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Our Staff

Administrative
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech Therapy
Mental Health
DDA (Developmental Disabilities Agency)


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Sondra McMindes

Founder/Owner

Sondra McMindes, M.S., CCC-SLP founded Children’s Therapy Place, Inc., (CTP) in 2000 and has served as the company CEO and President since its inception. Prior to starting CTP, she founded Sondra Folley and Associates, Inc., a speech-language therapy services company in Bradenton, Florida.  Sondra’s early business experience provided  the foundation …read more
E-mail:  sondramcmindes@gmail.com
Phone: (208) 571-0785

Derek Bawden

Director of Practice and Operations

Derek Bawden, MOT, OTR/L, is a registered and licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  He received his Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Utah and has worked with children providing therapy in …read more
E-mail:  dbawden@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

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Rachelle Williams

DDA Administrator

Rachelle Robbins received her BA in Psychology from Northwest Nazarene University. She grew up in Idaho and enjoys camping and…read more

Email: rrobbins@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: 208-229-8794

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Kacey Mueller

Clinical Supervisor

Kacey graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2013 with a BA in social work. After completing her junior practicum at a DDA …read more >>

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Sonja Williams

Sonja Williams

Clinical Supervisor

Sonja graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelors in Psychology. She is a native Idahoan and recently made the move from Southeast …read more >>

Email: swilliams@childrenstherapyplace.com Phone: (208) 323-8888 

 
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Celeste Costa

Accounting Manager

Phone: (208) 323-8888

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Cassandra Barrington

Credentialing Coordinator

Phone: (208) 323-8888

Tessa Valero

Office Manager

Tessa Valero began working for Children’s Therapy Place in 2008 as a Developmental Therapist and certified Habilitative Support, and is excited about…read more

Phone:  (208) 323-8888

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Hope Hernandez

Administrative Assistant

E-mail: hhernandez@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Melissa Watson

DDA Assistant

Melissa Watson received her BA in Human Development from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. She has worked with…read more

E-mail: mwatson@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Gigit Steen

Payroll

Gigit was Born in Emmett, Id and moved to Boise in 2001. In the past she has worked as a caregiver and manager for an assisted living company. She then decided …read more

Phone:  (208) 323-8888

Rachel Canan

Reception/Scheduling

Rachel received her BA in Health Science with an emphasis in chemistry and biology from Boise State University.  She plans to further her education in the pediatric healthcare field. Rachel is originally from Montana, so she adores anything outdoors like running, hiking, fishing, etc. In Summer of 2016, she had the incredible opportunity to backpack solo across Europe for three months and she cannot wait to go on her next adventure!

Phone:  (208) 323-8888

Occupational Therapists

Derek Bawden

Director of Practice and Operations

Derek Bawden, MOT, OTR/L, is a registered and licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  He received his Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Utah and has worked with children providing therapy in …read more
E-mail:  dbawden@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

Stephanie Schoenfeld

Stephanie graduated with an Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting from Brown Mackie College in January of 2012. Upon receiving her degree, she began working for…read more
E-mail: sschoenfeld@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone:(208) 867-2567

Elisa Gerber

Phone: (208) 805-5692

Courtney Schafer

Courtney Schafer, MOT, OTR/L is a registered, licensed Occupational Therapist and a recent graduate from the University of North Dakota at the Casper College site.  She recently moved to Boise in August of 2016 from…read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888

Maricelis Santiago Cruz, COTA

Phone: (208) 323-8888

Clarese Pyne

Phone: (208) 323-8888

 

Ashley Day

Ashley grew up in the plains of North Dakota where she attended the University of Mary and obtained her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has 5 plus years of experience in the area of pediatric OT. Ashley also has advanced training in handwriting intervention through Handwriting Without Tears, vestibular processing through Astronaut Training Protocol, and is certified in Physical Agents Modalities (utilization of estim and ultrasound), as well as training in primitive reflex integration.

