Therapists / Counselors
HSI's clinical therapy staff consists of Licensed Master Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors. When a recipient is referred to our counseling program, the program manager assesses the recipient’s therapeutic needs and matches the recipient with a therapist who has expertise in treating the presenting problem. For more information about our therapists’ area of expertise or to access these services, please call the Program Manager of our Boise office, Gayle Chapin at 208-321-0160, or the Program Manager of our Caldwell Office, Jennifer Stairs at 208-454-8389.
Joanna L Mills, LCSW
Joanna has served as a Psychotherapist and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist at Human Supports of Idaho for the past five years. She is currently the Clinical Supervisor in the Boise office. Joanna designed her own Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies at The College of Wooster and graduated from Case Western Reserve University—Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences with a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. She is also a retired Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication.
Joanna's specialty is using her broad understanding of mental health issues to form a deep connection with clients so their therapy becomes a shared journey toward improved understanding of self and quality of life. Joanna has over 25 years of experience in Social Work and Behavioral Health. She began her professional career as a Therapist and Clinical Director at The Meadows--a unique residential facility dedicated to concurrent treatment of addictions, trauma, and psychiatric disorders. She developed a specialized Eating Disorder treatment program for The Meadows and was invited to incorporate the Meadows programming into the development of a private psychiatric hospital in Sydney, NSW, Australia. She pursues on-going training in order to develop a deeper understanding of how clients' current symptoms reflect the underlying dis-ease in their mind/body/spirit.
Lisa Lee, LMSW
Lisa earned her Master of Social Work degree from Northwest Nazarene University in May 2016. As a licensed clinician, she provides EMDR therapy at Human Supports of Idaho, along with other treatment modalities based on her client's individual needs. She is trained in EMDR- Level II, Early EMDR Intervention (EEI): EMDR R-TEP and EMDR G-TEP. Additionally, holds certification in Social Thinking ™ Clinical Training Level 1 Assessment; a treatment modality focused on the needs of students and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Lisa's past experiences include working with individuals with developmental disabilities, trauma, anxiety, and depression in the community and outpatient settings. She practices from a strengths-based, holistic approach and draws from a variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and ACT.
Lisa strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for each of her clients. She is passionate about helping teens and adults gain relief of their trauma symptoms. Her goal is to help guide her client's into self-awareness, self-acceptance, to trust their own resiliency, and to honor their capacity to heal themselves.
Natalie West, LCSW
Natalie is a licensed clinical social worker, currently practicing counseling services at Human Supports of Idaho. Natalie attended Boise State University, obtaining a Bachelor's in Psychology and attended Northwest Nazarene University, to obtain a Masters in Social Work Degree.
Natalie specializes in depression/anxiety diagnoses, attachment disorder, trauma, adult survivors of family dysfunction, all forms of anxiety, suicide and suicide survivors, grief/loss, the severely mentally ill, children, sexual assault survivors, refugees, homeless and substance use in individual counseling.
Natalie is a counselor versed in the theory of Adlerian therapy and uses these values throughout working with all clientele. She loves doing group therapy and believes that we heal our greatest when we are surrounded with support. Natalie considers herself the group "guru" of the Treasure Valley, and has done numerous groups throughout her career. Natalie continues to study psychological neurology for an advancement of knowledge, and specializes in applying this knowledge in the here and now of everyday life and experience for her clientele.
Nichole Oprins, LCSW
Nichole Oprins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has provided mental health services in the Treasure Valley for almost 15 years. She graduated with her master's degree at Boise State University and her experience includes providing community based services of Psychosocial Rehab and Case Management as well as Clinical Director experience supervising several programs including Partial Care programs and Psychosocial Rehab programs. Nichole enjoys providing mental health counseling services specializing in adults, adolescents, couples, and families and is well versed in the treatment of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family dynamic issues, PTSD, trauma and self-harm behaviors. She is trained as a Strengths-based counselor, specializing in Adlerian Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, as well as being able to fluctuate with therapy approaches depending on individual needs.
Sheila Chapdelaine, LMSW
Sheila Chapdelaine received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Boise State University in May 2016. As a licensed clinician, she provides services at Human Supports of Idaho for case management and psychotherapy.
Sheila has a natural ability to create a warm and trusting rapport with clients. She brings to therapy a client-centered and strength-based approach, believing that every person’s journey is unique and that it is a privilege to be invited to explore their journey with them. She offers an integrative approach to therapy using the principles and practices of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
Sheila is passionate about working with an array of individuals, especially our older population. Sheila takes pride in being a person that thinks outside the box and strives to meet each person where they are in their journey. She offers all clients an environment of compassion, honesty, and respect and looks to being a partner in helping others to live their best life.