Female Therapists in Gem County, ID

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Jill J Sprague
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Emmett, ID 83617
Waitlist for new clients
My theoretical approach is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Methods. I assist my clients in problem solving by looking at contradictions/errors in thinking patterns and/or behaviors and help them facilitate change through expressed areas of internal conflict and/or discomfort. I am also a solution-focused therapist and will take an eclectic approach in the use of counseling techniques in order to reach the client’s desired outcomes. I also believe that a client’s personal spiritual health is vital to overall well-being and when appropriate I will assist the client in utilizing their spiritual supports.
My theoretical approach is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Methods. I assist my clients in problem solving by looking at contradictions/errors in thinking patterns and/or behaviors and help them facilitate change through expressed areas of internal conflict and/or discomfort. I am also a solution-focused therapist and will take an eclectic approach in the use of counseling techniques in order to reach the client’s desired outcomes. I also believe that a client’s personal spiritual health is vital to overall well-being and when appropriate I will assist the client in utilizing their spiritual supports.
(208) 449-1215 View (208) 449-1215
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Trinity Counseling Ministries
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Emmett, ID 83617
Trinity Counseling Ministries offers Christian-based counseling, equine therapy, life coaching, and prayer ministry. Please visit our website at www.trinitycounselingministries.com/about-us to see which one of our counselors and/or life coach may be a good fit for you. Our counselors are well versed in providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We offer services to address a multitude of different struggles, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, ADHD, marital struggles, communication issues, relationship difficulties, and more.
Trinity Counseling Ministries offers Christian-based counseling, equine therapy, life coaching, and prayer ministry. Please visit our website at www.trinitycounselingministries.com/about-us to see which one of our counselors and/or life coach may be a good fit for you. Our counselors are well versed in providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We offer services to address a multitude of different struggles, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, ADHD, marital struggles, communication issues, relationship difficulties, and more.
(208) 203-7195 View (208) 203-7195
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Stephanie Ann Sternes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Emmett, ID 83617  (Online Only)
One of my favorite sayings "We cannot see things AS-THEY-ARE , for we are compelled by nature to see things AS-WE-ARE." Our past, good and bad, shape how we perceive the world. Understanding why we act; gives us ability to change. Relationships are like stories playing out our past experiences, especially in tough times. Many get stuck in repeating past patterns, lacking conflict resolution skills. Conflict isn't bad; it's how you handle it. Navigating conflicts leads to more trusting, intimate, safe, fun, and fulfilling friendships. Conflict managed well, deepens understanding and strengthens our connections. Were you taught how?
One of my favorite sayings "We cannot see things AS-THEY-ARE , for we are compelled by nature to see things AS-WE-ARE." Our past, good and bad, shape how we perceive the world. Understanding why we act; gives us ability to change. Relationships are like stories playing out our past experiences, especially in tough times. Many get stuck in repeating past patterns, lacking conflict resolution skills. Conflict isn't bad; it's how you handle it. Navigating conflicts leads to more trusting, intimate, safe, fun, and fulfilling friendships. Conflict managed well, deepens understanding and strengthens our connections. Were you taught how?
(208) 357-9335 View (208) 357-9335

Online Therapists

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Michelle Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. ‘How did I get here’. ‘How do I get out,’ are common thoughts we all have. We learn to survive and do the best in the worlds we have grown up in; and sometimes we find ourselves going round and round in a strange sort of ‘uncomfortable comfort’ or ‘functional dysfunction’ of our lives. I strive to see the world through your lens and understand your unique family, cultural, and identity experiences. In every individual exists a craving to embody a life unburdened by excessive guilt and shame, while having the freedom to enjoy a more meaningful and joyful human experience.
Accepting new clients. ‘How did I get here’. ‘How do I get out,’ are common thoughts we all have. We learn to survive and do the best in the worlds we have grown up in; and sometimes we find ourselves going round and round in a strange sort of ‘uncomfortable comfort’ or ‘functional dysfunction’ of our lives. I strive to see the world through your lens and understand your unique family, cultural, and identity experiences. In every individual exists a craving to embody a life unburdened by excessive guilt and shame, while having the freedom to enjoy a more meaningful and joyful human experience.
(208) 213-7983 View (208) 213-7983
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Trina Elsasser LCPC
Counselor, MCoun, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83706  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking help to successfully navigate life transitions, relationship dynamics, health and wellness challenges, loss, grief, and bereavement. As a therapist, I consider myself an advocate for my clients; you can count on me to have faith in you and your ability to heal, grow and find peace. I respect the courage it takes to reach out for help, and whether you enter therapy to work on specific issues or to find support for daily life challenges, you will be met with an environment of respect, empathy, and acceptance.
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking help to successfully navigate life transitions, relationship dynamics, health and wellness challenges, loss, grief, and bereavement. As a therapist, I consider myself an advocate for my clients; you can count on me to have faith in you and your ability to heal, grow and find peace. I respect the courage it takes to reach out for help, and whether you enter therapy to work on specific issues or to find support for daily life challenges, you will be met with an environment of respect, empathy, and acceptance.
(208) 314-2923 View (208) 314-2923
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Madeline Quates
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83706  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Madeline. My goal as a therapist is to help you navigate through any past traumas or present stressors that may be impacting your mental health so that you can live a more fulfilling life, equipped to handle whatever comes your way. I believe in working together to find a personalized approach to therapy that suits your unique needs. You'll have the space and support to explore new ways of improving your mental health, including examining your personal values and identities, developing mindful coping techniques, and integrating positive core beliefs into your daily life.
Hi there! I'm Madeline. My goal as a therapist is to help you navigate through any past traumas or present stressors that may be impacting your mental health so that you can live a more fulfilling life, equipped to handle whatever comes your way. I believe in working together to find a personalized approach to therapy that suits your unique needs. You'll have the space and support to explore new ways of improving your mental health, including examining your personal values and identities, developing mindful coping techniques, and integrating positive core beliefs into your daily life.
(208) 398-0229 View (208) 398-0229
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Brittany J. Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83712
Hi, I’m so happy you are here and doing something just for YOU and your mental health! I support teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, and self-acceptance. I value helping folks learn how to rewrite their stories by discovering their purpose, strengths, and skills to help them reapproach their relationship with their painful experiences. All are welcome here! In this space, I invite folks to show up as their authentic self in a place of acceptance and safety for all. That being said, my office is LGBTQIA+, size-inclusive, and culturally accepting.
Hi, I’m so happy you are here and doing something just for YOU and your mental health! I support teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, and self-acceptance. I value helping folks learn how to rewrite their stories by discovering their purpose, strengths, and skills to help them reapproach their relationship with their painful experiences. All are welcome here! In this space, I invite folks to show up as their authentic self in a place of acceptance and safety for all. That being said, my office is LGBTQIA+, size-inclusive, and culturally accepting.
(208) 758-9981 View (208) 758-9981
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Kathleen Pinkston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nampa, ID 83687
Let's start with a cup of coffee and a chat. Have you ever felt like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole, unsure if you'd ever find the way out? You are feeling overwhelmed with all of life’s challenges, a constant wave of emotions never with any breaks, and a longing desire to just find happiness. You lay awake at night struggling with feelings of guilt, fear, or uncertainty about the future.
Let's start with a cup of coffee and a chat. Have you ever felt like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole, unsure if you'd ever find the way out? You are feeling overwhelmed with all of life’s challenges, a constant wave of emotions never with any breaks, and a longing desire to just find happiness. You lay awake at night struggling with feelings of guilt, fear, or uncertainty about the future.
(803) 886-9951 View (803) 886-9951
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Tolman Counseling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
Are you looking for a sex positive provider? Look no further, you found me. Humor is an important part of life and a powerful coping skill. I often utilize humor in therapy as a way to connect and process your experiences. I also like to follow and meet my client's needs, and adjust my approach accordingly. I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ people, trauma, polyamory, kink, desire discrepancy, and gender. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and both a BSU and UI graduate. I also graduated from University of Michigan with a certificate sex therapy and sex education.
Are you looking for a sex positive provider? Look no further, you found me. Humor is an important part of life and a powerful coping skill. I often utilize humor in therapy as a way to connect and process your experiences. I also like to follow and meet my client's needs, and adjust my approach accordingly. I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ people, trauma, polyamory, kink, desire discrepancy, and gender. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and both a BSU and UI graduate. I also graduated from University of Michigan with a certificate sex therapy and sex education.
(208) 314-3171 View (208) 314-3171
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Kaela Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83642
Readiness to improve your life falls on a spectrum. Whether you are just contemplating counseling for the first time or 100% ready to commit, I can assist in improving your quality of life and whatever that means to you. My services range from therapy and counseling to consultation and neurodivergence testing - specifically ADHD testing and evaluation. If you are interested in just testing and evaluation.
Readiness to improve your life falls on a spectrum. Whether you are just contemplating counseling for the first time or 100% ready to commit, I can assist in improving your quality of life and whatever that means to you. My services range from therapy and counseling to consultation and neurodivergence testing - specifically ADHD testing and evaluation. If you are interested in just testing and evaluation.
(208) 907-3519 View (208) 907-3519
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Katie Perkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT-I
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83702
Boise/ Individuals/Couples/Families. I know that it has taken you some time to get to this place, seeking help is not easy. You are taking responsibility for your future, and you should be proud. I believe that therapy is collaborative. I believe that our therapeutic relationship is important, the respect that we have for each other is important, and our connection is important. I believe in a space of non-judgment, and a space for deep healing and growth.
Boise/ Individuals/Couples/Families. I know that it has taken you some time to get to this place, seeking help is not easy. You are taking responsibility for your future, and you should be proud. I believe that therapy is collaborative. I believe that our therapeutic relationship is important, the respect that we have for each other is important, and our connection is important. I believe in a space of non-judgment, and a space for deep healing and growth.
(208) 754-5917 View (208) 754-5917
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Lauren Yoder-Goeden
Counselor, LCPC-S, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
The journey to knowing yourself can seem daunting, but taking the first step is both courageous and worthwhile. As a counselor, I believe that every person on this journey can benefit from some help and support along the way. I practice from a person-centered viewpoint and really believe that each of us is capable of making the choices we need to achieve the life we want. With a solution focused, strengths based approach, I seek to use past and present circumstances to carve a path forward that will result in greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and overall wellbeing.
The journey to knowing yourself can seem daunting, but taking the first step is both courageous and worthwhile. As a counselor, I believe that every person on this journey can benefit from some help and support along the way. I practice from a person-centered viewpoint and really believe that each of us is capable of making the choices we need to achieve the life we want. With a solution focused, strengths based approach, I seek to use past and present circumstances to carve a path forward that will result in greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and overall wellbeing.
(208) 826-0049 View (208) 826-0049
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Eagle Youth Counseling
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eagle, ID 83616
I have extensive training and experience working with children, teens and young adults ages 8 through mid-twenties who struggle emotionally, behaviorally, and socially. I have firsthand experience working with kids in an educational setting as a School Counselor which has helped me better understand the challenges kids face today while at school. We will explore, identify and set goals to create an environment that fosters active participation in the counseling process through exploration of feelings, personal history, attitudes, beliefs, developmental needs, communication, self-expression, emotional regulation, and awareness.
I have extensive training and experience working with children, teens and young adults ages 8 through mid-twenties who struggle emotionally, behaviorally, and socially. I have firsthand experience working with kids in an educational setting as a School Counselor which has helped me better understand the challenges kids face today while at school. We will explore, identify and set goals to create an environment that fosters active participation in the counseling process through exploration of feelings, personal history, attitudes, beliefs, developmental needs, communication, self-expression, emotional regulation, and awareness.
(208) 213-8175 View (208) 213-8175
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Pennie Jeanine McKay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702
Accepting new clients. In my practice I work with individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Most of the people I see are between 13 and 75 years old; overcoming trauma, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, or loss. Many feel "different", marginalized, alone, misunderstood, or not "mainstream" enough. Some look fine, but feel out of place. Some are deaf or children of deaf adults (CODA). Others are physically challenged, caretakers, straight, lesbian, gay, transgendered, or unsure. After 30 years, I still feel it is honored to be part of the growth and change people experience as skills develop and clients " Enjoy Life More".
Accepting new clients. In my practice I work with individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Most of the people I see are between 13 and 75 years old; overcoming trauma, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, or loss. Many feel "different", marginalized, alone, misunderstood, or not "mainstream" enough. Some look fine, but feel out of place. Some are deaf or children of deaf adults (CODA). Others are physically challenged, caretakers, straight, lesbian, gay, transgendered, or unsure. After 30 years, I still feel it is honored to be part of the growth and change people experience as skills develop and clients " Enjoy Life More".
(208) 346-8002 View (208) 346-8002
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Elizabeth Bader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83703
I understand that the thought of going to therapy can generate massive feelings of anxiety, but really, therapy is a hopeful process, one of realizing your strengths and learning more advantageous approaches to the challenges life can bring. I specialize in therapy with adolescents and adults, couples, individuals, families and blended families.
I understand that the thought of going to therapy can generate massive feelings of anxiety, but really, therapy is a hopeful process, one of realizing your strengths and learning more advantageous approaches to the challenges life can bring. I specialize in therapy with adolescents and adults, couples, individuals, families and blended families.
(208) 240-6066 View (208) 240-6066
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Melissa Child
PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83646  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to help my clients achieve their desired change or growth. I am determined to guide you through the therapeutic process, one session at a time. In order to do this, I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. This involves creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I also strive to establish trust and mutual respect so that you can feel supported and understood. I use various evidence-based techniques and interventions in my sessions, tailored specifically to each client's needs and goals.
As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to help my clients achieve their desired change or growth. I am determined to guide you through the therapeutic process, one session at a time. In order to do this, I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. This involves creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I also strive to establish trust and mutual respect so that you can feel supported and understood. I use various evidence-based techniques and interventions in my sessions, tailored specifically to each client's needs and goals.
(208) 969-8309 View (208) 969-8309
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Karen Louise Bradley
Counselor, LCPC, LMFT, CCFC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden Valley, ID 83622
I want to assist intelligent individuals who are finding life's challenges to be a bit overwhelming and want help now. My style is results oriented!
I want to assist intelligent individuals who are finding life's challenges to be a bit overwhelming and want help now. My style is results oriented!
(208) 994-5147 View (208) 994-5147
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Chelsey Laray Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83642
Dedicated to fostering healing & self-discovery, my therapeutic approach is a blend of trauma-sensitive, attachment-based, & psychodynamic perspectives. I specialize in working with individuals & couples with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, & life transitions. Creating a supportive space for self-awareness, my goal is to guide you toward a clearer sense of self, more authentic relationships, & positive change. My journey in the mental health field stems from a profound curiosity about the human mind and a genuine desire to assist individuals in overcoming life's challenges.
Dedicated to fostering healing & self-discovery, my therapeutic approach is a blend of trauma-sensitive, attachment-based, & psychodynamic perspectives. I specialize in working with individuals & couples with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, & life transitions. Creating a supportive space for self-awareness, my goal is to guide you toward a clearer sense of self, more authentic relationships, & positive change. My journey in the mental health field stems from a profound curiosity about the human mind and a genuine desire to assist individuals in overcoming life's challenges.
(208) 944-1072 View (208) 944-1072
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Jennifer Seegmiller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83646
My passion is finding an approach that fits the needs for each client while creating a safe/calming environment that fosters a positive therapeutic relationship and promotes growth. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is collaborative and important. My goal is to assist and empower you on your life's journey. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds. I have experience working with a variety of clients each with their own life story, with the common goal of becoming a stronger version of who they are.
My passion is finding an approach that fits the needs for each client while creating a safe/calming environment that fosters a positive therapeutic relationship and promotes growth. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is collaborative and important. My goal is to assist and empower you on your life's journey. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds. I have experience working with a variety of clients each with their own life story, with the common goal of becoming a stronger version of who they are.
(208) 537-2145 View (208) 537-2145
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Tricia Blaha
Counselor, MACP, LCPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83706
Waitlist for new clients
Please contact me by EMAIL. If you are experiencing inner conflict, unhealthy patterns, or feeling stuck; if you face anxiety, fear, or self-criticism, and you seek change-you've come to the right place. I'd be delighted to help you obtain the tools you need to work toward acceptance, integration, and alignment-toward a more authentic YOU. My skills, and the integrative therapy that I offer, combined with strong intuition, have proven helpful for a wide range of problems and disorders. I will guide you through the barriers, and beyond your struggle, to get to the core of what's holding you back from a more fulfilling life.
Please contact me by EMAIL. If you are experiencing inner conflict, unhealthy patterns, or feeling stuck; if you face anxiety, fear, or self-criticism, and you seek change-you've come to the right place. I'd be delighted to help you obtain the tools you need to work toward acceptance, integration, and alignment-toward a more authentic YOU. My skills, and the integrative therapy that I offer, combined with strong intuition, have proven helpful for a wide range of problems and disorders. I will guide you through the barriers, and beyond your struggle, to get to the core of what's holding you back from a more fulfilling life.
(208) 314-1064 View (208) 314-1064
Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.