Idaho Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling

Board Members


Jamie lange
President 

Jamie has has an M. A. in Mental Health Counseling, LPC from Idaho State University and works to advocate and educate for the LGBTQ+ community because she knows that each human deserves a safe space, both physical and psychic, to be who they are and who they are becoming. She most recently held the Safe Space Training Committee Chair position for IALGBTIC, lead presenter at the ICA 2016 Conference entitled: Transcending Gender Through the Lens of the PTSD Diagnosis, ICA 2017 conference co-facilitator: Q&A with the Queer Community and Wellness Room Coordinator, ICA 2017. She also has an M.A. in Communication, where her research focused on the social construction of gender and she was blessed to work closely with the transgender community. Jamie worked at the Boise State Women's Center advocating for rights of women, acted as the editor for the Women Making History Publication for 2 years, and was a Co-Director for the Vagina Monologues in 2009. In addition to counseling, she currently teaches at Boise State and focuses on culture, gender, and race in her classes. She is also the co-founder of Yoga For Good, a non-profit bringing communities and healing together. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) as well as Body Pump fitness instructor. She believes in the power of full circle health: mind, body, and spirit, as well as the healing power of yoga therapy. 



Dominique Avery
Secretary

Dominique Avery received my Masters of Counseling at ISU Meridian and is currently continuing her education as part of the Idaho State University Ph.D. program in Counselor Education.  She first became interested in counseling over 10 years ago when she started working with children and adolescents in outdoor therapeutic settings.  Dominique started a Forest Schools program with at-risk children in the woodlands of England, lead wilderness therapy groups in the deserts of Idaho, and cared for teens in an adolescent shelter home in Boise.  Most recently, Dominique’s clinical passion has been with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and LGBTQ youth and young adults.  She is EMDR trained since 2014.


Breonna Krafft
President-Elect

Breonna Krafft has an MFA and three years of experience teaching at the university level. She is currently an MS Counseling student at Northwest Nazarene University with an anticipated graduation date of May, 2015. She has presented LGBTQ+ awareness and educational trainings to residence life staffs at Penn State, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and the University of Massachusetts. She has been involved in campus-oriented advocacy and education since 2001 and has served as the staff advisor for LGBTQ+ organizations for both UMass and the Art Institute.


Christine Tolman
Treasurer

Christine Tolman is in her final year of graduate school at University of Idaho, where she is pursuing her degree in Certified Rehabilitation Counseling. She currently works at Access Behavioral Health Services as a Counseling Intern and Habilitative Interventionist, and has worked in different areas of mental health for eight years. Christine is also a passionate advocate for equality both professionally and in her private life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her loving and supportive spouse and their four children.

John Condron – Training Committee Co-Chair
John Condron is an LCPC working for Healthy Place Counseling in Pocatello,and is certified as a Master Addictions Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. In addition to his involvement with the IALGBTIC, he is on the Board of the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA). He has taught both junior high school and college, drove eighteen-wheelers, directed a residential brain injury rehabilitation program, was a police officer, mediated disputes between school districts and parents, and was a "prefect" in what was probably the United States' last reform


Jamie Lange – Training Committee Co-Chair
I have learned a few things in my short time here on this earth, if we can sit quietly and really listen inwardly for guidance and then choose to trust and follow, we have all the answers we need in ourselves. And sometimes, if we are stuck in the fractures of mind, body, and spirit, it can help to have support when our suffering must end. I have a M.A. in Communication where my research focused on the social construction of gender and I was blessed to work closely with the transgender community. I also worked at the Boise State Women's Center advocating for rights of women and acted as the editor for the Women Making History Publication for 2 years and was a Director for the Vagina Monologues in 2009. I currently teach at Boise State and focus on culture, gender,and race in my Comm classes. I am currently a Masters level student at Idaho State University obtaining my LPC license. My research at Idaho State involves finding new ways to illuminate the transgender experience for counselors and counselors in training. I presented at ICA 2016 and the Idaho State University Gender as Performance 2011. I am a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher and have my own private yoga practice Your Purpose Yoga. I am a fitness instructor who believes that total wellness can only be accomplished with an honest,compassionate, hard-nosed approach to the aspects blocking human beings from living their best lives.

Heidi McKinley – Membership Co-Chair
Heidi McKinley is currently a doctoral student at Idaho State University studying Counselor Education and Supervision and works part time as a counselor. Originally from Jackson, WY, she completed her undergraduate degree, in Family and Consumer Science, and her graduate degree, in Marriage and Family Counseling, both from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Her clinical experiences includes individual, couple and family counseling work mainly at sliding fee scale clinics, working with low socioeconomic populations. Heidi is passionate about her pursuit of teaching and supervision, and her scholarly interests include social justice advocacy, supervisory alliance, wellness, animal assisted supervision and teaching, and counselor development.

Heather Nawras – Membership Co-Chair
My name is Heather Nawras, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I am also a certified Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist, as well as a certified Safe Space Trainer within IALGBTIC. I have been working in the mental health field for 5 years, and specialize in areas within marriage and family, sexuality, depression,and suicidal ideation. I am on the board of directors at the Methodist Counseling Center, and am a co-chair for IALGBTIC membership. I love what I do as a therapist and advocate within the community. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Cathi Jarvis – Fund raising Chair; President Elect-elect
Hello! My name is Cathi Jarvis and I am excited to be part of IALGBTIC! (Once you get to know me better, you’ll read that line and hear me singing it as a musical.) I received my Masters in Counseling in 2007 from ISU, and I worked as a high school counselor in American Falls and then five years ago moved to Boise where I have been working with the State of Idaho as a Mental Health Clinician.Over the years I have been involved in various organizations and leadership roles such as the Ethics Chair for IMHCA, PPL chair for ISCA, and the Conference Committee and Social Chair for ICA. I tip my hat and want to thank all who made this division a reality; Idaho will be better for it. I am thrilled to be involved in this new and needed division and I am looking for-ward to helping IALGBTIC grow and help the counselors and communities of Idaho!

Lisa Butterworth – Social Media Chair
Lisa Butterworth will graduate from ISU with a Masters of Mental Health Counseling in May 2016. She has worked as an advocate for women and the LGBTQ+community with the LDS Church for the last 11 years and is the founder of the blog Feminist Mormon Housewives.

Woody Sobey – Website Chair

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