K-Counseling Staff Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Garden City, Star, & Kuna
LISA SCHIRO, LCPC
FOUNDER & CEO
I am the owner of K-Counseling & Anxiety Treatment, LLC. I am married to my sweetheart, Dale, and we have 2 sons. I graduated from Capella University, with distinction, earning an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Board Certified Counselor Supervisor for the state of Idaho. I have worked in the psychiatric field for 16+ years, including 3 local mental health clinics and was appointed to Clinical Supervisor to the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition. I am the author of “Rice Paper Prison: Breaking Free From OCD”. I am a consultant, author, speaker & coach.
At K-Counseling, our therapists are specialists in treating anxiety disorders and ADHD Coaching. We use techniques to reduce anxiety; our techniques are not only quick, but often long-lasting. Gone are the days where the patient retells the same old story. At K-Counseling, our therapists leverage brain science. We use cutting-edge FDA-Cleared technology, alongside traditional therapy, to rapidly reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and overwhelm so you can feel better, faster. We believe you are the expert on how you feel. Anxiety can feel incredibly debilitating. We are anxiety-reduction specialists. We are efficient. We use evidence-based simple interventions and give you practical tools & tips to quickly reduce overwhelm.
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My name is Cortney Owen and I am the Executive Office Manager of K-Counseling & Anxiety Treatment, LLC. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Boise 5 years ago. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Applied Management. I enjoy being outdoors, baking, and writing poetry. Mental health is something I’ve always been very passionate about, so I’m proud to work in a safe place where mental health is a number one priority.
TAWNA GULBIS, LMSW
Do the demands of life leave you feeling overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Are you struggling to find meaning or purpose in your life? Are you feeling lonely or lacking social connections? Or, are you finding it hard to manage your emotions? If so, let me help. Working collaboratively, we can identify the changes you want to make in your lifeand I will assist you with gaining tools and developing strategies to achieve your therapeutic goals. To learn more about me, please read on.
I am an Idaho Licensed Master Social Worker and therapist at K-Counseling & Anxiety Treatment. I practice from a strengths-based perspective, drawing from several therapeutic modalities, including CBT and EMDR. I approach my work with clients with unconditional positive regard and a person-centered focus. I strive to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients where they feel safe and supported on their healing journey. Cultivating hope and resiliency is central to the work I do with individuals, as it helps clients to identify their strengths and to reach their full potential. As we begin to recognize our unique abilities, capabilities and learn new skills, we are better able to identify our own solutions which leads to empowerment, confidence, and a greater sense of well-being.
In my spare time, I enjoy digging in the garden or tossing a ball around with my pups. I love being outdoors, hiking or bike riding. Reading is my great escape, letting me be anything I want or go anywhere without ever leaving my couch.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time here and feel free to schedule an appointment with me anytime.
Hi, I’m SarahBeth; I am the Technician and Office Manager at K-Counseling and will be connecting people up to NeuroFeedback, Administering ADHD Assessments and helping people use the Alpha-Stim. I have lived in Idaho for many years, growing up in a small town Southeast of Boise. I have worked in the medical field for over 12 years and love to expand my knowledge in different areas. I have 2 boys. My oldest is 17 and enjoys playing golf. My youngest is 12 and enjoys music & theater. In my spare time, I like to be outdoors, fishing, camping and exploring what Idaho has to offer. Even though I tend to stay very active, I do like when things slow down so I can relax and enjoy a movie or tv show with my boys. I’m excited to part of the K-Counseling family and can’t wait to meet you. Click the button below to book your appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you.
LILY AUSTIN, LPC
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Counseling & Wellness. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. My experience also includes addressing difficult transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, anger, and impulsivity. I utilize eclectic, person-centered, solution-focused, narrative, and mindfulness techniques. I believe in providing a safe & inclusive space that does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or any aspect relating to a person’s identity. I collaborate with each client to create a unique treatment plan to develop strategies that reduce symptoms quickly to help them create a more meaningful & satisfying life.
I grew up in the Treasure Valley and I recently moved back to Boise. When I am not at work, I enjoy hiking, practicing yoga, playing sports, journaling, cooking, and connecting with loved ones! Thank you for taking the time to stop by to check out my picture and learn a bit about me. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me today.
Christy Siemons, LCPC
Hi! I am Christy. I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 15+ years of experience. I am a highly trained therapist with a wide range of counseling services specific to each client’s needs. I love to hear each individual’s story, and I consider it a privilege to work with people from all different backgrounds. I provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere at K-Counseling so we can work together to find healing and growth. And, I believe that an authentic relationship is important when we are working together so you can understand yourself and your emotional state so we can discover effective coping strategies that work best for you.
I work with clients of all ages facing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life stressors and transitions. I help clients with insight into their behavior and patterns of living while learning more effective ways of approaching relationships and life stressors. I am solution-focused and I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness in my approach.
The counseling experience can help you reflect on and identify what you are thinking, clarify what you need, and remove barriers to moving forward in your life. Counseling can help you experience life more fully, communicate more effectively, learn tools to better cope, and overcome problems that may seem overwhelming. Click the button below to book a session with me.
My name is Hannah Martinez, I am a new intern studying Psychology at Boise State going into my senior year of undergrad. I have a twin sister who plays college volleyball and an older brother who is in law school in Boston. I love playing volleyball and I played collegiately for two years before a back injury. I coach volleyball as well and I had an amazing group of 12 year old’s that I coached for the past year. Outside of volleyball, I enjoy anything outdoors like camping, hiking ,fishing & backpacking! Anything I can do with friends and family are things that bring me the most joy. I am majoring in psychology because I people. I want to help people with their mental health because I struggled for a long time before I found a therapist who helped me and I want to be that person for others. I am so unbelievably excited for such an amazing opportunity at K-Counseling. Please click on link below to access “Other Services,” like NeuroFeedback, Alpha-Stim or an ADHD Test so we can get you in right away.
YVONNE IWASA, LPC
Are you ready to feel better? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we just need a little help. I am here to support you and help you find the way to feeling good and living the life you desire. I love being a counselor and seeing the profound changes my clients experience in therapy. I am a trauma-informed therapist, trained in EMDR and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy. I also draw on other evidence-based therapies to fit your needs, including the cutting-edge tools that make K-Counseling uniquely efficient at treating anxiety and other issues. My passion is to find the best way to help you. That includes making therapy a welcoming place. If sitting in an office talking face to face is not your style, just let me know and we can often do therapy while we take a walk.
I have a Masters Degree in Counseling from Adams State University and much of my experience is helping children, teens, and adults through life transitions and grief from loss. I am inspired by my clients’ strength and resilience in spite of what life has thrown at them. I have also worked with children as a school counselor for several years and understand the challenges of the school environment.
Away from the clinic, I live with my husband, Dan and our cat, Lucy. We have three grown children. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with all of them, cooking, playing, and having quality conversation. I also love to read, sew, and watch movies with my husband—and sometimes he talks me into playing golf, which I’m learning to like more. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. Please click below to request an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you!
Deciding to seek help is one of the hardest things a person can do. Then, finding a person you trust to take that journey with you can be even harder. Finding that safe place (and person) where you can come and find a way forward with acceptance is critical. My desire is I can be that person for you. I will help you find both safety & solutions to move forward toward overcoming the obstacles you are currently facing. I use a variety of approaches, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, etc. to target the interaction between the mind, body, & heart.
I’ve been a Therapist since 2012 where I helped our US Military & Veterans heal from the experiences of war and issues with reintegrating back to society following leaving the military. I worked with teens & families. I later felt lead to work with abused and neglected children & teens that were removed from their homes. I later expanded to working with children & families.
In my free time I love the adventures of life with my family and friends, whether it’s surfing an ocean break, hiking that majestic trail, traveling, or relaxing with a good movie. I sincerely look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you. Thank you for trusting me on your journey of Healing & Hope. Please click on the button below to request an appointment with me.