Justin Eastland, Counselor Intern

About Me

My name is Justin Eastland, I am a Master’s in Social Work Intern at Middleton Counseling. I graduate next year with my LMSW from the University of Denver. I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science with International Business and Portuguese Minors from California State University Fullerton. I have been married for over 20 years and am the proud father of 4 children (2 girls, 2 boys) an 2 Boston Terriers. I was born in Connecticut but have lived in the great state of Idaho since I was in grade school. I’ve been all over the world, but Idaho is always my home. I have spent the last 20 years as the owner of a boutique business development and consulting company which I started with my father. Two years ago, I made the decision to make a change and pursue a career in counseling. As a former college athlete, I have been entrenched in the sports community for most of my life. I have coached youth sports for many years beginning with coaching my girls in soccer. I have also coached rugby, baseball, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and am currently the Head Football Coach at a local school here in the Treasure Valley. I also hold a Second-Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Working with kids and athletes has been my passion and the main reason I decided to leave corporate America and embark on this journey into counseling. I have coached kids, teens, and adults in many sports. I take special pride in having worked with my Veteran friends in various capacities.

Therapeutic Approach

My personal therapeutic approach to counseling is a mixture of methods (Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy etc.) that I modify to fit the individual and the situation. Everyone is different and everyone’s response to life differs so greatly that I feel being open to multiple approaches across a large spectrum of issues can be very beneficial. Life is too complicated to go through it alone and sometimes we all need a little help to overcome obstacles.

Our Counseling Interns charge $35 a session and are not able to accept insurances at this time.

I have loved coming to Middleton Counseling. After having a bad experience with my first counselor, coming here was a great relief. They are so kind and friendly and I always feel safe and comfortable talking to them. -R.B.

Middleton counseling has been very helpful and easy to work with. I had a session of the accelerated resolution therapy had have been pleased with the out come. Highly recommend. -R.W.


Middleton Counseling is absolutely amazing. We are so lucky to have you in our community. -A.D.

I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding individuals and services of Middleton Counseling. From my very first introduction to each subsequent interaction I was always welcomed, supported, and understood.

I also feel compelled to specifically mention how thoughtful, interactive, and insightful Justin has been as we have worked and developed my uniquely tailored approach to life’s obstacles. Thank you for providing outstanding support for me and my family! -K.S.