Erica Van Leuven, LCPC, Owner - Erica has been working in this field for 19 years. Erica got into this line of work because of her sheer love for spending time with children and realizing how much she could impact their lives by spending time truly focused on them. As education enhanced this belief and substantiated this approach, it was a natural fit. Erica works to constantly research and educate herself in a variety of ways, all to best serve the clients with whom she works. The experience Erica has, is varied and provides for a far broader knowledge base than you will find in most. Experience includes public schools, mental health counselling clinics, psychiatric hospital units, and supervising the largest children's counselling clinic in the Treasure Valley. This broad knowledge base assists greatly in honing in on what a client is facing and how best to meet the needs of the client. As a native Idahoan, Erica spends her time with her family and often outdoors. When younger, she enjoyed fly-fishing with her father and going camping. Now with three children, Erica is very focused on her life with her husband and children and engaging in each of their activities. The old adage "It goes by too fast" (meaning kid's childhood's) is truly a reality. So right now, Erica has every intention of continuing this course until the children are out of the house. She will then return to activities of her own choosing.
Michelle Burks, LCPC, CADC - It takes courage to ask for helping when going through difficult life circumstances. My goal is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in an environment where they feel safe and supported. The journey toward healing can be difficult and confusing and my hope is to walk with clients offering strength, support and guidance when needed. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have worked as a therapist for over 10 years specializing in anxiety, addictions and trauma. My focus is treating substance abuse and the underlying issues including past trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, codependence and life transitions. I am trained in EMDR, mindfulness, EFT (emotional freedom technique), and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy). I approach counseling from a holistic perspective, considering the body, mind, and spirit of each individual that walks through the door. I welcome you to contact me to see if I am a good fit to explore the next steps in your progress toward balance, healing and contentment.
Annie Mikesell, LPC - Annie Mikesell provides compassionate trauma-informed counseling services to adults, adolescents and children. Annie also provides parent coaching. In her work with parents, Annie collaborates with parents to offer developmental insights and understanding of their child or adolescent as well as how to practically connect with their child. Using resources like “The Whole Brain Child” and the research of Dan Siegal and Karyn Purvis as references for parents, she aids in bridging the gap between children and adults in order to foster better connection and flourishing relationships.
Annie’s professional, educational, and personal experiences inform and strengthen a counseling approach built upon unconditional acceptance, genuine care, and compassionate and collaborative dialogue. She works to help clients deconstruct held beliefs, identify often unrecognized strengths, and explore underutilized systems of support, so that each individual, family, or couple can create a new relationship with themselves and their world. Annie regularly incorporates mindfulness into therapy. Mindfulness, when integrated into counseling work, allows people from various levels of struggle (past trauma/current difficulty) to safely enter a space of introspection and break repetitive cycles of crisis while strengthening resilience and coping.
Annie began her career in counseling in 2014, after graduating from Texas State University. Her previous work in a high school serving predominantly low-income, marginalized, and at-risk families led her to pursue a counseling career path. Counseling was the perfect fit as it allowed her to more directly support adults, children, and families as they grow, heal, and re-access the resources, both internal and external, needed to move towards wellness.