The path to a
The staff at Awareness Center for Counseling recognizes the importance of having the right person helping you along the way. Our clinicians are as unique and diverse as the communities they serve. They have over 80 years of combined mental health experience to ensure you receive quality care every step of the way.
Genevieve (Gen) Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Idaho and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified in the State of Maryland. Gen's approach is to view each individual, couple, and family as being unique. Gen believes that health and wellness comes from treating the whole person. Therefore, she seeks to integrate emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions into the healing process.
Gen graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University in 2002. She graduated with a Masters of Social Work Degree from Eastern Washington University in 2004. She has worked in various settings including hospitals, veterans homes, inpatient adolescent psychiatric facilities, US Army Survivor Outreach Services and private practice.
Gen has a special interest in complex trauma and grief. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques including the Life Span Integration. Gen has been trained by Peggy Pace, the creator of Life Span Integration, and is certified level 2 therapist. Gen has is a also a certified trauma therapist and has a certificate in Veterans Behavior Health.
Gen is currently available to provide telemental health counseling sessions only.
Tia Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Idaho as well a Qualified Professional in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Tia's approach to counseling is to treat each individual with the upmost respect while providing a safe-space for each client to realize and fulfill their potential to thrive.
Tia completed her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Idaho State University in 1995 and her Masters of Social Work degree from WallaWalla College in 1997. She has worked with various client populations including the developmentally disabled, client's with co-occurring addiction and mental health problems and children and adolescents in the home and school setting.
Tia has a special interest in treatment of client's with co-occuring addiction and mental health problems and has received additional training in this area, currently certified as a Qualified Professional. Tia works in the home as an in-home therapist as well as in the high school setting providing mental health counseling and support.
Tia is available for in-home, in office or telemental health sessions.
Suzette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California as well as Idaho. Suzette believes people have their own answers to the problems they face and she assists her clients in finding their own resolutions. Suzette graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree Psychology from Simpson College and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University in 2005. She has worked with a variety of client populations including developmentally disabled, sexual behavior issues, trauma victims including children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Suzette has a special interest in working with complex trauma and is EMDR trained. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques based on the needs of her clients.
If you want something a little more personal:
Suzette was born and raised in Northern California. She enjoys music, swimming and spending time with her family. She recently relocated to Idaho to be near her family. She looks forward to serving the people of Blackfoot and surrounding communities.
Suzette is available for in-home, in office or telemental health sessions.
Trina Lambson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Idaho. Trina believes that working collaboratively, each client will learn to explore cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns, further develop inner strengths and resources, and make transformative choices, all in a welcoming and judgement-free atmosphere.
Trina is available for telemental health sessions.
Brianne Larson is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the State of Idaho. She is currently receiving clinical supervision as she pursues her Clinical level of State licensure. Brianne believes that everyone deserves the ability to live their best life, regardless of their history or current situation. Brianne uses the best evidence-based practice guidelines to provide holistic care to her clients. She believes in meeting clients where they are, and working with them to find the treatment approach that is best suited to their needs.
Brianne is available for in-office or telemental health sessions.