About Us

Sarah Hlebichuk — Therapist

Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Minor in Addictions Counseling at the University of Idaho, and her Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University. Sarah is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Idaho, and she utilizes a trauma-informed approach in her practice.

Sarah has experience providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and families affected by developmental trauma, mental illness, and environmental stressors. Mental health issues may include PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders. Environmental and behavioral stressors may also be the focus of clinical attention, including economic stressors, history of trauma or abuse, involvement with the child welfare system, difficult family relationships, and attachment issues.

Sarah utilizes a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based, therapeutic approaches to provide individualized care to each client and family. Treatment modalities may include, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. In addition, Sarah has extensive experience in completing Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessments and Risk Assessments to evaluate for appropriate level of care and determine treatment needs.

Sarah believes strongly in the client-centered therapeutic process, and the importance of the supportive relationship between therapist and client. Her therapeutic style is grounded in recognizing the strengths of each client, and she believes in the resilience of children and families through the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Leah Logan — Therapist

Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker

Leah completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Lewis-Clark State College in 2001 and her Master of Social Work degree at Boise State University in 2012. Leah has over 15 years experience within the social work field in areas of mental health and program administration. Leah is focusing her attention on direct clinical practice as her passion lies in providing one-on-one psychotherapy for adults and children.

Leah believes that each client is the best expert of their lives and a focus of her work is to support each client’s efforts to grow and change based upon their own personal goals with self-determination being the forefront of work in therapy. Leah tailors sessions based upon each client’s individualized needs using approaches including but not limited to client centered, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, TF-CBT, solution focused, directive and non-directive play therapies and expressive art therapy techniques. Leah is passionate about trauma informed care which focuses on processing the experiences that have happened to the person rather than focusing on “what is wrong” with the person.

When she is not providing therapy Leah enjoys spending her off time with her husband and two sons. As a family they enjoy spending time together finding new camping spots around the beautiful north Idaho panhandle. Leah enjoys cooking, baking, photography and has joined her local Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Team which has brought great challenge and greater rewards.

Emily Monnier — Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Emily Monnier earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gonzaga University and her Master in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Idaho. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho and has been a Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist (formerly Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist) for the last 5 years. Emily has worked with children, adolescents and adults.

Emily utilizes a holistic approach to therapy, taking into account the influence of all parts that make a person whole. She has experience working with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, couples work, individuals with a history of trauma or abuse, and various behavioral disorders. Emily enjoys working with children and families and implements a combination of directive and non-directive play therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Cynthia Messier — Therapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor

Cynthia earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Idaho and her master's degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family from Gonzaga University. She is also a board-approved supervisor. Cynthia has had training in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics through the ChildTrauma Academy, play therapy, art therapy, child trauma, suicide intervention and prevention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and self-injury. She currently provides individual, couples, and family counseling as well as supervision for other professionals.

Currently, Cynthia specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families that have been affected by trauma, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, witnessing traumatic experiences, adoption, divorce, grief and loss, and other significant life events. She has focused her training specifically on trauma over the last several years and is passionate about the welfare of those affected by it. Cynthia frequently works in conjunction with CPS, the Department of Health and Welfare, Children's Mental Health, and other agencies in order to provide collaborative care, and is a part of the HighRoad Human Services Trauma Team. She also works with individuals with other diagnoses, including depressive disorders, anxiety, Autism Spectrum disorders, difficulties with adjusting, and many other diagnoses.

Cynthia believes in the uniqueness of the individual as well as the individual's history and circumstances. She works to tailor therapy to the individual utilizing evidence-based best practices that are centralized around the impact of early childhood experiences on development throughout life, following principles derived from Dr. Bruce Perry's theory of Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. She also utilizes Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Cynthia believes that relationships and safety, as well as humor, are paramount to the healing process.

Crystal Owens — Therapist

Licensed Master's Level Social Worker

Crystal Owens, LMSW, works with children, adults, and families to encourage self-empowerment and growth within relationships. Crystal’s top priority is helping clients overcome a range of psychological, emotional, and social difficulties. She advocates on behalf of vulnerable populations to ensure self-determination, accountability, and safety. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University.

Crystal worked as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist for two years and was Program Manager of a non-profit community-based program for over five years. Crystal also has experience in psychiatric hospitals, hospice settings, and worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant for five years. These hands-on experiences provided opportunity for development of compassion, empathy, and concern for the well-being of others. Crystal utilizes several methods of therapy and is a registered Circle of Security Parent Educator promoting attachment-based techniques where “learning occurs from within a secure base relationship”.

Geena Start — Therapist

Licensed Master's Level Social Worker

Geena Start obtained both her Bachelors in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. Geena is a Licensed Master Social Worker and works with a wide variety of people contending with a range of mental health issues. Geena works with adults, adolescences, children, and families dealing with the struggles associated with anxiety, depression, problematic self-esteem, stress, trauma, and issues regarding marriage and family. Geena utilizes a wide range of therapy modalities to meet the specific needs of each client. Geena adheres to the notion that compassion and respect are essential principles that should be adhered to during each therapeutic interaction. Geena utilizes evidence based therapeutic approaches, modalities, and techniques including, but not limited to, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Geena believes in assisting the client in finding their inner strength and empowering the client towards success.