Each staff member at The Human Connection has specialized training and skills.  Please scroll through the bios so you can find the right fit for you. 

My name is Karen Vollmer-Poseley and my hope as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to instill hope in the heart of those who come to me seeking healing from life’s challenges. I’m gently seasoned with experiences from my own life that continue to facilitate in my personal growth. I work with a variety of clients (adults, couples, and children) from different backgrounds challenged with anxiety and depression providing education, guidance, setting boundaries, and addictions recovery. I will refer to other resources when it would be useful. The techniques I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness, among others. It’s my heart’s desire to use my skills in guiding my clients to become more of who they would like to become with gentleness, humor, and kindness.

Karen Vollmer-Poseley, LPC

I'm Connie Mitchell, and I am counseling clients of all ages who desire support in their lives with problems such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief, marriage and family issues. I have two children and three step-children, one of whom was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two. My interest in my own personal growth and my desire to become the best I could be at parenting a disabled child led me into the field of counseling after years of working with therapists on my son’s behalf. I am trained as a secular counselor, but am also a Christian and practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in  Idaho. I offer couple’s counseling, coaching, and workshops and practice what I teach on a daily basis in my relationship to my husband who has a post doctorate in Marriage and Family therapy. I am a counselor by trade and a human being by experience both of which I bring to the therapeutic relationship believing everyone benefits from the support of someone who believes in their ability to succeed at life.

Connie Mitchell, LPC


Hello. My name is Caleb Orr and I hope to help people find genuine connection and growth through a collaborative approach to counseling. I believe that we all see the world in very different ways because of our experiences in the past and our current place in life. As your counselor I would see you as the expert of your life and would help you understand how you want to grow. I believe counseling comes not only with challenges but also with celebration. I welcome clients of all ages and walks of life. I accept people simply for being themselves. I was born and raised in North Idaho and have a wife and two beautiful children that drive me to be the best I can be. I hope to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and love in both my own life and the Sandpoint community.


Caleb Orr, MA, LPC, NCC

My name is Joshua Barnes and as a clinicain I am offering clients understanding, support, and genuine compassion as they work through issues including trauma, addiction, stress management, anger, depression, and family and other relationship dynamics. I am a Sandpoint native, and I love living and working here with my wife, Kristal, and our four beautiful children. I am passionate about working with individuals and families, through one-on-one, couples, and group approaches. While I am a Christian, I incorporate a wide range of secular and other spiritual practices in to my daily walk and my approach to counseling. I hold a Doctorate of Law from the University of Idaho and a  Master's Degree in Social Work through the University of Southern California.  I believe in meeting my clients where they are in their lives, and that we all benefit when we have safe places to share and grow together. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am also an EMDRIA Trained EMDR Therapist. Please contact me if you would like to talk and/or set up an appointment. Thank you.

Joshua Barnes

J.D., L.M.S.W. 

(208)-874-3497 (Cell)

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