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Student Counseling

Education Coaching

Life Skills Coaching

You Can Thrive at College. We Can Help.

At Northwest College Support, we generate positive life changes for struggling college students and young adults. Our educational-therapeutic transition program helps young adults to make positive choices and live healthy, independent lives. Northwest College Support is a young adult transition program serving families and young adults from all over the United States and the world. Located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Northwest College Support goes beyond traditional young adult transition by creating positive changes and cultivating sustainable independent adult life within a clinically-informed and adaptive environment.

Services

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individual Educational Coaching
  • Life Skills Training
  • Furnished College Apartment and Home Living
  • Nutritional Education
  • Fitness Coaching
  • Parent Education
  • Therapeutic groups
  • Recreational group activities
  • Vocational support
  • Equine Therapy
  • Academic Planning
  • Independent Living Support
  • Tutoring
  • Student Internships
  • Psychoeducational Assessments

Please take a look at Our Services section for a more details.

Students we Serve

  • Past college attempts
  • Failure To Launch Syndrome 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder / ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Learning differences
  • Video game and Internet Addiction
  • Communication deficits
  • Executive function challenges
  • Learning disorders including low processing speed and low working memory
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (High Functioning Asperger’s)
  • Social cognitive deficits
  • Social isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • People exiting other residential treatment and needing transitional services

Our Mission

At NWCS, we collectively commit to succeed at multiple bottom lines. We commit to provide exceptional value, compassionate support, ongoing evaluation and professional expertise to every individual. We see our students as unique individuals, and success comes from creatively enriching the whole person. We honor individual diversity and development by providing the most dynamic, innovative, and adaptive support services possible.

Our Program

Because no two individuals are the same, no two NWCS student plans will look the same. Each program is tailor made for the individual’s needs. One student may need heavy educational support while another student may need assistance navigating life on their own within the community. Rather than forcing a student to conform to a prearranged schedule or program, we collaborate with the student on a unique program that fits their individual passions, goals, and needs. We believe that people are complex and that true changes comes as we address the needs of the whole person – emotional, physical, and intellectual.

“The students are put in a challenging environment and are pushed and expected to do more, to be in the world, to be independent.  And as they succeed, even with some failures, their strength, capacity and skills increase.”

NWCS Parent

“He was treated as independent and responsible. That is not to say there was no support and he was not watched over. There was probably much more individually focused support.”

~ NWCS Parent

“This is a great program with very supportive, caring, friendly, wise, helpful staff members. They truly care about the students and are there to support in any and all ways they can, albeit they don’t enable or rescue, which is awesome. I’ve been here for 2 1/2 months now and one of the first things I noticed when I arrived was how much my team believed (and still believes) in me. They help me see how capable I am by empowering me to do the things I don’t think I can do and by supporting me when I fall into a cycle of shame or self-doubt.”

~ NWCS Student

Dan Hanks

Dan Hanks

Program Director

Traci Stluka

Traci Stluka

Admissions Director

Darlene Pessien

Darlene Pessien

Therapist

Jenell Nielsen

Jenell Nielsen

Operations Manager

Adam Parker

Adam Parker

Administrative Director

Jamie Jackson

Jamie Jackson

Education Manager

Julie Krapfl

Julie Krapfl

Therapist

Ashley Torgerson

Ashley Torgerson

Therapist

Nadine Lewis

Nadine Lewis

Therapist

Conor Kenna

Conor Kenna

Student Life Manager

Tim Young

Tim Young

Therapist

Savannah Blinn

Savannah Blinn

Education Coach

Northwest College Support

Northwest College Support 211 Coeur D Alene Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, USA