I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. Currently practicing in Idaho focusing on mental health/behavioral challenges, but have also worked in Utah, Kentucky, and Indiana working with challenges related to mental health, behavioral health, addiction, relationships, personality disorders, culture, spirituality, rural life, and homelessness. Some of the therapies which I utilize is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reality Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I believe that healing and understanding occurs when there is a strong client-counselor relationship which is caring, non-judgmental, and focuses from the client's point of view. I believe in the resiliency of people and the importance of bringing to the surface internal strengths and values which individuals can use to empower themselves with the ability to move forward in their lives. I also focus on the power of connection, and how connecting, whether it be to relationships, spirituality, values, the present moment, nature, or ones-self, leads to healing and growth.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 10466255-3501
ID LCSW LCSW-40292
WA LICSW LW 61358518
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Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Couldn’t ask for a better support , I’m so thankful
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 11 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
Stephen is great! He listens, provides great insight and comes from a non judgmental place. He has really helped me out during the time we have spent working together and would like Stephen to be assigned to me in the future.
Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
I could not be happier with the value and benefit of Stephen Bunnell's perspective. I have learned so much about myself and developed tools that will serve me well in the future. It's such a pleasure to work with a therapist like Stephen - It's life-changing, and I am grateful to the BetterHelp service for the opportunity.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
He’s the man. Great listener, makes me feel comfortable talking through things I’ve experienced, able to laugh with me and gives me solid practices to improve my day to day outlook on life.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Stephen is great, I feel heard and not judged.
Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd