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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Ashley Walker
Community Based Rehabilitation Services/Case Manager Supervisor ABHSCBRS/CM
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Jen Walker
Boise Clinic Manager ABHSBoise Clinic
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Ray Ward
LCPC ABHS Boise and NampaMental Health Clinic

Ray Ward is a licensed clinical professional counselor, splitting his time between our Boise and Nampa offices. He joined the Access team in 2012 as a community-based resource specialist and completed his counseling internship in our clinical department. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Prior to obtaining his degree, Ray spent a little over ten years working with at-risk teenagers. Five of those years he spent working in residential treatment facilities for juvenile sex offenders and another five years working as a supervisor and juvenile detention officer for Twin Falls County.

Ray uses an integrated approach for working with his clients; relying on a client-centered focus for building rapport and Cognitive Behavior Therapy as his primary modality for addressing client concerns and symptom management. In addition, Ray utilizes a neurocognitive approach for helping clients manage anxiety and comorbid diagnoses of depression. He is generally comfortable working with most types of mental health concerns and diagnoses. Ray works with males and females ages 18+ and also works with families and couples. Ray finds his approach suitable for most mental health concerns and he strongly supports the concept of helping people find real-life solutions for here-and-now issues. Ray is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Idaho Society for Individual Psychology, and the Human Rights Campaign.

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Gina Watt
Licensed Professional Counselor/LPC ABHSMental Health Clinic

My name is Gina and I am a Licensed professional counselor in the state of Idaho. My journey in this field started 15 years ago working with children and families in the state of New Mexico as an investigator for CPS. Realizing the need in my community I chose to further my education and assist families in the healing process with a goal of bringing them together. I graduated in 2016 with my Masters in mental health counseling from Idaho State University and made a commitment to continue the work I have been so passionate about, which is helping individuals heal and grow from their struggles.

I take my role as a therapist very seriously and  feel honored to assist in this process. I specialize in many forms of trauma. I have worked with trafficking survivors, survivors of all ages of sexual and physical abuse, survivors of rape,  LGBTQ community, grief and loss, geriatric community, end of life situations, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and daily stress. Every client has a story, I am here to help you tell yours.

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Jennifer White
Payee Services

My favorite things to do are camping, reading, fishing, and hanging out with my Husband and two daughters. I love exploring all the outdoor beauty that Idaho has to offer. But I am not a fan of the ‘snow’!


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Nikki Winters
Owner Access Behavioral Health ServicesOwner/Mental Health Clinic/DDA

Nikki Tangen has lived in the Boise area for her entire adult life, and most of her childhood. She graduated from BSU with a degree in Special Education with endorsements in working with children with mild, moderate and severe disabilities. Nikki began working with children with disabilities in 1995. Her goal in life is creating a community where people with disabilities can live happy, fulfilling lives in their own homes. This is both a professional and personal goal as she is a volunteer guardian for a young woman who struggles with both developmental and mental health disabilities. After working many years for different private agencies and The Federation of Families, she opened a behavioral health clinic with her business partner, Laura, to create a work environment for both her employees and patients to flourish to their full potential. When not at work, Nikki is raising her two boys, eight chickens, honey bees, dogs and cats. Nikki was a foster parent for the State of Idaho for many years and although she no longer is a foster parent she continues to work with at-risk children in her home. When Nikki is not running around to music and swim lessons she enjoys our Boise community and will often be found attending local events and enjoying our amazing outdoor recreation areas.

Bernie Wolinski
Substance Use Disorder Program Coordinator ABHSSubstance Use Disorder Program