(208)890-7165

Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Primary, Mental & Integrative Health Care for the Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Laura Williams, LCPC.

Laura Williams, LCPC.

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Mental Health Therapist

Hours & Fees

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Weekends
Fees

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Closed
$75 – $200/hour

Sliding Scale Available 

In-Network Provider For

Aetna
Cigna

Education

  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Antioch University

Special Training

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional
  • Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Certified

Professional Licenses​

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    LPC-7567
  • National Provider Identifier
    NPI-1316176100
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Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
(208)890-7165

Laura Williams, LCPC.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, WA. I am also a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and certified in EMDR therapy. I have extensive education in treating trauma. I work with individuals and families who have a variety of problems: painful relationships, impaired self-esteem, trauma related symptoms, acting out behaviors, and general feelings of unhappiness and/or anxiety. I respect my clients’ competencies and invite full participation in the healing process: identifying, facing, and overcoming the obstacles that stand between you and the achievement of the goals you have set.

My counseling approach is based on several different theories. These theories are EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral, and Family Systems. Therapy may include analyzing the dynamics within your family system and the roles people play within your family. With increased awareness you can choose healthier ways of dealing with conflict or distress. I may assist you in processing small and/or big traumas that trigger or drive unhealthy thinking and behaving. These processes can and often do release a host of feelings such as anger, guilt, sadness, and fear. These reactions are usually temporary, and you should expect to experience mixed feelings as part of the therapy process. I may use a variety of different techniques based on these theories and will rely on your feedback to know if a certain technique is helpful.

Specific issues I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have extensive training and interest in helping individuals who have suffered traumatic events.

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 o 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:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

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.

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 loosing control over their life.

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

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional / Defiant Behavior in Children and Teens
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women’s Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult 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 the unique needs. Below are some of the types of psychotherapy I utilize.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy

Industries & Communities Serves

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 since of belonging, support and purpose.

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Facility Accessibility

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

Morgan Health Centers recognizes the needs of patients with disabilities, as defined by the American Disabilities Act. We continue to make every effort to comply with state and federal accessibility regulations and accommodate patients with disabilities.

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

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