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ISU Psychology Clinic


Phone:  (208) 282-2129
Fax:  (208) 282-5411

1400 E. Terry Dr., Bldg. 63
Pocatello, ID  83209
5th Floor, Garrison Hall


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Academic Schedule:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer Schedule:

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Psychology session

ISU's Psychology Clinic provides psychological testing for DSM-5 diagnoses and evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. The Psychology Clinic is a training and behavioral health care center connected with the ISU Psychology Department. This treatment facility, which was established in 1978, provides training for doctoral students in the clinical psychology program as well as a low-cost treatment option for children and adults living in Southeastern Idaho.

Services are not restricted to the university and in fact, most clients are community members. Clients work collaboratively with psychology trainees and the supervising clinical faculty to resolve mental health difficulties and reach personal goals.

Idaho State University recognizes that our mission is to care, support, and educate individuals and families affected by health conditions that diminish their quality of life. We acknowledge that individuals may experience discrimination in the healthcare system, which can adversely affect their health outcomes.  We recognize that both conscious and unconscious discrimination occur. Overt and conscious discrimination is not tolerated. Unconscious or unintentional discrimination need to be identified, challenged, and addressed. We believe everyone has the right to be healthy and have access to the resources they need.

We strive to achieve the following commitments to our colleagues and our patients:

  •  Goal 1: We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
  • Goal 2: All patients receive the highest level of care possible delivered in a patient and family friendly approach using evidence-based medicine.
  • Goal 3: We recognize racism, not race, as the cause for healthcare disparities and therefore will examine our healthcare treatment plans for bias.
  • Goal 4: We will track information on factors that create disparities as they relate to health outcomes to better identify how we may actively seek to eliminate such disparities in healthcare.
  • Goal 5: We intend to improve the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
  • Goal 6: We commit to listen, learn, and seek to understand in order to create impactful and sustainable positive change.
  • Goal 7: We will recognize and reward practices that promote health equity.

Definition of health equity: The state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/

While the terms equity and equality may sound similar, the implementation of one versus the other can lead to dramatically different outcomes for marginalized people: Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome within the scope of care provided at ISU Clinics.


Clinical services provided primarily reflect the specialty areas of the faculty members of the Psychology Department at ISU. Providers may offer psychological testing for DSM-5 diagnoses and evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, including but not limited to the following specialty services:

  • Evidence-based treatment for Depressive, Anxiety, and other DSM-5 Disorders
  • Treatment for sleep and impulse control difficulties
  • Treatment for interpersonal/relationship issues
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

All assistance and records are confidential, except as excluded by law.

  • Personality Tests
  • Achievement Tests
  • Attitude Tests
  • Aptitude Tests
  • Emotional Intelligence Tests
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Projective Tests
  • Adult evaluations for ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities

  • Assessment and treatment for externalizing and internalizing problems in children and adolescents, including specializations in feeding difficulties, selective mutism, developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Child evaluations for ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities

Make an Appointment

Call (208) 282-2129 to schedule an appointment.  If you are unable to speak with someone, you can leave a message on our confidential voice mail system.  (Some services may have a waiting list, although clients can usually obtain services within one month)

  • Clinic Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Consent Forms

Patient parking is available in the areas designated clinic patient parking in the East or West lots of Garrison Hall (Building 63).  You will need to obtain a parking pass from the Clinic Secretary before parking.  Look for the white "Patient/Client Parking" signs.  These are the first six parking spots on the right hand side of the lot. 

Please place the Guest Parking Pass on the left side of your dashboard to avoid receiving a parking ticket. Unfortunately, we can NOT reverse parking tickets.

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Supervising Psychologists

Robert Rieske

Robert Rieske, Ph.D.

Clinic Director/Assistant Professor

(208) 282-4192


Dr. Rieske and his team specialize in the assessment of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with specialization in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the lifespan (12 months thru adulthood). These comprehensive assessments include the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) in addition to cognitive, developmental, adaptive, achievement, language, and nueropsychological assessments individualized to each client.



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Steven Lawyer, Ph.D.


(208) 282-2142


Dr. Lawyer uses evidence-based integrative cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to help adults with a broad range of struggles but with a particular focus on problems with anxiety, depression, and trauma.


Shannon Lynch, Ph.D.


