Everyone experiences difficulties that can feel lonely, and counseling can help alleviate the discomfort or uneasiness many people feel as they navigate their uncertainties. I am attracted to this work because my passion lies with both empowering people to meet their goals and strengthening the family unit. Empathy, compassion, and understanding are the primary attitudes I bring to counseling. My theoretical approaches include systems and attachment work. I have also completed Level 1 and Level 2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Additionally, I enjoy utilizing sandtray and art therapy in my work when appropriate.

I graduated with my master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University, which was preceded by my undergraduate degree from Boise State University in Business Administration. I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). I have experience working with divorce, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relational distress, adoption, and blended families as well as children and adolescents experiencing grief, transitions, behavioral issues, and parental divorce. I work with clients ranging in age from children to adults.

Layne Dillingham, LPC