Our staff includes licensed psychologists and licensed counselors. Masters and doctoral trainees work under the direct supervision of licensed staff. Below is a list of our current staff in our Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Meridian offices:
Pocatello Counseling & Testing Service
- Rick Pongratz, Ph.D., LPC-S, Licensed Psychologist; Director
- Jennifer Miesch, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist; Assistant Director/Clinical Coordinator
- Kristin Stewart Yates, Ph.D., LCPC-S; Training Coordinator
- Matt Ashton, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
- Cameron Staley, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
- Susan MaComb, M.Coun., LPC
- Sally Bodkin, M.Coun., LPC, NCC
- Sheryl Yee, MSW
- Jamie Howerton, M.Coun., LPC; Testing Coordinator
- Robin Nelson, Administrative Assistant II
- Ryan Karlson, Administrative Assistant I
Practicum and Intern Providers
- Erin Miller
- Elie Penix
- Lucinda Scott
- Wilson Trusty
- Cearden Datoon
- Anna Baird-Udy
- Megan Ostler
- Rachel Brown
Idaho Falls Counseling & Testing Service
- Blaney Hanvey, M. Coun., LPC-S
- Jennifer Jolley, Administrative Assistant I
Meridian Counseling & Testing Service
- Soni Myers, MS, LCPC, NCC
- Clifford Rone, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
The University Counseling and Testing Service serves Idaho State University and its community with a dual mission. Our counseling services mission is to support the academic, emotional, social, vocational, spiritual, cultural, and professional development of students and other members of the ISU community by offering counseling, outreach, consultation, training, and educational and health promotion services. Our testing services mission is to initiate and provide a secure, professional, and proctored testing environment to meet individual, University, and community needs for admission, certification, licensure, correspondence, course placement, job placement, and academic course exams that adheres to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.
We support and affirm the University's core values of learning, diversity, engagement, leadership, responsiveness, and responsibility. In so doing, we commit to a counseling and testing work environment that is welcoming and comfortable for all individuals, regardless of race, sex, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, spiritual identification, national origin, or disability. We further commit to an ethical, efficient, and wise use of both our fiscal and human resources in support of our dual mission.
The University Counseling and Testing Service plays a critical role in the educational, health, and wellness missions of Idaho State University. Our learning outcomes reflect our commitment to the safety and success of all ISU students.
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