(208) 282-2110


Dr. Lynch has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in Idaho since 2004. Dr. Lynch works with students to provide adolescent and adult individual treatment and couples and group treatment. Her areas of expertise include interpersonal and relationship problems, trauma, interpersonal violence, and PTSD. 



Samuel Peer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Director of Clinical Training

(208) 282-1215


Dr. Peer did his Clinical Psychology Ph.D. at Central Michigan University and Child Clinical Psychology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has over 19 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and their families in a multitude of settings, including the foster system, residential and psychiatric care, child trauma hospitals, and schools. He is trained in all 3 best-practice child trauma treatments; namely: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (http://www.pcit.org/what-is-pcit.html); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; https://tfcbt.org/about/), and Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT; https://www.afcbt.org/about/aboutafcbt); as well as several other evidence-based treatments for youth, couples, and families. Clinically, his practicum team specializes in providing effective treatment for youth ages 2–12 that have problems related to defiance, hyperactivity, aggression, temper, inattention, social deficits, trauma, autism, anxiety, and/or depression. 

Joshua Swift, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(208) 282-3445


Dr. Joshua Swift is a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychotherapy with adult clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or general interpersonal, role, or emotional distress. His approach to treatment is integrative, relying heavily on evidence-based client-centered and cognitive-behavioral techniques. He places a strong emphasis on patient-centered care, including involving patients in the decision-making process and utilizing client feedback obtained through routine outcome monitoring. 



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Ashlee Meldrum

Office Manager

(208) 282-2129

(208) 282-5411


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Hannah Velasquez

Office Manager





  • Our clinic does not accept or bill insurance and is a cash pay clinic.  Since we are a training facility with student therapist involvement, insurance companies are often not obligated to cover our services. Upon request, we will assist clients who wish to file insurance claims, but we are unable to file a claim for you.


  • There is no charge for an initial, individual adult-consultation. ISU students, faculty and staff receive a fee reduction, however, students should always contact the ISU Counseling and Testing Center (208-282-2130) where services are provided to students at no cost.

  • Fees at the ISU Psychology Clinic are based on a sliding fee scale similar to that used by public sector agencies such as the Department of Health and Welfare. Separate fees have been established for special services (e.g. assessments, forensic work).

  • All clients sign an informed consent and fee agreement. Clients are expected to pay at least half of their assessment fee when services commence.

  • Some faculty may see patients themselves through the Faculty Practice Plan (FPP); patients participating in the FPP are billed at the lower limit of prevailing community rates.


  • Your curent balance can be retireved from your last monthly statement or by contacting the clinic directly.
  • Payment is expected at the time of service.  We accept cash, checks, and online payments at the link below.

    Pay Online
No Surprise Billing Act

Clinic Training Admission and Facilities

The Psychology Clinic is a training facility. Special conditions surrounding the training function of the clinic (e.g., role of students, research options, protocol limitations) are explained at the time of initial consultation if applicable.

The physical structure includes six standard treatment/consultation rooms, two testing areas, a child playroom, and several group/conference rooms, all equipped with standard observational facilities. Our facility includes a computer lab and library for graduate student use, as well as video conferencing capabilities.

Computerized administration and/or scoring is available for frequently used psychological tests (e.g., WAIS-IV/WMS-IV, MMPI-2, PAI).

Library searches using Psych INFO and medical databases can also be conducted on site.

The clinic exposes psychology students to a variety of different training experiences, providing both individual and group supervision in practicum. Specialty workshops by external faculty (e.g., crisis management, Pediatric Health Psychology) are provided annually.

For further information about our clinical training program at ISU and the admissions process, please refer to our Clinical Psychology page.

Psychology Clinic during Emergency Situations

The Psychology Clinic is not equipped to offer treatment to individuals who are presently a danger to themselves or others or need immediate emergency intervention. Emergency services are provided by:

Immediate Emergency 911
Portneuf Medical Center (208) 239-1800
Human Development Center 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Adult Mental Health Unit
  • Children's Mental Health Unit
  • Emergency after-hours on-call Mental Health Dept.

(208) 234-7900
(208) 234-7900
(208) 234-8685 or
(208) 234-7900

Idaho CARE Line Dial 211
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and/or the Veterans Crisis Line 988 (call or text)


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