Stephen Bunnell

LCSW

About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

UT LCSW 10466255-3501

ID LCSW LCSW-40292


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephen Bunnell. 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 Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

He do good

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Stephen is nothing short of amazing. He is emphatic, understanding; and patient. I’m grateful to have found him through BetterHelp

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Stephen is a gem! He has great empathy and tools to help me grow, I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for help

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I like him as a therapist more than any of the other therapists I've had.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I was honestly a little nervous going into therapy. I have tried it before in the past with four different therapists and none of them were helpful in any way. But fifth time is a charm cause Stephen is great. He’s pleasant to talk to, makes very interesting points, and genuinely seems interested to hear about my thoughts. Could not recommend him more.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Easy to use

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I can't say enough good things about Stephen Bunnell. But I think the best review I can leave him is that I'm paying for this out of my own pocket. I've had a referral out there for over a year. I got a call a couple of weeks ago that my number came up for a therapist that my insurance would cover. No thanks! The relationship, understanding and progress I've made with him is worth every penny. If want a down to earth therapist that will truly help you navigate through this journey you need him.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Stephen has been a pretty solid therapist, and I feel that it had been worth the time I’ve spent talking to him about how to get better.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Stephen has helped me very much managing with my mental health issues in only 3 sessions

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He is really so awesome! Listens and is always on time.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I can be myself when I talk with Stephen. He listens and is responsive and thoughtful. I appreciate knowing there is never judgement from him, and all of his insight has been beneficial for me.

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Asks very good questions and helps me see things from a different perspective.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 7 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Stephen is wonderful! His genuine care and humor made each session enjoyable and worthwhile! We've recommended him to several family members and friends!

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Stephen has been incredibly helpful in a myriad of ways, through separation, trauma and a whole host of changes. At the very, very least I always knew I had someone to talk to, who was safe, and who laughed at my jokes. He's been a godsend!

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

I think Stephen is easy to talk to and a good listener. I feel he has really helped me with my situation and learning to deal with it. He also suggests things you can focus on in between appointments to further assist you! Thank you for helping me.

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning addictions

Mr.Bunnell is very positive and knowledgeable.takes time to listen and asks questions that provoke thought and introspection.
Offers practical help and solutions

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Stephen is an amazing therapist and is very encouraging and supportive.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month

Down to earth. Always listening with intent and ready to help try to dictate back his understanding of your problems to better target the problems. Thanks Stephen

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephen is a caring, funny, understanding, and talented therapist. He knows how to ask the right questions to help you understand yourself and your situation better. He is good at reading people and knows when to be humorous or serious appropriately. I have really enjoyed my therapy with Stephen because it is easy to connect with him and feel like I am being heard and understood. He does a great job at helping you stretch yourself and your own understanding of who you are. Most importantly, I feel respected and valued when I meet with Stephen.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Great guy, very trusting

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and grief

Stephen is great! He is very easy to talk to and has a talent for providing insightful perspectives.

Written on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Stephen is very easy to talk to and he seemed to understand what I was trying to express. He very much focused on having me recognize the feelings I had and why. He made sure he understood what I wanted from therapy. I’m using my free sessions to shop around and he is definitely on the short list.

Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Stephen is amazing I would highly recommend!

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