Our Team


Christopher A. Heindel, M.A., LMFT

Kris has been helping families, couples, youth and businesses find solutions to their problems since 1993. He was born and raised in Idaho. He attended Ricks Junior College, Weber State University, and then earned his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. Kris has designed and directed residential group homes, secure facilities, and out-patient counseling programs in Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Arizona

Matt Heindell

Mathew T. Heindel, M.A., LMFT

Matt is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been helping families, couples and adolescents since 2002 after earning his masters degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Matt is a certified Idaho SOMB Certified Adult and Juvenile Psychosexual Evaluator and also has experience treating individuals in residential group homes, secure facilities and outpatient programs in Idaho, Arizona and Oregon.


Shelly M. Osborne, M. Coun, LCPC

Shelly Osborne earned her masters degree in mental health counseling from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. She enjoys counseling individuals, couples, families and adolescents with relational, mental health and sexual issues. She also trains and supervisors counselors and has experience managing out-patient counseling programs in Idaho, Arizona and Oregon.


Vanessa Ford, LPC, Ed. S., M.S.

Vanessa helps families, couples, adolescents and children as a licensed professional counselor. She earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005 from the University of Kentucky. Vanessa has experience working with clients in a variety of settings including community outpatient clinics, residential and secure facilities.


Merridith A. Manning, M.A., LMFT

Merridith is a licensed marriage and family therapist who enjoys working with individuals, families and youth to connect in healthy ways and find balance in their lives. Merridith earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She specializes in EMDR therapy, working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events to heal, recover and lead healthier lives.