Verena Roberts

Dr. Verena Roberts is a Staff Psychologist as well as ID-PIC Site Director/Supervisor at the ISU Family Medicine Residency. She is also currently the Director of Behavioral Science at the residency and involved in family medicine resident education. She received her Ph.D. from Idaho State University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in integrated primary care/health psychology through the Colorado Health Foundation. She then worked for Denver Health and Kaiser Permanente for several years developing integrated behavioral health programs in several clinics across the Denver area before returning to Idaho. Dr. Roberts currently primarily works with adults and adolescents, and also specializes in geriatrics, anxiety disorders including, panic, OCD, and social anxiety as well as depression, interpersonal issues, adjustment to medical diagnoses and other health related difficulties. Dr. Roberts also conducts psychological evaluations for diagnostic purposes, including evaluating for mood, anxiety, attention-related, and personality disorders. In addition, she provides cognitive, ADHD and learning disability evaluations. Her therapy style is solution-focused and skills-building oriented. She applies a variety of theoretical orientations including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and emotion-focused therapy. She thrives to provide a welcoming and accepting environment for her patients as well as trainees. Dr. Roberts has a passion for teaching psychologists and medical residents in training. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husband, good food, and riding her reining/performance horse.