A little about me:
After growing up mainly in the Northwest, I now live in North Idaho and love the variety here: mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and even the wildly unpredictable seasons (I'm pretty sure that we have more than four..). It makes my favorite activities –cycling, canoeing, clambering– that much more rewarding, and I feel very fortunate to grow my family here.
I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology (B.S.) from the University of Idaho, my master's degree in social work (MSW) from Boise State University, my initial license (LMSW), and finally my current credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Idaho. I've worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer serving rural schools in Washington state, a wilderness counselor for troubled teens in North Carolina, a mentor for students in several therapeutic residential programs, and a variety of other things.
I believe that my values of communicating in empathy, relating as equals, educating with a sense of curiosity & challenging from a place of respect all harmonize in an approach that increases self-understanding, encourages personal growth, and opens possibilities for people to create the life they want. Because everyone has their own unique way of relating to themselves and the world around them, individual people and cases call for personalized treatment based on their own needs.
With this in mind, I lean toward strengths-based, existential, and cognitive theories of treatment, and use CBT, psychoeducation, and narrative techniques to help people challenge & change their own self-defeating thoughts & assumptions, unwanted emotions, and destructive patterns. I also often use play therapy exercises, role-playing, gentle humor, relaxation techniques, written works & other media sources, journaling & artwork as appropriate & helpful. I'm often reminded of the adage: "Everyone you meet is mid-journey," and this very much applies to me as well.
-Si Thompson, LCSW
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW-35216 (Expires: 2022-02-07)
Si is great. He keeps things comfortable and fluid. You can tell he cares about his job and clients.
Si Thompson is very understanding and respectful when it come to my sessions with him. I highly recommend him as a great therapist to help you grow and better understand what kind of situation that you’re in so that you can help yourself in the most healthy way possible
He's been very direct and willing to get to work, I look forward to working with him
Si has been great. We had good interactions and he was very helpful.
Si is just wonderful!!
I very much appreciate Si's experience and approach. I've benefited hugely from the sessions and already recommended him to several friends.
I appreciate Si so much. When we talk he always does his best to listen and to hear me through. He provides gentle feedback with a touch of humor and seeks to meet me where I'm at. Hes a wonderful person and a good counselor.
I’ve enjoyed all my sessions with Si and BetterHelp. When I needed a counselor without a doubt I had someone to talk to. That’s the best gift of all!
Very friendly and easy to talk with. Good sense of humor as well.
Si was a marvelous counsellor who proved to be very approachable and constantly supportive. He had wonderful wisdom and insight into how to progress and how to improve from my troublesome state of mind. I thoroughly recommend Si to anyone!
I had 2 sessions with Si, from my little experience I can tell he is an experience and understanding counselor. He lets you take your time expressing what you want to say and try to understand you.
Although he is not an Arab nor lived in the Arab world but he understands the culture and is able to communicate over the topics I discuss related to the Arab culture.