Programs for All Who Seek Help

We work to provide professional counseling for all that seek it regardless of ability to pay.  We work with individuals, couples, families, and groups to problem solve and uncover new areas of positive engagement.

 

Sliding Scale and Scholarships Available

 

 

                                 Professional Licensed Counselors

Accepting Insurances - Fees $100 per 45 minute session

Stephanie Sternes 

Founder/ Clinical Director

Training Supervisor

LAMFT-6458

LCPC - 7165

NCC -70739


I completed my studies in Marriage and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University. I have worked as a resource specialist, teacher, and small claims mediator. I am a wife and mother with 6 children ages 10 to 37.

 

I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups to problem solve and uncover new areas of positive engagement. Sometimes people get stuck in what they are doing. We tend to do the same things looking for different results.

 

I enjoy working with people to help them clarify their goals and move forward with plans to help achieve what they are after.

 

I have a particular interest in helping people regain relationships. With couples it is incorporating the past and the future. Today's families are complicated; navigating step families, parent child, couple's and in-law relationships are not things they teach us in school. Knowledgeable support can be key.

 

My approach to counseling is through power of choice and a realistic look at strengths and options. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and with clarity more options are available to you.

 

stephanie.sternes@claritycounselingconnections.org

 

This is NOT a secure email or a crisis phone number. If you are in crisis, please dial 9-1-1

 

If you want to make an appointment, please go to the "contact us" portal, email or call.

 

Wendi Densley

LPC-7643

NCC-1230350

I completed my Master’s degree in School Counseling with an emphasis in Play Therapy and Grief & Trauma Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in December of 2019. I have worked as an elementary education teacher, youth pastor, and most recently a school counselor. I am a wife and mother of 2 sons. I’ve lived in Idaho for most of life, minus a two year stint where my husband and I called Texas home. 

 

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I specifically love using play therapy to help adolescents and children express themselves in ways beyond just using words. Beyond play therapy, I place high significance in meeting individuals, couples, families where they are at. To quote one of boy’s favorite authors Dr Seuss, “A person is a person no matter how small.” My role as a counselor is to equip people to successfully accomplish their goals, whatever those may be.

                     Intern Program

State Registered Marriage & Family Counselor, Licensed Intern

Heidi A Stark, MFT-I 

MFTI-7623

I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Touro University Worldwide with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and am working to license this year. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Oregon University with an emphasis in Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology.

 

Certified in Grief Therapy, I also have a background of working with Heart and Home in Baker City, OR in addition to helping those with Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Abuse clients. I was taught by an EMDRIA credentialed instructor and am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

My specialities are

EMDR
Geriatrics
Intimate Partner Violence
Trauma

 

I angle towards Reality Therapy based on Glasser's Choice Theory where the core principles are that people have choices no matter the circumstances; the emphasis is in assuming responsibility and dealing with the present--the major premise being that behavior is aimed to satisfy needs for survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and joy.

 

I am married to my forever partner who is a Social Worker with six children and I have four wonderful children of my own.

 

Phone: (208) 274-3844

Email: heidicccounseling@gmail.com

 

This is NOT a secure email or a crisis phone number. If you are in crisis, please dial 9-1-1

 

If you want to make an appointment, please go to the "contact us" portal, email or call.

 

Jessica Ayers

2nd Year Intern

Level 1

I am currently completing my Master’s degree at Northwest Nazarene University in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling with an emphasis on trauma. As a Marriage and Family therapy intern, I am completing my hours towards state licensure.I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and spent 5 years as a paraprofessional for children with spectrum disorders and emotional disturbances.

 

I am a mother of three amazing children and have been married to my high school sweetheart for 15 years. When I am not in class or counseling, I spend a great deal of time outdoors with my family camping and exploring. I enjoy studying holistic and energy healing modalities, and can often be found expanding my knowledge under a pile of educational books. 

 

I enjoy working with families, couples, and individuals and apply a Satir Growth Model lens in my sessions. It is my belief that all humans are inherently good and possess all the necessary tools to move towards congruence and greater self-esteem, they just need to find ways to best cope with their challenges.

 

It is of the utmost importance to me that all humans who come into my vicinity feel seen, heard, and are treated with unconditional positive regard. Empowerment, self-esteem, and self-love are extremely important aspects I incorporate into my therapeutic relationship. 

 

With an emphasis on trauma, I believe in healing the Mind/Body connection through mindfulness and self-care practices. I strongly believe in our bodies own innate ability to heal itself through somatic and psychotherapeutic interventions. 

 

jayerscounseling@gmail.com

(208) 477-4859

 

This is NOT a secure email or a crisis phone number. If you are in crisis, please dial 9-1-1.

 

If you want to make an appointment, please go to the "contact us" portal

Terry Rasmussen

2nd Year Intern

Level 1

 

I am currently in my second year of studies at Northwest Nazarene University to obtain my Master of Science in Counseling Education.

 

As an intern, I am working towards fulfilling my hours for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and the entire family unit.

 

I also have an understanding and connection to military active duty and veterans. My approach to counseling is through the lens of Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology in addition to Solution-Oriented Possibility Therapy and the Family Systems approach.

 

When working with individuals/couples/families in distress, I find it valuable to work with them in producing change and finding solutions to being stuck. The solution to any personal or family problem is within us and can be found with exploration. 

 

I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and I am comfortable exploring issues of spirituality throughout the counseling process. However, it is not required that you be a Christian to participate in counseling with me. I will at all times, respect your personal beliefs, and seek to provide an environment of dignity and respect to all.

 

Personal Interests:

I have been married for 20+ years to my wonderful wife and have an awesome child.

 

When not in a class, or counseling, I enjoy spending as much quality time with my family as I can. We love to travel, have been to some fantastic places, and frequently take road trips to new and exciting places. 

 

terryrasmussen21@gmail.com

 

208-565-8213

 

This is NOT a secure email or a crisis phone number. If you are in crisis, please dial 9-1-1.

 

If you want to make an appointment, please go to the "contact us" portal

Ali Smith

I am a Master's level student working towards a degree in Clinical Counseling. I am doing a supervised internship at Clarity Counseling Connections and have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Anthropology with an emphasis in Gender Studies. I have an anticipated graduation date of December 2020 from my Master's in Clinical Counseling, with an emphasis in Trauma. I am contracted to provide counseling services under the direct supervision of Clariy Counseling Connections. Additional credentials incude student membership in the American Counseling Association (Idaho Chapter). I am committed to the highest standards of professional practice.

If you want to make an appointment, please go to the "contact us" portal, email or call.

Kris Imel

I am a Master's level student working towards a degree in School Counseling. I am doing a supervised internship at Clarity Counseling Connections and have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education K-12 with 6-12 endorsement in Math and Health, 1994. I have an anticipatd graduation date of December 2020 from Northwest Nazarine University with my Master of Scienct in Counseling. I am contracted to provide counseling services under the direct supervision of Clarity Counseling Connections. Additional credentials include student membership in the America Counseling Association (Idaho Chapter). I am committed to the highest standards of professional practice. 

If you want to make an appointment, please go to the "contact us" portal, email or call.

Saraya Clark

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