Kelsi Woodburn, LCPC Clinical Director
Kelsi is the Clinical Director for LifeStar Boise. She got started as a co-facilitator for women’s groups and was so impressed with the effectiveness of the LifeStar program that she jumped at the opportunity to take on the Director role. Kelsi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma. Kelsi’s background and degree from Northwest Nazarene University in marriage and family counseling has proven to be invaluable in the LifeStar program. She continues to demonstrate compassion for the upheaval, loss and shame that both the men and women have felt from the personal struggle with and/or relational trauma that comes from pornography and compulsive sexual behavior.
Miguel Mouw ICADC, Program Manager
Miguel Mouw is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor whose journey began long before his credentialing. At a very young age, Miguel suffered physical trauma that would propel him into his adolescence where he spent the next several years in detention centers and various substance abuse treatment centers. It was in those settings that Miguel became very familiar with elements of addictions. Life as an adult provided him with extensive personal experience in court & parole systems, jails/prisons, addictions, and criminal behavior. While some may have believed him to be a lost cause, this is not the case. Today, Miguel is a very strong, knowledgeable, and entertaining facilitator who can connect with those currently struggling with addiction of all forms.
Miguel brings his 15+ years of experience facilitating groups and making community connections to LifeStar Boise as the Program Director. Miguel is passionate about making an impact at the individual and community levels and indulges in volunteering for schools, treatment centers, Idaho Meth Project, Drug Free Idaho, Meridian Alcohol and Drug Coalition, and Idaho Veterans Association in attempt to further expand the population he is able to reach.
Jake LeClair, Counseling Graduate Student
Jake LeClair is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their fullest potential, with particular expertise working with people entering a stage of change. Jake’s evidence-based approach builds on his years of practical experience, including the impact of addiction on families and how to successfully recover from that, to bring a special alchemy to his approach. Jake is a graduate of Cornell University and has more than 30 years of expertise working with horses, his co-facilitators alongside him in his practice.
Jake joins the team at LifeStar Boise after a successful corporate career, navigating a period of significant change and growth due to addiction in his family, then finding his sense of purpose from his combined life experiences. His skills afford him a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities our clients face in their daily lives.
Lexi Lopez, MSW Graduate Student
Lexi is a facilitator for LifeStar Boise. She is currently a student at Northwest Nazarene University and will graduate with her Social Work Degree in the fall 2021. She currently holds a Case Manager position with the Idaho Department of Corrections as a Correctional Case Manager. Lexi enjoys to be outside, camping, fishing, hiking and kayaking. She brings her passion for helping people and desire to educate people about addictions and their mental health to LifeStar Boise. Her strengths based approach helps create a welcoming and non-judgmental space for group members and her experience in corrections makes her the perfect blend of compassion and toughness.