Dr. Dawn Cureton, PsyD, Clinical Director
Dr. Dawn Cureton is a Licensed Psychologist. She currently works as an independent contractor providing psychological testing and teaches adjunct psychology classes at the College of Eastern Idaho. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology from Purdue University and her masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Dawn has worked at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center at the Behavioral Health Center in Idaho Falls conducting psychological testing for two years. She has also worked as a counseling psychologist for over 10 years at several universities in California and Utah prior to moving to Idaho with her family. She has given several presentations in the community exploring how to recognize and manage anxiety and depression in adolescents and values the opportunities she has had working with Hope Squad, the Bonneville Youth Development Council, and Madison Cares.
Kayde McCartney, LMSW
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.