Dr. Philip Girling, MD, Psychiatry
Dr. Girling is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry.
His psychiatrist interests are diagnostic evaluations, mood disorders, ADHD and opiate addictions. Fifty 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, a mental health and substance abuse treatment
programs. Dr. Girling has served as a physicians 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.
Dr. Shawn Thurber, LMFT
Dr. Shawn Thurber has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 11 years. He completed an internship in New Jersey before returning to Idaho. For 5 years he worked at agencies in Idaho Falls in Pocatello and then spent 6 years at the BHC at EIRMC. He has worked primarily with adolescents and specializes in helping kids with depression, anxiety, personality and behavior issues. He is also comfortable working with adults and enjoys doing work with couples. He is a trained Couple Communication Instructor and has years of experience leading parenting classes. Dr. Thurber is currently accepting new patients at Human Dynamics and Diagnostics in Idaho Falls.
Bonnie Horsburgh, LCSW
Ms. Horsburgh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience in social and behavioral health services. After receiving her Masters degree in 2008, she received specialized training and supervision in the area of early childhood attachment and the treatment of attachment trauma. She facilitates Child Parent Relationship Therapy, which helps parents learn to emotionally connect with their children and create deeper, more meaningful relationships with them. She also specializes in enhanced cognitive behavioral treatment for adolescents and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stage-of-life transitions. Ms. Horsburgh uses Mindfulness-Based and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies to help her clients learn to tolerate distress while achieving the goals of creating richer, more meaningful relationships and experiences. She has also received Level 1 training in the Gottman Method for treating couples. She is a certified to provide clinical supervision to Masters level social workers. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Rebecca Starr, LCSW, RPT-S
Ms. Starr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with over 12 years of experience. She specializes in working with children between the ages of 2-10 with a variety of emotional and behavioral conditions. She is trained in a variety of play therapy techniques and uses this modality because play is the language that children use to learn about and understand their world. One of the play therapy areas that she has specialized training in is called Theraplay, a treatment modality that focuses on assisting children and their caretakers in developing healthy relationships with each other and helping the child learn to understand that adults are safe and dependable. Ms. Starr works with children with attachment problems and developmental trauma as well as victims of other types of trauma including physical and sexual abuse, She also works with children coping with loss and adjustment, and children with conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and oppositional behavior. She is very passionate about helping children and families deal with hard things and make positive, healthy changes in their lives. Ms. Starr practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Mark Kelsch, LMSW
Mr. Kelsch is a Licensed Master Social Worker. He has worked with individuals in a variety of settings and with a diverse client population. Mr. Kelsch has extensive experience in treating preadolescents, adolescents, and young adults. He helps clients who present with a variety of concerns, such as, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger management, behavioral disorders, grief and loss issues, trauma recovery, life transitions, conflict resolution. He teaches parenting skills and conducts family therapy sessions. Mr. Kelsch does bring in elements from several modalities, but primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). His overall goal is to help his clients and families better cope and deal with life challenges, while making healthy and positive changes. Mr. Kelsch practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Wendy Loyd, LPC
Ms. Loyd is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Wendy has 13 years of mental health experience. This combination of experience allows her to bring a unique perspective to her practice. Wendy’s clinical experience includes inpatient, outpatient and home settings, Community Action Team, Drug Court and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Centers. Specialties include depression, anxiety, mood and personality disturbances, substance abuse, chronic mental health, adolescent distresses, family support and individual/personal life coaching. She also carries a Certificated Brain Injury Specialist certification which has been used within a clinical setting to counseling survivors and families of TBI’s. She provides therapy to children, adolescent and adults. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Trauma. Ms. Loyd practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Aaron Schaerrer, LCSW
Sarah Hernandez, LMSW
Ms. Hernandez is a Licensed Master Social Worker from CSUS. She provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, Attachment Focused Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, self-harm thoughts or behavior, 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 their quality of life. She is also the Addictions Program Manager, and provides out-patient substance abuse treatment utilizing various evidenced based treatment methods for low, moderate and high risk populations. She is working towards her clinical licensure and to become certified in Motivational Interviewing. Ms. Hernandez 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.
Roxana Lemus, LMSW
Ms. Lemus is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Ms. Lemus presently provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in individual, and group settings. She practices Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of mental health issues and co-occurring substance abuse issues. Clients are supported in gaining a deeper understanding of their interpersonal relationships with others and learn skills to maintain their depression, anxiety and trauma to help improve their quality of life. Ms. Lemus speaks Spanish and practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Shannon Johnson, LMSW
Ms. Johnson is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. She has worked in mental health and developmental disability programs over the past 12 years. Ms. Johnson provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. She uses a strength-based perspective taking into account how history influences present circumstances and beliefs. Ms. Johnson teaches skills to help her clients create a more joyful and meaningful life experience. She has specialized training in working with couples as she has completed the Level II Clinical Training for Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She provides pre-marital, marital, relationship, parenting, and co-parenting counseling for couples. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.
Kylie Hansen, BA
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.
Ms. Hess is a graduate of Idaho State University Physician Assistant program. She is board certified as a Physician Assistant. Ms. Hess has worked with a variety of diagnosis including ADHD and mood disorders. She has worked with all age ranges. She is passionate about people improve their quality of life. She practices in the Idaho Falls office.