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Stephen Bunnell, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Depression Coping with life changes
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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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Depression Coping with life changes

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

Services offered

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License information



WA LICSW LW 61358518

UT LCSW 10466255-3501


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Stephen Bunnell is the best! He has helped me with so many challenges in my life for a few years now!!

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I've recently just started my therapy with Stephen, but, I am very pleased with how I've been able to connect with him. He's allowed me the space I need to begin the healing process that I've had a lot of trouble finding myself.

Written on Apr 28, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great guy, actively listens and advocates for needs. Great memory too from appointment to appointment

Written on Apr 24, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Stephen is ridiculously easy to talk to. Honestly, I'm not sure I've ever been able to open up to a therapist quite as readily as I did Stephen. He is quick to listen and very intuitive. He exudes caring without being saccharine. He has been great to work with so far. This is not my first time in therapy but I think maybe this will be the most helpful.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Always easy to talk with and very helpful

Written on Dec 25, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

I tried to lose weight for years, nothing seemed to work. After a few sessions with Stephen I lost a lot of weight! I’m no longer weighed down by a job that had taken a toll on my health. I’m not weighed down by a lot of other junk floating in my head, I feel lighter than I have in years. Highly recommend.

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