Lauren Yoder-Goeden, LCPC, NCC
I'm Lauren Yoder-Goeden (She, Her, Hers), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and owner of Balanced Rock Wellness, LLC. Though my background started in education, I soon found myself transitioning to school counseling and eventually found my best fit in clinical practice.
While I continue to enjoy working with children and families, my clinical specialities currently lean more toward adult issues, specifically relationship distress (including but not limited to infidelity, divorce, and coparenting), sexual exploration and sexual concerns, self-valuation issues, mood and anxiety disorders, religious trauma, childhood trauma, parenting concerns, and general life phase difficulties.
I am passionate about working with underrepresented and marginalized individuals, specifically of the BIPOC, Queer, Trans, Kinky, and Poly/Non-Monogamous communities, though my door is open to any and all who would seek help and support.
My main modalities in treatment are rooted in teaching self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-validation, and ultimately self-love. I focus on boundary setting, improved communication skills, and clarification of personal beliefs and values in order to help my clients live out their most congruent and healthy lives and relationships.
When I'm not working I am spending all of my time enjoying my own brand of messy awesomeness with my partner and kids and probably more pets than is strictly necessary.
Laura Morell, LMSW
My name is Laura Morell (She, Her, Hers). My background includes work in community-based services as a Certified Peer Support Specialist, work as a therapist/case manager at Intermountain Hospital, and volunteering for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. I was honored as a guest lecturer at Boise State, coordinated and co-facilitated Youth Support training throughout Idaho, and spearheaded the Idaho Project HEAL chapter formation.
As a counselor, I wholeheartedly support transformational healing for all clients. I practice from a person-centered, trauma-informed viewpoint with the aim of empowering my clients to not only choose to change but to embrace their change. I walk alongside clients in their journey towards hope and healing, utilizing a strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and key concepts of both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and ages, who struggle with unique life challenges. I am a LGBTQ+ ally with a sex-positive mindset. I work with clients facing depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic suicidality, mood disorders, personality disorders, body image/self-esteem/self-worth, grief, life stage transitions, and child/adolescent issues.
My greatest passion lies in the treatment of eating disorders. I am currently working on earning the credential through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two young children, and three dogs. We can be found outside off-roading in my husband’s purple Jeep or camping or kayaking/whitewater rafting.
Mariah Johns Garcia, LMSW
I am Mariah Johns Garcia (She, Her, Hers), Licensed Master Social Worker. I am passionate about providing a safe, caring, and thriving atmosphere for individuals of all ages to be able to explore and process trauma and life stressors. I strive to wholeheartedly and non-judgmentally support, validate, and empower individuals for where they are, while they develop into their fullest potential. I am a zealous supporter of people who are ready to begin their healing journey and who want to help themselves.
I practice from a person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach. Additionally, I utilize viewpoints from Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I work with individuals, couples, and families from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. I am eager to engage in trauma work because I believe every person deserves to heal from the situations that have wounded them. My goal in trauma work is to help people identify and process their emotions, feelings, and thoughts related to traumatic experiences, so they develop the skills and insight to have more control over themselves, rather than trauma controlling them.
My personal time is spent with my partner, family, and friends. I find peace of mind through nature and all of the beautiful aspects of life. My life motto is, “life is what you make it”, so I strive to continuously uphold the motto. My love and compassion grows each day for all of humankind. Together, we can change our world for the better.
Tasha Lundquist, LCSW
I'm Tasha Lundquist (she, her, hers), Trauma therapist and Licensed Clinical Social worker. I have comprehensive training in assessment of PTSD, attachment, developmental trauma and dissociative disorders.
Informed by neurobiology, my practice tailors to treatment of each client's needs of authenticity and attachment. I have training in EMDR therapy and a variety of modalities to assist with somatic symptoms of trauma. A firm belief in the education on why we do what we do in therapy helps my clients to gain insight and understanding to their bodies.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy time with my family, traveling and fishing. I believe we can truly heal from the pain that has affected us for so long so we can live joyously and free.
De Anna Cuttlers-Pitts, Practice Manager
Shalom! My name is De Anna Cuttlers-Pitts (she/her/hers), Practice Manager for Balanced Rock Wellness.
I attended Cedar Valley Community College for Veterinary Technology. Upon taking my first vet tech position, I soon realized I had a knack for leadership and management. This realization led me to NNU for Business Management.
My professional healthcare career includes almost 15 years of Operations, Practice Management, and Consulting. My education and experience have allowed me to work with veterinary clinics, hospice, dermatology, physical therapy, chiropractic, primary care, and now, mental health practices.
My intention is to be a positive force in every walk of life. Either professionally or personally, as long as I am advocating for others, growing on a personal level, and making positive strides, I am succeeding.
My personal time is spent with my partner, doggos, family, and dear friends. We spend time boating, fishing, traveling, and exploring Idaho’s beautiful landscape.
Amanda Christensen, LMSW
I am Amanda Christensen (She, Her, Hers), Licensed Master Social Worker. I chose the path of becoming a therapist with a central objective: to create a safe and inclusive environment for individuals, regardless of their life narratives. It is a profound privilege for me to accompany my clients on their journey, supporting them through the challenges they face and rejoicing in their triumphs. My utmost aspiration is to offer these essential elements in the therapeutic process: validation, empowerment, self-discovery, and humor!
When engaging with clients, my primary focus lies in adopting a person centered approach. Additionally, I frequently incorporate somatic awareness, trauma-informed practices, and strength-based methods. I have observed that each individual possesses unique qualities and requires a therapeutic experience customized to address their distinct needs and preferences.
I have experience in working with teenagers facing challenges related to anxiety and depression, in addition to assisting young adults in their healing journey from generational trauma, managing life transitions, and addressing relationship issues. I hold the Gottman Level 1 certification and enjoy supporting couples as they navigate difficulties in the realms of intimacy and communication.
Outside of work, I usually hang out with my family and two furry golden retrievers. I love going on adventures with my friends, recreationally reading, and taking care of my growing indoor plant collection.
Jaxx Goeden, Office Pup
Jaxx is a five pound, five year old chihuahua blend who hails from the Idaho Humane Society. He is small but very curious (as well as very nervous, like most small dogs.)
You can find him around the Balanced Rock Wellness office in sessions with Lauren Yoder-Goeden or else in the admin office with De Anna. He may bark if startled, but warms up quickly and loves to say hello to new people and may even snuggle up to you on the couch in the admin office if you have business there.
When he's not at work, he likes to be at home with his family, terrorizing the cat more often than not, or snuggling up with both his human and canine siblings.