Dr. LaCroix is a Boise native and completed her medical and psychiatric training at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She then served as a psychiatrist in the United States Navy, where her duties included being a staff psychiatrist on the acute psychiatric unit that served the entire western hemisphere of military members. She was faculty in the Naval Psychiatry Residency and Director of Psychiatric Services at the Miramar Consolidated Brig (prison). After her military service, Dr. LaCroix then worked in the California Department of Corrections briefly before completing her Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at University of California, Davis in Sacramento.
Dr. LaCroix moved back to Idaho in 2005 and was a staff psychiatrist at the Boise VA Medical Center for 6 years. She helped to start the Idaho Track of the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency Training Program and is currently the Forensic Curriculum Director for the program in addition to supervising residents in a forensic psychiatry elective rotation and running a weekly teaching telepsychiatry clinic to underserved areas of Idaho via Saint Alphonsus Health System Telepsychiatry Clinic since 2014.
Dr. LaCroix is Board Certified in both general psychiatry as well as forensic psychiatry. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. LaCroix is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the private practice committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Dr. LaCroix was elected one of the Idaho Business Reviews Women of the Year 2010 and was the first female president of the Idaho Psychiatric Association.
Dr. LaCroix wears several hats as a professor of psychiatry, runs her private practice Forensic Psychiatry Services of Idaho and is also the Medical Director of BPA Health.