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Therapist

Kristle Westover, LCSW

Undergraduate Education:

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, graduated in 1999 from Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID

Graduate Education:

Received a Master of Social Work, specializing in Clinical Social Work Practice on 12/31/2010 from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.

Professional Licenses:

Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in Idaho and Wyoming.

Clinical Training/Certifications:

Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Addiction work. Has worked as a clinical supervisor, currently in Wyoming, but has also supervised individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders in Idaho.

Counseling Services:

Currently involved with co-occurring addiction work and has been doing this work since 2004.

About Kristle:

Kristle Westover received her undergraduate degree from Idaho State University in social work. While in her undergraduate program, she interned at Bannock House, working with teens in outpatient and inpatient treatment for substance abuse and other behavioral disorders. After graduating as a bachelor's level social worker, she worked for the State of Idaho as a social worker for the assertive community treatment team. Here she worked with individuals with chronic and severe mental health disorders, some of which had substance abuse disorders. While working with the state of Idaho, Kristle started to work on and received her certified alcohol and drug counselor certification. She then went on to work for drug courts as a counselor and supervisor for a period of 10 years.

Kristle has lived and worked in Wyoming for a number of years. She has developed skills and experience in working with adolescents and adults who have behavioral disorders, substance disorders, mental health disorders, trauma, and suicide. She works with individuals to change the behavior that leads to these disorders and helps them to see that they have worth, purpose, and find a life worth living. Kristle primarily uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and uses prolonged exposure (trauma therapy), DBT-PTSD (trauma/DBT based therapy), motivational interviewing (MI) as well as other evidence-based treatment modalities with her clients. In her spare time, Kristle loves to spend time with her husband, 2 children, and friends. She is in a bunco club and tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

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