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Meet the Team!
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Cory English
Principal Owner

Cory English is the principal owner of Healing Hearts, along with her husband, Dan.  She is largely behind the scenes at Healing Hearts, supervising the office staff, filling in as needed, and managing other clerical duties from home.

Cory is a retired Physical Therapist, a profession that she notes has similarities with mental health therapy in that it is a care-giving profession, teaching, encouraging, and enabling clients to use their inner strengths to achieve wellness.  Cory received her BS in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University and practiced primarily in the hospital setting in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, retiring in 2020.  She and Dan raised four children and have eleven grandchildren.

Cory has leadership experience in her work as a PT as well is within her congregation and synod.  Her lived experience both professionally and personally has given her an appreciation for the situations that lead one to seek mental health care.  The excellent reputation of Healing Hearts was a factor in the decision to purchase this practice.  She brings to the practice an understanding of the stresses inherent in being in a care-giving role, and a commitment be supportive to our therapists, believing that investing in our excellent staff benefits both them and the community they serve.

Dan English LPC
Managing Owner/Therapist

Dan English describes himself as a people person and being someone who is in engaged in our community.  He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho for over 30 years. His approach is based on the belief that building positive trusting relationships is the key to understanding ourselves and others. 

Dan’s community engagement as an advocate over the years has included leadership positions in several non-profit organizations including CASA, Habitat for Humanity, and the Area 1 Area Agency on Aging, a program of North Idaho College.  He was also the founder and first Executive Director of North Idaho Youth for Christ and Anchor House/Idaho Youth Ranch.  He has served as a school board member, county clerk, and is currently in his 4th term on the Coeur d’Alene City Council.

Kimberly Shelden
Therapist, LCSW

Kimberly has twenty years of experience working in various roles with children, family members and individuals who have suffered from traumatic experiences, struggle with symptoms of daily anxiety and depression, or relating to others. She completed her clinical hours at Heritage Health Family Support Services, and served as an ACT clinician for three and a half years before opening a group practice. She completed a Master’s degree in social work and is a clinical social worker, licensed in Idaho.


Her therapy philosophy is “life can be challenging, but I can help you over-come”. The mental health therapy she endorses is a collaborative process and a working relationship of self-discovery. She believes that people are whole; no one is broken beyond repair.


“You have inside of yourself the ability to heal any wounds or burdens that you may be carrying around. I want to help you tap into your own powers to heal”


She empowers her clients to learn and understand what barriers exist and help them remove any obstacles that are preventing them from accomplishing their goals and living their best life.


She is committed to encouraging you and your family’s personal growth by identifying and working through areas you want to nurture or change as an individual, a couple or a family.

  • Couples/Families/Individuals

  • EMDR

  • Telehealth

  • Schema Therapy

  • Attachment Based

  • Christian Counseling

  • CBT

  • Family Systems

  • Gestalt

  • IFS

  • Strength Based

  • Interpersonal 

  • MBCT

  • Narrative

  • Person Centered

  • Positive Psychoanalytic

  • Somatic

  • SFBT

  • Elements of DBT w/ CBT and Ego State Therapy

  • Trauma

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Kayla E., LMSW


Kayla Everhart is a mental health therapist with two years of experience of direct clinical work and seven years of experience working with children in various roles. She graduated from Boise State University with a Master’s in Social Work in 2022 and interned with Healing Hearts Mental Health Therapy during grad school. 


Kayla believes in a holistic and strengths based approach to mental health therapy. She believes that everyone can make progress and reach their goals with a helping hand. Kayla hopes that clients gain confidence and skills through working together that help them continue to overcome obstacles throughout their life. 


Kayla has experience in working with children, teens, and young adults with various diagnoses ranging from anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, adjustment disorder, grief and loss, ADHD, suicidal ideation, and autism. 

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Hannah Bernhard

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