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

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.

Ashley Harrinauth

Dr. Harrinauth is a postdoctoral fellow at Pearl Health Clinic in Idaho Falls. Her long term goal is to become licensed in both the state of Idaho and her home state of California. Following licensure, she will be seeking membership with the training committee at ID-PIC.

Alexandra Benton

Dr. Alexandra Benton is a postdoctoral fellow in Tigard, Oregon at Dr. Sanderson and Associates residency fellowship. She provides individual and group counseling and psychological assessment. She has a passion for working with teens, and folks with Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Depression and Phase of life issues.

Ray Sullivan

Ray Sullivan, MA, attended Antioch University Santa Barbara, CA and is the psychology intern at ISU/SHS. He has diverse clinical practicum experiences in community mental health working with adult populations and court mandated military veterans. Ray also enjoyed his work with school-aged children and their families in previous years. Ray recently co-authored a journal article titled Family violence in context: an intergenerational systemic model in The Family Journal, SAGE Publishing. His current research interests include: Rehabilitative work with Military Veterans and other subgroups, suicide prevention, and how ACEs affect late life adult populations. In Ray’s free time, he enjoys hiking, cycling, and socializing with friends.

2020-2021 Alumni

Tyrell B. King, M.A.

Dr. Tyrell King is a postdoctoral fellow in integrated healthcare at Health West in Pocatello, Idaho. His long term goal is to provide quality psychological services in rural mountain west communities within an integrated care setting.