OUR STAFF

Lifepath Counseling & Wellness is a collaborative, experienced team of mental health professionals that provide positive, respectful, and person-centered therapeutic services. These services aid individuals and families in healing by identifying goals, and then tailoring services to meet their needs. Through counseling, individuals receive emotional support from a licensed professional who helps the client work to resolve conflicts with others, understand feelings such as anxiety and depression, and try out new solutions to old problems. The length of treatment depends on the complexity and severity of concerns.

Administrative Team

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Tiffaney Giles
Managing Director, Owner

Tiffaney is responsible for the overall day to day operations of the office including; leadership, management, implementation and coordination of mental health service programs, as well as ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations. Her main focus is to ensure that the organizational goals of Lifepath are dedicated to excellence and providing the highest-level of member care. 
 

 
Elena Torrez
Reception, Front Desk
Elena has dedicated the last 10 years of her life to clients in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery. She hopes to one day be traveling the world and spending her days on a warm beach somewhere. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and driving out to the coast where she gets the chance to enjoy the sand and sun. Elena is a great asset to the practice. She greets each patient as they arrive for their appointment, checks patients in and out, maintains the flow of the office environment and assists in other departments, as needed. Elena is excited to be a part of our growing team here at Lifepath Counseling & Wellness and works to provide a positive experience for every client that walks through our doors. 
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Theresa Rodriguez
Administrative Support
Teri is our admin assistant.  She has a passion for helping others and meeting new people.  She has been in different helping roles for over 13 years whether it be with people or animals.  She is one of the kind and friendly faces that will greet you on the phone or in the office at Lifepath.  Teri enjoys spending free time with her family and her fur baby Francis.
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Keshia Garza
Administrative Support - BIO Coming Soon

Clinical Team

Ann Turner, LCSW
Clinical Director, Owner

Ann manages all clinical operations and the clinical supervision of staff. She believes that when meeting with clients, it should be in a non-judgmental and confidential setting.  She has been trained in various intervention modalities including EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused therapy, DBT, and crisis intervention.

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Cassidy Deshazer, LMSW
Counselor, Therapist
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Jennifer Weiss LPC, NCC

Counselor, Therapist

Jennifer believes that all individuals have the ability to change and to heal.  In her professional practice, she strives to create a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment where a strong therapeutic relationship can grow between herself and her clients.  Through the therapeutic relationship, clients can learn to access their own inner resources to make long-term, meaningful changes in their lives. Jennifer loves working collaboratively with her clients, drawing from each client's individual needs, strengths, and life story to create a treatment approach unique to each individual.  She incorporates Gestalt, Existential, and Jungian approaches, as well as an assortment of evidence based practices to help her clients create a more satisfying and meaningful life.  Jennifer is passionate about working with a variety of issues including multicultural concerns, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and spiritual and existential issues.

Katherine Medina-Guillen, LPC, NCC

Counselor, Therapist

Katherine works to provide a safe, empathetic, neutral space for her client(s) to discover where they are in life and where they would like to be; she does this by helping set realistic and measureable goals. She has experience working with individuals, families, and couples. Katherine believes the one thing that we all have in common is relationships. These relationships can often be some of the most difficult things we go through whether with our partner, family member, friends and even co-workers. Katherine has passionately worked with a diverse amount of couples and she utilizes the Gottman Method Couples Therapy approach. She offers multicultural services as well for various kinds of stressed, anxious and depressed individuals and relationships. Katherine is Bilingual and offers Spanish counseling. She utilizes evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies. Specialties Include: couples/marriage, families, affair, premarital and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual relationships. 

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Kinsey Nelson, LCPC, NCC

Counselor, Therapist

As a Clinical therapist, Kinsey is passionate about helping individuals to access their best version of themselves. She works from an Adlerian framework, which encompasses the whole person and focuses on individual strengths and abilities. Kinsey believes that we all posses the power to transform ourselves, and counseling can assist with uncovering beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, which no longer serve us in order to access our highest potential. Kinsey feels that the most important piece of the therapeutic puzzle starts with the therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe, space filled with genuine, unconditional positive regard and trust, the ability to tap in to our inner self is limitless. She has extensive experience working with adults, families, and children ages 3-17 years utilizing her passion for expressive therapies to include Play therapy, Sandtray therapy, and Art therapy, suitable to each individual’s specific needs. Kinsey also has been trained in CBT, MI, MRT, DBT, EMDR, and ACRA, and has significant experience working with individuals and families struggling with substance use and addiction, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, complex trauma, relationship issues, mental health concerns, and general life stressors.  

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Rachel Fabbi, LMFT, CADC

Counselor, Therapist

Rachel is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified substance abuse counselor. She enjoys helping people who are struggling with anxiety and depression to find their happiness, and is passionate about assisting families and couples improve their communication and strengthen their connection. She's been participating in the treatment and care of individuals and families with substance addictions and mental illnesses for over 15 years, and is enthusiastic about continuing to offer compassion and support to people struggling with daily stress. 

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Nancy McMahan, LPC, NCC

Counselor, Therapist

Nancy McMahan is a licensed counseling professional. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  Her counseling specialties include: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, highly sensitive people, depression, grief and loss, stress, and life changes and coaching. Nancy works with clients age 12 and up. She specializes in working with teenagers. 

Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge to her career as a counselor. She was an executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon and interim national administrator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia. Nancy spent 13 years as a medical writer/researcher. In that position, she worked to make complicated writing into easily understandable plain language. This skill helps Nancy provide mental health education to her clients as well as counseling.  A highly sensitive person herself, Nancy treats her clients with respect and kindness. She helps clients set goals and reach those goals through a variety of counseling methods including cognitive behavioral health and EMDR. And she is a good listener. Most importantly, Nancy is a proud mother of two daughters. 

Donna Christensen, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Donna has diverse experience as a family/psychiatric nurse practitioner and has worked in family practice, urgent care, internal medicine and psychiatry. She currently provides medication management for psychiatric patients of all ages. She is passionate about helping others and working in psychiatry. Donna is also provides gene testing with Genomind and GeneSight. 

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Lidia Petersen DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Medication Management - BIO Coming Soon
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Aaron Thomason FNP

Aaron is an FNP specializing in Psychiatry. Aaron is passionate about educating his patients and helping patients develop an individualized evidence-based plan of care. He believes in the importance of a patient-provider partnership and working with a team to treat the different factors that affect our mental health. 

Aaron loves to listen to good music, and loves just about anything outdoors, especially when done with his family. He was raised in Idaho and loves serving the people here. Aaron is also Bilingual in Spanish.

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Stephen Zeimantz, DNP

Psychiatric Medication Management

Community Providers

Tedi Hernandez

Community Programs Lead, Peer Support, Family Supports Provider

Tedi follows a belief that everyone with a mental illness can recover, it just takes focusing on strengths and working with the illness instead of against it. With support in reprogramming oneself, a person can find alternative methods that fit their needs. This can provide them a different way of seeing issues and problems.  Tedi provides a unique perspective that will assist with and guide you to a new way of thought, processes, and success. Tedi is in recovery from a mental illness herself and uses her own experiences as a tool for assisting others through the Peer Support services that she provides.

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Melissa Morgan

CBRS, Case Manager

My favorite quote is, " If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

Martin Luther King Jr.

I'm from a small town in Oregon on the coast, Bandon, Oregon. 

I spent a short time in active army at Fort Hood, Texas. I was resationed to Boise, army reserves for 6 years. Durning my time I started my degree. After receiving my B.S in psychology. I fell in love with Boise and stayed.   

Leslie: Community Interpreter Program Coordinator

Peer Support Specialist, CBRS, Case Manager

Leslie graduated from BSU with Bachelors in Sociology. She uses a mixture of what she has learned through school, her own experiences, and those experiences of others to help and support the people that she works with in recovery. In her off time she enjoys spending time working in her yard and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Leslie lives by the motto, “Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive”. Leah LaBelle

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Teri Hancock 

Peer Support Specialist, CBRS, Case Manager

Teri has a passion for helping others as evidenced by her 12 years in the mental health field. She particularly enjoys community outreach and connecting people to resources by helping them feel comfortable as they learn to build and engage their skills to increase independence. Teri currently divides services between community based rehabilitation, case management and peer support. Terienjoys the outdoors, gardening and spending time expanding her knowledge and interests about our wonderful community.

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Sheila Turner 

Peer Support Specialist

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Cindy Johnson

Peer Support Specialist

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  Meredith Barnes Peer Support, and William Hickey CBRS/CM

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