Her special interests include visual processing and sensory processing, including feeding interventions for “picky eaters.” Ashley utilizes evidenced-based practices along with family and team centered approaches to provide interventions that are specifically designed to assist children in achieving their goals.
E-mail: aday@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888  

 

Marissa Montamat

Marissa graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Public Health Education in December 2012. After taking a break from school and working as a CNA she graduated from the OTA program at Brown Mackie College with an Associates of Applied Science in January 2017 after completing 2 months of her fieldwork at Children’s Therapy Place.

Marissa grew up in Boise, ID and spent her youth as an avid theater kid. Her enthusiasm and love of all aspects of life has left her well equipped to relate to and bond with children of all ages. Prior to her work as a COTA, Marissa cared for infants and toddlers at a child development center. It is there that she met and fell in love with a little girl with special needs and discovered the world of occupational therapy. She loves the philosophy of enabling and encouraging anyone and everyone, regardless of age or ability, to live their life as fully and independently as possible.

Working with children has always been a passion for Marissa and she is excited to begin her career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Children’s Therapy Place where she has already experienced the amazing and supportive teamwork that makes it the amazing clinic and employer it is.

E-mail: mmontamat@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

Physical Therapy

 

Katie Murray

Katie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Idaho State University in 2016. Prior to her graduate work, she spent four years in Fort Collins, CO earning a…read more
E-mail: kmurray@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888  

Speech Therapy

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Sondra McMindes

Founder/Owner

Sondra McMindes, M.S., CCC-SLP founded Children’s Therapy Place, Inc., (CTP) in 2000 and has served as the company CEO and President since its inception. Prior to starting CTP, she founded Sondra Folley and Associates, Inc., a speech-language therapy services company in Bradenton, Florida.  Sondra’s early business experience provided  the foundation …read more
E-mail:  sondramcmindes@gmail.com
Phone: (208) 571-0785

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Kimberly Laurie

Kimberly graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1998 and her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University in 2000.Upon receiving her…read more
E-mail: klaurie@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 866-1435

Jennifer Owens

Jennifer Owens is a native of Pennsylvania, having graduated with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University in 2010. Since the start of her career…read more
Phone:(208) 323-8888 

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Deanna Seamans

Deanna graduated from Idaho State University in 2011 with her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.  Soon after graduation, Deanna began working at Children’s Therapy Place…read more
E-mail: dseamans@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

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Alissa Ketterling

Alissa Ketterling graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2005 with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. During the final six months of schooling, she participated…read more
E-mail: aketterling@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

Bianca Minniti 

Bianca Minniti

Bianca, a native of Illinois, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Idaho State University in 2015 and is enjoying…read more
E-mail: bminniti@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

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Emily Chapman

Emily Chapman is a Pennsylvania native who graduated with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Penn State University in 2012. After completing …read more
E-mail: echapman@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

 

Leni Soloaga James

Leni received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Idaho State University in 2001. She has worked with adult and pediatric patients with a variety of needs. Leni has a wide variety of experience working in school, clinic, hospital and home settings. …read more
E-mail: ljames@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888

Mental Health

Nate Pearlman

Director of Mental Health

Nate Pearlman MA, LCPC graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988 and…read more

Email: npearlman@childrenstherapyplace.com

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Sylvia Veal

Sylvia graduated with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in May of 2016, and became licensed in the state … read more

Email: sveal@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Beckie Davis

Beckie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Studies from Boise State University in 2013.  She went on to graduate with honors from Northwest Nazarene University in 2016 with her Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis on Mental Health and read more…

Email: bdavis@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Caitlin Goicoechea

Caitlin earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University in December 2010. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in May 2014. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the state of Idaho and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Caitlin has experience working with an array of mental illnesses, ranging from PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorder…read more

Email: cgoicoechea@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Habilitative Intervention

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Cyndy Eldredge Radovich

Cyndy Eldredge received her BA with a focus in Early Childhood Education in Savannah, Georgia.  She moved to Boise in 2007 where…read more

E-mail: celdredge@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: 208-229-8793 

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Tiffany Katsules

Tiffany went to the College of Southern Idaho where she received an Associate’s in Psychology. She then went on to the University…read more

E-mail: twuensch@childrenstherapyplace.com
Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Michael Walker

Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Farmingdale State College in New York in May of 2009 read more…


Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Nekolla Lindsey

Nekolla Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Idaho. She has training and experience in Habilitative Intervention, Behavioral Intervention …read more>>


Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Marie Weant

Marie received her Bachelor degrees in Family Services and Elementary Education from Iowa State University, and a Special Education endorsement from Lewis …read more>>


Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Jeannine Ryan

Jeannine Ryan

Jeannine graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in Elementary Education.She earned her Behavior Intervention certificate and… read more>>

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Katie Moore

I was born and raised as an Air Force Brat. I’ve been living in Boise since 2006. I graduated from Boise State with a bachelors in Anthropology. Throughout college… read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Tabatha Howell

Tabatha Howell

Over 25 years working in the early childhood education field.  Taught Preschool, ran my own in home daycare, Director of a large daycare center, worked for Head… read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Kacey Mueller

Kacey graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2013 with a BA in social work. After completing her junior practicum at a DDA …read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Katie Griffis

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Meghan Barker

Meghan graduated in 2013 from Northwest Nazarene University with a B.A. in psychology. She first started working as a developmental technician…read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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Mitch Rice

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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April Johnson-Beery

April has been working with children in various capacities for over 25 years. She started in the childcare setting, and has …read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Geneva Ulferts

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Family Life and Child Development at Minnesota State University, Mankato …read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Liz Caroselli

Liz Caroselli received her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Idaho State University, May 2015. Through this degree …read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Rebecca Adams

Rebecca Adams received her BA in TESOL Education from Hobe Sound Bible College in 2009. She grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Idaho in 2014. She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Idaho.

Rebecca has a background in education, with experience and certificates in Habilitative Supports, as well as Habilitative Intervention. She joined Children’s Therapy Place in 2015 where she enjoys teaching her clients through fun, creative activities and community outings.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Drew Kishpaugh

Drew was born in Twin Peaks, CA but has lived in Idaho for 25 years. He received his BA from Boise State University and has been working with children since 1999. Drew is a certified English teacher, with additional certifications in CBR and HI. He has also played and coached athletics for many years. Drew says, “Children’s Therapy Place has been a great place to work because the people are so nice and hard-working.”

In his spare time, Drew loves spending time in the outdoors: boating, hiking, camping etc. He has an identical twin brother who lives in Meridian.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Pam Macdonald

Pam has worked with children for many years as an elementary teacher, a 4-H leader, Sunday School Teacher, and Mom. After completing her MA in Literacy at BSU in 2009, she was the Title One teacher at Garden Valley School District for several years. When she saw the need for qualified behavior interventionists, she was intrigued and obtained her HI certification in 2016.  Pam says, “As soon as I started working with this amazing population of children, I knew I had found my calling.”  Her background in education helps her offer ideas and strategies on many different levels to children and parents.

In her spare time, she plays flute with the Desertsong Flute Choir, paints, draws, loves on her kitty, and is an avid gardener.  She has three fabulous children whom she spends time with as often as possible.  Pam says that she is honored to be working with such a talented staff here at The Children’s Therapy Place.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Matthew Patterson

Matthew has worked for 10 years in various capacities with children and adults with mental health ailments. Matthew graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s in Communications in the school of Social Science. He previously worked for the Ada County Juvenile Court system for the Programs department. He also has several years working experience in CBRS throughout the Treasure Valley. While living in Portland, Oregon he worked in special education and general classrooms as a teaching assistant. These varying experiences have helped to strengthen his knowledge and passion for working as a therapist.

Matthew is certified in CPR and First Aid and is also a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He plans to further his training and to become B.I. certified to help children in K-12 online learning academy.

In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering for his church and also the Boise Rescue Mission. Matthew has a love for the arts and enjoys theater, plays and the fine arts. He also loves outside activities, such as golfing, biking and taking walks.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Austin Skellenger

Austin received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Idaho in 2015. Upon graduation, she worked in a group home setting where she gained valuable experience working with children with both mental health and developmental diagnoses. Austin joined the CTP team in late 2016 with certifications in habilitative supports and intervention. She plans on pursuing a Master’s in Occupational Therapy.

In her free time, Austin enjoys camping, kayaking, doing puzzles and reading.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Holly Eden

Holly graduated in 2013 with her BA in Psychology and continued her education in a Master’s Teaching Program for Special Education Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe. Through her studies, she found that she had more passion for the behavior aspect of the field and less for the academics. With 4 classes to graduation she switched majors and is excited to graduate in August of 2017 with her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization. She plans to take the Behavior Analyst Board Certification Exam in 2018. Holly plans to spend her career in Therapeutic Consultation.  Holly has over 7 years’ professional experience with children with special needs and enjoys her position in Habilitative Intervention at Children’s Therapy Place.

During her time at home she is busy raising 4 children, 2 of which have autism, (Bethany 18 – Autism, Kaylee 16, Zander 5 – Autism, and Charlie 3). She has been happily married for 3 years, enjoys outings with her family, and playing coed slow-pitch softball with her husband right here in Boise, ID. One of Holly’s favorite things to do with her family is volunteer at their church’s youth ministry with her teenagers and in her littlest children’s Awana program.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Amanda Firth 

Amanda was born in California and moved to Boise in 2011 to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. She was first drawn to working with children with special needs when helping a close family friend with her children. Amanda started working as a Habilitative Support Worker while in college 4 years ago, and received her Habilitative Intervention certificate after graduating. Amanda says it has been an amazing experience! She hopes to continue her career working with children and eventually move into Occupational Therapy.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Genevieve Huard

Genevieve earned her BA from the University of Washington with majors in Social Welfare and Spanish, as well as a minor in Diversity Studies. She worked with children and teens with disabilities in Seattle both in inpatient care and case management. She relocated to Boise in 2016 and started working as a Habilitative Interventionist to continue working with such a fun, challenging, and rewarding population. Genevieve loves her puppies, reading, hiking and traveling.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Katie Mendoza

Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from UC Riverside in 2012. She moved to Idaho in April 2016 from Riverside, California with her husband and two kids. She plans to further her education and earn her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology in the near future. Katie has been working with children with disabilities since graduating college in 2012, but has worked with children for a total of 9 years. She loves what she does and will continue helping children in need because that is what she is passionate about.

Katie says her two young children, a boy and a girl, take up most of her free time. She and her husband enjoy taking them anywhere and everywhere to find new adventures. She loves Idaho and believes it will a nice place to raise her family.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Habilitative Support

DaNae Snyder

DaNae Snyder graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. DaNae has always loved working with children …read more

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Rachel Breen

Rachel is currently a third-year student at SNHU completing her BA in Child & Adolescent Psychology. She grew up in Canada and Hawaii and settled in Boise in 2016. In 2008 she became an LPN and worked mostly with the elderly population for many years before deciding to make the switch to work with children. She currently works as a Habilitative Support and hopes to become a Habilitative Interventionist upon graduation.

She lives with her husband, two children and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys art, photography, sewing, music, movies, and being outdoors.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Kelsey Andrew

Kelsey came to Boise from Bakersfield, California for school and never left. She graduated from Boise State with an Exercise Science degree and hopes to go back to school to become an Occupational Therapist. Kelsey started working at Children’s Therapy Place in 2016 as an intern while in school, and then got hired on as an HS. She says she wants to continue working with kids because it is one of the most rewarding jobs and she loves it!

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

Brenda Richardson

Brenda has worked with children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities for over 12 years. She has earned her Habilitative Support certification and has worked here at Children’s Therapy Place for 3 years. She is a strong advocate in mental health issues, from working to ensure individuals maintain their services to promoting new and innovative ideas that make her successful in her work. Seeing individuals, from children to adults, reach their goals keeps her energized and passionate. She loves working for Children’s Therapy Place due to their commitment to excellence in providing services and supporting their employees, ensuring that each child and their families receive the highest level of quality services.

Brenda loves gardening and has recently turned her hobby into building, selling, and teaching classes on terrariums and has become one of the most knowledgeable persons in the Treasure Valley on terrariums.

Phone: (208) 323-8888 

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