Ascent Evaluations, Assessments & Counseling

1044 Northwest Blvd., Suite C

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Ascent is located on the lower level of the building.

  1. Confidential Phone Line: (208) 667-7777

  2. Confidential Fax Line: (208) 667-7772

  3. Confidential e-mail:

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

EVENING and WEEKEND appointments available under certain circumstances, based on demonstrated need.

  1. What is codependency?

     The term codependency is used to describe some form of an unhealthy relationship with another person. Codependents tend to be very loyal people who ignore their own needs to focus on the needs of others. Codependents tend to have poor boundaries and they find value in “fixing” the problems of others. They often enable, excuse, minimize, and cover up the problem behavior of others, which is typically frustrating and exhausting. Essentially, their lives have become enmeshed in focusing on whatever event or crisis is happening at the time; particularly when the problem is not theirs to own.

     There is good news: It is possible to live free from unhealthy relationships; however, it will require hard work and a strong commitment. For lasting change to occur, it is essential that the nature of codependency is understood.

     If you would like to learn more about codependency, please contact us at (208) 667-7777.

  1. What is group counseling and why is it helpful?

    Group counseling is a powerful format for growth and change. At Ascent, licensed professional counselors provide a confidential, safe, encouraging, and supportive environment for 8-12 participants who are working towards common goals. In a group setting, participants quickly realize that they are not alone in their struggle. It is here that strong support systems begin to form and participants start to realize that there is hope for their future. As a group member, it is powerful to experience the growth that is evident in a group counseling environment.

Here is one example of how group counseling is beneficial:

  1. When a group member is showing success in coping with a particular issue, it offers perspective and HOPE to the rest of the group.

If you feel that group counseling may be right for you or a loved one, please contact us at (208) 667-7777

  1. What is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor?

Certified Rehabilitation Counselors are master’s level professionals who have been specifically educated to serve people with disabilities. In addition, to working with the individual with the disability, they are equipped to working with families of the disabled, as well. Following a congenital or life-altering incident, the uncertainty may be overwhelming. To assist clients and their families, Ascent provides the following rehabilitation services:

  1. Post Trauma Counseling

  2. Substance Abuse Counseling

  3. Mental Health Counseling

  4. Family Counseling

  5. Independent Living Skills

  6. Life Care Planning

  7. Service Coordination