Angie Hernández-Harris and her spouse Donnie Harris started this company together in 2021 to fill a desperate need for counseling and recovery services that are accessible and relevant to Black, Brown, Indigenous people and people of color in the Treasure Valley.
They wanted to create an environment where they can utilize their expertise and experience in mental health services combined with decolonizing practices, embracing holistic wellness, such as meditation and yoga.
With more than 10 years experience in nonprofit mental health services, substance abuse treatment, PTSD and sexual abuse trauma, among other specialties, Angie and Donnie understand the importance of fighting stigmas about addiction and sexual violence in society, and how they disproportionately negatively impact communities of color because of systemic racism and the resulting lack of access to necessary resources. That is why in addition to advocating publicly for system changes, they provide consulting to other mental health professionals to increase the accessibility of mental health services for marginalized communities.
Our beautifully blended family.
Co-Owner, EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapist and Consultant
As a Latinx, bilingual, biracial, and bicultural counselor, Angie’s primary focus of counseling is to offer a safe, inclusive space where healing the wounds of complex, historical, and generational trauma can begin, and rest, joy, and abundance are restored. As a survivor of complex trauma and childhood abuse, Angie’s lived experiences intersect with her work, which focuses on advocacy for survivors of abuse, centering the mental health of Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2S+ communities, and creating healing space for the most marginalized. It is Angie’s hope and intention to offer a client-centered and trauma-informed environment where a person's autonomy and vision are supported.
Angie incorporates expressive arts, story telling, and mindfulness into her work with people; though most seek Angie for her skills and experience with EMDR. Angie feels honored to help folks work through what is no longer serving them, and create the results they desire.
Angie is also a mommy, sister, daughter, friend, aunty, and wife who feels best playing in the water, riding her bike, and eating tacos. Angie cares for herself through yoga, prayer, and cooking.
As a recent graduate of the Master's of Social Work Program at Northwest Nazarene University, Donnie's experience in the substance abuse and mental health fields span over 20 years. Donnie takes pride in serving the BIPOC community of Idaho and knows the hardships of systemic barriers, first hand. Donnie’s previous education consisted of a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, and an Advanced Technical Certification as a Practical Nurse. He is Licensed as a Social Worker in the State of Idaho and his specific areas of interest range from medical, mental health, substance abuse, impact of legal problems, and Veteran's services.
Combined education, work and lived experience, have allowed Donnie to build rapport with various treatment providers and demographics across the Valley, which makes his referral list long and unique. He is always willing to help a person find the best support to fit their needs. Donnie's approach is person-centered, compassionate, and curious. He wants his client's to feel seen and heard in the counseling space. Donnie is a proud son, father, and husband of a beautifully blended family.
You are deserving of dignity, respect, empathy, compassion, and love.
Mental health care should not just be for the financially wealthy or fully insured. That is why we don't bill insurance unless asked to, and offer services at affordable prices.
We respect and honor every part of you, how you identify your gender, your sexual orientation, your ethnicity, your native language, your physical or cognitive ability. We welcome LGBTQ2S+, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, people and families. We embrace you on your journey to fully embrace yourself.
Your cultural upbringing and the cultural groups you identify with are relevant to your journey of healing. We have demonstrated cultural competency for Latinx, Mexican, Indigenous, and African-American cultures. We also have had training and experiences working with gay, transgender, gender nonconforming, two-spirit, lesbian, bisexual, queer and questioning people.