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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC-5171 (Expires: 2022-08-25)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Garlena Rumsey. 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.

Written by G.A. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Garlena is a fantastic therapist who listens without judgment and helped me unblock the obstacles/negative patterns that were causing me pain. As she says it’s “One day and at a time,” but honestly each day gets better and better. Her ability to utilize the text and video functions worked well for me. It feels great to be supported and to know if any problems come up we’ll figure it out together. Thank you so much!

Written by C.H. on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

She meets me where I'm at. She is open, honest, kind, and clear. She cares for my needs. She responds even in between sessions. I feel like she is here for me, not just during our sessions. I believe she cares about me all the time, not just when we meet.

Written by T.H. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

So far Garlena is a good match and I feel very comfortable with her. I’m still uneasy with using BetterHelp because again large recognizable corporation. I seriously don't trust them anymore.

Written by M.E. on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I believe that Garlena and I have been brought together for a reason. She is very kind, empathetic, and easy to have a conversation with. Our sessions go by so quickly, because they flow smoothly from one topic to the next, with Garlena's guidance. I really appreciate the homework she gives me and the thought provoking questions she asks me. Thank you for your help, Garlena!

Written by A.D. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Again, I find it remarkable that on the first try I got a therapist who is perfect for me. She is a great person who really is making a difference

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