Dr. Kelli Tillquist

Dr. Kelli Tillquist is a staff psychologist at Boise State University Counseling Services. Dr. Tillquist received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California and completed her APA internship in a community mental health setting at Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska. Following internship, Dr. Tillquist completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health Systems, an inpatient setting, where she later served as Assistant Director of the Psychology and Addictive Disorders Department. In this role, Dr. Tillquist oversaw the training of post-doctoral fellows, APA interns, pre-doctoral practicum students, and pre-masters practicum students before returning to her home state of Idaho. Dr. Tillquist’s clinical experience includes working with the severe and persistently mentally ill with diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression, and suicidality, as well as experience working with adults with severe intellectual disability. She has a special interest working with underserved populations, multicultural backgrounds, and LGBTQIA+ populations. She uses a variety of techniques and evidence-based treatment approaches which utilize a client’s strengths to foster growth and empowerment. In her free time, Dr. Tillquist loves outdoor adventures, spending time with her family and friends, trying new places to eat, and walking her two dogs.

Liva Rigney

Liva Rigney, Ph.D, is a staff psychologist at Idaho State University’s Counseling and Testing Services CATS). She works with students at ISU using primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) approaches, and also maintains the CATS web presence. Dr. Rigney completed her graduate training at ISU and has provided services in inpatient, institutional, and community settings. Specific interests include working with students identifying as LGBTQIA+, anxiety, and stress management skills development. She enjoys the outdoors, great books, and compulsive writing.

Dr. Matt Ashton

Dr. Matt Ashton is a staff psychologist in the Counseling and Testing Service at Idaho State University. He currently serves as the center’s Biofeedback Coordinator and enjoys administering biofeedback services in addition to psychotherapy, outreach, and supervision. He completed a PhD in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University and a doctoral internship in Counseling and Psychological Services at Brigham Young University. He enjoys learning about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, anxiety and OCD, in addition to psychophysiology, biofeedback, and college student development. Additionally, he enjoys watching his seven children grow as well as all the fruits and vegetables in his backyard garden.

David Stone

David Stone, MA, is a Predoctoral Psychology Intern working to complete his doctorate with the JFK School of Psychology at National University and psychology intern at Boise State University Counseling Services. David completed his bachelor’s degree at UC Davis, holds a Master’s in Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification. He has previous university counseling experience working in multiple student health centers and also has experience working with substance use disorders (SUD) in a residential program. David uses primarily a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach when working with clients while also integrating other theories based on client needs. David’s clinical interests include working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and SUD’s. In his free time, David can be found walking his dog, exploring Boise, and on occasion, exploring ocean critters while scuba diving.

Rachel Roewer

Rachel Roewer, MA (she/her) is a doctoral candidate from Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology in Oregon and the Intern at Pearl Health Clinic. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in global engagement at the University of Washington and her master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in child psychology at Pacific University. Rachel’s clinical experiences include working with specialized populations (infants, children, adolescents, LGBTQ+ folks, youth with intellectual disabilities, and youth in foster care) in underserved communities. She approaches therapy with a trauma-informed attachment lens with emphasis on exploring and navigating relational and systemic factors that impact her clients’ well-being. She takes an emancipatory and liberation-oriented approach to supporting clients processes of healing of self-empowerment. Rachel’s clinical interests include psychotherapy and assessment with children, adolescents, and families impacted by complex trauma, intergenerational trauma, separation, anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, and neurodevelopmental disorders. As a therapist, her goals are multifaceted and tailored to the needs of each client. She aims to support clients in strengthening their relationships with themselves and others, expanding awareness of their values and beliefs, healing from traumatic experiences, strengthening attachment systems, and working toward facing life’s challenges authentically and skillfully. Rachel has experience providing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Therapy (ARC), Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT), and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Rachel’s research interests include trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences, and social justice advocacy within the field of psychology. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her dog (Daisy) and her polydactyl cat (Pickle). She is also an avid hiker, backcountry camper, musician, and gamer.

Dr. Julie Spencer

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Miesch

Dr. Jennifer Miesch is the assistant director and clinical coordinator of Counseling and Testing Services at Idaho State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Oregon and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. She is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and primarily utilizes evidence based mindfulness and self-compassion practices in her work. She prioritizes multicultural issues and advocacy and works to de-stigmatize mental health services. When not at work she enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family in the outdoors.

Audrie Reilly

Audrie Reilly, MA is a Predoctoral Psychology intern with Northern Arizona University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Ottawa University and her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Argosy University. She has experience implementing individual/group therapy and assessment with a variety of clients in various settings such as schools, group homes, intensive outpatient programs, private practice, and neuropsychological practice. Throughout her education, Audrie has had the opportunity to train in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and other evidence-based techniques. She strongly believes in the importance of the relationship between therapist and client and she aims to create an authentic, inclusive, and safe space for growth and healing. Audrie’s clinical interests include psychotherapy and neurorehabilitation with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorder, body image, and trauma. Much of Audrie’s research has focused on diversity and providing culturally sensitive therapy. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading a good book, making music, and crafting.

Rick Pongratz

Dr. Rick Pongratz is the director of Counseling and Testing Services at Idaho State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Colorado State University’s Counseling Center. He currently specializes in clinical supervision and advocacy for college student mental health. He prioritizes issues related to equity and inclusion and works to advance access to mental health care. When not at work he enjoys a variety of adventures including trail running, rock climbing, and spending time with pets and family.

Steven Miller

Steven Miller, PsyD is a psychology resident at LifeStance Health Inc. in Lake Oswego, OR. His goal is to become licensed in Oregon and continue providing quality care in an integrative setting. His goal is to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs and help veterans.

Outside of residency, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking, catching up with friends and family, playing guitar, exploring, reading, gaming, and welcoming the vastness of human experience.