Dorlea Knizley

Therapist Dorlea Knizley Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho and seeking the same level of license in South Dakota. I have worked as a Counselor since 2015. I completed my Masters of Science in Mental health Counseling with Walden University. I have operated a private practice for the past 6 years that is person=centered in approach with Client therapy.
My therapy style is seeing a person suffering from a disorder / issue not seeing the person as the disorder. I use a mix of techniques when working with Clients in order to create the best fit for each individual's personal growth. I have worked with adults with anxiety, depression, grief and addiction as Client's have asked for assistance in coping these life changing transitions. I don't take credit for Client growth, since it takes a lot of courage from a Client to make changes when needed. I see myself as a helper / teacher of skills / objective entity for feedback in providing guidance for Client growth. I do what I can to help the Client learn how to become the change they want to be.
I have experience in working with individuals, couples & families. I work with adults suffering from depression, mood disorders, anxiety, addiction and substance use, grief, and relationship issues. I work with Clients to educate on the use of healthy coping skills for anger management, self-esteem building, self-confidence improvement and every day issues. I use techniques form Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy, Psycho-educational, Matrix, and Solution-focused therapy.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #6071 (Expires: 2022-03-20)

LPMHC #30697 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Written by B.O. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Dorlea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dorlea is very good at listening and giving pertinent comments which move me in the right direction. She's also helped in giving me worksheets pertinent to my personal issues. --a great calm, safe atmosphere.

Written by K.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Dorlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and eating disorders

She is very attentive and listens to me and works on solutions that will work for me.