Christina Ward, MA, LCPC - Executive Director - Recovery Ways Idaho
Christina Ward, MA, LCPC is the newly appointed Executive Director at Recovery Ways Idaho. Christina has been a licensed clinician in the state of Florida for twenty years and recently obtained her LCPC license in Idaho. Christina was previously the Director of Kinship at Children’s Home Network and was an integral part in implementing and expanding Kinship services in multiple counties throughout Florida as well as the state of Nebraska and Delaware. Christina also has seven years of experience working in managed care companies. Christina is a co-author for the Kinship Manual and manuscript titled, “Children’s Home Network Kinship Navigator Program Kin as Teachers 2.0: Early Childhood Intervention for Kin.”
Christina holds a Masters’ Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Christina enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and is an avid reader.
Aida Dizdar-Barac, LCSW - Clinical Director – Boise
Aida graduated with Master’s degrees in Health Sciences and Social Work from Boise State University. She has over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations and families through various positions in the community including: career consultation/retention, case management, and psychosocial rehabilitation. Currently, she is working with individuals and families with diverse needs and experiences from an array of backgrounds. Aida utilizes an integrative approach focusing on empowerment of individuals within their unique social/environmental systems to help them build on their resilience and thrive in many areas of life.
Cody Johnson, LPC - Program Manager – Boise
Cody Johnson, LPC, is a Clinician as well as the CBRS/CM Supervisor for Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health), at the Boise facility. Cody graduated with a Master of Counseling degree from Idaho State University in 2017. Cody has provided biofeedback services for college students and utilizes mindfulness approaches he learned from those experiences with Clients. Cody enjoys working with diverse populations including but not limited to: children, young adults, LGBTQQIP2SAA, refugees, etc. Cody believes the Counselor-Client relationship is crucial in order to feel comfortable and ready for change to happen. Cody strives to be authentic, genuine, compassionate, and honest in hopes to create a safe environment. Cody utilizes an eclectic approach based off individual’s personality, background, uniqueness, and preferences. On Cody’s free time, he enjoys being out in nature, experiencing new music, playing with his dog, and spending time with family.
Adriana Crompton, LMSW - Mountain Home
Adriana Crompton is a Licensed Master Social Worker including a Program Manager for Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health) in the Mountain Home office. Adriana graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Idaho State University in 2016. Before pursuing her Master’s Degree, she served Southeast Idaho as a mental health community-based worker with various groups from young adolescents to adults. Adriana received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boise State University in 2018. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples utilizing a variety of modalities. Adriana primarily uses solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and resilience theory. One of Adriana’s passions is helping others find inner strength to overcome life’s trials and gaining skills for improved functioning.
Meghan McFadden, LMSW
Meghan is a Licensed Master Social Worker for Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health) in the Mountain Home office. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rider University and her master’s degree in Mental Health and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. In 2018, she obtained her certification in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning from Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH, INTL). Meghan works with clients and families struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, family/domestic violence, and ADD/ADHD. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families utilizing a multitude of modalities, including, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness training, trauma-based interventions, family systems, and strengths-based theories.
Stephanie Hamilton, LPC, NCC
Stephanie Hamilton, LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional and national certified counselor in the Caldwell office working with clients ages 12 and above. Stephanie graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with her Master of Science degree in 2017 with an emphasis in Logotherapy, as well as Trauma, Grief and Loss. Stephanie’s counseling style is encouraging, non-judgmental, and based on the strengths of the client. Stephanie is very passionate about helping people find inner and interpersonal healing and overcoming any barriers to personal growth. Counseling theories include Cognitive Behavioral therapy, trauma/grief focused therapy, Logotherapy to help find meaning and purpose, positive psychology approaches, as well as mindfulness-based interventions. Stephanie specializes in helping people with depression, trauma and grief, anxiety, relationship distress, and coping with life changes. Stephanie is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), with a passion to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Faith based counseling can be provided at the request of the client. In Stephanie’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, is a lover of cats, and enjoys being out in nature.
Angela Taylor, LPC
Angela Taylor, LPC is a Clinician and CBRS/CM Program Manager for the Nampa and Mountain Home and internship supervisor. Angela graduated with her master’s degree in Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavior Science from George Fox University in 2010. Angela has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including management/clinical director, counseling, addictions treatment, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) and as a mental health Designated Examiner for the State of Idaho. Prior to receiving her master’s degree and LPC license, Angela worked as a PSR/CBRS worker, mental health case manager and substance use treatment Case Manager. Angela specializes in grief, trauma, and crisis, and enjoys working with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and families/couples. She is passionate about helping those who are struggling with trauma/PTSD, crisis, grief and loss, life transitions, LGBTQ+ and sexual/gender orientation issues, spirituality conflict or just struggling with Life’s curveballs in general. Angela practices from an integrative approach based on the individual’s personality, background, and preferences/needs. She incorporates a variety of styles/theories including CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, Mindfulness/relaxation, and play/art therapy techniques and has specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Trust Based Parenting, Gottman Method, Moral Reconation Therapy – MRT® and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
Deborah Ludlow - Peer Support Training Program Manager
Deborah Ludlow is the Peer Support Training Program Manager for Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health). Her 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field providing direct services and leadership, includes Peer Support Training and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitation. She utilizes her lived experience as an asset to the services she provides. A recent transplant to Idaho, Deborah relocated from Arizona to be the hands-on grandmother she was meant to be.
Kelli Barnes, LCPC
I have been in the mental health field since 2004. I graduated with my Master’s degree in 2007 and became independently licensed in 2011. I have experience working in a variety of settings including regional mental health centers, state mental health, inpatient, private practice, and traditional outpatient settings. My primary modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (for PTSD) but have also received training in directive and non-directive play therapy for children. I do use other therapeutic approaches to address the needs of each individual or family. I prefer to focus on affective disorders, anxiety, and trauma.
Renee Stratman - Controller
Renee is the Controller and Human Resources Manager for Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health). She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has over 19 years of experience in accounting of which 12 years are in a health care related field.
Kristi Dunker - Administrative Supervisor
Kristi Dunker is the Administrative Supervisor at Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health). She has over 20 years of experience in management along with accounts receivable/payable, sales, and customer service. In 2012, Kristi graduated from Stevens-Henager College with an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies – Medical Specialties. Kristi started with Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health) in 2013 as the front desk receptionist in Emmett, ID and has since grown into a supervisor level position. She loves her job and her co-workers and feels fortunate to be a part of such a unique amazing work force.
Amanda Gotts - Billing Supervisor
Amanda is the Billing Supervisor for Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health). After graduating ACC in 2010, she started her billing journey and found work that she is truly passionate about. With 11 years of experience ranging from UCI, LLU and Holistic Health, Amanda has found her home with here, joining our team in 2016, growing into a supervisor level position. She loves her job and feels truly blessed to work with such a creative group of individuals.