Dr. Armentrout is a clinical psychologist who has enjoyed working with clients and students of all ages for over 30 years, initially in Laguna Beach, California, and currently in Boise, Idaho.
After completing his education at the University of California, Irvine and California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, he embarked on a career of integrating educational and clinical psychology. Dr. Armentrout recognized that children and teens who learn differently are often at risk of losing the joy of childhood, and are susceptible to many risk factors as their perceived competence in the classroom diminishes, and specialized in psychoeducational assessment.
Dr. Armentrout and his family moved to Boise, Idaho where he served as the first Clinical Director for Pesky Learning Center, a nonprofit agency that identifies and provides remediation for children who learn differently. He then became the Clinical Director at Warm Springs Counseling Center, another non-profit in Boise serving low income children and families. Under his clinical direction, Warm Springs evolved from providing basic services often by supervised interns, to become the standard of care for high quality mental health care services for at-risk children and families in Boise.
Now in private practice and proudly teaching at Boise State University (yes, the one with the blue turf), Dr. Armentrout teaches several psychology classes at BSU. In this way, he continues his support for the community, as well as his enthusiasm and dedication to helping children and adults thrive, and become the people they had always hoped they could be.