Pathways of Idaho has provided high quality behavioral health services to our community since 2009. We provide Behavioral Health and Treatment Foster Care (TFC) services throughout Ada, Canyon and Payette counties. Pathways of Idaho continues to follow the belief of helping clients with their mental health struggles by assisting them with receiving the best quality care possible. Pathways of Idaho works with the client to help them help themselves.
As part of our approach to behavioral health services, we begin by assisting them with identifying their needs and their strengths. We assist the client with developing an inter-disciplinary treatment team that may include a psychiatric nurse, psychotherapist, CBRS provider, Case Manager and/or other members that the client wishes to include in their support network. We believe supporting and educating the individual client, gives each person the capacity to improve regardless of their current level of functioning.
Our TFC Program offers a family-based placement option for children with serious behavioral, emotional, or medical needs who require more intensive interventions and supports than traditional foster care is able to deliver for those who don’t require group, residential or inpatient care. Treatment Foster Care services are provided by Pathways via a treatment team that includes Clinicians, Case Managers, and trained and licensed TFC providers. Together, they coordinate the delivery of behavioral health and other community-based services in order to support the implementation of a service plan, maintain a stable placement in the home, and work together with the child’s own parents towards permanency.
Here at Pathways of Idaho, we recognize that the client must actively be involved with their care. We work with the client and teach them the skills needed to help them succeed in their environments. We value helping them find their personal independence. We believe our clients learn how to gain control of their lives by striving to enhance their strengths, and supporting their independence and integration into the local community.
Our focus is to encourage recovery in the least restrictive setting; while appropriately maximizing the use of available resources.
By utilizing their strengths, supports and working collaboratively with those involved in the client’s treatment, we believe that they can succeed and find their paths to healthier lifestyles and to learn to live productively with their mental illness.
Our Core Values
We listen to all perspectives without judgment and stand stronger together.
We value a culture that is inclusive of all perspectives and promotes diversity at all levels.
We set high standards for ourselves and the services we provide by promoting ethical and honest conduct every step we take.
Meet our Team
“Every staff member goes above and beyond. I was told nothing is more important than me. I feel warm inside.”
"I appreciate all that work here. They seem to care and want to help, thank you all."
“You provided me understanding, compassion, resources, food, and safety. Provided me a chance to have the life I want. I am very grateful.”
“They helped me help myself, gave me resources I used to get me on the right path."
“You Listened to me talk, supported me, welcomed me. I will most definitely come back. You all are very nice and comforting."
"You helped me see the light at the end of the darkness, gave me resources and gave me someone to listen to me rant and rave."
Hi. My name is Alex. I have been a counselor for almost 10 years. I have worked with individuals with severe mental illness and people working through the legal system. I also have substantial experience working with people who are experiencing anxiety and depression. One of my strengths is helping people find clarity amid chaos and identify small steps that can add up to big changes. Although I enjoy working with all age groups, I most enjoy working with adults and older teens, ages 15 and older. My modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the LEAP model. This means that I try to identify relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and partner with you to access your own powerful reasons for change.
My clients are extremely important, and my intention as a therapist is for each individual to find their worth, and a life that is meaningful. I grew up in several countries in Latin America and am bicultural and bilingual. I love to work with couples, teenagers, LGBTQ+ community and others. I have been a therapist at Pathways since 2013 and am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I have two adult children and a teenager and am married to my soulmate. My children were all adopted, and I am so blessed to have gotten to be a mom. We have four (yes, four) dogs–two miniature pinschers adopted as babies and two Chihuahuas from a rescue organization. I look forward to embarking on the therapeutic journey with you. It is a sacred journey, and I am honored to be invited to join you. It is worth the pain.
Hi. My Name is Brandon. I have been privileged to work with diverse individuals and witness their personal growth and transformation. Engaging in self-reflection allows me to continually evaluate my professional practice, identify areas for improvement, and recognize my strengths as a counselor. Through this process, I have gained valuable insights into my role, my interactions with clients, and the impact of my work. One aspect of my counseling practice that I consistently reflect upon is the importance of building a solid therapeutic alliance with clients. Establishing trust, empathy, and rapport is fundamental to creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges. Reflecting on my client interactions, I have learned to be present, actively listen, and provide genuine empathy. I believe these qualities have helped foster a sense of safety and trust, allowing clients to open up and engage in the therapeutic process fully. I enjoy working with clients who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. Although I enjoy working with children, my preferred ages are 13 and older. The style I use emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy “CBT,” Humanistic Therapy “focuses on the individual’s self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-actualization,” and Narrative Therapy by having clients explore and redefine personal narratives and stories that clients tell about themselves.
My name is Amanda Jacobs. I tend to have an unstructured, supportive approach to therapy and am an open-minded, caring, and empathetic person. I prefer working with all kinds of people, but I have a lot of experience working with people who have been diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD. I also enjoy working with individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQI Community and people of all ages, though I prefer working with teens (ages 13+) and adults. I am a therapist who approaches therapy using supportive dialogue and I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). It is my goal to have clients become more educated about how their symptomatology effects them, identifying common triggers and unhealthy thinking patterns; and developing more mindfulness, insight, and coping skills to help decrease their symptoms. I also often encourage clients to create small goals for themselves to be working on outside of therapy sessions.
ESMI LEAD Clinician
Hi. My name is Susan. I am a deeply caring, creative person and I enjoy working with people who have chronic mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder, major depression, and schizoaffective disorder. I also work well with people experiencing psychosis for the first time (within two years of onset). Although I enjoy working with all age groups, I most enjoy working with adults and older teens, ages 15 and older. The style I use is one of supportive dialogue and the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy to help identify unhealthy thinking patterns, to improve insight and communication, and to develop coping and social skills.
Hello, my name is Shannon Moskitis, LCSW. My practice is rooted in understanding the social and environmental systems that impact our mental health and empowering individuals with a strength-based approach. I am passionate about supporting diverse populations and working with LGBTQ+ individuals and survivors of abuse. My approach is focused on identifying unhealthy thinking patterns, building communication and coping skills, and processing trauma. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) to address depression, anxiety, oppositional behavior, and trauma symptoms. I work with ages 5+, and I specialize in the 12-18 age group. In my free time, I enjoy DIY projects, circus arts, and snuggling with my pit bull.
Hi. I’m Jody Gray, LCSW. My clinical training and experience have been in a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches with adults as well as children and adolescents. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With nonjudgmental support and practical knowledge, I strive to work together to create healthy and sustainable ways to solve the dilemmas that bring people to therapy. In my free time I enjoy playing co-ed softball, listening to music, spoiling my fur-babies and spending time with friends and family.
Hi there! I’m Rachael and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I’m an empathetic, open minded, and creative person who aims to collaborate with people to improve their lives through helping them better understand themselves and their experiences. I use a personalized approach to counseling as I know that everyone has their own unique needs, experiences, and goals. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and work with clients on various issues, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, and emotional regulation. I utilize various therapy techniques to create a tailored approach, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) techniques, Narrative Therapy techniques, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and mindfulness techniques in order to identify and modify unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns, teach effective coping and relaxation skills, improve insight, and encourage and motivate personal change.
My name is Leia. I am a deeply empathetic person, who easily understands, and communicates well with others. I enjoy working with people with acute or chronic mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety, PTSD, and dementia. I also have some experience working with people living with schizoaffective disorder and Schizophrenia as long as they are under a psychiatrist’s care. I enjoy working with young adults to elderly clients. The style I use most often is talk therapy based on Reality Therapy Theory, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Therapy helps to identify issues, unhealthy thinking patterns, to improve self-insight, communication skills, and relieve everyday stressors. I believe psychopharmacology in conjunction with talk therapy provide clients with their best opportunity to live healthy lives and learn to cope with mental illness.
Hello and welcome! My name is Hayleigh Breier (she/her). As a therapist, I am honored to work alongside people as they grow, heal and become the best version of themselves. Although I am open to any clientele and diagnoses, I most often work with people who experience depression, anxiety, bipolar, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I enjoy working almost exclusively with adults and older teens, age 14 and up. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming provider and strive to create a safe space for all my clients. I utilize a mix of evidence-based practices such as Trauma-Informed care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using these practices, I help clients address trauma, identify and deconstruct negative core beliefs about self, improve distress tolerance and emotion regulation, explore identity, enhance social and communication skills, develop coping skills and more.
