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Center for Wellness & Recovery offers empirically supported assessment and treatment to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families across a broad range of concerns. Our mission is getting you back to what you love through services that not only address the symptoms but the root cause of whatever your concerns may be. We are committed to partnering with you in your journey towards wellness and recovery by providing you with the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you to re-establish a life that is rewarding and full of purpose.

In addition to providing traditional services for those with primary psychological concerns, we provide specialized services to patients with chronic medical conditions that have led to diminished functioning beyond what can be addressed through medical intervention alone. We work closely with medical providers to offer these specialized services to meet the specific needs of their patient population.

Meet Our Providers

John E. Landers, Ph.D.

Meet Dr. Landers

John E. Landers, Ph.D.

Dr. Landers is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Idaho. He has over two decades of experience as a mental health professional. His training began at Brigham Young University for undergraduate work and then continued with graduate training at Idaho State University.

After completing academic training, Dr. Landers interned in Spokane, Washington, performing rotations in outpatient, inpatient, neuropsychological, and forensic settings, performing assessments and treatment across a broad range of psychological concerns.

He has continued in the tradition of a generalist practitioner with professional experience in a variety of settings with a broad range of clientele ranging from childhood through late adulthood. Having this range of experience led Dr. Landers to a partnership with Mountain View Hospital several years ago, giving him the opportunity to create the Center for Wellness and Recovery to provide best practice psychological assessment and treatment services in our local community.

Dr. Landers is passionate about helping others understand their experience and providing tools to work towards improving skills and achieving goals. He believes everyone can reach their potential.

Nikki Berrett, LCSW

Meet Nikki

Nikki Berrett, LCSW

Nikki Berrett is an accomplished therapist who continually seeks to advance the treatment offered to patients. She completed her bachelors and master’s degree at Utah State University and continues her education regularly through attending a variety of conferences and trainings so she can be prepared to assist any patient at any time.

Her interest is particularly in learning what interventions have the most scientific evidence so she can offer these to her patients in individual, couples and family formats. Nikki specializes in tailoring her treatment to each patient’s needs, rather than taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach, this is what drew her to MVH’s Center for Wellness and Recovery, as she could assist in creating a clinic that held patients’ needs as the foundation of their work.

She has over a decade of experience in a variety of settings, such as private outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, correctional, and residential treatment centers and has worked successfully to help those suffering with a broad range of psychological concerns, including those experiencing the most profound and disabling forms of psychological symptoms. Nikki is trained and has extensive experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy models. She has been called upon to design treatment programs in the settings she has worked as a result of her expertise.

Those who work with Nikki are served well through her confidence, skillfulness, energy, and enthusiasm. Her quick smile, positive attitude, and compassion for her patients magnifies her knowledge and expertise, making her an asset to those with whom she works.

Shandra Blacker, LCSW

Meet Shandra

Shandra Blacker, LCSW

Shandra received her undergraduate degree in social work from Idaho State University. She then pursued her master’s degree from Boise State University. Her academic focus at school was school counseling and crisis interventions.

Shandra has extensive training and experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence based treatment for those under eighteen that have experienced trauma. She has worked with adolescents in the specialty mental health court system, serving as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

She has experience and enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Shandra enjoys the process of empowering others to overcome barriers in life and move in a direction that creates a rich, full, and meaningful life. She utilizes a variety of techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused brief therapy to address complex issues individuals and families are faced with.

Elizabeth Miner, LMSW

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Miner, LMSW

Elizabeth is a Licensed Psychotherapist with The Center for Wellness and Recovery (CWR). She received her Bachelor’s Degree at Weber State University and her Master’s Degree at Our Lady of the Lake University. As an acute crisis specialist and certified grief counseling specialist, Elizabeth works with patients at Mountain View Hospital and Idaho Falls Community Hospital.

She leans a lot on her previous experience in the field of social work. She started working with juveniles involved in the justice system where she learned firsthand how to lend immediate assistance to teens going through a very difficult time in their life. From there she moved to working in child welfare, intervening and supporting families in the midst of life trauma and chaos.

She has also managed care facilities that provided support services to disabled and elderly individuals. These experiences along with her personal life journey eventually led her to medical social work, specifically in providing acute crisis intervention. CWR provides Elizabeth with the opportunity to do just that through their person-centered approach. Elizabeth is grateful to be part of a team where they support each other as well as their patients in their time of need.

Treating mental health matters to Elizabeth because there is no one that is not impacted by mental health. If not impacted themselves, everyone has someone meaningful to them they see struggling with emotional pain. Her role in coordinating and providing care for the patients most in need of understanding, support, and compassion has been an amazing and humbling experience for her. She loves what she does!

Rick Goldman, LCSW

Meet Rick

Rick Goldman, LCSW

Rick Goldman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with MVH Center for Wellness & Recovery. He loves interacting directly with people and their family.  His motivation for helping is most often found while attending to the needs of cancer patients at Teton Cancer Institute using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each person involved.

Rick has over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse populations, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship challenges: couples and families
  • Phase-of-life changes, grief, and loss
  • Life stresses and next steps

There are so many changes that happen as families develop with the passing years, and Rick is here to help with these transitions.

Rick graduated from Walla Walla University with a Master’s degree in Social Work and his undergraduate degree in psychology at Idaho State University.  Rick has lived in Idaho all his life and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.  He believes that treating mental health is important and is continuously seeking to gain more skills and broaden his education.  Rick believes that healthy change happens when people are given the guidance and compassion they need to draw on their own strengths and values and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. Rick provides an environment of support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

Megan Brown, LCSW

Meet Megan

Megan Brown, LCSW

Megan completed her undergraduate at Idaho State University in 2003, and her Masters in Social Work degree at Northwest Nazarene University in 2007. Megan has been working in the social service field since 1999. Over the past 21 years, Megan has grown to love social work and helping others to improve their resiliency, functioning and ability to move through problems and setbacks in their lives.

Megan has worked with troubled youth in a school setting, probation setting and as a psychotherapist. Megan has been able to serve those who have been victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in order to help them to move beyond their traumatic experiences and find a life they love.

Megan is passionate about serving health care workers and first responders and helping them to increase their resiliency and ability to manage the high levels of stress they inevitably experience in the workplace.

Megan is certified with the International Critical incident Stress Foundation Inc. She helps those who have experienced a traumatic event, manage that experience and stress in a way that allows them to get back to the life they love in a healthy manner.

Megan is also certified in Brief Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, which allows her to help those who are struggling with PTSD and trauma symptoms. Megan also loves to help those who are experiencing symptoms associated with mental health diagnoses to build or get back to a life they love.  

Megan chose to join the team at Mountain View Hospital’s Center for Wellness and Recovery because of the high standard of care that is offered. You can expect to learn valuable skills and make the progress you are willing to work for, towards the goals you set and the life you are striving for. Megan believes everyone should have the opportunity to live a life they are passionate about and enjoy in the midst of the struggles and stresses it also offers.

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