Meet the clinical team

Clinical Social Worker
Kara Kreizenbeck, LCSW
I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to adults and older teenagers using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing modalities to support my clients. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and I find great satisfaction in assisting my clients as they process and heal from past traumas.
I have experience working with a variety of mental health diagnoses; Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia and others. I have worked closely with teens through the juvenile court system and Idaho Youth Ranch. I also have experience working with veterans, substance use recovery, homeless, refugees and trauma survivors.
I am easily able to build rapport and trust with my clients. I am curious and enjoy learning my clients just as much as I am hopeful to offer them. Respect of others, their lives, their history, their hopes and their beliefs is my top priority.
I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice through Gonzaga University in 1996 and my Masters of Social Work through Boise State University in 2008.
I am a native Idahoan. I love the great outdoors, gardening, anything on the water, yoga, reading and music. Learning about other cultures and travel is a passion of mine.
Erik Roth, LMSW
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker providing counseling to all ages, but specializing in child and adolescent family counseling. I have spent my professional career working with children and their families with the intent of building strong and supportive family relationships. My passion is helping parents create a nurturing and consistent environment that allows their child to thrive and reduces childhood behavioral and emotional difficulties.
With children, I take both a strengths and a systems approach, focusing on increasing the positive in a child’s life, not just in self, but in each setting that the child is part of. In order to accomplish this, I enjoy spending time with the parents, learning from them about their child and helping them to understand their child’s unique needs.
Working with children and their families has given me a unique perspective on the ways that a person’s childhood can have a profound effect on their selves as adults. I have very much enjoyed and had great success when working with adults who struggle with unresolved childhood emotions that have affected their confidence or sense of self into adulthood. I approach therapy with adults from a humanistic approach, helping individuals explore their own emotions and intentions and encouraging a greater self-awareness. I enjoy building a strong and open therapeutic relationship with each person I work with and strive to create an atmosphere where each individual feels safe and comfortable.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Walla Walla College and my Masters in Social Work from California State University, San Bernardino. On my free time, I spend time with my wife and two young children, and enjoy activities such as mountain biking, camping, and playing volleyball.
Ericka Obaitek, LMSW
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I provide therapy to children, teens, and adults. I tend to work from an interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral approach to promote healing, growth, and change to better the lives of the clients I work with. I enjoy building rapport and getting a deep understanding of how my clients function in all areas of their lives, which allows to take a well-rounded approach to better assist them.
I earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Idaho and a earned a Master’s of Social Work from Boise State University. As part of my graduate work, I completed an internship with Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services which allowed to get a better of understanding of the needs and resources of our community members. I also completed an internship with the Boise School District. This experience gave me the tools to connect and understand youth and the needs of children.
As part of my undergraduate work, I studied abroad in Santiago, Chile for a semester. This educational experience allowed to become immersed in and learn from a culture other than my own, which allowed to become more sensitive, empathetic, and understanding. This has helped me to connect with, learn from, and better assist individuals from other cultures.
In summer time, I enjoy being on the river, running, and spending time outdoors. In the winter, I like to cozy up and spend time indoors, but overall I love spending time with friends and family.

Sarah Ballard, MSW Intern
I am a Master of Social Work therapy intern. I also have experience in the medical field, specializing in reproductive health care. My passion is building trust and connection with my clients to set the foundation for the work that we will do together. I utilize the strengths perspective to help clients identify the qualities within themselves and resources in their life that will help them to reach their goals. I take a trauma-informed approach and work with intention to use inclusive language. My goal is to create a space that feels inviting and safe for all humans.
I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. My undergraduate experience included working with an array of mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma- and stress-related disorders, and more. My internship was with a local behavioral health service provider who provided me with learning opportunities through observing and co-facilitating therapy sessions, as well as collaboration with various service lines, including CBRS and TCC. My experience in reproductive health care includes perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, pregnancy loss including termination, miscarriage and stillbirth, LGBTQ+ education and counseling, gender-affirming care, and sexual health. I have experience working with clients in both the clinical setting, telehealth, and in clients’ homes.
I am a Master of Social Work student at Boise State University, where I also earned my Bachelor of Social Work degree in May of 2021. I earned a degree in Liberal Arts from the College of Western Idaho in 2019. Previously, I spent 2011 to 2019 studying and working as a Licensed Midwife and care coordinator here in the Treasure Valley.
As a native Idahoan, I enjoy soaking up our state’s beautiful geography. Some of my favorite pastimes include gardening, fishing, camping, many types of games, DIY projects, baking and cooking, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
Sarah Fauth, LMSW
I am a Licensed Master Social worker. I provide therapy to children, teens and adults, and work from a self-empowerment and strengths-based approach.  I offer unconditional positive regard, and have extensive experience with a wide variety of cultures and perspectives that assists me in my understanding and rapport with people from diverse cultural and family backgrounds.  This has not only allowed me to see the ways in which we each are unique and special, but especially has helped me to see the underlying themes that unite us as human beings.
I was born in Washington State, and lived the first nine years of my life there on The White Swan Indian Reservation, in the foothills of Mt Adams.  My family then moved to Jerusalem, Israel, where I finished growing up. We lived on the Green Line in Jerusalem, which is the former border which separates the Jewish side of the City from the Arab side of the city. I experienced several wars as a child, and there was an army bunker built into the side of our house, which we turned into a playhouse after the war.  My experiences as a child have given me a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma on children, as well as how these effects persist into adulthood.  It has especially given me insight into how adverse life experiences of every kind, impact and manifest emotionally and behaviorally; but most of all it has given me a firm understanding  of how these adverse effects can be mitigated and healed. I believe strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit, and have an optimistic approach to therapy.
I volunteered for two years at Family Advocates in Boise and Caldwell, providing home visits to parents of young children/infants, teaching parenting skills with an emphases on modelling positive behaviors. It is a preventive form of social work, that relies mostly on volunteers and promote positive parenting outcomes and child-development by offering education, support and encouragement to parents, teaching them age appropriate child-development and interventions.
I helped bring Alternatives to Violence and Community Building workshops to the Treasure Valley, to area schools, communities and prisons. These workshops have been shown to promote positive outcomes among a variety of populations, teaching conflict resolution and empathy-building skills. I received the Johnson Fellowship for Community Service for work at a Homeless Shelter in North Carolina. I have worked with refugee populations in Jerusalem, Lebanon and Boise.
 I received my BA in Psychology from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1991 and my Masters of Social Work from Boise State in 2018, completing my Graduate internship at Tidwell Social Work and Consulting, which specializes in multicultural counselling and community building.

Beatrice Carroll, LCSW, ACADC
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change behaviors that are not working. I work to empower clients to make necessary internal and external changes to become more self aware enabling them to live in peace and integrity. Moving from the problem to the solution is the goal.

Addictions are my specialty. I have been in recovery since May 12,1982 and practice the principles in my life. I use the 12 step model and work with the family as well as the addict.