Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Boise City, Idaho

Find a therapist in Boise City, Idaho  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Boise City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


David Demorest

LCPC-5814,idaho,LCP-1288,Wy,Certified,HealthMath,Trainer
15 years experience
David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As a counselor his background has been very beneficial in understanding the processes underlying behavior and mental health. As a result of his work in industry David has good people skills which are essential in... Read More
David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Katharine Jamison

NCC,LPC,LCPC
7 years experience
Hey! You've come to the right place, because counseling is for everyone. We all need to check in with ourselves from time to time, and get feedback so that we aren’t just running on auto pilot. Opportunity is all around us, but taking some time and slowing down is essential to seeing that opportunity. I want to work with you and help you find your happiness. My approach is simple: Work with what you have... Read More
Hey! You've come to the right place, because counseling is for everyone. We all need to check in with ourselves from time to time, and get feedback so that we aren’t just running on auto pilot. Opportunity is all... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Danielle Wayne

LCSW,LICSW,LISW
6 years experience
What would it be like for you if you could wake up tomorrow and live the life you always wanted to live? It can be hard to reach out and ask for help. Especially when life is stressful and overwhelming. So I want to do what I can to make this process of healing as user-friendly as possible. I do this with a counseling style that has been described as warm,... Read More
What would it be like for you if you could wake up tomorrow and live the life you always wanted to live? It can be hard to reach out and ask for help. Especially when life is stressful... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Debbie Jordan

LCPC
21 years experience
I am a licensed counselor in Idaho, Virginia, and Florida with 21 years of experience. I have a strong background in trauma, secondary traumatization, depression, military members, PTSD/anxiety, TBI, different cultures, LGBTQ, and those who have experienced disaster. I use a cognitive behavioral approach combined with other theories that will be tailored to your specific needs. I have worked with clients who just need a bit of guidance to those who have much more complicated... Read More
I am a licensed counselor in Idaho, Virginia, and Florida with 21 years of experience. I have a strong background in trauma, secondary traumatization, depression, military members, PTSD/anxiety, TBI, different cultures, LGBTQ, and those who have experienced disaster. I use... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Betsy Petersen

LCSW
4 years experience
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee and have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I strive to bring an empathetic and motivated approach to therapy to explore all areas of life that affect the person and their... Read More
Hi there! My name is Betsy Petersen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a fairly new resident of Idaho after moving from Tennessee, my home state. I received my education from the University of Tennessee... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Brian Shapiro

M.S.,L.M.F.T.
35 years experience
Hello! Very nice to meet you! While I do not yet know you personally, clients have often told me that seeking out a therapist for yourself can be an exciting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience in itself! Which therapist will I be able to relate to? Which therapist might best understand me and my own unique feelings and life experiences? It takes real courage to take this first step on this journey toward... Read More
Hello! Very nice to meet you! While I do not yet know you personally, clients have often told me that seeking out a therapist for yourself can be an exciting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience in itself! Which therapist... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Hillary Cook

LCPC, MS
2 years experience
Have you been thinking about seeing a therapist to ease emotional distress? Are fear, anxiety, grief or traumatic experiences keeping you from achieving the happiness and success that you want? Do you suffer from excessive worry, fear, anxiety or traumatic stress? Or perhaps you are seeking a deeper level of fulfillment and are feeling stuck,... Read More
Have you been thinking about seeing a therapist to ease emotional distress? Are fear, anxiety, grief or traumatic experiences keeping you from achieving the happiness and success that you want? Do you suffer from excessive worry, fear, anxiety or traumatic stress? Or perhaps you are seeking a deeper level of fulfillment and are feeling stuck,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Guide to Mental Health Resources in Boise, Idaho

Boise is the capital of Idaho and located on the Boise River with over 226,000 residents. Known as the number one City for Small Business Friendliness by Business Wire, number two Best-Run Cities in America by WalletHub and #12 Best Places to Live by US News & World Report and the city was recently recognized as #20 Best Cities for Young Professionals by Forbes Magazine.

Albertsons, Idaho Pacific Lumber Company and Hackfort are among some of the major employers as well as a growing craft beer and winery industry due to the climate and rich soil of the Snake River Valley.  STEM careers have increased within the city like 20% of the population has a career in that particular field. Surrounded by educational institutes such as Boise State University, The Concordia University School of Law and College of Western Idaho and 75% of the city have some college education. This family-friendly city has a sense of giving back as 39.3% of the residents choose to volunteer within the community compared to the national average of 25.4% that volunteer.

Boise residents also face a series of issues including lack of access and services to help those with substance abuse and mental health issues. Suicide is an ever growing problem as a person commits suicide every day in Idaho and is the 2nd leading cause of death for Idaho males up to age 44 and both genders within the 15-35 age range. A recent report shows that one in seven female high school students thought about suicide in the past year. If that Idaho student was a 9th grader, the chance of suicide increases to one in four. Due to Idaho’s recent growth, compounded by an aging population and a high suicide rate, mental health issues are facing a crisis as services exceed the funding that the state provides.

Whether it is you or someone you know that suffer from suicidal thoughts or trying to end an addiction, understand that you are not alone. Research indicates that one-third of adult health issues nationwide are due to mental health.  The first step in finding personal peace is recognizing that you need help. It is a concern to take seriously when you notice symptoms and ongoing signs that prohibit your ability to function within society, causes frequent stress and does not allow you to enjoy life. We are here as our community of Boise medical professionals can help you uncover your strengths and utilize your inner skill set to solve your problems. Take a moment to determine the symptoms that affect your well-being as it will help you narrow down which therapist can help you properly. You will need to review potential therapist’s profiles and blogs to ensure that their specialties can meet your needs. When researching your potential therapist, consider the following questions:

•    Why am I seeking help?
•    What are my goals in therapy?
•    Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
•    Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
•    Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
•    How long do I plan to attend therapy?
•    Does my problem need extra specialization?

Engaging in effective treatments from one of our licensed therapists will help you on the path to living a successful and productive life. Many mental health issues can affect you, how you think and feel on a daily basis. Decide how often you need to visit your therapist and make sure that their office is located near where you work or live. Typically, offices are only open during the work day so if you appointments needs are outside that timeframe; add that to your list of interview questions. These sessions will help you build a relationship so take time to set-up a phone interview with them. It is important that you feel a connection with your potential therapist, learn their style and if they seem engaged in the conversation.

Mental health treatments provide the tools to help you cope with what is going on in your life as it will take time to find the right therapist to address your issues. Take time to ask plenty of questions and to get to know your practitioner. Each will have a different skill set that can help you achieve your personal goals while improving your life. The time spent researching the Boise professionals in our directory is an investment in you to let you enjoy living again.