Hello, my name is Beth Pederson, MA, LPC. I am a deeply empathetic and compassionate person and I let those qualities guide me as a therapist. I use a blend of therapeutic modalities; however, my approach is rooted in Person-Centered Therapy as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness techniques. It brings me great joy to help people solve the dilemmas that bring them to therapy and I strive to use a non-judgmental and practical approach with my clients. It is my goal to raise clients’ awareness of their triggers and help them create and implement sustainable solutions. My clinical experience includes working with adolescents as well as adults, and I have extensive experience working with people who are blind or visually impaired with regard to adjustment to disability and vocational transitions. My preference is to work with clients over the age of 18 with issues including mood disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, autism spectrum and ADHD. As a parent to two adult sons raised in a blended family, I have many years of personal experience with parenting challenges, and I have worked in both individual and group counseling settings with parents who are struggling. Regardless of where someone is at on their personal journey, I will meet them where they are. My goal is to foster a trusting, safe therapeutic relationship that brings my clients personal growth and greater emotional understanding and awareness. In my free time I enjoy playing and listening to music, spending time with my family and friends, and traveling whenever I can.
My name is Laura Foster.
I am a motivated licensed Social Worker, with a passion for helping youth and families. I am primarily focused on using psychodynamic therapy with trauma-focused interventions to help clients find patterns in their emotions, thoughts and beliefs in order to gain insight of themselves. By further applying strength-based techniques, a resilience track is used for clients to promote successful treatment.
I enjoy working with people who have been diagnosed with executive functioning disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and OCD. I am further passionate in working with human-trafficked victims by remaining a supportive ally and promoter of change in their recovery.
The age groups I work with typically range from 17 and up, however I specialize in working with child development for younger ages, under 11 and up, to help address early and on-set risks associated with long-term health issues, based on the ACE score. I typically use psychodynamic therapy to assess clients’ deep-seated needs, urges and desires. Solution focused therapy is used to help manage clients’ symptoms and overall stress from the problem areas.
What I mainly work most on in therapy is communication, to help guide a healthy client and clinician dialogue and person-centered therapy.
Hey, my name is Wanda. I have been providing social services in the Treasure Valley community for over 20 years in many different ways. My goal is to eliminate the shame and to empower you to embrace your inner strength. I primarily utilize CBT techniques with Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused intervention. I also utilize DBT to assist in emotional regulation. I specialize in treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, Bipolar, and PTSD with adolescents and adults. I also specialize in substance use disorders and suicidal ideation intervention. I start every process with education because I want you to be fully equipped with knowledge about the symptoms of the diagnosis and to understand the approach we are taking. I am empathetic towards you, yet direct and assertive towards the illness. I believe healing and developing healthy patterns is a journey not a destination and want you to have the tools to be fully equipped to maintain your goals. Tidbit about me: On my free time, I enjoy my fur babies, game nights, crocheting and pursuing personal goals.
Hi! My name is Amber. I am a fun, loving and empathetic person who enjoys empowering individuals to live as the best version of themselves. I utilize a strength-based approach to help guide you in discovering the best parts of you and living well. I enjoy working with individuals who have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I also have experience in working with individuals who struggle with managing their anger and individuals who are experiencing grief. I work with both males and females 16 and older. The forms of therapy I utilize the most are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. What I focus on in therapy is mindset, developing healthy coping skills, and strengthening communication skills.
Hi, my name is Rachel and I am a newly graduated and licensed therapist who is compassionate, empathetic and desires to give back to the community. I am looking forward to helping people navigate the complexities and challenges of life, as well as celebrating their successes with them. I love to witness and be a part of individuals overcoming their obstacles and believe that therapy is a team effort between the client and the therapist. I enjoy working with individuals who have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bi-polar and borderline personality disorder. I enjoy working with all age groups but am specifically drawn to teens, adults and the elderly. The style that I use is one that is client-centered, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, along with incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as needed. Identification of unhealthy thinking patterns and learning new, healthy patterns, along with learning and practicing healthy coping skills are my top priority.
My name is Heidi and I describe myself as an outgoing and caring person for the well-being of others. I am fluent in Spanish and I enjoy working with individuals that find themselves really down on their luck. I would like to be part of their journey in helping them find the hope that they may be needing. I enjoy working with all ages, especially adults whose second language is English. I have a lot of experience working with the Latinx population. The style I use is one of supportive dialogue revolving around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interview and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe every human has a gift. However, we have not all had the opportunity to have had that gift nourished while growing up. I welcome being part of your journey to hope and healing. Therefore, what I work most on in therapy is coping skills, problem solving, resiliency building and existential therapy.
Hi, my name is SueAnn. I am a kind and caring person and I enjoy working with those that have been diagnosed with anxiety, major depression, low self-esteem, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I enjoy working with individuals of all age groups. The modalities I like to use are positive psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I like to help with negative thinking patterns and assist clients to identify their strengths in order to improve positivity, confidence, and help develop calming, coping, and social skills.