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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

A little about me: After growing up mainly in the Northwest, I now live in North Idaho and love the variety here: mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and even the wildly unpredictable seasons (I'm pretty sure that we have more than four..). It makes my favorite activities –cycling, canoeing, clambering– that much more rewarding, and I feel very fortunate to grow my family here. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology (B.S.) from the University of Idaho, my master's degree in social work (MSW) from Boise State University, my initial license (LMSW), a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Hello! I'm Kim , and I am a counselor licensed in Idaho, USA. I have been a counselor for nearly 20 years - working in several capacities over that time. I have experience working with many people struggling with what life sometimes has to offer - whether it be grief, divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety or other tough life stuff. I tend to have a very client centered approach, meaning that I have faith in the fact that my clients know what they need to be better - they just need help exploring and identifying those needs. I also use elements of cognitive be...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Hello and congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your life! It can be unnerving to reach out to a stranger for assistance, knowing you may feel vulnerable in the process. I understand that! It is my goal to create a safe and supportive place for you to express your thoughts and feelings, and where we can work together to assist you in reaching your goals. I have over eighteen years experience working with people who are concerned about a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, relationship issues, trauma and abu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have been enjoying counseling for the past 6 years because it gives me the opportunity to help others get past problems, gain more confidence, and enjoy enriching relationships! I enjoy working with clients with all mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, personal insecurities, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, trauma, overcoming ineffectiveness, and stress management. However, I am quite skilled in many other personal mental performance areas, due to my experiences. I use person centered and cognitive behavioral therapy to build a t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Idaho with 5 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and elderly as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues (divorce), physical/emotional abuse, ADHD, and other behavioral issues. Furthermore, I have worked for over 12 years in the social work and mental health field as a master level social worker assisting individuals/families in hospice/home health, Long-term care, domest...

This is Angie Hanson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor and am in my fourth year as a counselor, however, I have worked in the mental healthcare field since 2009. Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked with kids, adults, and families that needed help with behavior modification. I have a masters degree in psychology and a masters in counseling. I graduated with an emphasis on trauma, grief, and crisis counseling. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, and trauma. I use a lot of cognitive behavioral therapy but I also think the mindfulne...

This is Karen Canfield's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Idaho with 15 years of experience working with clients who present a wide range of issues. Client issues that I work with are depression, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I also have worked with and helped clients struggling with relationship, parenting issues. I love working with adolescents and bring a laid back, warm and accepting attitude to each session. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in unconditional positive regard and treating anyone with respect, sensitivity ...

This is Diane Graham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker based in Spokane and am licensed in Washington and Idaho. I have been working in the counseling field for 11 years. I received my master’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University and my bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. I am originally from Hawaii and moved to Spokane for graduate school. My approach to therapy is client-centered. I enjoy helping people take steps towards living their values and achieving their goals. I have worked with clients in several areas. I am most experienced i...

This is Stephanie Hauser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Mental health is health. Taking care of your mental health is no different than taking care of your dental or physical health. Learning to manage your emotions and how to cope in a positive manner is just as important as taking good care of your body. When you feel ready to commit to working on your mental health I am here to provide a safe place to explore the barriers that are preventing you from living the life you truly want to live. I believe in whole-body wellness, and that healing comes from a place of both acceptance, and the willingness and openness t...

This is Sheila Hancock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I enjoy working with adults using a variety of treatment modalities, including client centered, being able to meet you where you are at while providing compassionate and sensitive counseling. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help and I respect your process in finding your wings and learning to fly. I also use solution focused therapy and building on your strengths. I am trained in Telehealth services.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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 wor...

This is Susan DeHaan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I'm a LIcensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years experience working in a variety of counseling settings and hospitals with adults, children and families who are experiencing a wide range of issues and problems. During our first meeting, you can expect a brief review of information you've already provided about your personal history and current circumstances and to discuss your reasons for seeking counseling along with the goals you'd like to achieve (if known). Based on the information you provide, we'll develope an agreed upon strategy for obtaining ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 12 years of professional work experience: LPC06230. I am also licensed in Idaho: LCPC-8735. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I offer a safe space for those wanting an inclusive & open-minded counselor. My practice specializes in treating individuals using evidence based and goal directed services. I also engage clients in using mindfulness techniques, narrative therap...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Idaho with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Idaho with over 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, and 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. I also believe with the appropriate supports and connections you can find your joy, confidence, and self identify again. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to suppo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Idaho with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. My focus has primarily been with divorce and betrayal trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while attending Albertson College of Idaho, and went on to achieve a graduate degree at the University of Denver in Social Work with an emphasis in trauma. My work history includes employment at the State of Idaho as a Child Protection Worker, Children’s Mental Health Clinician, and as a certified as a Designated Examiner. My career then moved forward into a regional medical center emergency department. Most recently, I worked in the admission department and provided oversight to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Idaho with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 jo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ponderay, Idaho (Ponderay, ID)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I'm licensed as a counselor (LPC) in Idaho, with three years of therapy experience. My goal is to listen, come alongside, and empower women. I'm currently doing qualitative research in a doctoral certificate program. My own position as a woman, daughter, wife, and mother led me to begin researching women and gender roles. I have a husband and three children ages 7, 14 and 16. Often, women are unaware that their mental health problems stem from dysfunctional family and social systems that may include relational patterns that are toxic or abusive. I have much e...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Ponderay?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Ponderay area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Ponderay and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Ponderay or elsewhere in Bonner or the state of Idaho.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Ponderay therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Ponderay due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Ponderay and elsewhere throughout the state of Idaho you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Ponderay to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Ponderay, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Ponderay, ID, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 83864 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Ponderay:

83852, 83864

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. 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.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.