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Theresa Niederkruger, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Anger management
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About me

I am a clinical social worker currently living in southwestern Idaho. I am fortunate to be licensed in both Idaho and Minnesota. I enjoy helping people learn to live a fulfilling life where they are feeling confident in their choices. I believe identifying our fears, discussing our frustrations and exploring new options with another person who is willing to openly listen to us without judgment transforms our lives to a place of peaceful living. That can seem scary somedays.
I believe successful counseling experiences begin with development of a trusting relationship. It isn't easy to talk to a 'stranger' about our deepest fears, our longings, our doubts or our missed opportunities and life events where we think of ourselves as failures. Respect and courtesy for a persons values, culture, education and orientation is a good place to start.
I enjoy getting to learn about your interests, your hobbies, your adventures... . I live in a State where I am able to regularly enjoy outdoor activities in both Summer and Winter. And, I embrace quiet activities like reading, yarn work and laughing around a table of great food with my family. It's exciting to learn how other people explore their world and discover their goals and dreams. It's about learning how to easily discuss the difficult things during these times that helps create a trusting therapeutic relationship. I have a knack for asking what I call "powerful questions". It continually WOW's me to watch people find their own answers.
And finally, I believe it's important to understand that clinicians are people too. People with solid education and professional oversight. We are experts in many areas and often have vast amounts of education and knowledge. The one thing I've learned over the years is that I am an expert in some things and I am still not the expert in your life. you are. I am committed to helping you learn how to become your own best expert. You are the only one who has been with you through every experience, every moment. Believe it or not, you have all the answers. The answers and solutions are sometimes stuck in places we've forgotten or we're not able to see them. That's where I come in.
Let's work together to help you discover your strengths and to learn effective ways to help you feel the best YOU possible.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Theresa Niederkruger. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Theresa is an amazing therapist, she helps me to be able to see things from a different perspective and has a lot of wisdom when looking at different challenges.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with theresa for 1 year on issues concerning depression, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very good therapist

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with theresa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Theresa is amazing. We connected and she has been wonderful helping me process through my concerns. I leave our appointments feeling like a weight has been lifted and actually feel hopeful for the future. Thank you so much, Theresa!

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

The number one thing I love about Theresa is that she writes notes down and asks the hard questions. My old counselor every week would ask me what we talked about last week but with Theresa and her notes she just picks up where we left off which makes me feel like she is actually listening to me.

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Theresa has helped me to understand where some of my communication issues come from, and has helped me navigate a particularly challenging period of my life with compassion and insight. She’s wonderful!

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Theresa N. has a vast knowledge of do many aspects of life. She had listened to what I have said, and has been able to give me very good directions of how to deal with the issues I'm going through right now. She is kind, considerate, understanding, and I appreciate that I've been able to speak with her.

Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd