Get to Know Us

You probably want to know a little about the therapists you will meet at our clinic, and we are happy to share a little about ourselves so you can feel more comfortable.

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David Routt

President and Licensed Professional Counselor

David is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Idaho and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He draws from many different counseling techniques and styles to ensure that whatever the issue, a plan can be made to help. He is the founder of Totius Therapies and even offers online counseling services. He received his Bachelors in Information Technology from Kaplan University and his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University. David is a certified PCIT Therapist, certified by the UC Davis CAARE Center in 2017. David is also an Academic Associate in Logotherapy, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and Level 1 trained in the Gottman Method of Therapy.

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Alyssa Peters

Licensed Professional Counselor

Alyssa grew up in the small town of Fairfield, ID. Once graduated from high school, Alyssa attended Boise State University. She graduated in 2014 with her BS in Psychology. She then continued on and received her MS in Marriage and Family Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in 2017. While not working, Alyssa loves to travel, be with her family, spoil her nieces and nephew, and be in the outdoors as much as possible. Alyssa's goal is to provide her clients with individualized and self-empowering therapy. She maintains that everyone is their own best expert. She believes that people have the strength and capacity to answer or understand concerns, hurt, or difficulties in their life, but sometimes they need someone to take the journey with them or to be their mirror. Alyssa honors the importance of the therapeutic relationship and strives to join clients where they are in their process.

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Katie Bender

Licensed Professional Counselor

Katie began her journey as a Counselor and Art Therapist after receiving a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2015.  She worked at homeless shelters in San Francisco, supporting single adults struggling with anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation, PTSD, substance abuse, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and more.  After moving to Idaho, she worked with troubled teens in a wilderness and adventure therapy program, focusing on behavioral issues including those relating to ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, emotional dysregulation, identity exploration, family conflict, anxiety, depression, and more.

We all communicate and express ourselves in different ways; some thrive with words, others nonverbally, and some a mix of both. As an evidence-based DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)-certified counselor and Art Therapist, Katie's goal is to foster a trusting, compassionate, and unconditionally accepting connection by meeting you where you thrive.

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Jill McCartney

MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Jill has been a nurse for 16 years, working in psychiatry with all ages and in all settings.  She has experience with pediatrics, geriatrics, and all ages in between.  She has worked in various care settings including nursing homes, hospitals, residential treatment centers and outpatient offices.  

Jill graduated from the University of South Alabama with her Master's degree in psychiatric nursing.  She has completed all her courses for her Doctorate in psychiatric nursing and only has to finalize her 'capstone' project to complete the degree.  

Jill prefers to work as a team with her patients.  She thinks of herself as a coach, helping you achieve the goals that you set.  She finds education to be a crucial part of wellness and wants to help people learn how to live with their condition and enjoy their lives to the fullest.  

When she is not working, she is spending time with her three children.  Her family loves to be outdoors as much as possible and Jill enjoys reading, exercise, and doing crafts with the kids. 

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