(208)890-7165

Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care in Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Andrea Gilman, LCSW., EMDR-T

Andrea Gilman, LCSW., EMDR-T » Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Morgan Mental Health Counselor / Therapist

Andrea Gilman, LCSW., EMDR-T

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counselor / Therapist 
  • Social Worker

Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
www.morganmentalhealth.com

Hours & Fees

Monday         9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday         9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday       9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday             9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Weekends    Closed
Fees              $75 – $200/hour*

*Depending on Session/Service.
Sliding Scale may be available.

Accepted Insurance

In-Network Provider for

    • aetna
    • Blue Cross
    • BlueCross / BlueShield
    • BlueCross / BlueShield of Idaho
    • Cigna
    • PacificSource
    • Regence
    • TriCare
    • United Behavioral Health

Education

  • Master’s in Social Work Boise State University
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Boise State University

Special Training

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Professional Licenses

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    LCSW-42922
  • National Provider Identifier
    NPI-1184242299 

Morgan Health
Center Affiliates

Andrea Gilman, LCSW., EMDR-T

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My Approach to Helping​

I am an Individual and Couples counselor in Boise, ID.  I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, my Master’s in Social Work at Boise State University, and am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy, along with an ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic relationship.  I utilize an eclectic approach with Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play/Interactive Therapy, Polyvagal Therapy, EMDR-T, and continue to seek ongoing updates to my skills and knowledge base.  I am invested in an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. I am particularly concerned with the impact of trauma and improving interventions to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.

Additionally, I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing strengths to help  sort out challenges, and achieve  goals. I realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process.  It is more important than ever to take care of your mind-body connection.

Lastly, I have worked for multiple non-profits, Department of Corrections, Department of Health and Welfare, and the VA.   I feel fortunate to be a part of so many people’s lives at different stages and ages in their journey.   I am a native Idahoan, who was raised on a farm, knows how to milk a cow, and enjoys sharing Idaho trivia with anyone willing to listen.  I believe in the innate power within each individual and helping  develop life affirming techniques and behaviors.   

 

“Dare Greatly!”

~ Brene’ Brown

A Few Services I Provide

Services also known as modes or types of mental health care sessions can be given in a variety of formats, including: 

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling: This therapy involves only the patient and the therapist. Sometimes called psychotherapy or talk therapy is a process through which a client works one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
  • Marital/Couples Counseling: This type of therapy helps a couple that is struggling with aspects of their relationship. This type of therapy can also be used to help spouses and partners understand why their loved one has a mental disorder, what changes in communication and behaviors can help, and what they can do to cope.
  • Family Counseling: Because family is a key part of the team that helps people with mental illness get better, it is sometimes helpful for family members to understand what their loved one is going through, how they themselves can cope, and what they can do to help.
  • Relationship Counseling: Focuses on improving the relationship between individuals by helping them resolve interpersonal issues. The relationship may fall under the marital, couple or family groups or may be in-laws, friends, co-workers, or other acquaintances. 
  • Telehealth: Also known as teletherapy, generally, refers to individual psychotherapy or talk therapy delivered through technology like video conferencing.

Ages I Work With​

Each stage of life creates different challenges to good mental health. Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having health relationship will help support good mental health & wellness throughout life.

An accurate diagnosis and an age-appropriate treatment program is crucial when one is suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorder. I offer services for:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Some Client Concerns I Treat​​

Mental health crises range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to traumatic mental health crisis or serious long-term conditions. A mental health crisis is a difficult life situation where a person’s coping strategies do not work. People in crisis feel helpless and distressed, they feel like they are losing control over their life.

I am trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to manage crisis situations more effectively. Some of my client concerns and mental health crisis and disorder specialties include:

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy​

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, psycho-social therapy, counseling, or, simply, therapy, is the primary method for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health provider. The goal is the help an individual better understand their mental health and teach strategies and tools that manage unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.

While there are many approaches to psychotherapy, there is no single approach that works for everyone. A  therapist may use a blended approach, sampling techniques from several different types of psychotherapy. The kind of psychotherapy a person receives depends on his or her own unique needs. Below are some of the types of psychotherapy I utilize.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Facility Accessibility​

Morgan Health Centers and its Affiliates are outpatient centers and NOT an emergency care facility. In case of an emergency please contact a primary care physician or the local emergency room, police or 911.

Those with disabilities often face major barriers getting the health care services they need. Research shows that, compared to people with out disabilities, people with disabilities are less likely to receive comprehensive preventative care. Improving physical access to health care services is essential to achieving health equity. 

We recognize the needs of patients with disabilities, and make every effort to comply with state and federal accessibility regulations and accommodate these patients.

  • Accessible Parking
  • Gender Neutral Bathroom
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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