In life, you sometimes need to take a risk. No matter who you are, you can sometimes feel like you’re leaping across a canyon, with uncertainty that you're going to make it to the other side. Depression, or  a lack of motivation, can make it so that you don't even attempt the risk. 

A counselor based in Twin Falls can help minimize risk and teach you how you can cross safely. Not everyone is a daredevil like Evel Knievel, who attempted to jump across the Twin Falls canyon. A counselor can make it so that you have the safest landing possible. 

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Dr. Kirk Thiemann

Offering therapy in ID
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! Thanks for looking into me as a potential counselor. I have worked as a counselor since 2015. I have practiced as a mental health counselor, career counselor, academic counselor, and family counselor. I've worked to help people with issues from life/career direction issues and workplace issues to anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Additionally, I am a counselor educator so I teach counseling courses to counselors-in-training. I believe there are some common elements of counseling that can help most people grow and overcome challenges. I support your growth by helping you better understand your thoughts and emotions, move towards trusting yourself, honestly and authentically living your life, and supporting you to accept the responsibility for your life direction. Counseling is not easy, but it is worth the hard work. Life can be more meaningful than just surviving each day. It can be infused with hope, meaning, and thoughtful direction. I believe our work together can help you move towards this way of living. I would be happy to work with you if you feel that my experience and beliefs connect for you!

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Stephen (Steve) Yates

Offering therapy in ID
License: MA, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience

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 that I can provide ideas, methods, and approaches that are probably very new or different than what you have already currently experienced. My goal for therapy is to find what works best for you, in order to get you feeling and functioning better sooner rather than later.

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Jeanie Shade

Offering therapy in ID
License: LCSW,CECP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Arkansas. I have 7 years of licensed experience and many years prior of serving people in different capacities. The majority of my licensed experience has been within a hospital setting for adults and adolescents with severe mental health issues. I have seen firsthand the incredible change that often occurs with a person given the opportunity to tell his/her/their story, be genuinely listened to, and be guided to the innate wisdom to wellness that already resides within. For the last two years, I have also been leading a group at my local library to teach mental health wellness skills to community members and providing a setting for the members to practice these new wellness skills. I really enjoy teaching skills that can be applied to all sorts of situations in life, no matter what your story or circumstances. My counseling style is based on being present with a client, not just hearing, but truly listening and being a witness to another. I will want to know what exactly a client wants to learn or resolve and I will provide guidance and insight and teach skills accordingly. I will also introduce ideas I consider foundational to wellness, including mindfulness, really leaning in and feeling our emotions, centeredness and grounding, self-love, the difference between surviving skills and thriving skills, and exploring beliefs and how they create our life stories. My approach combines client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness therapy as we weave together practical behavioral approaches with deep insights into why we are the way we are and how this can transform. I am also a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner (CECP). The Emotion Code is a form of energy healing. Its premise is that we can trapped unprocessed emotions in as a "stuck" frequency in our energy bodies. As a practitioner, I can assist you in identifying trapped emotions, discovering when they were trapped and in response to what event, and then releasing the stuck energy with intention. You can learn more at Discover Healing (discoverhealing.com). You can view my certification at https://discoverhealing.com/certified-practitioners/. The BetterHelp platform offers you a great opportunity to try out an energy healing modality. I have the flexibility to combine Emotion Code work with a more traditional talk therapy session, or focus solely on Emotion Code one day and talk therapy another day. Give it a try! It takes courage to choose an opportunity for growth and change. I am here to join you on such a journey.

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Travis Walker

Offering therapy in ID
License: M.A ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a trauma-informed therapist that is trained in TF-CBT and DBT. I have successfully helped hundreds of clients reduce negative mental health symptoms by developing healthy coping mechanisms to manage depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I would be glad to help you reach your fullest human potential as you reduce negative experiences and increase peace and contentment while striving towards your life's fulfillment.

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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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Dawn Homsher

Offering therapy in ID
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

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, both at St. Luke's and St. Alphonsus. Most recently, I worked in the admission department and provided oversight to an inpatient detox & rehab facility at Intermountain Hospital. I am a licensed clinical social worker. My passion is working alongside those who are invested in becoming the best version of themselves, while creating opportunities for insight and growth. My focus will be to collaborates care with the specialists on your team. Challenges are inevitable. The approach to learning how to manage struggles of our life experience can interrupt mental clarity, physical fitness, and interpersonal work. I can help you or a loved one bridge the connection of mind, body, and soul in an approach to healing and recovery. I am a single mother of a 16-year-old son; we lose ourselves nature, whether it be playing in its’ playground or immersed in its’ beauty. We enjoy a variety of hobbies including competing, riding side-by-sides through nature, skiing the mountainous terrain and traveling the country.

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Sally Bohanon-Davis

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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. 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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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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Amanda Williamson

Offering therapy in ID
License: LPC,MAC,AADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mindfulness Practitioner. I have been a counselor for over 18+ years in Maine and South Carolina. I have worked in a variety of settings, with clients of ranging in ages from 13 to 75, with a wide range of concerns such as dealing with grief and loss, low self esteem. Mood disorders such as depression, bi-polar, and anxiety. I help individuals evaluate current life satisfaction and set goals to increase that satisfaction level. I am also an addictions specialist. My counseling style is empathetic, warm, supportive, and non-judgmental. My goal is to always meet my client were they are. You are the expert on you. My job is to support and help guide you along your journey to wellness.. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines and may use several theories and techniques that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Solution Focused strategies. Asking for help is difficult, I applaud you for taking the first step in taking control of your emotional wellness. I look forward to working with you!

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Rosa Barraza

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

I am licensed in California and Idaho with 11 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 also love animals, gardening, and tending to my small homestead on my off time. I appreciate being out in nature and also appreciate being home. 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! *** I offer sessions openings in the early morning and earlier afternoon hours. I do offer some Saturday and Sunday morning sessions as well***

How to find counseling in Twin Falls

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls, 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 83303 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls, 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.

Twin Falls 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.

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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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83301, 83303

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