counseling can speed up the change and healing process. We all need someone to talk with who listens and can accept us as we are, without judgment, to explore ways to make changes that allow us to look forward to the future with hope. I provide that warm, nonjudgmental environment, a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I graduated from Idaho State University with a Master’s degree in Counseling and am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I use a variety of approaches to help my clients, depending on individual needs. I have specialty training in play therapy and am a Registered Play Therapist, as well as trauma competencies and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. While my emphasis is play therapy, I enjoy working with people of all ages and my experience includes: divorce and single-parenting, adjustment issues, grief and loss, trauma, women’s issues, and mood disorders, among other challenges. Before receiving my Counseling Degree, I was a special education teacher in the Meridian School District. I have gained my experience in both community mental health settings as well as private practice, working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. If you feel that you are ready to commit to bringing about positive change in your life, I encourage you to take that first step.

Ross Ginkel

Direct Line: (208) 366-1657

email: ross@remedycounseling.com

Ross Ginkel, Licensed Psychologist

Life is a constant flow of connection and disconnection. Suffering can occur when we fall out of contact with ourselves and others. Therapy is a powerful way to regain these connections in our lives. Working with clients through their suffering, I am honored by the opportunity to offer them support during life's inevitable challenges. I am passionate about helping them build compassion toward themselves and relate more effectively with others. My hope for clients is increased self-awareness, enriched relationships, deeper emotional engagement, and healthier, more flexible ways of being.I view my role as a therapist is to provide a safe, warm therapeutic environment that fosters the growth of my clients. Sessions are focused on that which is most relevant to my clients in order to help them develop a deeper sense of their emotional experience and individual needs. We then work collaboratively to explore ways for getting their needs met more effectively.My professional experience includes working with the effects of trauma, relationship concerns, anxiety and depression, identity issues, and difficult life transitions. I appreciate working with those who have had long-term struggles and/or those who may not have found previous therapy helpful. I welcome individuals from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as people of all abilities, genders, and sexual orientations. I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Idaho (Lic# 203014). I see adults in individual and couples therapy and adolescents (15 and older) for individual therapy. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

For new client paperwork and more information, visit: www.drrossginkel.com.

Remedy Counseling

Patti Johnson, LCPC, RTPT-S

Patti believes that all individuals can find healing through the stories we tell to others and the authentic story we tell ourselves. This process and growth happens within the experience of relationship with others. Patti Johnson MS, LPCP, RTPT-S attended Capella University obtaining her MS in Human Services with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. She also attended Northwest University training to use play as a mode of therapy. She gained her experience as a counselor at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance working with trauma and abuse. Her experience and training included children, women, men, couples and families. She currently holds a certification in Play Therapy with a supervisory endorsement. Patti is married with two adult children and has worked with families in varying ways for 35 years. Patti believes that all individuals can find healing through the stories we tell to others and the authentic story we tell ourselves. This process and growth happens within the experience of relationship with others.