- Licensed Professional Counselor
Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
Hours & Fees
- Master of Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Idaho State University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Idaho.
- Counseling Children, Adolescents
- Human Sexuality Counseling
- Grief & Loss Counseling
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- National Provider Identifier
Morgan Primary Health Care Professional
Madeline S. Quates, LPC., NCC.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Madeline (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor passionate about providing therapeutic support to adolescents and adults dealing with LGBTQIA+ concerns, women’s issues, stress and trauma, identity development, life transitions, and anxiety. Through her work, Madeline aims to help individuals to improve self-knowledge, develop meaning, and live authentically.
Madeline believes in a collaborative and individualized approach to therapy where clients have the space and support to explore new approaches to their mental health and well-being through examination of personal values and identities, development of mindful coping techniques, and integration of positive core-beliefs into daily life. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from person-centered counseling, existential psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and feminist theory. Madeline’s additional specialties include trauma-informed care, grief and loss, ADHD, relational difficulties, positive communication, and self-harm.
Madeline has earned a Master’s of Counseling degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University including elective coursework in counseling children and adolescents, human sexuality, and grief and loss, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho. She is Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho and National Certified Counselor, with post-graduate training EMDR and existential psychotherapy. She is a professional member of the Teletherapist Network and the Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA).
Through our work together, I aim to help you to improve self-knowledge, develop meaning, and live authentically.
~ Madeline S. Quates, LPC., NCC.
Modes and types of mental health care are as varied as the individuals who seek therapeutic support. While there are some therapeutic models that are more popular than others, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental health care. Nuances in the types and modes of therapy will support different people in different ways.
Depending on the situation in which an individual or group of individuals are seeking therapeutic support, there are several different modes of therapy that Madeline utilizes.
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Therapy Modes
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 Madeline utilizes.
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical (DBT)
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
- Trauma Focused
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Therapy Approaches
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.
Madeline offers age-appropriate therapy, counseling and coaching for:
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Age-appropriate Mental Health Care
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 Madeline works with to help provide a since of belonging, support and purpose.
- Gay Allied
- Lesbian Allied
- Non-Binary Allied
- Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
- Queer Allied
- Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
- Transgender Allied
Mental Health & Crisis Disorder Specialties
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. Tami is trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to more effectively manage crisis situations.
Madeline‘s mental health crisis & disorder specialties include:
- Dissociative Disorders
- Mood Disorders
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health & Crisis Disorders
Areas of Focus
Madeline offers psychotherapy, counseling and therapy focusing on teens, adults, elders, couples and military personnel for various problems, topics and concerns. Our facility is nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley located in Southwestern Idaho near Boise in Meridian, Idaho.
Below is a short list of some of Madeline’s areas of focus.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Domestic Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Dual Diagnosis
- Life Transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Abuse
- Suicidal Ideation
- Women’s Issues
Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations
Mental health determination tools are used throughout the therapeutic process to determine whether someone could benefit from seeking professional mental health treatment, describe and diagnose problems, increase knowledge, insight and understanding. These tools aid both the patient and professional in creating or modifying treatment plans and measuring progress during the treatment.
Mental Health Screenings are informal symptom checks.
Typically checklists or short questionnaires that ask people to consider if they experience a given symptom and answer yes or no.
» Madeline provides Mental Health Screenings
» Our Mental Health Evaluators Team provides Mental Health Screenings
Behavioral Health Assessments can be informal or formal
They give a professional insight into a person’s emotional state. It also looks at how they think, reason and remember.
» Madeline provides Behavioral Health Assessments
» Our Mental Health Evaluators Team provides Behavioral Health Assessments
Mental Health Evaluations are formal
The intent is to provide increased awareness of why an individual may be struggling to meet developmental, academic, or social milestones.
» Our Mental Health Evaluators Team provides Mental Health Evaluations
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Identifying, Diagnosing Mental Health Concerns, Disorders & Illness and Mental Health Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations.