Morgan Mental Health Care

(208)890-7165

Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care in Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Jamie Buckingham, MS., LPC., NCC.

Jamie Buckingham, MS., LPC., NCC. » Licensed Professional Counselor, Morgan Mental Health Counselor / Therapist

Jamie Buckingham, MS., LPC., NCC.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Professional Therapist

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

Hours & Fees

Monday          By Appointment
Tuesday         11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday            10:00 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

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Idaho Physicians Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence

Education

  • Master of Science, Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
    Northwest Nazarene University
  • Bachelor of Science, Food Science
    Central Washington University

Professional Licenses

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    LPC-8851
  • National Provider Identifier
    NPI-1114661667

Boards/Committees

  • Member ACA
  • Member MAPS
  • Member ICA
  • Member IALBGTIC
  • Member IMHCA
  • Member IDAMFC

Morgan Health
Center Affiliates

Jamie Buckingham, MS., LPC., NCC.

Licensed Professional Counselor

My Approach to Helping

Sometimes we go through seasons in life, or have a painful event, that can lead to cycles of unwanted behavior and difficulty in relationships. The root cause may be trauma, PTSD, family issues, or difficulty stemming from neurological changes. At the core, therapy is a collaborative process. Together, we can create space to learn new skills, honor your needs, rebuild safety, and regain control of your life. Using integrative methods, I encourage clients to gain self-insight, trust internal experience, and develop inner healing skills.

The forms of therapy we will use are meant to tune your awareness, broaden your problem-solving, and enhance your communication skills. These methods include Internal Family Systems, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Jungian Sandtray, and Somatic-based approaches.
I enjoy working with often under-served clients including the military, first responders, males, non-traditional couples, teens, individuals, high-functioning Neurodiverse, LGBTQ+ and allied.

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience.

You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain.

~Matt Haig

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (ages 6-10)
  • Teens & Pre-Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

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:

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Child Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender

Specalities

  • Trauma, Grief, and Crisis
  • Play Therapy 
  • Sand Tray Specialist
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety

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.

  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative 
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Person-Centered 
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay 
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

Communities I Serve

Community can be defined in many ways, but when simplified down to its most important element, community is all about connection. Community is not just an entity or a group of people, it’s a feeling. It’s feeling connected to others, feeling accepted for who you are and feeling supported.

We’re social beings, and we are not meant to live in isolation. Community is critical for us to thrive, especially for someone with mental illness who is already experiencing the common symptoms of loneliness and isolation. Below are some of the communities I work with to help provide a sense of belonging, support, and purpose.

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

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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