Pathways of Idaho has provided high quality behavioral health services to our community since 2006. 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
This is a great place to reach out to if you need a safe place. If you need help, reach out, their are plenty of resources in our community to get you out of whatever you need help from.
This place (I had no clue about) is SO AMAZING!! Highly recommend. They took on someone who needed it the most, provided a roof over his head, someone to talk to, and administered his medication all along with the staff doing everything they can to make sure his transition to his new home was safe and smooth. I thank your amazing staff so much!!!
I am very pleased with the services and staff at this office. We transferred care with a therapist that my son already connects well with and we couldn't be happier with the staff at this office. The level of professionalism by far exceeds the previous clinic we attended. This office is warm, welcoming, and always helpful.
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.
Hello, my name is Kirk Thiemann. I am a counselor that deeply believes in people’s potential to grow. I work to help clients experience more empathy, honesty, compassion, thoughtfulness, and flexibility with themselves and with others. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. Additionally, I have experience supporting people through their symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, trauma, sexuality concerns, relationship issues, career issues, and more. I utilize an interpersonal, person-centered, existential, and motivational interviewing.
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 Mary. I am a compassionate, empathetic and dedicated Mental Health Clinician with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with people who are newly experiencing symptoms of psychosis (within 2 years of onset) usually in the context of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder or major depressive disorder. Although I enjoy working with all age groups, I work well with youth and young adults, ages 15 to 30. My therapeutic style is grounded in a collaborative, strength-based, recovery oriented and supportive dialogue approach. I am extremely passionate about partnering with clients and family members in treatment and providing psychoeducation to assist clients and family members with obtaining knowledge about their mental health in order to gain a better understanding of symptoms, symptom impact and treatment options. The modalities of therapy that I utilize the most are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients and family members with identifying and decreasing unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors, reducing overall stress levels, increasing communication, and developing skills to manage distressing symptoms and behaviors. In addition, I believe strongly in a holistic treatment approach which involves connecting clients and family members to other members of the Pathways Team for additional integral services and advocacy.
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 Elizabeth. I am a kind, fun-loving, empathic person and I enjoy working with people who have experienced different types of trauma, including ongoing chronic stress. I also work well with people experiencing grief and loss. Although I enjoy working with all age groups, I most enjoy working with children and adolescents ages 5-17, and their families. The therapy styles I use most are Theraplay, Functional Family Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. What I work most on in therapy are emotional regulation skills to improve insight, increase one’s window of tolerance, and to develop coping, social, and relational 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! My name Rachael and I am a creative, motivated, and empathetic person who strives to help others work towards a happier and healthier life. I use a personalized and collaborative approach to counseling because I know that everyone has their unique needs, experiences, and goals. I primarily work with kiddos aged 5 years and older through adolescence in the areas of grief, attachment, depression, anxiety, developmental disorders (Autism), and behavioral problems using Play Therapy techniques, which allows the me to understand, communicate, and promote change using what children are already familiar with and enjoy: Play! I also teach emotional regulation skills, build children’s “feeling word” vocabularies, and aim to improve a child’s ability to communicate and express their needs. When working with adults and adolescents, I use a tailored approach utilizing various forms of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and mindfulness techniques in order to identify and modify unhelpful thinking patterns, teach effective coping and relaxation skills, improve insight, and encourage and motivate personal change.
Hi. My name is Susan Brown. Although I have worked with many populations (ages 6-86), I enjoy working with adults and older adults, such as the Medicare population and people going through life changes. But I also connect with teens, women’s issues, codependence, and those adjusting to the impact of Covid-19 changes–I like to help with creating new lifestyles to keep us grounded and connected. I also enjoy working with couples and individuals experiencing anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and Bipolar Disorder. The style I use is one of supportive dialogue and the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy [DBT] to help identify unhealthy thinking patterns, to improve insight and communication, and to develop coping and social skills. I have a strong background in non-violent communication skills and also use Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Bibliotherapy. There is often an element of mindfulness within my treatment style, if folks are open to it. Recently, I have become interested in Somatic Experiencing for trauma survivors, which focuses on the body’s senses as messengers to “read” and integrate traumatic reactions. Overall, I am most interested in the body, mind, and spirit connection that connects us all to each other and to our inner selves. Specifically, it is important to me to help people tap into their own personal power to access tools for change and coping.
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.