Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

Jefferson Street Counseling and Consulting will continue to serve the needs of clients and prospective clients during the C0Vid-19 outbreak.

We anticipate no interruptions in our attention to your needs. Our therapists will contact you through Telehealth – (Phone and video chat) during this time. In keeping with policies recommended by the CDC, our physical office is closed until future notice. We have confirmed that appointments in the months of July and August will be conducted remotely.

If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 208-385-0888 or contact us through email: jeffersoncounsel@cableone.net

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You Should See Someone, A Guide To Doing Therapy

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on You Should See Someone, A Guide To Doing Therapy

Everything you ever wanted to know about therapy, whether you’ve been once or 100 times.

Mental health issues — especially among young people — are on the rise. HuffPost Wellness wants to normalize therapy and show you how to do it within your own life and budget. That’s why HuffPost Wellness launched “You Should See Someone,” a guide that will teach you everything you need to know about doing therapy. The series is packed with informative, no-B.S. stories on how to seek help and embrace it once you do. Because you SHOULD see someone if you need to ― and there shouldn’t be anything preventing you from that. Check out this series here, and get answers about Starting Therapy, Doing Therapy, Normalizing Therapy and more!


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Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN EMOTIONAL CRISIS

Call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Warning signs to watch for:

▪ Talking about wanting to die.

▪ Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

▪ Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

▪ Talking about being a burden to others.

▪ Increasing use of alcohol or drugs.

▪ Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly.

▪ Sleeping too little or too much.

▪ Withdrawing or isolating themselves.

▪ Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

▪ Extreme mood swings.


▪ Do not leave the person alone.

▪ Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide.

▪ Listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.

▪ Be nonjudgmental. Don’t debate. Don’t lecture on the value of life.

▪ Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you.

▪ Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.

▪ Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.

▪ Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.

▪ Get help by calling the hotline or visiting Suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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Attention Clients

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Attention Clients

*Insurance Update*

Starting January 1, 2018, clients will be responsible for submitting their own insurance claims. We will no longer submit insurance claims on your behalf. Your therapist will provide you a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. A superbill is an official insurance document to submit for insurance reimbursement. Please don’t hesitate to ask your therapist if you have any questions.

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Cold and Flu Season Is Among Us

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cold and Flu Season Is Among Us

To ensure the safety of our employees and clients, if you feel sick, please consider rescheduling your appointment.
We appreciate notice as early as possible.
Thank you!

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NAMI Family Support Group of loved ones living with mental illness

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Consulting, Events, Free Talks, General, Newsletters, Speaking Topics, Therapy, Uncategorized | Comments Off on NAMI Family Support Group of loved ones living with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Here you will gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Family Support Group is unique because it follows a structured model, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you will gain hope and develop supportive relationships.

Free of Cost!


2nd Thursday of the month

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

2717 12th Avenue Road, Nampa



1st, 2nd, 3rd  and 4th


of the month

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

El-Ada Bldg.

2250 S. Vista Ave., Boise


Starting 10/4/2016


1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Meridian Friends Church

1021 Pine Avenue


* Designed for adult loved ones of individuals living with mental illness (18+)

* Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness

* No medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended

* Safe and Confidential

For more information regarding this support group or other NAMI Boise programs, please contact NAMI Boise at

(208) 376-4304 or manager@namiboise.org

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