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Clinical Team

Aida Dizdar-Barac, LCSW - Director of Special Clinical Programs

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.

Ben Ruhter, CADC, LPC  - Clinician

Ben Ruhter began working as a substance abuse counselor in 2012.  After raising three children, he decided to pursue counseling further, by completing his master’s degree through Northwest Nazarene University and obtaining his LPC, allowing him to help more people with a variety of substance use disorders and mental health struggles. His experience and expertise involve working with trauma, addiction, mood, and anxiety disorders. His approach to counseling comes from a humanistic and attachment base. What this means is he treats people as humans who are often complex and prefers to meet a person where they are and understand wounds that may led to certain behaviors before finding healthy alternatives.

Sarah Chase, LMSW - Clinician

Sarah Chase, LMSW graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from Boise State University in 2018. Sarah has experience working with a variety of individuals including those with psychosis disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Sarah primarily utilizes Cognitive behavioral therapy, with a mindfulness approach solution focused therapy, and draws from aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy to address emotions and related needs. Sarah also focuses on empowerment and viewing the individual through a person-centered approach which builds upon the individual and personal factors of resilience and strength.

Janet Lawler, LMSW - Clinician

Janet Lawler, LMSW

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