Behavioral Health Director
Lyn earned a double major in Psychology and English Literature at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. She then moved to Pocatello and attended Idaho State University, earning her M.S. in Psychology in 2007 and then her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2010. She practiced therapy and completed psychological testing in the area before joining the Health West team in 2013.
Lyn practices general clinical psychology, seeing clients a variety of mental health concerns including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD and trauma-related disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, and so on. She is skilled in several forms of evidence-based practice including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, exposure-based therapies, interpersonal therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. While she primarily sees adults, she will occasionally see children recommended to her, particularly for anxiety and mood-based difficulties.
Lyn has a passion for connecting with others and assisting them in changing the ways they view themselves and their hopes for the future. While she treats many psychological diagnoses, she finds great satisfaction in helping individuals recover from traumatic experiences and anxiety.
Lyn was born and raised in rural Kentucky. She has lived in the area since 2003. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors.
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Lori Seaton is a 2008 graduate of Idaho State University with a degree in Social Work.
Dr. Kendra Westerhaus earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2012 from Idaho State University and was licensed the following year. She specializes in providing therapy and assessments for children and adolescents. Prior to working for Health West, Kendra spent six years in private practice at a local mental health clinic.
Dr. Westerhaus chose the field of psychology because she enjoys helping people become the best versions of themselves that they can be. Because children are still malleable, that is where Kendra believes she can make the biggest difference.
Dr. Westerhaus is a past president of the Idaho Psychological Association and is an active member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Westerhaus was born in State College, Pennsylvania, and attended undergraduate school in Cleveland before moving to Pocatello in 2005 to work on a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at ISU. She has traveled extensively, including throughout the United States and Europe. She also visited Thailand a few years ago, where she took classes on Thai cooking. In her spare time, Dr. Westerhaus enjoys spending time with her family, singing in a community choir, crafts, and enjoying Idaho’s great outdoors.
Shannon attended ISU for an undergraduate degree in Social Work, and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boise State University.
He has professional experience in development and implementation of behavioral strategies at school and home for children with disabilities. His experience in teaming up with families to resolve struggles they may have is the most rewarding part of his job.
Since joining Health West, he has enjoyed helping individuals and families to find hope and identify solutions together.
Clinic:Chubbuck, American Falls, Aberdeen
Doty has worked in different areas of the social work field since 2006. She has experience working with substance abuse and addictions, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She was more recently been trained in alternative and complimentary chronic pain treatments, as well as brief therapy techniques. Doty works with children, couples, families, and groups.
Currently, she is working alongside primary care providers to ensure that Health West patients are getting comprehensive, holistic treatment. When not at work, she loves the mountains and being outdoors, traveling, creative crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
Jacob Comstock is a 2005 graduate of Idaho State University with an undergraduate degree in social work. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a Masters Degree in social work in 2008.
Michael Ludwig graduated from Idaho State University in 2004 with an undergraduate degree in social work. He received his Master’s Degree in social work from Walla Walla University in 2007.
Clinic:Pocatello, ISU Family Medicine
Amanda Meierhoff is a 2006 graduate of Idaho State University with her undergraduate degree in social work. She has Master’s Degree from Boise State University in Social Work.
Clinic:Pocatello, ISU Family Medicine
Daniel Park is a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a bachelor’s in social work. He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boise State University in 2013.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Excelsior College in Albany New York, a Master of Social work from Eastern Washington University, and holds the advanced licensure of Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She continues to study the field of psychology to better assist her patients who are in distress or simply want to improve their quality of life.
Barbara is very curious about human thought processes. She has worked in a variety of areas and jobs which provide her a rich level of life experience to draw from. Empathy and trust are important when working with patients who come to her for help. She enjoys working in small rural areas where she can help people get a better understanding of how our minds work.
She enjoys many of the local outdoor activities. She also has several hobbies, such as; photography, bird watching, gardening, and home projects.
Clinic:Preston, Downey, Lava Hot Springs
EJ Believes successful treatment of mental illness requires the application of a multifaceted approach to care including both pharmacological and therapeutic interventions. He was born in Utah and he recently moved to Idaho with his family. He enjoys watching those he serves start living a more meaningful and successful life.
DNP:Doctor of Nurse Practice
PMHNP – BC:Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner