Tanner Saxton, LPC, NCC
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Master of Arts in Counseling
Pupil Personnel Services
Trauma, Expressive Mediums, Mindfulness
Tanner Saxton is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in the school setting for the last three years. His current position as a counselor at New Horizon Center Alternative School is one of his most cherished roles as he spends every day working with youth.
He is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor. Tanner graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2015 and a master of arts in counseling in 2017. He worked three summers with the Northwest Center for fluency disorders; first as a counselor for two years and then as an assistant supervising counselor. In 2016, he co-authored a short piece about working as a counselor with people who stutter titled, How To Stand On Elephants. His background in anthropology reached common ground with counseling as it articulated his interests in trauma recovery, mindfulness, and multicultural counseling, areas he continues to develop now as a clinician.
One of his most fulfilling experiences has been working as a volunteer to raise funds for The Healing Lands Project. The Healing Lands Project is a non-profit organization, serving juveniles who have lost a parent to intimate partner homicide by providing them direct access to a blended form of therapeutic service and wilderness adventure. All these experiences have given him a window into the possibilities for human growth and healing. Tanner looks forward to being a part of the legacy of High Country Behavioral Health and serving his fellow Idahoans in their quest for self-realization.
“Whether you have decided to check out counseling or have committed to long-term therapy, congratulations are in order. Stepping into this space is one of the most difficult, vulnerable, and yet rewarding experiences you will have, and I am honored to begin that journey with you!”