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Erica Balch

Offering therapy in ID
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Greetings! I am a social worker by heart, which means I come bearing a wholistic approach. There are many facets that make each of us individual, which also means struggles can be complex. I am a learner, so I like to hear what has been helpful to you and see if I can meet you in that place and multiply your progress. I believe in the quote from Ross Greene "people do well if they can, and if they aren't, we should figure out why so we can help them." I also subscribe to the notion that our brain is always able to change because of its plasticity, which means we all have hope that we can keep growing! As for my background, I attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas for my undergrad in Social Work and Boise State for my Master's of Social Work. I live in North Idaho and love the outdoors and what nature has to offer. I also learned this from scuba diving; sometimes I forget to breathe when I'm nervous and I only learned that because I had a fantastic scuba buddy who was watching me closely and challenged me. We all need a great scuba buddy, I would like to walk alongside you in your learning to breathe again and help you find your ongoing natural scuba buddy outside of the professional environment who can continue to support and dive alongside you in all life's adventures!

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Angie Hanson

Offering therapy in ID
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and am in my fifth 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 mindfulness approach is very effective. I’m also very client-centered. I am a Veteran and enjoy working with other vets. I have a quiet voice and am very empathetic although I can also be tough without being pushy. I look forward to meeting every unique individual and doing my best to help with what may be troubling them.

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Lonnie Paul

Offering therapy in ID
License: Lpc
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a License Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Idaho. I have worked with clients with various backgrounds with various concerns including sexual addiction. depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I specialize in trauma and Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing (EMDR). I received my Master's degree from Grand Canyon University. I have worked in clinical settings with venturing out to start my own private practice. My primary experience is with addictions, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. Have you struggled with behaviors that contribute relationship issues? Does anxiety hinder you from experiencing a satisfying lifestyle? Does depression stop you from living a fulfilling life.? I am passionate about helping people who struggless anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual addiction, self esteem, stress and trauma. I can help you to move forward towards a happier life. My therapy style is warm and respectful. My approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing. I believe people need a starting point to start the process of healing. This is where healing begins.

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Dennis Forfa

Offering therapy in ID
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

When you feel like you're spinning your wheels, therapy can provide traction you need to get your life moving forward. Therapy can help you learn how to stop struggling with creative stagnation, worry, self-doubt, lack of motivation, loneliness, homesickness, or the pain of loss. Therapy can help get you unstuck from repeated struggles with yourself and difficulties with others. In our meetings, you and I will work together to identify roadblocks that keep holding you back. I will assist you in creating permanent strategies for getting past those roadblocks, empowering you to: * Navigate life's transitions with clarity and intention * Strengthen relationships, improve communication skills, and cultivate more meaningful connections * Unleash your creativity and problem-solving abilities by exploring new perspectives, embracing your unique talents, and tapping into your deepest artistry * Embody your core values and show up for life with integrity and purpose * Process grief and come to peace with losses * Foster resilience and mental toughness to face challenges with determination * Explore fatherhood concerns and men's issues, so you can embrace your roles and thrive Together, we will work on unlocking your potential to build a more complete, fulfilling, dynamic, and purposeful life. I am available for live sessions (video or phone) from early morning through afternoon on weekdays. Early risers, take note! Depending on the day, I may have morning appointments available as early as 5:00 AM Pacific/6:00 AM Mountain/7:00 AM Central/8:00 AM Eastern (and sometimes even earlier). I am licensed to provide therapy when you are physically located in California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Vermont.

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Hannah Brinser

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

Welcome, I am so glad you are here! I am a trauma-informed counselor who understands the impact trauma can have on your mental health and wellbeing. I have a deep passion for helping people heal from their past experiences, and my approach is grounded in safety, empathy, and genuineness. In addition to trauma-informed care, I am passionate about working with individuals experiencing grief and loss, faith expansions and faith transitions, terminal or chronic health conditions, attachment related trauma, and those struggling to find purpose and meaning in life. This is a safe place for all people, including those who are questioning their religion, who have left their religion, and who are comfortable and happy with their religion. All are welcome. I received a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Idaho State University in 2023, a M.A. in Counseling from Gonzaga University in 2020, and a B.S. in Psychology from Western Washington University in 2018. I have also received training in several different treatment approaches and modalities, including Trauma-Informed Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I am so honored and excited to be a part of your healing journey!

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Sandee Young

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have experience with LBGTQ+ clients during my career as well. 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 journey.

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Shontae Cone

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoaching
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 4 years of professional work experience and 16 plus years in the field of mental health and disabilities. My expertise lie in a variety of areas: high level coaching, poc/biracial/multiracial issues, new age spirituality, manifesting/energy work, women empowerment, guiding men who are exploring vulnerability/emotions, transpersonal therapy and soul work. I work best with people who have already done some healing and find they need the next level of support. Here are some more specifics on the work we’ll do together. I help highly sensitive people with what I call “empath 101” or the basics to coping and eventually thriving as a sensitive individual. My style is non-traditional, magical, and highly effective. My process involves understanding our mind, body, and soul and getting those systems balanced and working harmoniously together. 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. You are powerful, even if you haven’t tapped into it yet. It is hard to take those steps to change your life. You want something more and you’ve decided you’re going to do something about it. The good news is, you just exercised your power. Now let’s hone it, strengthen it, and perfect it. You are capable of anything and I’m here to walk alongside you on your path. I can’t wait. Talk soon!

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Marcus John

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with disability, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jo Lonna (Jo) Foy

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

Hello! I'm Jo Lonna Foy, but go by Jo and use She/Her pronouns. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Utah with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. Trauma treatment with CPT and/or EMDR is my passion as I love assisting clients in regaining their self-confidence, strength, and personal power from traumatic events to then move toward their life goals. My therapy style is open, warm, and non-judgmental with an emphasis on bringing out the authenticity and confidence in each client I work with. I can pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based on the needs of the client. I am trained in EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy for addressing trauma treatment needs. I truly enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community and am a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy Guild of Utah. With a Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology from Curtin University in Perth, Australia, I easily engage with clients who may struggle with intimacy, desire, pain, or ability issues within sexuality. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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 your journey! Jo Lonna Foy, LCSW

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Janessa Cole

Offering therapy in ID
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Idaho with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Victor

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor, 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 83455 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 Victor 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 Victor 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 Victor, 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.

Victor 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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