Counselors

J. Cameron Preece, Ph. D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I love the psychotherapy work that I do.  For the last 22 years I have been a witness to the courage, tenacity, and creativity of my clients as they strive to improve their personal lives and relationships in their families.
 
The therapy services and interventions I provide for couples, families, and individuals are grounded in a bio-psychosocial systems perspective.  I am convinced that “the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts” and thus pay keen attention to how a person’s body, mind, and social systems play a role in creating challenges and solutions in life.
 
I also believe psychotherapists are most successful when they demand the same changes in themselves that they encourage in those they provide therapy services for. 


My expertise and training has lead me to work effectively with clients through the normal transitions of life as well as issues as varied as depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, chronic illness, bereavement, parent/child problems, acting out teens, marital conflict, sexual addiction, infidelity, and improving intimacy and communication in couple relationships.


​Over the years, I have been a very active contributor to the field of Marriage & Family Therapy.  I have presented at national conferences (AAMFT & NCFR) have taught a number of graduate level courses as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University. 

Currently, I provide clinical supervision for recently graduated students and new professionals seeking Marriage & Family Therapy licensure.  I have been very active on the Idaho Association for Marriage & Family Therapy board (President/Past-President) and was instrumental in bringing the Associate Marriage & Family Therapy License to Idaho.

I regularly share my professional training and expertise with community and religious service groups through workshops, firesides, seminars, administrative training, and other presentations.
 
In addition to my many professional interests, I love spending time with my wife and four children. I have served in numerous leadership positions in my church and  community.  My family and I moved to Boise from Syracuse, New York in 2003. 


If I am not in the office you may find me with my family exploring the trails above Boise on my mountain bike, skiing Bogus, rafting in Hell’s Canyon, backpacking in the Idaho wilderness, rock climbing, or pedaling away the miles in the Idaho countryside on my road bike.


"You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself."
- Jim Wittaker
 
                                                          Education/Credentials​​​​

B.S.:       Brigham Young University,   5/1992, Family Science


M.A.:     Syracuse University,   5/1995, Marriage & Family Therapy


Ph.D.:    Syracuse University,   5/2001, Marriage & Family Therapy


LMFT:   Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, (Idaho #2852)


Clinical Member: American Association For Marriage & Family Therapy


Approved Supervisor: State of Idaho
Gregory M. Deitchler, MA, LMFT, LPC
   
Gregory M. Deitchler has been motivating and inspiring large and small audiences for nearly three decades. He combines an extensive education with his remarkable survival from cancer to motivate, inspire and educate his audiences. Because Greg believes with great passion that life is a gift that must be made the most of, he inspires others to live fuller lives and achieve their dreams.

Greg was named one of the State of Idaho’s top motivators by the Idaho Statesman and was inducted into the Associated Students of Boise State University Hall of Fame for Community Service.

Early in life Greg learned to turn setbacks into comebacks. After receiving successful pioneering cancer treatments that followed a bleak prognosis for his returned Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Greg’s purpose quickly became bigger than his own survival. He became a speaker and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the age of 10. Greg has enlightened others about the value of donating money to research-based treatments. Mr. Deitchler was instrumental in starting Camp Rainbow Gold, a camp for kids with cancer. As an extension of the camp, Greg founded the first teen support group for teens surviving cancer. Mr. Deitchler became the youngest person ever to be elected as the Vice President of the Local American Cancer Society at age 19. After attaining his education, he established Promising Horizons, a private clinical practice in marriage and family therapy and mental health, and traumatic illness.

Greg’s extensive list of speeches and workshops includes partnerships with local cities and hospitals to bring low cost marriage and relationship education to the masses. He has given presentations to Fortune 500 Companies, adoption, cancer, diabetes, mental health and developmental disability agencies as well as civic organizations.

In addition to his private practice he trains educators, clinicians and public officials on the complexity of issues in adult and adolescent mental health, adoption and R.A.D., group dynamics, leadership development, executive coaching, and team building. Greg is also certified to train in non-violent crisis intervention.

Gregory M. Deitchler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Minor in interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, and his Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling from Boise State University.
    
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Jessica L. Harris, LCPC, NCC
   
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-6112) in the State of Idaho. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University.  I have been practicing since 2013. As a counselor, I utilize a systemic, strength based approach, primarily Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), to assist individuals and families with enhancing their existing assets to work toward their goals and hopes for the future. In addition to CBT, I am also a trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

My beliefs encourage individuals to draw from strengths and experiences they already possess in order to navigate through life’s challenges and problem solve independently. While the root of my therapeutic approach lies in the Cognitive Behavioral framework, it is important to understand that, at times, it may be necessary to pull interventions from other therapeutic modalities. It is important for you to communicate how you feel about the treatment approach as an adjustment to the herapeutic approach might be necessary. In addition to traditional talk therapy and EMDR, I also help individuals through play therapy and expressive arts.
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EMDR Description

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experience. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
    
Tyler D. Cazier, LPC, NCC

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Are there times when you feel disconnected, alone, unimportant, and rejected - even in your closest relationships? You seek closeness but it ends in conflict? It seems the harder you try, the more disconnected you feel. Walls go up - you feel hurt and alone. You lose hope for a closer, more secure relationship. Tyler is committed to helping you end this negative cycle. By getting below the surface of behavior, he helps couples bring awareness to the deep, underlying emotional needs within themselves. A new bond is formed, where each partner is able to feel safe, supported, desired, and loved.

Tyler completed a 2 year internship at LDS Family Services where he successfully helped couples heal and reconnect from the damaging effects of addictions and affairs. He has also helped many women work through the healing process of sexual abuse, and other forms of victimization.  Well known for his ability to empathize with his clients and get to the root of their problem, Tyler is extremely compassionate, genuine, and caring. He has furthered his education and training by completing an EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Externship and EFT Advanced Core Skills.


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Jana Stewart, LPC
Garrett Kroon, LPC
Alice Foster - Office Manager & Billing​​
After many years of working in the school lunch program for the Meridian
School district, I woke up one morning and realized I didn’t want to
retire as a lunch lady!  I decided to follow my dreams and pursue an
education in something medical.  I graduated from Allied Health Schools
in 2012 in Medical Billing and Coding.  I have put that education into
practice for the last 6 years.  I also completed an insurance course
through Blue Cross of Idaho prior to my employment with Dr. Cameron Preece.  
I am married, 6 children and 20 grandchildren.  I enjoy spending time with my
family.  

My favorite saying is –“If I would have known how much fun
grandchildren are I would have had them first.”  I enjoy the outdoors-
camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, Dutch oven cooking, and sewing. I
enjoy making new friends and love to help people.  My favorite quote
is, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you
care.” 

Misty L. Preece - Front Desk

Misty Preece has recently joined Wind Rivers Counseling to assist in the everyday duties and responsibilities of running an office.  She brings with her a friendly personality, kind disposition, and confident approach to work and life.  Misty comes to us from the Nampa Public Library where she has been surrounded by a variety of people, the quest for knowledge, and stories of human history!  Through the years Misty has been active in the communities she has lived: serving in non-profit organizations, Boy Scouts of America, women’s organizations, and youth-lead programs.  When not reading, Misty can be found in the great outdoors walking with a friend, kayaking, or planning the next adventure with her husband, children, and first grandchild!