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Counseling Techniques for Substance Use Disorders Panel

Sara Bennett, LCPC, CADC

Sara Bennett, LCPC, CADC completed her Master of Education degree at Washington State University, with a focus in educational leadership and counseling psychology. She began her career as a clinician with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare before transitioning to Riverside Recovery in Lewiston, Idaho. In 2015, she took over management and ownership of the facility and now acts as Executive Director. The State of Idaho recognizes Sara as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Supervisor. She currently serves on Idaho’s Region 2 Behavioral Health Board as well as the Board of the Lewis-Clark Healthcare Foundation.

Sara Bennett, LCPC, CADC

Executive Director, Owner, Riverside Recovery, Lewiston

Sara Bennett

Lindsay Brown, CPRC-Supervisor, CPSS

Lindsay Brown (she/her/hers), CPRC/CPSS, is a Certified Peer Recovery Coach Supervisor and Certified Peer Support Specialist. She currently works at Center for Behavioral Health in Boise, ID. Lindsay is also a senior volunteer for The Phoenix Boise chapter. Lindsay is a passionate advocate for harm reduction and works closely with local and national harm reduction organizations. She has worked with local government to raise awareness and effect change to provide greater protection to the rights of individuals who use drugs and those seeking recovery. She believes that meeting people where they are at in their recoveries is vital for helping them to achieve their own personal goals. Lindsay is a two-time accidental overdose survivor and has been in recovery from a substance use disorder since March 25, 2017.

Lindsay Brown, CPRC-Supervisor, CPSS

Lead Recovery Coach, Center for Behavioral Health, Boise

Lindsay Brown

Drew Holliday, BS

Drew Holliday completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science at Boise State University before she began working in the mental health field as a case manager. Passionate about social policy and gerontology, Drew acts as a member of the Ada County Mental Health Court treatment team, where she assists people living with substance use, mental and behavioral health disorders, utilizing a harm- reduction approach. She currently works as a case management team coordinator at Trivium Life Services in Boise and is pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at BSU. In her free time, Drew spends most of her time with her pup, Dizzy and enjoys cooking, catching up on a good movie, traveling and trying new foods.

Drew Holliday, BS

Case Management Team Coordinator, Trivium Life Services, Boise

Drew Holliday

Nari Hsiu, DO, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr. Nari Hsiu is originally from Tacoma, WA and is a graduate of the University of Washington. She obtained her osteopathic medical degree at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA. She completed psychiatry residency training at the University of Washington, Idaho Advanced Clinician Track. Following completion of the fellowship program, Dr. Hsiu plans to pursue a career in community psychiatry and addiction medicine here in Idaho. She is excited and honored to participate in ECHO Idaho.

Nari Hsiu, DO, Addiction Medicine Fellow

University of Washington, Boise Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Nari Hsiu

Natalia Samudovsky, LPC, NCC

Natalia Samudovsky, LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor at Trivium Life Services in Boise. As a substance use disorder counselor and therapist, Natalia works with both adolescent and adult clients in individual and group settings, specializing with clients who are justice-involved. She has served as a primary therapist for the Ada County LEAD program, coordinating care with Raise the Bottom Idaho and the Boise Police Department. Prior to becoming licensed, she completed her clinical internship at the Idaho Juvenile Correctional Facility in Nampa and received training in youth suicide assessment and prevention services. Natalia is passionate about helping those with behavioral health and substance use disorders. She received her Master’s in Counseling at Boise State University in 2018 with a focus on addiction counseling.

Natalia Samudovsky, LPC, NCC

Counselor, Trivium Life Services, Boise

Natalia Samudovsky

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu