About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Idaho and have been proving therapy to adults, families and children for over 40 years.
My approach is to listen to the client’s story. I am interested in not only what is not going well in your life but also what is going well and why you think that is so. I believe in using what works to overcome what does not. Most people have not come this far in life without a good number of skills and abilities that have worked for them. My task is to help you discover what those skills are and then help you use those skills to overcome the challenges you are having.

I present ideas and observations and most importantly questions for you to consider. I do not see change happening as a result of what I tell you but rather it comes from what you ultimately tell yourself. I have come to believe that our lack of progress is due to either not knowing what we want or only wanting to do what we know.

I encourage questions about the process of our time together and ask for feedback to assess what you feel was helpful and what was not. It is important to me that you feel you are making progress toward what you want to have different in your current situation. We will develop a plan together so that we are both clear about what direction you want to go and what your life will be like when you accomplish your treatment goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love

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

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ID LPC LPC-7884


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Reed Finlayson. 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 on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Reed for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Reed does an awesome job on listening. He is there for you and wants to see you succeed, and get better.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Reed for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Mr Finlayson has helped me very much. Now I have got new ideas, how I can deal with my problems. I feel very relieved, because I have found a trustworthy and experienced person. I'm confident of that I will heal. Greetings from Germany.

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