Middleton is the oldest settlement in the county, and has a rich rural history. Overall it is a fairly peaceful and uneventful little town. Yet even in the most uneventful of places, big things can happen in your life to cause you distress, and you might not know how to handle them.

If you are facing stressful times in your life, it can help to talk to someone who can teach you how to cope. Middleton-area counselors are available to offer just this type of assistance. Contact a licensed and confidential therapist today.

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Dr. Brenda Davis

Offering therapy in ID
License: LCSW,DSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon with over 30 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work conflicts, and day to day problem solving. My therapy style is strength based. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral considering the person in their environment. Often what is needed is a safe place to be heard. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jessica Gorringe

Offering therapy in ID
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Welcome! You’ve made an important first step in prioritizing your health and your needs. I’m happy you’re here. It’s not always an easy step to take and you did it anyways! I don’t believe anyone expects us to address and treat all our physical health needs alone, our mental health needs should not be treated any differently. Your being here, taking that first and sometimes difficult first step, tells me we share in that belief. Addressing our mental health should be just as commonplace as addressing our physical health, so thank you for your courage and willingness to defy the stigma!!! I look forward to partnering with you and being invited into your wellness journey. Below is a bit of information about me, my education and approach to counseling. Please take your time and consider whether we will be a good fit. Our connection and ability to form a working relationship will be one of the most important factors in the outcome of our time together. My name is Jessica Gorringe and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Supervisor residing in Meridian, ID. I attended Boise State University and received my B.A. in Psychology in 2012. I immediately began working towards my M.S. in Clinical Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University and successfully completed my education in 2015. I work most frequently with young adults, adults, couples, and families. The areas of concern I work with most frequently are as follows (but not limited to): mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral concerns, self-esteem, parent/child relationships, divorce adjustment/transition, academic concerns, stress management, relationship concerns, attachment disorders, and concerns or stressors that arise from the changes and transitions that occur as we develop as a human. I employ a strengths-based approach to counseling. I believe we all possess the answers we are looking for and have the internal strengths and ability to make the changes we desire; sometimes it just takes a little outside help and encouragement to do so! My theoretical orientation is rooted in Adlerian psychotherapy and client centered therapy; however, I integrate techniques from many treatment modalities including, but not limited to, cognitive- behavioral, existential, positive psychology, psychodynamic, attachment-based developmental theories, solution-oriented, gestalt, rational-emotive behavioral and experiential therapy. I provide individualized treatment for each client founded principles of congruency, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I believe that counseling is most successful when the counselor and client develop a strong working partnership. Partnering with each other allows the client to feel safe, supported, comfortable and confident as we work together to meet the identified goals for our time together.

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Dianne Smith

Offering therapy in ID
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
43 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed since 1981 and blessed in my journey to have been trusted enough to help others grow in their lives. I am a get to work type person and can be pretty direct in my approach in a what I hope is also a kind, understanding and caring approach. I believe in education, because knowledge is power and learning new skills to manage the bumps in the road of life is important. I try to see what might be most helpful for people based on their views and what they believe and their hopes and goals. I am well trained in trauma informed treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems and dialectical therapy. I believe those approaches provide both skills and understanding to help a person move forward when they seem to be stuck, which truly happens to us all. I look forward to seeing how we can partner to unstick you and help you move forward in this journey called life.

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Jessica Baecker

Offering therapy in ID
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

Good day to you! My name is Jessica and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. After earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology, I found myself working with animals while working toward my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience with inpatient psychiatric clients, case management for federal inmates, and as a counselor in community-based non-intensive outpatient clinics. My passion for counseling was born from my own experiences and those of my family. I was raised by two US Marines so I’ve lived all over. I spent eight years working in veterinary medicine, and worked with my animal patients, but also their caretakers. No other environment has taught me more about empathy, the power of nonverbal communication, and how precious life is, even at its end. My approach to counseling is based in existentialism and the belief that purpose and meaning lead to a person’s most fulfilling life. I especially enjoy helping individuals who struggle with self-limiting beliefs, persistent and severe mental illness, and history of trauma find healing, as well as practical methods to cope with stressors and build a purposeful and satisfying life. I’m particularly driven to help clients who suffer from chronic self-destructive behaviors such as self-harm and suicidal ideations.

