Colby Carter PhD

Colby Carter, Ph.D. works with individuals across the lifespan experiencing a variety of psychological stressors. He enjoys supporting children, teens and young adults in realizing their highest potential. His therapy approach involves a blending of mindfulness techniques (relaxation, meditation), insight into past experiences, and skill building for success outside of therapy. He strives to support each client’s well-being and positive growth. Dr. Carter’s therapy style includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness based techniques, and individual therapy for persons with high functioning Autism. He also has extensive experience in psychological testing for accurate diagnostics and interventions.


After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from California State University, San Marcos, Dr. Carter went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University.  He completed his predoctoral internship in a family medicine clinic and his postdoctoral training in a private practice. The education and training that he has received have all emphasized an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare involving physicians, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other professionals such as teachers. This approach provides comprehensive care in treating the whole individual.

Personal Life

Dr. Carter was born and raised in Southern California, enjoying surfing, hiking, and backpacking in the Sierras. He moved to Idaho to pursue his Ph.D. and Atlanta for his postdoctoral training where he enjoyed many of the outdoor activities these places provide. But his heart has always been in Southern California and when his training was complete he returned. When he is not working you may run into him surfing, hiking, or spending time with his family.