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Garlena Rumsey, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

My name is Garlena Rumsey, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Idaho. I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in Oregon. I live in a border town in Idaho and Oregon is 4 miles away. I specialize in trauma with a certification of Clinical Counselor Trauma Professional 1 (CCTP-1). I work with a variety of diagnoses: PTSD, depression, anxiety, fears, abuse, substance abuse, and sexuality issues. Populations include adolescents, young adults, adults, the elderly, LGBTQ, sex offenders, and the developmentally challenged.
I have worked with adolescents in different settings, shelter care, foster care, and group homes. I utilize CBT, Art, Games, and Narratives depending on the individual. Everyone is unique and one type of therapy may not work for another individual. A relationship is important to working with adolescents. Trying to navigate through the world as it is now can be extremely difficult.
Couples counseling utilizing CBT, Art, Narratives, and homework creates knowledge and improves relationships. Honesty is important in working together for a better relationship. The mental health of each individual creates education and understanding. Setting boundaries with each other, learning to communicate, and utilizing active listening skills to be obtained.
I am a Christian and give all the glory to God for bringing me to this place in my life. I feel I am guided in my work and focus on treating everyone with respect and dignity. I am culturally diverse in my approach and will not turn anyone away from doing counseling with me unless I feel I cannot help in any way. I believe God brings people together and if we are brought together, it must be a God thing. I am accepting of religions different than mine and consider myself spiritual rather than religious.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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A gift to humanity and an absolute credit to her profession and to BetterHelp

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 6 months

Garlena Rumsey is a true expert at what she does.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Thank you Garlena for our conversation last night, I am feeling so much better, not so afraid to go places

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She’s been really great I would highly recommend Garlena

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Garlena helped me during a challenging time in my life. She listened to me and encouraged me as I sought to change my attitude and interactions in my relationship. She challenged me and gave me resources that helped me enact change. I am grateful for Garlena's wisdom and compassion.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

She listens.
She gives me assignments.
We talk and look o er assignments.
I am growing in communication skills and processing my feelings so much better!
I was given sheets to read n review on anger, breathing , communication and steps to process. Very helpful.
Let’s me know one step at a time is just right.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes