Our master's level counseling interns provide reduced-fee sessions via telehealth.
You simply pay what you can afford, between $20-$60 per session.
Sara Gourley (she/her)
Sara is available via telehealth.
I respect counseling as a safe space to explore and examine parts and pieces that may feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. As a student counselor at Idaho State University, I am trauma-informed and have experience in mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. I view counseling through a Gestalt theory perspective, which means that as a person’s awareness grows, so does their ability to self-regulate. I believe people are the experts in their lives and have the answers within. I see self-growth and self-exploration as a lifelong journey and asking for help along the way as courageous.
As a student counselor, I view my role as a collaborative guide, working alongside you as you learn to identify and trust your internal wisdom. In sessions, I often incorporate mindfulness, compassion, creativity, and, at times, humor. I work with individuals curious about making a change, including those experiencing anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.
In our culture, I recognize I hold many identities of privilege, including being cisgender female and middle-class. As a result, I firmly believe it is my responsibility to continually educate myself about intersecting cultural identities, including gender, sexuality, affectional orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion. In my experience, this can be uncomfortable, and sometimes I get it wrong. However, I am committed to working through my biases to be an empathetic fellow human.
Even though I am a student counselor, I have years of experience working alongside people and teams as they cultivate and reach their goals. I identify as a highly sensitive person (HSP), which helps me tune into emotions and identify patterns. Away from school and counseling, I love being near trees and water because of my upbringing in Western Oregon.
Kiri Vawdrey (she/her)
Kiri is available via telehealth and limited Friday in-person hours.
It can be challenging to start the counseling process, but so much good can come from sharing your experience and not holding it in.
I try my best to provide a space that is nonjudgemental, where you can expect that I will listen, do my best to understand your perspective and work together to find solutions. Through this process individuals are often able to understand themselves better and naturally begin to make changes in their life.
I have a warm approach and hope to help individuals get in touch with their inner wisdom as they deal with life’s challenges. I’m drawn to concepts of acceptance and compassion and work from a Person Centered and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy lens.
I work with people from all walks of life, dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I hope to create a space that is welcoming to all and affirming of one’s sexual and gender identity.
It’s not unusual to begin working with a counselor only to realize they’re not the right fit. If you’ve never done counseling before or had a prior negative experience, it can feel like a big hurdle to start, but I believe the counseling process is well worth it when you find the right person.