Carolyn Anderson, LMSW

                                    Carolyn Anderson, LCSW

Age group: 8-Adults

Location: Payette Office, Payette/Fruitland Schools, Teletherapy

Interests: Children/Teen Boys/Young Adult/ (Will take elderly with Medicare when credentialed) 

Therapies: Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, Interactive Therapy/Person Centered/Solution Focused 

    Hi, my name is Carolyn Anderson and I graduated from NNU in 2014 with my Master Social Work degree. I have been working with individuals and families for the past 11 years. I worked with wrap around services for several years in the State of Oregon before becoming licensed in the State of Idaho. I have been working for the past 1.5 years as a clinician in the Payette area. 

   I am a mother of three teenage boys. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends enjoying many activities.  I love to go camping and enjoying the outdoors as well as curling up with a good book.   

Becky Bailey, LMSW

Age group: 14-Adult

Location: Payette/Caldwell, Nampa School (Prefer No Tele-therapy) 

Interest: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD. ADHD, DV. Depression, Bipolar

Therapies: Somatic Experiencing/Person
 Centered, CBT, MI, Solution Focused

Hello, my name is Becky Bailey, I am a LMSW. I graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2020 with a master’s in social work. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University. I have worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for 11 years before obtaining my master’s degree. As a CNA, I worked within long term care, hospice, and in a hospital. I have had lots of exposure working with mental health crisis. I am currently working as a counselor in the Payette and Caldwell areas of Idaho. I believe that almost everyone would benefit from counseling during their lifetime.

    I enjoy the outdoors and spending time in the mountains hiking, swimming, camping, and fishing. I am married with two children. My son is an adult in the Navy and my daughter is a junior in high school. I grew up in Caldwell and have stayed in the treasure valley area as an adult. 

Heather Bailey, LCSW

Age group: 12- Adult

Location: Tele-therapy only for now

Interests: Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Family Issues, Adjustment Disorders

Therapies: CBT, Strength 

    Hello! I graduated from Boise State University with a master’s degree in Social Work. Prior to obtaining my MSW, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (also from BSU), with a minor in Psychology. I later obtained my clinical license (LCSW). I absolutely LOVE my career choice, and I enjoy working with people of all ages. I have found that I enjoy helping people with almost any issue with which they may be struggling, and I believe in meeting a person where they are. I use a strengths-based approach to assist my clients in resolving issues, and I believe strongly that each individual is the #1 expert in his/her/their own life. 

    When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and pets, listening to music, singing in the shower/car, reading, working on whatever craft I’m currently into (right now it’s canvas painting!), spending time in the mountains or at the ocean, traveling, and watching movies. I adore my family and friends, and I also truly enjoy meeting/learning about new people. I believe that our purpose in life includes making connections with others and helping one another, and that is what I try to do to the best of my ability. 

Favorite Quote (well, one of them!): “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore 

Kristen Coltrin, LMSW

Age group: Children, Adolescents & Emerging Adults

Location:  Marsing Schools & Caldwell 

Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Crisis/Suicidal Ideation, LGBTQ+

Therapies: ACT, DBT, Play Group, Solution Focused, EMDR

    I am Kristen Coltrin, and I am a proud graduate of Northwest Nazarene University with a master’s in social work, specializing in community mental health and addictions. The theory I most align with is Systems Theory - which basically means that I believe there are many factors that lead to the way we think and interact with the world. Biology, upbringing, friends, culture, where we live – all these things contribute to our experience. Learning is always on my agenda as I try to keep up with new research and modes of therapy. There is no “one size fits all” theory, so I like to cater sessions to your needs and preferences.

    I have extensive experience in crisis management and suicide prevention, having worked and volunteered for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. I am happy to be a resource for suicide prevention education and have been providing introductory training for clergy/church leaders to help congregation members who suffer from depression and/or suicidal thoughts. I have also provided therapy in schools, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, and drug, alcohol, and eating disorder rehabilitation facilities.  My office is a safe place for you to express your thoughts and challenges. I believe that we can work together to create a healthier mindset and awareness of your strengths and values, which will help you lead a more satisfying life and improve your relationships with others.

Stacey Cooper, LMSW

Age group- Children (preferred) - All ages

Location- In-School, In-Home, Teletherapy only

                                                        Cailah Cox, LMSW 

 Age group: 5-Adult

Location: Payette Office 

Interests: Middle Age, Self-Improvement, Grief Solution Focused/DBT,CBT, Interactive Therapy/Person Centered

 I am a graduate from Boise State University with a Licensed Master’s in Social Work. Counseling is a vulnerable process and I am committed to walk alongside you on that journey. What brings me the greatest joy is being a part of the change process that leads individuals and their families to growth and healing. I have maintained a private practice throughout my career as a mental health professional and am grateful for the opportunity to also align myself with the staff of Insight Counseling and Therapy, a positive and caring group of professionals

    In my spare time I love being in the great outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing. Being in nature replenishes my soul. I also love spending time with my dogs and quality time with my friends and family. I look forward to the opportunity of learning about you and your concerns. Hobbies: I love music – singing, composing and recording, and have implemented music in my mental health practice.  I love the outdoors - camping, hiking and fishing. And I love working with people!

Tanya Ebbers, LMSW

Jenifer Kitchens, LCPC

Age group: 5- Adulthood

Locations: Payette/Caldwell, Nampa School, Teletherapy (Age 16- Up)

Interests: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Severe & Persistent Mental illness, Behavior Problems 

    I graduated from The College of Idaho with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  I then graduated from Capella University with a Master of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling.  I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  I have worked in the mental health field for over 30 years.  I have experience working with individuals of all ages, stages, and experiences.  I have worked with people with severe and persistent mental illness, stage of life issues, relationship issues, and times of stress and trauma.  I work with kids in a variety of capacities helping them learn coping, communication, boundary setting skills.  I have worked with both kids and adults with developmental delays.  I believe we all have strengths that can help us overcome our weaknesses.  I help people identify and develop their own personal strengths to overcome whatever life dishes up. 

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and animals.  I enjoy being in the great outdoors and taking pictures of the beauty all around us. 

                                                  Courtney Stimpson, LMSW

Age group: Young Children (Able to do Tele-therapy) - Adult

Location: Tele-therapy, Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Saint Anthony, Rigby

Interest: Children, Adults, Most experience with adolescents 

Therapies: DBT, CBT, Person Centered Therapy 

My name is Courtney Stimpson, I absolutely love providing counseling services to individuals and families in need. I have experience with crisis intervention, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I have had the opportunity to work as a mental health therapist at several counseling agencies as well as working as a therapist at the Behavioral Health Center for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I use a range of therapeutic techniques that are tailored to meet your specific needs. My goal is to provide you with a positive counseling experience and help you through any challenges life may throw at you. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family playing games, being outdoors, gardening, and going for drives. I love helping people through life challenges, I enjoy watching people learn and grow, and I am committed to helping you fulfil your goals.

Gail Ward, LCPC
Age group: Adolescent- Adult

Location: Payette Office (No Teletherapy) 

Interests: Primarily Adults & Elderly as well as Teenagers

Therapies: EMDR, CADC-3, SUD, CBT, Grief & Loss, Spirituality 

    I am a licensed practicing counselor.  I graduated from Capella University in June of 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.  I am licensed by the Idaho Board of License Counselors (LCPC 7660) I hold certificate as a Master in Addiction Counseling through NAADAC and a CADC III in Oregon.  I am a Certified Chaplain and am also trained in EMDR.  I am a part-time counselor serving clients and their families for a variety of mental health concerns.  I use a variety of theoretical approaches in my practice to meet the needs of the clients assigned to me.  My approach is to meet the individual needs of the client by empathizing with their concerns and working to find a solution that will help them to move towards healing and finding health and wholeness in their lives.   

Laura Williams, LCPC

Age group: Adults

Location: Caldwell / Nampa Schools 

Interests: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Loss & Grief
(No Couples. 18+ Only)

Therapies: CBT, EMDR, Family System

I have 17+ years working with individuals and families who have a variety of problems: painful relationships, impaired self-esteem, trauma related symptoms, acting out behaviors, and general feelings of unhappiness and/or anxiety. I respect my clients’ competencies and invite your full participation in the healing process: identifying, facing, and overcoming the obstacles that stand between you and the achievement of the goals you have set.

My counseling approach is based on several different theories. We may analyze the dynamics within your family system and the roles people play within your family. With increased awareness you can choose healthier ways of dealing with conflict or distress. I may assist you in processing small and/or big traumas that trigger or drive unhealthy thinking and behaving.  These processes can and often do release a host of feelings such as anger, guilt, sadness, and fear. These reactions will be temporary and you should expect that experiencing mixed feelings will be a part of the therapy process. I may use a variety of different techniques based on these theories and will rely on your feedback to know if a certain technique is helpful. 

                                                  Sandi Abegg, LPC

    Thank you for your interest in our services! I am Sandi Abegg and  I have been a mental health professional for more than twenty-eight years. My work as a counselor has included private practice, working with victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and with individuals suffering from PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). 

Fab 5 

My name is Cosi Black, I have worked for Insight Counseling and Therapy since July 2015 and have enjoyed watching the practice grow to serve more and more people in this community. I work part time from home and I handle most of the insurance and billing for Insight, so if you have an insurance question, I am who you want to talk to. I enjoy working with Insight to best serve our clients and make insurance and billing as seamless as possible.

I live in western Washington with my husband and three sweet babies. I love hiking, camping, and working out, as well as reading and watching movies.


Cosi Black 


Shellie Coats

I have been with Insight Counseling for 1997. I currently handle Human Recourse duties, Compliance duties and Privacy duties. I love working at Insight Counseling with the most amazing clinicians. They are kind, caring and professional. I feel so blessed that I get to work from home and support these wonderful counselors as well as Dr. Becky Wolery. My previous experience was receptionist/office manager, insurance billing and bookkeeping for dental offices for approximately 20 + years. I am a wife of 41 years, mom of 4 adult children and grandmother of 14. I have had the opportunity to host 6 exchange students and I consider them family as well. My husband I love to travel and have been to a few different countries. We also love to go camping, fishing, ride the side by side and sometimes just stay at home and relax. Life has been so exhausting in 2020 but we look forward to a future of much better days ahead. Get out there and make memories!!!

Jamie Willet