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Matthew Andersen, Director - Center for New Directions

Matthew Andersen

Director, Center for New Directions

Office: Roy F. Christensen Complex 366



Professional Work Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho (LCPC)
  • 15 years of experience providing counseling services and administration
  • Clinical director and admin of a mental health treatment facility for 10 years.

Favorite Professional Experience

I love being able to watch the transformation and healing that occurs when a client fully engages and trusts in the counseling process. I have specialized in substance abuse and trauma for many years. I enjoy the close connections I am able to make with others in counseling and have seen some amazing changes when clients start to heal from their pain.

A Little About Me

When I am not at work, I am typically with my family. Having married an athletic person and having three boys has allowed me to combine my love of sports with my love of my kids! Summers are filled with baseball, swimming, parkour and many other adventures! It’s my favorite time of year!

Administrative Assistant, Center for New Directions

Angela Boursaw

Administrative Assistant



Angela was born and raised in American Falls, Idaho. She moved to Pocatello in 1994 and began to raise her family. Angela started her career at ISU as a Secondary Education Major before deciding to pursue a nontraditional occupation in the energy field. She has completed the course work for the Energy Systems Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology program and is working toward completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science. As a student, Angela worked for the Adult Success Center at ISU and, in 2010, had the honor of earning Idaho State University Student Employee of the Year second runner-up. Angela is pleased to have found a new home within the General Education Department as Center for New Directions' administrative assistant. She is the mother of three and the grandmother of two adorable toddlers. She is a voracious reader and an avid knitter.

Janie Marley, LMSW - Counselor at Center for New Directions

Janie Marley, LMSW

Counselor at Center for New Directions

Office: Roy F. Christensen Complex (RFC) Office 372A

(208) 282-2454


Professional Work Experience

  • State Licensed Master Social Worker
  • 16 years working in behavioral health industry
  • Experienced in child through adult aged individual and family psychotherapy

 Career Highlights

  • Initiated and facilitated an emotional regulation youth support group
  • Participated in a state sponsored adolescent and youth behavioral training program for Idaho
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting certification

Favorite Professional Experience

I’ve had the opportunity to work with many people facing emotional and behavioral challenges.  I enjoy supporting people as they increase self-awareness, self-confidence, emotional regulation skills, as they are seeking and accomplish personal and family goals.  One positive experience was supporting a family working through difficult adjustments and growth as they took active steps finalizing an adoption process expanding their family. 

A Little About Me.…

I have a few favorite hobbies which include traveling, enjoying various forms of music, and attending estate sales.  I am married, have a blended family, and enjoy spending time with them playing corn hole, table tennis, or card games.