Providers

Michael Whitehead, Ph.D.

Dr. Whitehead received his B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University in 2007, his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University in 2016. The combination of studying child development and training in Marriage and Family Therapy help give Dr. Whitehead a unique view of the family, and how problems develop and are treated. 

 

S. Van Parker, M.Ed.

Van has a thirty year career of supporting and guiding people with social and emotional challenges.  He has served for fifteen years as a school counselor where he continues to provide group and individual counseling and skills training to fourth and fifth graders. Among his other accomplishments he is certified in CPR, and has been a Licensed Habilitative Interventionist, Developmental  Specialist, and Licensed  Intensive Behavior Interventionist. 

Larissa Macfarlane, B.A.

Larissa received her BA from Southern Virginia University in Family and Child Development. She is currently a Master’s (MA) level student at Liberty University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is aiming to graduate and finish the Idaho LMFT licensure process by December 2021. Dr. Whitehead will supervise her through this process. She plan’s to seek certification through AASECT to provide Sex Therapy to couples.

Chantel Zuercher, LPC

Chantel Zuercher is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She loves working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of socio-emotional problems. She offers parenting consultations, child therapy, group and family sessions.

 

She is known for her approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also incorporates an empathic, practical, playful and relational approach to therapy with clients and their families.

Office Staff

Valerie Illguth

Office Administrator

Valerie has over six years of billing and customer service experience. She has worked in field accounting for Snowbasin Ski Resort in Utah, and Xanterra Travel Collection in Yellowstone National Park. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Utah State University in 2007. She also enjoys writing, sewing, and going on roadtrips with her husband and children.