Counseling and Medication Management

Satu H. Woodland PMHCNS-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Boise, ID and Meridian, ID


boise mental health meridian idahoInterested in help with a child or relationship? Or perhaps need psychiatric medication prescribing/management but tired of inadequate 15 minute psychiatrist appointments?  Want a caring interactive therapist?

I am a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. My practice is multidimensional in focus. I have trained in the psychotherapies, as well as the medical aspects of mental health issues such as taking medical histories, ordering and interpreting lab work, diagnosing conditions, and managing medications. In addition, my nursing background helps me care for the spiritual well being along with the physical.

Although I love and frequently do marriage counseling and family therapy in my practice, I specialize in the treatment of mental health issues: depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and eating disorders which often require medication consultation and management. I have over 25 years of varied experience.

I am especially interested in helping those who have been disappointed with traditional methods of “past-focused” psychotherapy. Unlike traditional psychology, I spend less time on the distant past and more time on the here and now and how to solve current problems. Short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a special interest.

I view most problems as multifactorial in nature that must be treated holistically. There is usually no one cause but a combination of biological, genetic, cultural, and spiritual factors, including family upbringing, health issues, harmful habits, among other issues. Using evidence- based knowledge I can help with all of these.

It takes a lot of courage to seek out mental health services and I want to congratulate you on taking thi first step! The next steps to be taken will not be easy but I am confident that you will not be disappointed you made that choice.

My goal is to provide you with high-quality mental health services and satisfaction – My goal is help you find the peace, contentment and joy that I believe all people have the capacity to feel.



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Talk and Walk therapy:  Uncomfortable with the clinical nature or confrontation of an office? Find that walking clears your mind? Let’s combine the two.    The Boise river/greenbelt is next to my office. Let’s hit the trails! Many people who work during the day and like to exercise during lunch find this very convenient and time saving.

Telehealth:  For those homebound or who live far away or just don’t want to take extra time to travel,  after the evaluation, I may be able to offer telehealth. Secure web based video teleconferencing from the computer. All you need is highspeed internet and a webcam!