IBH Team

Management

TAMI JONES, LCSW
President & CEO

Idaho Behavioral HealthTami Jones is the President and owner of Idaho Behavioral Health. Tami received an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Hutchinson Junior College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Boise State University, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from the University of Hawaii. She has been actively involved in the mental health community in Boise since 1993. For over a decade, Tami provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy and now serves in an administrative role. Prior to opening Idaho Behavioral Health, Tami managed three different community based and clinical mental health programs. She is certified as a clinical supervisor and has provided many continuing education training’s, both locally and statewide, through tele-education. Tami has also been active in the development and formation of mental health policy for the state of Idaho through her service on many different statewide work-groups and her involvement in development of new legislation.

 

 

Tracy Warriner, LMSW  Program Manager, after hours contract

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Melinda Carpenter, MS, CPRP CBRS Team Leader – Mountain Home 

IBH STAFF 2016-65Melinda Carpenter joined IBH in August 2012 as a Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist and Case Manager and was promoted to a Team Lead position in 2014.   Melinda continues with CBRS/CM duties along with supervising a team of other CBRSs/CMs. She is currently working on a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and expects to graduate in Spring 2017. She received her Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of South Dakota in 1997, and her Bachelor of Science in Math Education from the University of South Dakota in 1995. Melinda has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral and mental health issues. In her free time, Melinda enjoys spending time by the river and on the family farm with her husband, six children, and her grandson.

Danielle Grant, LSW Peer Support and Family Support Program Manager – Nampa

IBH STAFF 2016-30Danielle Grant, LSW moved to Boise from Washington State in 2002 to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Boise State University. After graduation, she began working at the Department of Health and Welfare as a licensed social worker performing case management for children and family services. Danielle has also worked as a director for a home for at-risk teen girls and has done professional guardianship case management. Danielle came to Idaho Behavioral Health in 2011 and began working as a Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist. Since then, she has moved into the team lead position for the Peer Support Program in the Caldwell, Boise, and Mountain Home offices. Danielle enjoys reading, writing, any outdoor activity, and spending time with her two children.

Clinicians

Aida Dizdar-Barac, LCSW Multi-Cultural Program Manager  & CBRS Team Lead

Idaho Behavioral HealthAida graduated with Master’s degrees in Health Sciences and Social Work from Boise State University. She has over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations and families through various positions in the community including: career consultation/retention, case management, and psychosocial rehabilitation.  Currently, she is working with individuals and families with diverse needs and experiences from an array of backgrounds.  Aida utilizes an integrative approach focusing on empowerment of individuals within their unique social/environmental systems to help them build on their resilience and thrive in many areas of life.

 

Anita Collier, LCPC

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Anita Collier has worked in the counseling field for over 20 years.  She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and the University of North Florida with a Master’s Degree in Education / Counseling.  She attended the University of Memphis and Harding University in Memphis, Tennessee for Post-Graduate courses in counseling.  She was licensed in Tennessee as a Professional Counselor in 1993.  She worked in Tennessee in an addiction recovery center and community mental health.  She moved to Idaho in 1997 and was licensed as a clinical professional counselor.  Since moving to Idaho she has worked in addictions with adults and adolescents, in juvenile corrections and with couples, adults and adolescents in therapy.  She joined Idaho Behavioral Health as a therapist in 2009.  Anita is a National Board Certified Counselor.

 

Greg Hall, LCPC Program Director, Caldwell

Idaho Behavioral HealthGreg Hall has lived in the Boise area with his wife and daughter since 2011. He joined IBH in 2011, starting as a clinician and was promoted to Program Director of the Caldwell office in September 2012. Greg splits his time at work between seeing clients for counseling and fulfilling his managerial responsibilities. He received his Master of Counseling degree from Idaho State University, with an emphasis in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. Greg enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and spending time at home with his family.

 

 

Kirsten Bagley, LCSW Psychotherapist & CBRS Team Lead

KristenKirsten received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mesa State College (now known as Colorado Mesa University) in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2001. She moved to Idaho in September 2001, and began working as a CBRS Specialist in Twin Falls. Kirsten has over 10 years of experience in Community Based Rehabilitation Services along with the development and implementation of functional assessments and treatment plans. She earned her MSW through Boise State University in 2011, and currently serves as a licensed provider of psychotherapy, and is also the CBRS Team Lead for our Boise office. As a CBRS Team Lead, Kirsten holds the responsibility of supervising the Boise CBRS and Case Management staff. When she’s not working, Kirsten enjoys spending her free time with her 3 children and her husband, attending concerts, watching movies, reading, and trying out new recipes in her own kitchen…and a little retail therapy when she gets the chance!

 

 

Matt Johansen, LCPC CBRS Team Lead

MattMatt is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over ten years experience in the mental health field. He graduated from The College of Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and attended Eastern Washington University where he received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.  Matt has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a wide array of needs and challenges. Matt also has experience treating addictions and substance use disorders in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. Matt takes an eclectic approach to therapy and believes that no one method of enacting positive self-change or healing will work for every individual. Matt is a lifelong resident of Idaho and enjoys baseball, camping, target shooting, whitewater rafting, spending time with friends, and generally nerding out.

 

 

Nicholas Arbon, LCSW Clinical Director

NickNick is native to Idaho and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a State of Idaho Social Work board approved supervisor. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2009 and received his Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in clinical mental health from University of Maryland in 2010. During his years in Baltimore, Nick was employed with a nonprofit health clinic for the uninsured providing outpatient behavioral health care in coordination with primary care physicians and wellness providers. He moved with his wife and children to the Mountain Home area in 2014 where he joined the IBH team. He enjoys working with a diverse population and specializes in seeing adults and adolescents.  Nick often uses a Person Centered therapeutic approach in conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help individuals and families work towards on overall sense of wellness. He enjoys all things sports related and prides himself in being a fan of the Buffalo Bills.

 

 

Pamela Hooper, LCSW Clinical Director

Pam is a LCSW that has been providing Individual Psychotherapy for five years. Pam graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1987 and has worked extensively with at-risk children in the the public and private school arena as well as residential treatment centers.  In addition, Pam has worked as a Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist. In 2009, Pam received her Master of Social Work and has since worked with IBH. She works with children and adults as a clinical counselor. She is trained in traditional play therapy techniques and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Based Therapy with her adult clients. Pam exercises an Adlerian approach with the knowledge of traditional psychotherapy constructs such as Erickson and Freud.

Risa Mortensen, LPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Nelson, LCPC

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Stephen received his Master of Counseling degree from Idaho State University. He has life and work experience dealing with a wide variety of mental disorders ranging from severe autism disorder, mood disorders including severe depression and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, and anxiety disorders.  As a mental health counselor he works with a variety of clients including children, teenagers and adults using various theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, and eclectic therapy.  In the therapeutic setting he strives to create an environment that provides the person with genuineness, authenticity, openness, self-disclosure, acceptance, empathy, and approval.  Stephen enjoys spending time with his family, his pet boxer Cheeto, being in nature, hiking in the forests, laughing, and enjoying a good sense of humor.