Daniel Traughber, Ph.D
I earned a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience, and then went on to earn a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I utilize my neuroscience training in providing evidence-based assessment and treatment for children and adults.
TR Shuman, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked as a clinician for the last twelve years in the Pocatello area with both children and adults. I love to support my clients and stand by their sides as we work together to pinpoint the causes of the issues in their lives. In unison, you and I will work to remove negative behavioral and thought patterns that give rise to problems in your life, helping you to become a happier, more fulfilled person. I use the Motivational Interview, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Strategies, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Family Systems approaches to meet the needs of my clients. My focus includes, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, trauma, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and relationship issues.
Joseph Lenihan LMSW
My name is Joseph Lenihan and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who has been working in the community for the past three years providing individual, couples, group and family therapy. My background has also involved time working in the school system in Wyoming where I first started my work with children and adolescents. I enjoy using humanist, behavioral, mindfulness, narrative, strengths based, and cognitive behavioral techniques in my therapy. I strongly believe in working closely alongside my clients to give treatment that matches their current needs and problems in a way that helps them change without feeling overwhelmed. Most of my experience has involved working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, autism, and providing curriculum for parenting, anger management, and substance abuse treatment modalities. I grew up in Idaho and am grateful to be able to be a positive support for the people who live here.
My name is Chay Colborn and I have a Master’s Degree in Psychology with 17 years of experience working primarily with individuals on the autism spectrum. I joined the Sanctuary team in October of 2015 where I assist in providing children and adults with neuropsychological assessments for autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, anxiety, and depression.
Sandra Vollmer, LCSW
My name is Sandra Vollmer. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working with, adults, children teens, families, and couples. I have worked in the areas of grief, marriage, depression, anxiety, developmental delays, trauma, behaviors issues, and many other areas. Some of the theories I employ are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, the motivational interview, and person centered therapy.
Jason Schickedanz, Ph.D
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have enjoyed living and working in the Pocatello area since moving here in 2012. Being originally from Texas, and receiving my training in California, with a particular focus on how to effectively apply principles from both psychology and religion, I feel I offer a unique perspective in my work as a psychologist in the area. I find my work most fulfilling when I feel that I am truly helping my clients achieve positive and lasting changes in their lives. To accomplish this, I seek to develop sincere, trusting relationships with clients, and then from a primarily psychodynamic approach, help them to identify and better understand any long-term and problematic patterns in their thinking, feeling, and relationships with others. I provide therapy for adults, children, and families, and also utilize methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based DBT, Motivational Interview, and Group Treatment. As a psychologist, I also enjoy using tools of assessment to help people clarify diagnoses and concerns about their psychological functioning. I have experience working with a wide range of mild to severe psychiatric problems and disorders. Also, through my work at Sanctuary, I have become well-versed in the neuropsychological testing and evaluation of children and adults presenting with neuro- developmental or cognitive delays.
Russ Vollmer, LCSW
I am Russ Vollmer, LCSW. I grew up here in Southeast Idaho. I have lived most of my life here or in Northern Utah. I attended Utah State University and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with emphasis on social and clinical research. I received my Master of Science Degree in Social Work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Idaho and Utah. I have been in private practice and worked as an independent contractor and consultant throughout my career.
I came to work with Sanctuary in October of 2017. I enjoy the camaraderie and collaborations of my colleges and love the inclusive and welcoming environment that is fostered here.
My approach to counseling is grounded in compassion and understanding, I seek to build a safe and caring therapeutic environment that allows flexibility for exploring the individual needs. I believe that many who walk through my door already have most of the answers to the challenges they are experiencing. I believe that you are the expert on you. It is my role to help you discover how to live a more satisfying, fulfilling, and rewarding life, even in the face of difficult life circumstances. I focus on raising personal awareness so that you may recognize and express your true self and values, allowing you to gain more satisfaction in your relationships, your career, and other important areas of your life.
I work with clients across a large range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, sexual identity (LGBTQ+ affirmative), and relationship issues. I also work with parents to increase or improve their parenting skills.