About Us

Access is an outpatient behavioral health clinic. We serve people of all communities and currently offer two locations in Boise and in Nampa. Our desire is to help improve the quality of daily life for our clients.

Access Behavioral Health Services is a for profit agency that serves the public without regard to race, creed, age, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or inability to pay. The owners have been in the field of human services for a combined 30+ years. At Access we pride ourselves on providing best-practice client-centered services.

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We value our employees as they are the most important resource. Our employees are highly trained, supervised, and receive ongoing levels of support during their employment. We hire people from a wide range of backgrounds to meet the individualized needs of our patients. We are always seeking out new dynamic individuals to add to our treatment team. We strive to make Access Behavioral Health Services a welcoming place to work and we believe that is reflected in our employees attitudes towards their work.

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Cara Ruiz
Licensed Professional Counselor/LPC ABHSMental Health Clinic

Cara Ruiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Counseling degree in Mental Health from Idaho State University. Her experience is with a diverse array of populations. Cara’s approach stems from a Mindfulness-Based and Cognitive Behavioral therapy with consideration of systemic and humanistic factors. She focuses on helping clients define their self-concept through a semi-directive, mindful, CT focused, honest, and goal oriented style.

Cara is passionate about overcoming personal traumas, healing, boundary setting, effective communication, and promoting higher levels of life satisfaction. She believes that upholding a judgement free, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere