Life Change Associates

Address: 1777 E. Clark Street
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-233-5433
Fax: 877-284-2783
Wheelchair Accessible: Full Wheelchair Access
Services Provided: Expert diagnosis and treatment of common mental health disorders under the direction of Dr. Deric Ravsten, a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Diagnosis and treatment of adults and children from age 5 and up.

•Mood disorders (Bipolar, Major Depression and Dysthymia)
•Anxiety Disorders (GAD, Social Phobia, PTSD, Panic Disorder, OCD)
•Psychosis (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder)
•Co-occuring mental health and substance abuse disorders (Alcohol, Cannabis, Amphetamines)
•ADHD
•Dementia (Alzheimers, Vascular)
•Personality Disorders (Avoidant, Dependent, Borderline)
•Somatoform Disorders (TMS and Mind-body related chronic pain)

For those 5 to 17 years of age diagnosis and treatment is limited to:
•Mood Disorders
•Anxiety Disorders
•ADHD and impulse control disorders
•ODD
•Psychotic Disorders
Provider Profiles: Deric V. Ravsten, D.O.
Diplomate in Psychiatry, ABPN Dr. Ravsten is a native of Southeast Idaho, graduated from Idaho State University, attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa before completion of his Psychiatry residency at the University of Utah. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a broad range of practice experience including work in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings. His professional passion stems from the challenge of helping patients to feel better and to do more in their lives. Special interests include: Geropsychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Schizophrenia and co-occuring Substance Use disorders.

Kristy L. Christensen, LCPC
Kristy obtained two graduate degrees from Idaho State University. The first, Master of Science, Psychology was prompted by her devotion to understand “why” people do what they do. The second, Master of Counseling, Mental Health, was inspired by her desire to know “how” to help people realize the outcomes they want to achieve. This educational background has assisted her in being able to provide clients with effective and efficient assistance in reaching their goals and helping them to live a more fulfilling life. Work Experience includes: Counseling for adolescents, adults and couples dealing with issues surrounding depression, adjustment, anxiety, anger, violence, communication, addiction, relationship issues, as well as evaluations and education for adults charged with domestic violence offences.

Kebai Bills, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant Kebai Bills, has joined Life Change Associates, PLLC with the goal of serving the psychiatric field by following her profession passion: to erase the stigma associated with mental illness and simply help people enjoy life to its fullest. She obtained her education through the physician assistant program at Idaho State University and completed her internship rotations throughout Idaho and Washington. With fond memories of growing up in the state, Kebai has remained in Southeast Idaho for the past several years, treating individuals with mental illness in settings ranging from community mental health centers to psychiatric hospitals. She has also taken part in forensic psychiatry in Bannock, Bingham and Power Counties.

Justice Isaacson, LPC
Justice Isaacson is a Nationally Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor, and has openings now for children and adults. Justice graduated from ISU and has worked with the Department of Welfare and other community agencies, treating individuals and families with a wide range of mental health concerns. Justice is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served her country for five years. Working with veterans and individuals with trauma is a particular area of interest and expertise in her current practice. Justice believes in working from a holistic standpoint to provide the most effective and compassionate care possible to her clients. Life Change Associates provides a supportive atmosphere for this kind of care with other caring professionals who share a common vision.

Marco Erickson, MS
Marco became a motivational speaker at the age of 19 combining his musical talents with the message of substance abuse prevention for adolescents. He realized after a brief time that it was necessary to further his education to make the greatest impact for helping those with substance abuse and mental health disorders. He attended Northwest College, Montana State University Billings, and finally received his Master’s degree in Psychology from Walden University. Marco is a Parenting with Love and Logic Facilitator with a strong background in substance abuse prevention programs, youth facilitation, and has been working with both children and adults mental health disorders in Idaho for over 10 years.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/29/2013