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Crystal Wright

Offering therapy in ID
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

I have had the honor of working with people from all walks of life, providing support to those affected by stress, trauma, and mental health symptoms for over a decade. I believe in creating a safe and welcoming space to process thoughts and feelings and identify your needs. Your services will be based on a professional relationship characterized by trust and respect while collaborating on your personally tailored treatment goals. I vow to meet you where you are and move along at your pace. I acknowledge the courage and motivation it takes to seek support and work on a more fulfilling and happier life. Hope, safety, and healthy relationships (first with oneself and then with others), lead to healing and mental wellness. The process is attained through connection, reflection, and foundation. The primary goal is to help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in daily living and to deal with internal conflicts to achieve more satisfying personal and interpersonal relationships. This purpose is accomplished by 1. Establishing healthy rapport, connection, and attachment in a nurturing and safe environment. 2. Increasing personal awareness of obstacles and strengths. 3. Taking personal responsibility to make the changes necessary to attain your goals. 4. Identifying specific psychotherapy goals. 5. Utilizing all available community, medical, and self-help resources. Psychotherapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be mindful about the services you select. For psychotherapy to be most successful, you will be encouraged to actively work on things talked about, both during sessions and at home. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to address them as they arise. You will be so glad that you invested in yourself during this time of therapy.

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Matthew Christensen

Offering therapy in ID
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

Hi, My name is Matt. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho with over 10 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, autism spectrum disorder, Couples issues, ADHD, and trauma. I am a person-centered counselor with a warm and compassionate and laid-back style. I believe in treating others with respect and dignity. I will meet you where you are and move along at your pace to assist you with achieving your goals. I acknowledge the strength and courage it takes to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and commend you for your choice to reach that goal. I look forward to working together.

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Rylee Graves

Offering therapy in ID
Relationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a professional licensed counselor in the state of Idaho. Through counseling, I believe that everybody already has the tools to help themselves. As a counselor, it is my job to help others find those tools to work through difficult times and life problems. My theoretical approach is eclectic, emphasizing CBT, Person-Centered, and Art therapy. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life interested in challenging themselves to increase self-awareness and acceptance. I believe that each person is going to have individualized needs, and there is not a one-size fits’ all counseling approach. Counseling is a collaborative effort between client and clinician to make and meet goals and create meaningful life changes. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Judith Negron Torres

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuse
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. 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!

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Tanya Barnes

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

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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Barbara "Barb" Salinas

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

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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Rachel Magliari

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Nationally Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of combined experience in the mental health field including community-based rehabilitation, case and care management, and counseling in a variety of settings. I am also Human Rights Certified through the Wassmuth Center of Human Rights. As a therapist, I incorporate a variety of theories and approaches to best fit your needs. I primarily use a person-centered and solutions focused approach combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and trauma informed methods. I enjoy highlighting your strengths and empowering you to create the life that gives you meaning and purpose. My personality is warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental. I am passionate about creating a welcoming, safe space and I strongly believe in the value and importance of the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client. **PLEASE NOTE: I am available only via Messaging or Live Chat during this time.**

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Arianne Swinney-Griggs

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed Mental Health Therapist in Utah and Idaho, with 4 years of Fully Licensed experience, and 10+ years of working in the Mental Health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence, I also have training in Trauma therapy. 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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Amy Ives

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

Hello! It’s good for meet you! A little about me, I am licensed in Idaho, and I have worked in the medical and mental health field for most of my working life. I have 7 years of professional work experience in the mental health field and about 20 years in medical and mental health combined. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship as well as socialization issues, trauma, abuse, motivation, self esteem, weight loss, and self-confidence as well as many other areas. I work with clients of all ages, faith-based or non-religious backgrounds, and I welcome individuals from all races, cultures, or economic backgrounds. I seek to support you and to respectfully create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, sense of self, and your present situation can be explored and shared without fear of judgment. It takes a lot of courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, to dare for a different future, and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Adriana Kirkindoff

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am currently a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a LCPC for the state of Idaho. I currently have about 6 years of working as a LPC, but I have been in the behavior health field for about 10 years! I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including marital/relationship issues, boundary building, depression, anxiety, career changes, ADHD. My goal as a therapist is to reach and assist others with whatever lifestyle change they desire to have. As a therapist, I believe it is important to listen to my clients and treat every client with respect and compassion. I do not judge nor do I believe in defining others based on their past or current situations. My therapeutic approach is very eclectic and I focus on what works best for my specific client and their unique needs. If you are ready to seek help towards accomplishing your mental health goals, I am ready to empower you to do so! And if you are questioning rather or not this is a step you are ready to take, let's talk! I'm so happy you are here and I'm proud of you for taking this big step! I can't wait to me you.

How to find counseling in Ponderay

Finding the best therapist close by in Ponderay 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 Ponderay. 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 Ponderay, 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay, elsewhere in Bonner, 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 Ponderay area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay, 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 83852 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay 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 Ponderay, 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.

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

83852, 83864

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