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Kristi Skeem

Offering therapy in ID
License: Lpc,Acadc
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, my name is Kristi Skeem, and have been in Counseling for over 15 years. I have a doctorate degree in business. I have worked with very diverse populations from those who are affluent and influential; and everyone in between. I have worked many years providing counseling in correctional institutions, mental health agencies, and drug/alcohol agencies. I also am a conference speaker for public and private settings and events. I have walked along side of those in the counseling realm that have made life choices and/or committed crimes that shattered their life and others as well. We walk together each week, picking up life pieces, using strengths that still are within them; and starting a new life. I have also worked with influencers who are working and serving in high levels of our society, those who are in prominent roles, that struggle as other do with anxiety, stress, and transitions. I have worked with stay-at-home moms who are both winning and losing and experiencing feelings of both in their circumstances. Everyone has unique issues based on their personal circumstances, but also unique gifting and personal strengths that will help them to preserve through. I provide support for those struggling in their interpersonal relationships, preparing for relationships, or even restoring the relationship with themselves. I work with the more modern virtual vs reality identity crisis and/or disorders -that currently are not even found in the DSM-V as an official diagnosis. This is individuals who are struggling to find their way understanding their online persona vs their real-life reality. I typically use a Cognitive Behavioral approach to brief counseling to tackle life dilemmas. My treatment approach of cognitive behavioral therapy offers empowerment to individuals to take back control of their life, understanding how core beliefs are developed, where they come from, and how they are generating thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and ultimately all outcomes. I personally have a licensed in mental health/school/ and addiction counseling. I have my doctorate in Business with an emphasis in Industrial /Organizational Psychology. Therefore, if you are struggling in your business told, leaders, leadership, or other aspects of career growth; I can support that. If you struggle with fear of facing daily life or the after life, let me help you. I see my role here with you as a place of service, and I have a gift of helping others through their circumstances, with what I have learned in my training over the years. I invite you to come along in the therapy journey and see what can be discovered about your purpose in making meaning in this life.

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Linda McGarvey

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe that creating a safe and non-judgemental environment is key to compelling and lasting change. Our early life experiences, as well as events throughout our life, contribute to the perspective we have on life situations. Therapy allows for an objective look at these situations and visualizing alternate viewpoints that may be more realistic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jonathan"Riley" Murdock

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience

I've been working as a social worker for the past 13 years. I'm a big believer in strength-centered therapy. My goal is be 100% in your corner. It's the coolest thing. When you have someone that is 100% in your corner, with no judgment- then that gives you a new kind of freedom. Being free to really figure out all this ...stuff... Why we are the way we are, why we self-sabotage, why we feel guilty or ashamed. Then we can get on to the good stuff - how do we change. Just thinking of being a different way feels overwhelming right? Well it all comes down to Baby Steps. Just like in building a muscle, we put it under a little more stress than it's used to, (or time under tension as I like to think about it) and then give it space and time to relax. Most of us struggle in these two areas. Either we feel flattened by the huge amount of stress were under, or we feel utterly incapable of handling the littlest thing. Very few of us are in the perimeter of eustress (that desirable and elusive point of positive, challenging, rewarding stress). And what about time for recovery?! Without time built in for recovery, our muscles work themselves until they break apart. But with too much time in recovery, they get lethargic and weak. We are exactly the same way. We keep justifying pushing ourselves a little harder a little longer and unto a myriad of physical and emotional problems. I get it. I've been there. Some days I'm still there. Anyway, where was I? Right yup I remember. (Clears throat) I also practice motivational interviewing, basically the skill to help you figure out what you're going to do, and then do it. It really just speeds up the natural process by like 6 months. I'm a trauma therapist specialized in IRRT (Imaging rescripting reprocessing therapy). Which is great for feelings of shame, guilt, abuse, nightmares, and kids. Sometimes when you do trauma therapy there are unintentional skeletons that come out. IRRT is good at minimizing this. It's also good at getting results, often in as little as one session. Let's see what else, I'm very visual, I'm very ADHD, I use a lot of metaphors. In my mind if I can see it, then I can explain it, and I can also remember it forever. Not everyone else operates like this, but a good portion of us do. Lastly, I want you to know that this is not just a job for me. Nor is it a calling. It's kind of... Well, Fun. We are all journeying through our own life puzzles. And there are so many clues just everywhere to help us find our way!

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BillyLynn Pestell

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho and Montana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 partner with you in that process.

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Whitney Wollweber

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Using a relational, holistic, and integrative approach I seek to facilitate healing and change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, dedicating myself to your best interest and a nonjudgmental space, where you will receive genuine support and gentle guidance. Informed by my education and training, I tailor my approach to each client. I have diverse professional experience working with various degrees and forms of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, life transitions, self harm, autism, trauma, etc. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Kristi Gilliam

Offering therapy in ID
Relationship issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical therapist inVirginia, Tennessee and Idaho with 10 years of professional work experience. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Middleton

Finding the best therapist close by in Middleton can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Middleton. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Middleton, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Middleton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Middleton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Middleton, elsewhere in Canyon, or in the greater state of Idaho.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Middleton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Middleton therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Middleton due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Middleton may not take health insurance, some in the state of Idaho may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Idaho you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Middleton, Idaho working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Middleton above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Middleton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Middleton therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Middleton therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Middleton therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in ID, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 83652 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Middleton counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Middleton licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Middleton, Idaho can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Middleton has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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83644, 83652

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