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Rachel Briggs-Gutierrez, LCPC

Rachel is passionate about helping people see their true potential. Many times life changes, family issues, mental illness, and negative thinking get in the way of seeing who we truly are. Rachel is committed to working with individual, couples, and families through their journey; getting back to a healthy place through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

She believes that compassion, understanding and trust are important in the therapeutic process. Therapy is provided in a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and supportive therapeutic enviornment.

Areas of focus include by are not limited to:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Isolation

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-esteem Issues

  • Trauma

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • PTSD

  • Borderline Personality Disorder


Rachel earned her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Boise State University. 
(208) 297-8464

Kenneth Perry, LCSW

Kenneth R. Perry

Kenneth R. Perry physically left us on September 3rd, 2018. He was born to Bud and June Perry in Lewiston, Idaho, where he planted strong roots. Ken was the oldest of four boys. He graduated high school from St. Gertrude's Academy in May 1966 and went on to Boise State University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. 

In 1977, Ken graduated from Tulane University with his Master's Degree in Social Work. After his academic venture, Ken returned to Idaho to begin his career, but also his greatest journey as a father of twins. Ken worked up until his death and spent his entire career serving others, in addition to working to improve the lives of foster children. He was a distinguished psychotherapist in the Boise area, and Ken had a profound effect on many people who had the pleasure of working with him. 
Ken was a lover of life and fun. When Ken wasn't working he could be found at Les Bois Horse Races enjoying a beer with friends. Horse racing was an avid part of his life; he purchased his first race horse, Mister Manners, in 1985. Ken also enjoyed spending time with his family, archery, slot machines, playing golf with his Lewiston buddies and traveling with his favorite travel partner; his wife Joey. He would never turn down a trip to Las Vegas or a Clamato beer. He was a spiritual man and collector of Buddhas statues. He enjoyed sharing this collection and gifting them to friends and family.

Ken is survived by his wife, Joey; his twin daughters, Jamie and Jessica; his step children, Katie, Jamie and Nick; his four grandchildren, Althea, Braxton, Cecilia, and Camas; and brothers, Rick and Pat. His family and all who knew him will miss him tremendously. His memories will live on in our hearts forever. 
Please join us for a celebration of his life on September 29th, 2018 from 1 PM-3:30 PM at Plantation Country Club in Boise. Based on Ken's love for dressing casually (shorts and sweats), this will be a casual event. 
In lieu of flowers please make donations on his behalf to The Boys and Girls Club of Garden City or Lewiston.

Published in Idaho Statesman on Sept. 7, 2018

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