Counseling Services

Services Provided:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Victim’s Assistance
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation-PSR
  • Telemedicine-Medication management with Dr. William Hazel, Psychiatrist from Portneuf Medical Center
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence Treatment
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Sand Play/Sand Tray & Traditional Play Therapy
  • Critical Incident Defusing and Debriefing
  • EMDR Therapy




Shaun D. Tobler, MSW, LCSW
Shaun came to Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in June of 1998 after completing his Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Utah. Shaun is married and has four children. He enjoys seeing people get rid of old coping skills that are no longer working and replacing them with strategies that are effective and functional. Shaun has spent a lot of time and effort learning about a wide range of mental disorders and strategies to intervene appropriately. Working in a rural area allows a provider to see a wide range of clients. Over the years, Shaun has had extensive experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse effects and substance abuse disorders. Personal interests include his family, running, woodworking and Rotary.


Bobbi Kelsey, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Kelsey is a 2006 graduate from Bear Lake High School.  After spending 3 years on the east coast she has returned to the Bear Lake Valley to continue her career closer to her family.  In 2010 Bobbi graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work, minors in Sociology and Human Development, and a certificate in Law and Society Studies.  She earned her Masters of Social Work from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011. 
A licensed masters social worker, Ms. Kelsey also holds certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths.  She has previous experience working with families, adolescents and children at the Cache Valley Youth Center in Logan, Utah, at Hillside Children's Center in West Seneca, New York and at Carlbrook School in South Boston, Virginia.  She is happy to be back in the area and is looking forward to joining the team at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital.




Richard (Rich) Bergman, BSW, LSW

Rich was raised in the small town of Ashton, Idaho where he graduated from North Fremont High School. He went on to attend Idaho State University from 1999 to 2004  where he graduated with a degree in Social Work. While attending school as ISU, Rich worked at a group home for developmentally delayed adults. He was able to gain a hands on experience in dealing with difficult situations. It was his experiences there that lead him to want to pursue a career in Social Work. He has been working as a licensed social worker since 2005, performing Psycho Social Rehabilitation, which is a service her is currently providing at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. Rich enjoys spending time with his family, watching sporting events (football and basketball in particular) and cooking. He is the proud father of a beautiful daughter and baby boy. He and his wife moved their family to the area in May of 2007 and have felt great about the decision ever since.

“I wish I could say I do this type of work because I’m able to improve the lives of everyone I work with, but that would not be true. However, I can tell you that when I do see improvement and am able to make a difference, it makes the work well worthwhile!”



Marilee Johnson

Marilee was raised in Montpelier. She attended school at USU, and Majored in Rehabilitation Couseling. After college, she and her husband moved to Grace and stayed for nearly 10 years. Although they loved Grace, they knew they would ultimately return home to raise their family. They returned to the valley in 2008, and built a home in Bern.

Marilee provides Psycho Social Rehabilitation services through the hospital's counseling center. She enjoys the challenges that come with the job, and strives to serve her client's in a wat that supports and empowers them.


Laurie Bingham, BS
Laurie is new to the Bear Lake Valley and is work for the hospital as a Forensice Interviewer and part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team MDT for Bear Lake Child Advocacy. She was born in Centerville, Utah and graduated from Utah State University in Family, Consumer and Human Development in 2008. She met her husband while attending Utah State. Her husband grew up in Randolph, Utah and has always wanted to return to the beautiful mountains that surround Bear Lake. Laurie is excited to begin this new adventure and plans to raise a future family in this beautiful area. She enjoys hiking, reading, playing the guitar and spending time with her family, especially her most recent addition their baby boy.

“I am excited to work with families in the community and provide one-on-one services that can benefit personal and family relationships.”

Authorized Methods of Payment
  • Most Employee Assistance Programs-call to see if we are a provider for your specific EAPMost Insurance Providers
  • Idaho Medicaid
  • Limited number of adult and children slots available from the State of Idaho: Department of Health and Welfare based on need and diagnosis
  • Able to accept payment from various churches with approval from ecclesiastical leader


Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Counseling Services (208) 847-4464
822 Washington Street, Montpelier, Idaho 83254