AVANZAR WELLNESS Meet the clinical team

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, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical 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.
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.

William ‘Cory’ Martineau, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the Community Mental Health field for the last seven years holding several different positions. In my time I have worked with a wide variety of ages, ethnicities, and mental health diagnosis’s including depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, and others. I have found my passion in working with teens and adults dealing with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD. I received my Bachelors in Science from the University of Idaho and my Masters in Counselor Education from Northwest Nazarene University.
My belief about counseling is that it is about developing a relationship with another person through empathy and trust, while assisting them to develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities to achieve the goals they want in their lives.  My main therapeutic approach is Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), which helps clients learn to accept painful and difficult emotions, thoughts, and sensations instead of avoiding them while helping them to identify their vales and commit to actions guided by those values. I also have training in Solution-Focused and Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, and I am currently in training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am a compassionate and understanding individual, and enjoy teaching others how to be more compassionate and understanding of themselves. We usually find it easy to give compassion to others but when asked to give to ourselves it can be incredibly difficult, it is my hope as I work with my clients that they can start to give the compassion they show others to themselves.
During my free time I enjoy being with my friends and family, and doing outdoor activities including snowboarding, rafting, and Fishing. I also enjoy reading and cooking.

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.

Sarah Ballard, LMSW
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and mental health therapist. My background is in the medical field, specializing in reproductive health care. I received my Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from Boise State University. Prior to continuing my education, I worked as a Licensed Midwife and care coordinator here in the Treasure Valley.
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. Trauma-informed care and the use of inclusive language are also cornerstones of my practice. 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 and graduate experience included working with an array of mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma-related disorders, and more. 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, non-traditional relationship structures, and sexual health. I have experience working with clients in the clinical setting, via telehealth, and in clients’ homes.
As a native Idahoan, I enjoy soaking up our state’s beautiful geography. Some of my favorite pastimes include gardening, fishing, camping, games, DIY projects, baking and cooking, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
Bethany Davey, LMSW
Hello! I feel truly honored to be an advocate for my clients as they work to write their own story of healing and growth. I realize that making the choice to engage in therapy takes courage and bravery and my priority is to make the experience of therapy a warm, non-judgmental, and validating space where you feel supported and encouraged to embrace your inherent worth, innate strengths, and address the obstacles you are facing, knowing that you are not alone. I want to listen to your story and help process the meanings and responses that come from it. My approach is person-centered while exploring the relationships and systems that have influenced your journey so this point. I appreciate the impact of attachment and relationship and use these approaches to gain perspective and understanding of how the past impacts the present and explore ways to grow from places that have been wounded. My personality is warm and straightforward which I have seen helps to build trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship. I believe that healing takes place in the context of connection and relationship and will help to support the positive supports in your life. My goal is to inspire hope and possibility and I bring those qualities into my practice.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with years of experience working with adolescents, children, adults, and families. I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, personality disorders, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, and more. I love working with diverse and unique individuals and situations and am inclusive toward all sexual orientations, gender identities, and family types.
I earned by Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Boise State University in 2018 and my Masters of Social Work from Boise State University in 2019. I have worked with adolescents in inpatient psychiatric settings and with a variety of populations in community medical hospital settings. In my free time, I love spending time with my partner and our 3 kiddos, reading, playing piano, listening to a good podcast, and starting craft projects.         .