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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Behavioral Health Associates focuses on you as if it was our own family.

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Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00

(208) 344-5457



Our counselors offer a variety of methods to help our clients.  Individuals, couples, families, children – our counselors have years of experience helping people.

Bette Carlson
Bette CarlsonLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Bette Carlson, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has over 20 years of experience treating mood and anxiety disorders and psychological trauma. Bette works with children, adolescents, and adults; she has expertise in play therapy, parent counseling, as well as marital and family therapy.
Matt Morrissette
Matt MorrissetteLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Matt Morrissette, M.Ed., LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over six years experience providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. He works with those clients dealing with addictions, co-occurring disorders, and sexual behavior issues, anxiety and relationship issues. He has extensive experience conducting therapy for clients dealing with various forensic/legal concerns.
Jenna Schlegel-Preheim
Jenna Schlegel-PreheimLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Jenna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She believes the person seeking therapy is their own greatest resource – that each person has the innate and internal wisdom to navigate past and current pain, to find a place of peace and strength while healing from emotional wounds.

The therapeutic frameworks Jenna uses include: relationship based, emotion focused, strengths based, and attachment focused. Jenna also integrates mindfulness practices. She works with adults dealing with life changes / transitions, stress/anxiety, self-esteem, childhood wounds, and relationship issues.

Julie Gramer
Julie GramerLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 30 years of experience. Julie enjoys working with couples and families to improve the quality of their relationships. She encourages family members to look at their own behaviors and understand how those behaviors impact the relationship with their loved ones. She also works with adults and adolescents who are experiencing mood disorders and addiction issues.

Julie is a committed therapist, offering each client a professional approach with encouragement, respect, dignity and the opportunity to learn new interpersonal skills.

Diane Daniel
Diane DanielLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Diane Daniel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been in practice for 25 years. She graduated from the University of Idaho in Guidance and Counseling, and Washington State in Crisis Services and Private Practice.

Diane moved back to Idaho where she practiced as a Staff Psychologist for Adult and Children’s Mental Health, as well as an Adolescent Day Treatment Program that was connected to the court system and the Boise School District. Diane later helped to develop the Therapeutic Learning Centers in the Boise and Meridian School Districts. Diane has an extensive history in providing therapy to adults, couples and children.
Diane’s expertise includes Mood Disorders, Trauma and Personality Disorders as well as Management Skills and Coping Mechanisms as she identifies effective treatment strategies.

Teresa Heald
Teresa HealdLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Teresa Heald, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Teresa works with adults, teens, children, and families facing challenging behaviors, moods, situations, and relationships. She specializes in autism, attention difficulties, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic health conditions, divorce, PTSD, single parenting, trauma, and all phases of the adoption process. Teresa is an experienced therapist and offers numerous interventions using play to treat mental and behavior disorders in children, including internationally adopted children and teens. She also teaches and trains counselors, psychotherapists and adoptive parents locally and nationally. Teresa lives in the beautiful Treasure Valley with her husband and is the mother of three grown children.
James Beachemin
James BeacheminPhD Licensed Clinical Social Worker
James Beauchemin, PhD, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults, teens, couples, and families. He uses an integrative, strengths-focused therapeutic approach with clients, and specializes in treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. He is certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has fifteen years practice experience including clinical work in a university counseling center, community mental health, and in school social work. Prior to becoming a social worker, James worked as a teacher in both public and private schools for approximately ten years. Currently, James also works as a professor of social work at Boise State University, has numerous mental health-focused publications, and has presented on wellness-related lifestyle change both nationally and internationally.