Carissa Barnes, MS, LPC
Carissa earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in 2011 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, working with all ages. In addition to her M.S. in Counseling, Carissa earned an Ed. Specialist degree in Building Leadership. Carissa currently works as a middle school
counselor and truly enjoys working with adolescents and their families. She feels passionate about helping adolescents as they navigate the academic, personal, and social demands of middle school.
Carissa has worked in schools for nearly ten years. She uses a variety of counseling techniques; however, she finds herself utilizing Person-Centered therapy as well as tenets of Solution Focused Counseling.
Carissa takes a holistic approach when working with individuals in counseling and has taken courses in or studied the following areas:
● Family changes
● Grief and loss
● Goal setting
● Relationship building
Outside of her profession, Carissa spends a great deal of time with her two children, two dogs, and husband. She loves to read, bake, garden, and travel.
Carissa is contracted with the following insurance companies:
● IPN (Idaho Physicians Network)
● Blue Cross of Idaho
● Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
● First Choice
● Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
● United Health Care
● Sliding Scale