Our Clinicians

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John Szudera, M.S., LMFT, LCPC

Owner and Founder of Agape Counseling, PLLC (now Canopy Behavioral Health, PLLC)

Education and Training

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Carroll College in 2004 and my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University in 2011. I have received training in Clinical Family Therapy under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Golden, Adlerian Theory/Therapy from the Idaho Society of Individual Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from the Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences.

As an endorsed supervisor for clinicians seeking to further their therapeutic skills by Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, I attend various trainings, conferences, and workshops to increase my knowledge of practices, techniques, and supportive theory to better assist trainees.

I created Agape Counseling to serve others in an environment that is supportive and safe for the client (individual, couple, or family) to explore areas of need. Counseling involves engaging in the process of exploring to create awareness and understanding of life decisions and ultimately increase the functioning of the client.

Theoretical Orientation and Approach

I use holistic approaches to address the treatment for couples, families, and individuals. Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Individual Psychology Therapy treatments are utilized for couples, families, and individuals to address marriage distress, parenting struggles, parent-child and sibling relationships, coupleship discourse (all orientations), neurodiversity, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, self esteem, and social skill development concerns. I am a firm believer that relationships and connection are intrinsic to personal development and each person’s values are important in the development of a course of treatment based on the goals and desired outcome clients have selected. I understand treatment and professional development are akin and ever growing; as new evidence-based treatments are learned and developed, and as they match client needs, they will be utilized for treatment.

Megan Guillen Diaz, M.S., LAMFT

Education and Training

Megan is an Idaho native originally hailing from the mountains of beautiful McCall, Idaho. She received her undergrad from Boise State University with a BA in Communication with an Interpersonal emphasis in 2007. She was a teaching assistant for multiple courses in interpersonal communication at BSU and this is where her passion for all things relational began. She completed her MS in Marriage & Family Therapy with Capella University in 2017. During her internship experience, Megan gained valuable experience working with individuals, couples, families, children and the elderly, as well as group counseling. Megan facilitated and co-facilitated groups on co-dependency and many others. Megan also created and implemented an anxiety support group for children during her time there. Megan is currently working toward her next level of licensure under the supervision of John Szudera.

Theoretical Orientation and Approach

Megan believes each client, couple, and family is unique, and therapy must be flexible according to the personality and needs and of the client(s). Therefore, Megan pulls from multiple counseling modalities in order to meet the needs of each client. The modalities she uses and are passionate about are Gottman, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Megan’s faith is the most important thing in her life, so she also has a huge heart for Christian faith-based counseling. 

While Megan enjoys working with all clientele, she has a special passion for working with couples, especially implementing Gottman method. Megan also specializes in working with mothers and postpartum issues. No matter where you are on your journey, Megan is excited to join you!