Meridian Health Sciences Center Counseling Clinic

We provide individual, couple, and family counseling at minimal costs to Idaho State University faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community.

Counseling services are provided by graduate level Master of Counseling students, Doctoral students, and some faculty from the Department of Counseling under the supervision of licensed counselors/faculty members.

For the purposes of training and supervision, counseling interns videotape counseling sessions. To insure clients’ privacy, these videos are securely (encrypted and password protected) stored, kept only briefly for the purposes of supervision, and are erased after supervision.

All client sessions are confidential within the limits of the law.

Our Services

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a student counselor to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors; work through challenging or influential memories; identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change; better understand themselves and others; set personal goals; and work toward a desired change.

Family Counseling

Family counseling is a process through which families work with a student counselor to help family members communicate more effectively and/or resolve conflicts.  

Family counseling can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through difficult life challenges.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is a process through which couples work with a student counselor to recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship.

Location

ISU Counseling, Meridian
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID  83642

Phone:  (208) 373-1719 
Fax: (208) 373-1795

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Parking

Client parking is located in the clinics area parking located in front of the ISU Clinics entrance of the building which is located on the southwest side of the building facing I-84.  

Your Counselor will meet you in the clinic reception area where you will receive a temporary parking pass.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (208) 373-1719.  

Please leave a message on our confidential voice mail and your call will be returned by our Clinic Coordinators within one business day.

Billing and Payment

Our program does not accept or bill insurance.  

We accept cash and/or checks at the time of service.

Our cash program fees are as follows:

Individual Counseling- $15
Family Counseling- $20
Couple Counseling- $20

Pro bono counseling services and discounted fees are offered to members of the community on a case-by-case basis, as well as ISU students, faculty, and staff members.

Our Staff

Judith Crews, Ph.D., LCPC, LMFT, Associate Professor of Counseling, Clinic Director

Crews has over 20 years of experience in mental health counseling. Dr. Crews received her Master’s degree in Counseling in 1996 from the University of Nevada and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nevada in 1999.  She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

(208) 373-1717 / crewj@isu.edu

Elizabeth “Liz” Doughty Horn, Ph.D., LCPC, Associate Professor of Counseling

Horn has over 18 years of experience in mental health counseling.  She specializes in issues surrounding loss and grief.  Dr. Horn received her Master’s degree in Counseling in 1998 from Sam Houston State University and her Doctor of Philosophy from Texas A&M University in 2006.  She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Liz is specifically interested in the current trends relating to bereavement grief, religious and spiritual issues in counseling, and approaches to working with clients from different cultural backgrounds.

(208) 373-1718 / dougeliz@isu.edu

 

Doctoral Students:

Dominique Avery, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 3rd Year Doctoral Cohort

Dominique received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho.2014.  Her clinical experience includes working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, LGBTQ youth and young adults, refugees and at risk children.  Her areas of scholarly interest include trauma competency in counselors, trauma recovery, and integrating neurobiology into the field of counseling and counselor education.

Kristen Langellier, LPC, NCC, M.A. in Human Development Counseling , 3rd Year Doctoral Cohort

Kristen graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2014 with a Master of Arts degree from the Department of Human Development Counseling.  Her clinical experience includes working with adults struggling with a myriad of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ populations, and women’s issues in counseling. Her research interests include e feminism, multiculturalism, social justice, and advocacy.

Kerrie Taylor, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2nd Year Doctoral Cohort

Kerrie received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida in 2013.  Her clinical experience includes working with adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness who were involved with the criminal justice system.  She also worked on a community task force advocating for marginalized populations and forming community partnerships to benefit clients.  Kerry’s research interests include: working with multicultural populations, integrating technology with live supervision, the supervisory relationship, social justice, and treating co-occurring disorders.

Dustin Destler, M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, 2nd Year Doctoral Cohort

Dustin received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University.  His clinical experience includes collaborating with under-privileged youth and families, young children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, collegiate student-athletes, and over-privileged young adults.  Dustin’s scholarly interests center around advocacy for those with less inherent power while utilizing a Feminist lens.

Candice Elison, M.A. in Counseling, 1st Year Doctoral Cohort

Candice received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Idaho State University in Clinical Health Counseling.  Her clinical experience includes working with the Pocatello Counseling Clinic and the Health and Welfare Human Development Center.  Candice’s scholarly interests include: Grief and loss, trauma, EMDR, and working with severe and persistent mental illness.

Katherine Wallace LeBar, M.A. in Counseling, 1st Year Doctoral Cohort

Katherine received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Idaho State University in 2016.  She has volunteered with the Idaho Counseling Association (ICA) for the last two years as the Sponsorship Chair to support the 2015-2016 annual conference which supports mental health professionals.  Katherine’s scholarly interests are focused on the impact of changing social demographics such as working with blended and non-traditional families as well as a new generation of women choosing to live childfree and define their identity, career, and femininity outside traditional roles.

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