Counseling and Psychological Testing

“Our prime purpose is to help others” Dalai Lama¬†

At Sanctuary, we use a Multi-Disciplinary Team Assessment and Treatment Model. Psychologists trained to assess complex situations and identify problems and appropriate treatments work alongside social workers and counselors trained in various treatment modalities and processes to improve situations and reduce distress.

In order to dramatically expedite the healing process, the professionals at Sanctuary work as a team. With you, the client, as the primary director (you are the boss) of the treatment team, we begin psychological testing. This testing allows for an in-depth understanding of you, including any mental health diagnoses needed for treatment. We begin the process of treatment/counseling along with testing. This is a period of time that you and your therapist will get to know one another, and he/she will become familiar with your individual concerns. During this period, clients often see an improvement in their symptoms. As the assessment/testing is concluded, that information is smoothly incorporated into treatment to clarify, direct, and pinpoint the areas where treatment can most effectively be directed. While this testing/counseling approach is helpful for most, you may decide to only do one or the other. At your first appointment, we will make specific recommendations for your treatment, but you are ultimately the boss, and we will provide the services you want. We provide services to the Pocatello, Chubbuck, and greater Southeast Idaho region.

Introducing Chad Barton:

Chad is going to begin providing services on 8/11/21. Please call 208-417-0641 or send us an email at to set up an appointment with Chad.

I am a marriage and family therapist and graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi.I believe that the most rewarding things in life are the relationships that we build with others. As a systemic therapist I believe that nothing exists in isolation. Healing, therefore, occurs when changes are made at the individual and systemic levels. I believe that there is a reason for every struggle and that our struggles give us purpose. As we gain insight into the source of our discomfort the path to healing is revealed.

I strive to tailor treatment to meet your needs and so treatment will look a little different for everyone. I use evidence-based systemic models in working with clients such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Couples Therapy, Structural, and others. I work to build meaningful and safe relationships with my clients that help to facilitate growth in their lives. I believe that the client is the expert on their lives and will work with you to achieve your goals.