1. Addictions – Clients who come for addictions counseling will not only learn about the addiction and how to manage it. They will engage in a rigorous and comprehensive process to identify and address the issues that cause the destructive behavior, so lasting change can occur.

  2. Drugs

  3. Alcohol

  4. Cutting

  5. Gambling

  6. Social Media

  7. Food

  8. Unhealthy Relationships

  9. Sexual

  10. Relationship Counseling

  11. Anger / Violence / Abuse

  12. Anxiety

  13. Family Conflict

  14. Parenting Issues

  15. Fear

  16. Rejection

  1. Co-Dependency / Unhealthy Relationships

  2. Cutting / Self-Harm

  3. Depression / Suicidal Ideation

  4. IDOC – Reintegration

  5. Spiritual Stagnation

  6. Motivational Issues

  7. Physical Disabilities

  8. Sexual Addictions

  9. Substance Abuse

  10. Unhealthy Boundaries

  11. Vocational & Career Counseling

  12. Life Skills Counseling

  13. Coping Skills

  14. Problem Solving Skills

  15. Basic Living Skills

  16. Social Skills

  17. Independent Living Skills

  18. Character Building

  19. Setting Healthy Boundaries

  20. Anger Management

Jennifer Scott is a graduate of the University of Idaho, holding a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services. Her work with adolescents, at-risk youth, adults, and families in crisis is extensive. She also enjoys working with couples who are experiencing difficulty within their marriage. In addition to her educational and professional experience, Ms. Scott draws heavily from the resources of her own life, which is helpful in connecting with her clients.

Over the years, Ms. Scott has served as a volunteer with Youth for Christ, Kootenai County Juvenile Detention, homeless shelters, various community outreach events, and as the Director of Celebrate Recovery at New Life Community Church. She has both personal and professional experience in the arena of addictions, and is an active prison ministry correspondent where she gives encouragement to inmates who desire change in their lives.


In addition to evidence-based therapeutic approaches, Ms. Scott’s draws heavily on faith-based principles in working with her clients. Her counseling style is supportive and compassionate, yet direct, as she takes her clients beyond their symptoms to identify the root issues that are contributing to their distress, dysfunction, hopelessness, and maladaptive behaviors. Ms. Scott enjoys working along side her clients as they gain insight, adopt healthy behaviors, learn appropriate coping strategies, and experience growth, restoration, and healing in their lives.

Leslie Lee is an Addiction Studies graduate from the University of Idaho, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Human Services.  In addition, Leslie holds a certification as a Genesis Process Relapse Prevention Specialist. With a strong belief in efficacy of the Genesis Process, she uses this curriculum to assist her clients in getting to the “core issues” that are contributing to the Substance Use Disorder.

Prior to becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Leslie spent seven years working in the Mental Health field as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist. She worked primarily with adults with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders).  Leslie also has personal experience with addiction and the recovery process, which helps her connect with her clients. She also served as an Assimilation Coach for Celebrate Recovery for 2 years. Currently, she is serving at The Union Gospel Mission in Coeur d'Alene as a Volunteer Educator, teaching the Addictions Class to the residents. Leslie has a passion for people who are struggling with addictions, and looks forward to walking along side her clients as they have the opportunity to experience freedom from their addictions and victory in their lives.

David Robinson, Clinical Supervisor for Ascent Counseling, LLC is a graduate of the University of Idaho, holding a Master of Science Degree in Psychology. David entered the field, as a professional, in 1996 and has an extensive resume working in residential and intensive outpatient treatment settings. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, David specializes in conducting assessments and group therapy. He also enjoys working with dual-diagnosis clients. In addition to his extensive professional experience, David also draws off of his personal experience, which helps him connect with his clients. One of David’s greatest passions in life is helping those who are struggling with addictions, as they come to realize the freedom that can be found in leading a clean and sober lifestyle.

Dean Piovesan received his Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.   Over the past decade he has gained experience working as a Resident Director for Camp Jabez, a nonprofit outreach to inner city youth, which focused on academic, social, and psychological services.  Dean also created alternative education programs in Greene County, Ohio for students who were unable to function in standard classrooms due to behavioral, social, and cognitive challenges.  He also worked at a residential facility for adjudicated youth. 


Dean’s thirst for greater effectiveness in helping hurting people led him to work as a counselor at the River of Hope Ranch, where he served as an equine specialist in the equine assisted psychotherapy program.  While at River of Hope, Dean recognized a need for trauma informed treatment and began building his competency and effectiveness in evidenced based treatments for trauma related care.