When you think of Idaho, you think of potatoes. There is no question about that. In some ways, the potato is a good representation of life. It’s versatile, and you can do a lot with a potato. You can bake it, fry it, mash it, and do anything you can. 

If your life is like a potato with sprouts, you may feel like you’re destined for failure. A counselor can be the cook you need to help prepare your potato into a tasty dish. Talk to an Idaho-based counselor.

 

This is David Wynn's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I get that sometimes life just sucks and when it happens we can feel alone, misunderstood, and stuck. It's easy to feel embarrassed by the circumstances we find ourselves in which make it even more difficult to reach out and ask for help. Kudos to you for starting out on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in providing both inpatient and outpatient mental health services. I enjoy helping people overcome personal challenges and to improve their quality of life. I believe people are the expert of their own lives and the role of ...

This is Anna Heaps's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Life is often full of unexpected twists and turns that can leave us wondering what just happened. My clinical career has primarily been spent helping people adjust to a new normal when life hasn't gone as expected. Whether that be the loss of a loved one, a traumatic event, a life-changing illness, or any other life altering event, I am available to assist with the bumps along the journey of life. Over the past fifteen years, I have worked as a therapist helping individuals cope with grief and loss, chronic and terminal illnesses, traumatic events, abuse, crisis ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a therapist for 25 years and I feel that people know what's best and what they want for themselves. Many times they don't know how to get there though and need help, support and confidence in themselves to find their way. There are so many variables that get in the way including various forms of abuse, mental health issues, family issues, drug/alcohol addiction and abuse to name a few. I love to help clients work through their issues, restore confidence in themselves and look forward to their future! I am more of a client centered therapist and ...

This is Steve Valente's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

ABOUT ME Hello, Welcome, and Thanks for contacting me! It takes courage to reach out for support and embark on your quest of self-discovery, change, and healing, but I am glad you did. My name is Steve Valente, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Idaho. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 14 years. I graduated in 2007 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with my Master’s Degree in Social Work and in 1994 from Michigan State University with my BS in Psychology. ...

This is Stephen (Steve) Yates's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I've been a therapist for a lot of years and have a lot of vary diverse experience ranging from individual, couple/relationship, inpatient and outpatient therapy and even training as a hostage negotiator. I've been a certified hypnotherapist, have a background in spiritual counseling as well. As such, I'm not limited to one approach to helping my clients but can offer multiple approaches that fits the individual the best. I have expertise in both mild and severe mental health related issues. While I don't believe that I have all of the answers, I am confident ...

This is Dr. Nancy Baker's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Welcome! Here is a little about me and my treatment interests. I am a licensed psychologist, and have been trained in and work with adults, as well as adolescents. Besides more traditional talk therapy, I am certified in both Spiritual Direction and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and have extensive training in Energy Psychology/work. As part of my interests, I have spent significant time training in different meditation techniques. First, learning techniques for myself, then, how they work, how to teach others, as well as using meditation as a therapeutic tool. My exper...

This is Jocelyn Schelske's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical therapist (LCSW) with 5 years of working with clients ready to make a change in themselves for the life they want to be living. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns some of which includes depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse find a path of internal freedom. My initial goal in working with new clients is to ensure there is a good therapeutic fit prior to moving forward to meet my client's goals. While we can't chang...

This is Dr. Erin Bader's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LMFT,RN,Ph.D.
Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 13 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I work with clients who desire change through problem solving, goal setting, improving your communication skills, tracking your emotions, and keeping your work/life balanced. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including career challenges, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and grief & loss. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, respec...

This is Patricia DeBor's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years experience in private practice, military, and higher education. I have worked with couples, families, and individuals who were experiencing stress/anxiety, depression, life transitions, career, grief/loss, aging, trauma, and military related issues. My approach to counseling is warm, genuine and evidence based. Together, we will identify your concerns and work towards developing practical, individualized tools to help you feel less stuck and able to move towards meeting your ideal goals. I look for...

This is Rebecca Cloud's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
MA,LPC,Rebecca Cloud
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am an LPC licensed in Idaho, with over 15 years of experience working with all ages of clients-individually, couples, groups and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of struggles including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, OCD, ADHD, ODD and many types of trauma. My belief is, given a trusting relationship, change can happen. That change may be through cognitive-behavioral, reality, person-centered, narrative, or EMDR therapy (for trauma work). The approach will fit your needs. I am happy to be on this journey toward change with y...

This is Heidy Mead's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LPC,CRC
Specialties: ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor who understands life circumstances can cause stress, anxiety, depression, anger and a host of other emotions. I provide an integrative approach to counseling clients who have unique experiences, needs, goals and personalities. I enjoy helping clients find their strengths and have worked with clients who have anxiety, depression, problems with addiction, PTSD, ADHD and anger management issues. I follow a holistic strength-based approach to counseling mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs. I use a variety of...

This is Amy Wernsing's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LPC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Amy graduated with a Masters degree from Northwest Nazarene University in counseling focused on marriage and family therapy. She uses a solution-focused approach in counseling and enjoys working with teens, families and couples. She is experienced in Christian or faith-based counseling but enjoys working with clients of all faith backgrounds. Amy has the most experience working with teens and young adults.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Amadea and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho with 1.5 years of clinical work experience. I have assisted clients with their mental health concerns in various settings: primary care, addiction recovery, and in a traditional mental health agency. I enjoy helping clients manage their stress, anxiety, and depression. I am a trauma-informed clinician and trained and experienced in working in the areas of trauma and abuse. I have experience working with loss and grief-related challenges, life transitions, and in assisting clients buil...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a counselor working on my certification as a clinical mental heath counselor and am licensed in Idaho with 3 years of professional work experience. I have worked with many clients dealing with a wide range of concerns from stress and anxiety to depression and PTSD and TBI to coping with every day life and life changes. My counseling style is warm and engaging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in or like to use any stigmatizing labels. I work from primarily a Person Centered approach with some CBT, al...

This is Gina Wolfe's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am licensed in Idaho with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Tanya Barnes's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I am Tanya Barnes, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Idaho. I have been practicing as a therapist for the past six years with diverse clients in the community and government sector. I approach clients from a humanistic, existential, and strength-based perspective designed to facilitate the creation and development of personal insight along with strategies to obtain your counseling goals. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Idaho and Oregon with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Tonya Jepson's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Idaho with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Idaho with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Elaine Noland-Sepko's avatar and link to their profile
Idaho
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling, with an emphasis in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. My experience ranges with many different age groups, an I have worked with a diverse client base over the past 10 years. I started off working with Survivors of Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking. I have worked with children, adolescents, Teens, young adults, adults and the Elderly, providing Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Couples Therapy, with some training in Group Therapy for ado...

How Can Therapists In Idaho Support You?

therapist in Idaho can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 952850 people live in Idaho, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Idaho may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Idaho Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Idaho, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Idaho may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Idaho can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.