Clark Richman, LCPC
Clark Richman joined Heritage Health in April 2022 and currently works as a Mental Health Counselor for Family Support Services at the Ironwood location. Clark has been in the helping field his entire career dating back to 1992 working in adolescent group homes. Clark served in the Peace Corps Sierra Leone prior to moving from Denver, Colorado to north Idaho to work as a counselor at a youth wilderness program in 1994.
Clark immediately declared a major in psychology upon enrollment at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1988 and earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication in 1993. Clark was employed as a PSRS (Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist/Skill Builder) prior to his enrollment in graduate school at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California where he earned his M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology in 2004. In 2006 he became licensed in Idaho as a professional counselor and in 2010 he received his clinical licensure. In 2018 he received the “Voice of Idaho” award by the Idaho Division of Behavioral Health as a person who is both active in the community on issues of mental health and is engaged in his own recovery.
Clark is the current Board President at NAMI Coeur d’ Alene and sits on the vestry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. These are conduits for community engagement, education, advocacy, support, and social justice.
Much of Clark’s professional experience has involved working with adolescents. Just prior to working at Heritage Health, Clark spent most of 6 years working at St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho directing the Trinity Group Homes Program which helped increase extensive community ties including working with the Heritage ACT Team and Street Medicine Programs. This experience also gave Clark a depth of understanding in working with adults that face severe and persistent mental health challenges and those with co-occurring substance use issues.
Clark is forever grateful to be a part of Heritage Health. He appreciates the leadership and working environment at Family Support Services and the opportunities within to continuously learn and grow in an effort to be a more proficient clinician
Clark helps maintain his health and finds balance in bike commuting and practicing yoga. On his free time Clark enjoys listening to music, skiing, mountain biking, road biking, bike packing, kayak touring, hiking, and backpacking. He loves to get up in the mountains and particularly enjoys the winter and snow.