Dr. Philip Girling, MD, Psychiatry
Dr. Girling is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry. His interests are diagnostic evaluations, mood disorders, ADHD and opiate addictions. 50 percent of his work is conducting psychotherapy. He works with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Girling works to keep medications simple and rational with patients who need them. Far too often, he finds people who are on unsafe combinations or have a medical problem contributing to mental illness. He is the manager and co-owner of Human Dynamics & Diagnostics mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. Dr. Girling has served as a physician advisor to the Idaho Medicaid program from December 2007 to present, a mental health advisor on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for Idaho Medicaid 2008 - 2010, and a consultant to the US Department of Energy 2008-present. He has practiced in Idaho Falls since 2003 and treats patients in our Idaho Falls and Salmon offices.
Bonnie Horsburgh, LCSW
Ms. Horsburgh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults with chronic conditions, as well as adjustment disorders and issues related to divorce, stage-of-life transitions, and trauma. Ms. Horsburgh facilitates Child Parent Relationship Therapy, which helps parents learn to emotionally connect with their children and create deeper, more meaningful relationships with them. She has also received supervised training in treating children with attachment issues and their family members. She specializes in cognitive behavioral treatment for adolescents and adults coping with depression, anxiety, and personality disorder. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help her clients learn to tolerate the distress of trauma and/or everyday life while achieving the goal of creating richer, more meaningful relationships and experiences. Ms. Horsburgh is also registered as a Clinical Supervisor within the State of Idaho and is available to provide supervision to masters level social workers. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Rebecca Starr, LCSW, RPT
Ms. Starr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist who also serves on the board of directors for the Idaho Association for Play Therapy. She works with both adults and children with a variety of emotional and behavioral conditions. She is trained in play therapy and uses this modality because play is the language that children use to learn about and understand their world. She is seeking certification in Theraplay, a treatment modality that focuses on children with attachment problems and helps them build appropriate attachments with their parents or caretakers, Ms. Starr works with victims of physical and sexual abuse, children coping with divorce, and children with conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and oppositional behavior. She works with adults with depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Starr practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Jana Pickering, LCSW
Ms. Pickering is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat emotional and psychiatric disorders and to promote mental health. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to address, depression, anger, addiction, and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress, problems with self-esteem, and grief. She is trained in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and is experienced in working with clients in group settings. Ms. Pickering practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Mark Kelsch, LMSW
Mr. Kelsch is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. Mr. Kelsch is trained in clincial social work in rural areas, as well as the role of spirituality in clincial work. He is a member of Phi Alpha, a National Social Work Honor Society. He provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with chronic conditions and stage of life transitions. He teaches clients and their families behavioral strategies for coping with depression, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and anger issues. Mr. Kelsch practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Joanna Trussel, LCSW
Ms. Trussel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a graduate of Walla Walla University. Ms. Trussel works with children, adolescents, and adults to address symptoms of depression, anger, ADHD, stress, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, marital concerns, family discord, school problems, adjustment concerns due to life transitions, and trauma. Ms. Trussel is a certified practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which addresses and reduces the cognitive and emotional disturbances that occur with simple or complex trauma experiences. She is trained in multiple treatment modalities to assist her clientele with increasing positive life experiences and assisting individuals, couples, and families to become their best selves. Ms. Trussel is also registered as a Clinical Supervisor within the State of Idaho and is available to provide supervision to masters level social workers. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Aaron Schaerrer, LMSW
Mr. Schaerrer is a Licensed Master Social Worker and graduate of Northwest Nazarene University where he studied clinical social work with a rural and spiritual emphasis. He has worked with families, adults and children providing psychosocial rehabilitation as well as case management services Mr. Schaerrer is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and crisis intervention work. He has specialized experience and/or training in treating addicitons (substance abuse, sexual addition, co-occuring disorders), geriatrics/late life issues, domestic violence-related abuse, play therapy, intergrating spiritaulity into treatment, and working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Mr. Schaerrer practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Jerilyn Pence, LCSW
Ms. Pence is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. She works with teenagers and adults to address depression, anxiety, and trauma through cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapy. She provides family therapy to improve communication and parenting skills. She also specializes in working with individuals with substance abuse disorders in individual and group settings. Ms. Pence practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Sarah Hernandez, LMSW
Ms. Hernandez is a Licensed Master Social Worker who is a graduate of California State University of Stanislaus. She has worked in social services for fifteen years. She previously worked in a intensive out-patient substance abuse program for juveniles and adults with misdemeanor and felony convictions. Ms. Hernandez presently provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, self-harm thoughts or behavior, possible co-occurring substance abuse issues, personality disorder, adjustment, stage-of-life transitions and grief. Clients are assisted by gaining an awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviors and finding skillful ways of coping with life stressors and their environment to improve quality of life. Ms. Hernandez has experience in Moral Reconation Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Twelve Step, Scream Free Parenting, and men and women's Trauma Recovery and Empowerment. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Eric Davenport, LMSW
Mr. Davenport is a Licensed Master Social Worker. He received associates and bachelor's degrees in Child Development from Boise State University and recently received his Master's degree in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. He has worked with children with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and trauma for 21 years. He utilizes client-centered and directive play therapies to help children identify and express their feelings in a safe, therapeutic environment. Mr. Davenport works with children who are coping with divorce, grief, adjustment, oppositional behavior, ADHD, family relational problems, anxiety, and depression. He is sensitive and responsive to the needs of children and their families. Mr. Davenport is working toward the designation of Registered Play Therapist. He practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Shannon Johnson, BS
Ms. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in secondary education. She completed the USPRA Children's Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certification and the Habilitative Intervention Certification. Ms. Johnson established HDD's developmental disabilities agency and currently serves as the Program Administrator and Compliance Officer.
Kylie Hansen, BS
Ms. Hansen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology. She has completed the CADC coursework and is an Idaho Student of Addictions Studies (ISAS). Ms. Hansen facilitates group and individual counseling for adults struggling with substance abuse. She also serves as HDD's case manager for the addictions program, as well as working in mental health as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.