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Garlena Rumsey, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, 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
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

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, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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Garlena is very easy to talk to. I feel like I have known her most of my life. She understands me and she helps me find ways to change some of my behaviors and concerns.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Garlena is awesome. Love her.

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

I am so grateful for this affordable life improveing experience. Garlena is such a a good listener and provides reachable goals that have a lasting impact.

Written on Mar 29, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Very tentative and provides helpful insight to issues. Been a great supporter and encourages positive action while complimenting my efforts.

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

She is confident that she has superior intellect and skills compared to the rest of the people in her community. I'm interested to see if that is actually true. I think therapy with me would be a great learning and growth-experience for her.

Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Garlena is great to talk to and help me navigate my mental health and find solutions.

Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Garlena for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes