Merinda Leach

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT, LPC, NCC

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Merinda Leach

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT, LPC, NCC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

2300 S Orchard Street
Suite B
Boise, Idaho 83705
(208) 297-5073

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Announcement icon Telemental health sessions, in the form of secure videoconferencing, is currently available, as well as face-to-face sessions.
Sometimes life becomes overwhelming. You feel stuck. You want a healthier, more satisfying life story. Reaching out for help takes courage (though you may not feel brave at the moment). My goal is to provide a comforting, accepting environment where you feel safe to share your stories, explore new perspectives on your narrative, discover helpful coping tools, and maximize your strengths. I work with individuals, couples, and families doing just this. You are the expert in your life, and I have expertise in the counseling process. Together we can find clarity and direction in your story.
I have particular interest in Relationships. With training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, I work with couples to address the deeper emotional needs and fears that underlie many marital concerns. I also work with Step Families in navigating the complex and challenging blended family life.
I am currently working toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist. I use child-centered play therapy techniques, art interventions, and sand tray with kids, families, and even adults who are open to the idea.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $115 - $165
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Idaho Physicians Network
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Regence
  • Self-Pay
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
It is wise to verify with your insurance provider that I am in network with your specific plan, especially with Aetna and Pacific Source.
Email me or call (208) 297-5073 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: Northwest Nazarene University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • License and State: LAMFT-6497 Idaho
  • Supervisor: Dr. Fred Hoadley
  • Supervisor License: LMFT-3266 Idaho

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Idaho / LPC-6496
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: American Counseling Association
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: NBCC / NCC 760737
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

2300 S Orchard Street
Suite B
Boise, Idaho 83705
(208) 297-5073
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Blended Families/Step Families
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teenagers' Issues
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness Tools
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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It is my experience that Merinda is a very caring and capable counselor. I would be comfortable recommending her to my clientele.
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Merinda Leach, MS, LAMFT, LPC, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Boise

Merinda Leach

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT, LPC, NCC