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Stephen Bunnell, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues 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

5yrs in practice

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

License information

UT LCSW 10466255-3501



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Stephen made a believer out of me. He’s the first therapist I’ve had any luck with. He’s great to talk to and has amazing skill helping me to change my thought process. After meeting with him weekly for about four months, the improvements I made were drastic and I owe it to his guidance. One of the things I appreciate most about him is how down to earth he is. Every other therapist I’ve seen has been caught up in their own ego but Stephen really is salt of the earth and approachable.

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Stephen Bunnell is a very caring and genuine Counselor. He gives good feedback and ideas for me to progress.

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning addictions

Great therapist!!

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Stephen is a wonderful therapist and has helped me to understand myself and my surroundings in a deeper and fulfilling way. My therapist and going to therapy have helped improve my quality of life greatly.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Stephen has been great to work with even with this being my first exposure to therapy. He always keeps the conversation moving in a comfortable and productive direction and never pushes past anything I’m not ready for.

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

He do good

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem