Brian Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor

Brian Smith, Licensed Clinical Mental Heath Counselor

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I work with individuals, couples, and groups who believe personal change is possible and valuable in their lives. I use an emotion focused approach, as put forth in the work of Dr. Les Greenberg, and have received formal training in Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I believe that people are agents of their own positive change, and that many are unaware of how emotions relate to their thoughts and behavior. My clinical practice has taught me to respect the experience, worldview, and value system of others without imposing my own, and I am LGBTQ affirming.
I have experience helping clients with anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, major life transition, issues with anger, and other emotional difficulties. When I work with couples, we focus on building a safe and secure relationship, rather than "fixing" the problem or mediating whatever the fights are about.

I work with individuals, couples, and groups who believe personal change is possible and valuable in their lives. I use an emotion focused approach, as put forth in the work of Dr. Les Greenberg, and have received formal training in Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I believe that people are agents of their own positive change, and that many are unaware of how emotions relate to their thoughts and behavior. My clinical practice has taught me to respect the experience, worldview, and value system of others without imposing my own, and I am LGBTQ affirming.

(Note: specialties listed on this website are for online search purposes only, and not reflective of specialty areas of practice as defined in the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics. I have training and supervised experience in those listed, and am not certified in any related modalities.)

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (couples)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Military Families
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$120.00 - $165.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
8
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
LCPC 6635
Idaho
Board Certification(s)
National Board of Certified Counselors
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Counseling Association
Professional
Idaho Counseling Association
Professional
Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Idaho State University
Master of Counseling
2014