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.
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, 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.
Brittany Arambul, LCPC
“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
Life can be challenging and the consequences can be overwhelming. It is often our strength and perspective that allows us to make choices to get through life’s most difficult moments. Staying focused on making healthy and positive choices can be the greatest challenge of all. Brittany sees her role as a counselor, as shining light on some of those choices and helping her clients push through the difficult moments. Brittany values all of her clients as the expert to their own lives. In a typical session with Brittany, she will act as a sounding board and support system. She focuses on healthy choices, positive solutions and holistic wellness. Brittany’s honest, transparent and straightforward approach is what allows her to connect with clients and create meaningful relationships. Brittany’s clients would describe her as being very real and down to earth.When Brittany steps away from the office, it is not uncommon to see her involved in Boise recreation and activities. Being raised in Idaho, she is proud to say that she loves the outdoors and takes full advantage of everything Idaho has to offer. She loves spending time on the lake, snowboarding the mountains, hiking in the foothills and taking in the more peaceful moments at Idaho Shakespeare, the Saturday Market or biking the greenbelt. Brittany’s husband, family and friends keep her busy and are the core of everything she does.
Brittany has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Boise State University and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwest Nazarene University. She is a licensed counselor in the state of Idaho and is also recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings including a psychiatric hospital, mental health court for the state of Idaho, crisis teams, private practice settings and serving as the director of children’s mental health programs.
It really is an amazing thing when a passion and career come together.Her passion is people, her career is therapy but her life’s goal is to make her community a better place, one relationship at a time.
Inspired Life Counseling
Megan Brown, LCPC
It is my intention not only to help bring clarity to the reasons you are seeking counseling, but to be a part of creating lasting transformation, healing, resilience, and abundance.
I believe that the counseling relationship will give you the opportunity to explore where you have been, where you are at, and to be an active creator in the unfoldment of your life's path. I will help you discover your unique relationship with yourself, others, and your world, and working together, reconnect you with your authentic, inspired self. I will meet you where you're at and allow you the space to explore and process life's difficulties. Please get in touch if you're dealing with
grief and loss, complicated life transitions, concerns about personal and professional challenges and growth, creating work/life balance, relationship concerns, LGBTQ+ issues, gender diversity, multicultural issues, trauma and victimization, shame and anger, medical issues, mood and anxiety, and spiritual crisis or faith transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Hypnotherapist with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. I welcome teens and adults from all backgrounds, including all ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities, and strive to create an affirming, supportive counseling practice.
Using a creative and holistic counseling approach, I encourage my clients to tap into their natural abilities to heal from mental and emotional wounds, to explore overlooked possibilities, and to create the inspired life they desire. What you seek is already within you. We will work together to find it. I can't wait to hear from you!
Kodi Hirst, LCSW
Finding the right therapist is the first step on the path of wellness. And often times the first step on any journey can be a daunting one! During our first session, my goal is to create a welcoming space in which we can define your therapy goals and how I can help you achieve those goals. I do believe that you are the expert in your own life. However, due to life circumstances, sometimes as jarring as a traumatic event or just a series of wrong turns, we can lose our sense of direction. My goal is to help you find your authentic voice and personal sense of direction again. Due to the very personal nature of therapy, this can look different for everyone. Sometimes therapy is solution-focused and short term. These clients need help navigating a recent life hurdle. Sessions will focus on problem-solving, building strengths and increasing healthy behaviors. For other clients, therapy can be more long term as they resolve past traumas, break unhealthy relationship patterns or manage a chronic mental illness. In these sessions, not only do we focus on counter-productive thought-patterns and perceptions, but also the mind-body connection. Chronic stress and trauma have a significant impact on the body. This can manifest itself in tension headaches, body pain, poor memory, high blood pressure, nightmares, fatigue and several other symptoms. Sessions will also focus on decreasing these somatic symptoms and reconnecting with the body. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have a Masters in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University.I am the owner of Catania Counseling and have worked in mental health for the past ten years. I have additional training and education in depression, anxiety, trauma, child/parent psychotherapy, conscious parenting, multi-cultural issues, and supporting families of alcoholics/addicts. When not at work, I enjoy all the outdoor recreation that Idaho has to offer, especially anything to do with the water!
Phoenix Counseling Services
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, 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.
Sharon Hammer, LPC
In session, Sharon works to create a safe environment for clients to feel understood, accepted and supported. Sharon connects with you and your unique circumstances in a calming and soothing manner. She helps you to recognize and utilize your strengths and walks with you on your journey utilizing accepted and evidence-based counseling practices.
Sharon understands how distressing events can adversely impact a person; physically, mentally and emotionally. “Sleep disturbances, a mind that never stops, fear, anxiety, anger, and depression can be symptoms of unresolved issues in a person’s life.” Sharon has a thorough understanding of trauma. “Trauma is relative to the person. What is a blip in one person’s life can be a truly devastating event in another person’s life.” Sharon believes that each and every one of us has the right to be recognized and valued for the unique person we are. Sharon integrates mindfulness into talk therapy and when useful educates the client on the physical and psychological effects of distressing events and trauma in our lives. In counseling with Sharon, you will learn to recognize challenges in your life, take a wider perspective, view opportunities for growth, celebrate your accomplishments and develop an authentic feeling of self-compassion. Through these tools, clients can experience, some for the very first time in their lives, a sense of empowerment and the ability to overcome obstacles to improve their lives.
“I believe that the healing process begins by experiencing respect and understanding in a non-judgmental environment. I am committed to providing a safe and encouraging environment to help you heal. We work together to explore how experiences in your past influence and shape your present, how to move forward and reach your highest potential.”
Sharon works with adolescents, young adults, adults who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, relationship stress, family stress, divorce, co-dependency/boundary issues, life-adjustments, self-esteem, grief, parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder, spirituality issues, and those who have a history of abuse and trauma. Sharon also works extensively with couples. She has completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilizes the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work with couples. To learn more about the Gottman Method follow this link to the Gottman Institue homepage: www.Gottman.com
Krista Doubleday, LPC
Even though you may have endured painful experiences throughout your life and you may have lived with these challenges up until now, you do not have to continue down the same difficult path. Together, we can unearth the underlying causes of your distress and collaboratively find creative interventions to cultivate healing and resilience. While investing in yourself is perhaps the most fulfilling investment you can make, oftentimes the decision to pursue counseling can be challenging and summons bravery. I aim to provide a positive, inclusive environment that serves as a safe space where you can feel heard and unconditionally accepted.
I am sensitive and perceptive to the unique nature and culture of each person and will use an integrated approach to tailor counseling sessions to your specific needs. Throughout the therapy process we will explore your past experiences, coping behaviors, thought patterns, emotional expression, and mind-body connection. I strive to foster greater self-awareness while challenging you to explore healthier ways of approaching problems. I intend to help you learn the skills you need to accept and connect with your authentic self and ultimately reach your desired sense of wellbeing.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University and Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have worked within various sectors of the mental health field including counseling, case management, peer support, and community-based rehabilitation. I have experience working with adults and adolescents who are facing life transitions, low self-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship stress, parenting stress, family stress, spirituality issues, LGBTQ+ issues, multicultural issues, and those who have a history of abuse and trauma. I kindly welcome individuals from all walks of life and I anticipate walking alongside you as you embark on the therapeutic journey.
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.