Erica Van Leuven, LCPC, Owner - has been working in this field for 18 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 often. 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 childhoods) 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.