Eric Schaat – Clinical Director
Eric has over 15 years of clinical experience in treating chronic and persistent mental health and substance abuse disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. Eric’s experience includes working with adults, adolescents, and children from different backgrounds and he has provided family, couples, and relationship therapy as well as individual and group therapy. Eric has been trained in trauma recovery therapy utilizing Brainspotting and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) and he is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Eric is an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Idaho.
Originally from Montana, Ashley is enjoying living in Southeastern Idaho. She has a multitude of hobbies including reading, knitting, weaving, spinning fiber and spending time with her animals. Ashley and her family have 3 horses, 13 chickens, 2 goats, 2 dogs and 2 rabbits who are in training to be evaluated therapy rabbits to work with her in sessions. Ashley (she/her) has a clinical focus of working with individuals who identify with the LGBTQGEQIAP+ identities, adolescents and with those who have experienced trauma. Her professional aim is to promote inclusivity and empowerment of marginalized populations in rural areas. Ashley holds a certificate in Animal Assisted Interventions in Counseling which allows her to talk with clients to see if incorporating an evaluated therapy animal into sessions would be supportive and growth-fostering. Ashley has been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which is an evidence-based technique that implements smooth-pursuit horizontal eye movements to facilitate memory reconsolidation. Through memory reconsolidation, an individual can find relief from somatic symptoms associated with a multitude of psychological concerns. ART has been studied and utilized in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and other mental health diagnoses. Ashley practices from a Feminist Adlerian theoretical orientation, but incorporates techniques and tools from a multitude of psychological theories in order to strive to find the most effective modality for working with her clients.