I, Kristie Louderbough, obtained a Master’s of Art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) from Adam State University in Alamosa, WA and a Bachelor's of Art degree in English with a writing emphasis from Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-6530) in the State of Idaho. I am also a Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). My education included coursework in areas such as family and couples therapy, Child Play Therapy, directive and nondirective therapeutic intervention, lifespan development, diagnosis and assessment, group psychotherapy, gender and ethnicity studies, human sexuality, spirituality and counseling, substance use and abuse counseling, and career development counseling. I have specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian therapy, Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and victim recovery for domestic violence and abuse.
I value an active dialogue with clients in an effort to explore specific needs and identify patterns. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families through their journey. My therapeutic approach varies depending on the issues with which each individual is struggling. I don't have a one approach that fits all clients, but I tailor my work to the individual and family to meet them where they are currently at and work together to bring positive change. The purpose is to help explore individual and family resources such as strengths, resiliency, and hope in each unique situation. Respect for each member's individuality is essential to a successful therapeutic process. It is my understanding that therapeutic goals are most productive when all parties involved agree.