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Clinical Team

Meghan McFadden, LMSW - Clinician

Meghan is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) for Recovery Ways in the Mountain Home office since 2021. She is currently in supervision for her LCSW. Meghan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rider University in 2011 and her master’s degree in Mental Health and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2013. 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 struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, abuse, family violence trauma, generational trauma, PTSD, etc. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families utilizing a multitude of modalities, including, but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, TF-CBT, SFT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness training, trauma-based interventions, family systems, and strengths-based theories. Meghan has been with RWI since March 2021.

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.

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Krystle Sears, LMSW  - Clinician

Krystle is a licensed social worker who received her master’s degree in social work from Northwest Nazarene University. She has always been drawn to help people and used this to guide her education and career path. She has experience working with teenagers and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress management, self-esteem issues and transitional issues. She utilizes different counseling approaches dependent on the client’s needs such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed therapy. Krystle has been with RWI since December 2022.

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.

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