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Reed Finlayson, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Anger management Depression
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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 47 years.
My approach is to listen to the client’s story and help them define what they would like their future story to be. 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.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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

Services offered

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Life changing assistance! So many things are improving in my thinking and relationships both personal and professional! Thankful to be introduced to Reed

Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Reed for 1 month on issues concerning anger management

Reed is great! He listens and helps me reframe the issues at hand. He supports me, but is also willing to push me to think about things differently and offers up helpful advice and practices to implement.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Reed for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I’ve only had 3 sessions with him but I’m already pretty comfortable talking to him about my issues. Which for me is hard so it’s good that I already feel we are headed in the right direction.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Reed for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Reed F. has been incredibly kind, professional, and helpful. He immediately tuned into my concerns, needs, and has been fluid in developing a plan to utilize his training and experience to help me grow, improve, and make the necessary changes to move forward. He is an excellent clinician, yet I am even more happy with his kindness, willingness to listen, and genuine care he demonstrates to see me improve. Thank You,

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Reed for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Reed is awesome at just letting you talk and listening to your needs. He asks the questions that I need to be asked, and gives me the guidance I need to heal. He’s a great therapist!

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Reed for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Caring and genuine support staff

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Reed for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties