NorthPoint Recovery's Staff

NorthPoint Recovery consists of a professional, experienced staff that can help you overcome addiction.

Benjamin Seymour, CADC

Founder & CEO

With 17 years of experience working in the addiction field, Ben has provided intervention, addiction counseling and other recovery services all over the United States. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, television programming and other media venues to share his insight into addiction. He sites his own struggles with drugs and alcohol as the motivating factor behind his work. After enduring detox centers and multiple treatment centers, Ben learned first hand what works and what does not. He expresses a deep gratitude for the years he has been clean and sober.

After successfully co-founding a national intervention firm, Ben has now focused his attention on helping people in the community where he lives. "Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. People with careers, parents with children, teens, professionals and students have problems with addiction as well. It is time we face this reality and give them the treatment they need. We hope to help people before they get arrested, lose their families or worse."

Ben has gone to great lengths to create the best clinical team possible, stemming from various clinical backgrounds. This enables Ashwood to take seemingly complicated clients and dissect their barriers to recovery, health and the ability to thrive. Addiction and alcoholism are often accompanied by co-occurring mood disorders and emotional disturbances. Ben and his team truly understand how these disorders interact and how to treat them.

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Teresa McClure, LPC, ACADC

Program Director

Teresa McClure is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She brings to the NorthPoint Recovery team her strong ability to connect with her clients and their families. She has a strong background working with mental health and co-occurring disorders, as well as addiction. Teresa graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a Masters Degree in Counseling.

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Erica Lopez, LCSW, LCPC

Clinical Director

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within NorthPoint Recovery.

James Pickrell

Director of Admissions

James possesses a unique passion and talent for helping anyone affected by the disease of addiction. As the director of admissions, James spends hours listening and coaching families struggling to find hope. If you or your loved one are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, James brings a sincere understanding and passion for making help available to those in need of it. He possesses a sincere and empathetic approach to anyone struggling with this disease as a result of his own personal experience recovering from addiction. James takes great pride in his role at NorthPoint Recovery, and is truly an asset to our team.

Coire Weathers

Medical Director

Dr. Coire Weathers was born and raised in Boise's north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weathers enjoyed Baltimore and chose to remain there for his Residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Weathers has always been particularly interested in community psychiatry. As part of his training, he was able to accompany members of different specialties as they went out into the Baltimore community offering psychiatric care to the underserved. Dr. Weathers developed an immediate respect for the mental health providers in Baltimore's inner city who were dedicated to helping people with addiction and psychiatric illness when they had no where else to turn. After completing his residency, he chose to return home to Boise, working as both an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. Dr. Weathers is excited to be part of the NorthPoint team, working to help people in the city he loves.

Nycole Thomas BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Nycole is a registered nurse with a passion for providing unbiased quality care to underserved populations within the community. She brings care and compassion from her experience as a hospice case manager, as well as knowledge and experience in substance abuse from her time working in a unique detention setting. She is ACLS certified in emergency care in order to provide a medically safe detox. Nycole enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team based setting, and is passionate about providing a safe environment for clients to begin their new life. Nycole earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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Jen Johnson SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources and JCAHO Compliance

Prior to joining NorthPoint Recovery Jen spent 15 years working for a regional construction firm operating throughout Oregon, Idaho and Washington. Jen’s roles included working in the area of Human Resources, Accounting and Finance including roles on the top executive Management Team and Board of Directors. Jen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boise State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Additionally, Jen is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds the Society of Human Resources certification as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Jen has a passion for recruiting the right people for the right job and ensuring competitive salaries, benefits, and a fun team work environment in order to increase employee retention. During her off time Jen enjoys volunteering in the community currently serving as Past President and Chair of the Board for the Junior League of Boise.

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Susan Cherry

Clinical Outreach Specialist

Susan's main focus will be in working with professionals in Washington State and the surrounding areas. Susan comes to NorthPoint Recovery with 14 years in business management and 16 years working in all aspects of chemical dependency treatment. Susan is known for her passion for recovery and her ability to motivate and assist patients and their loved ones with placement in a chemical dependency treatment facility that fits their specific needs. Susan's honesty, compassion, empathy and understanding towards those who have been afflicted with addiction is founded from her own personal experience of 21 years in recovery.

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