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

Board Members

Jamie Lange - President


Jamie 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. 

Christine Tolman - President-Elect


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.

Jennifer Moore - Secretary 


Jenni is a recent grad from Boise State's Counselor Education program. Passionate about social justice and working towards an equitable system, she served as co-president of BSU's branch of Counselors for Social Justice. Professionally, she splits her time between child centered play therapy at a local Boise clinic and Jen Moore Counseling, a private practice she's building. Personally, she loves running, time with friends and family, exploring & traveling, bright colors, and Netflix... in that order :)


Danielle Walsh - Treasurer 


Danielle Walsh is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Danielle currently provides counseling services to children and adults at the Children's Home Society of Idaho in Boise. Her areas of clinical interest include multicultural competence, LGBTQ+ identities, trauma, and religious and spiritual concerns. In private practice, Danielle specializes in working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth. Before moving to Boise, Danielle spent three years living and working in North Central Idaho.

Megan Brown - Safe Space Training Coordinator

 

Megan is currently serving as IALGBTIC’s Safe Space Training Committee Chair and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University.  She is currently in private practice in Meridian, Idaho and has more than fourteen years of combined experience as a counselor and community mental health provider in the Treasure Valley.  She is passionate about the intersection of mental health and social justice and is excited to provide training, advocacy, and counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. 


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.





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