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Dorlea Knizley, LPC-MH, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho and 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 and helped them in coping with 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.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

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

License information

SD LPC-MH 30697

ID LCPC 6071


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dorlea Knizley. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She’s great. I just feel as though I really don’t need the therapy and if I do need therapy in the future, I’ll either reach out or go to in person sessions and use my health insurance.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Dorlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dorlea listens and offers relevant advice and solutions to help me combat what I am currently struggling with. She has compassion and I never feel judged when I’m talking with her.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Dorlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Dorlea is incredibly patient and listens well, you don’t feel pressured or rushed during your time with her. She creates a safe space to try to work through things.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Dorlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She's awesome! It was really nice to be able to talk some things through with someone, and Dorlea was a great help.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Dorlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dorlea he's such a wonderful listener. She is able to help me identify my problem areas and offers such constructive solutions that really help me. I always feel much lighter after talking to her!

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Dorlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes


Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Dorlea for 1 week on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety