Certified Rehabilitation Counselor,
Licensed Professional Counselor
Morgan Primary Health Care
10548 W Business Park Lane
Boise, ID 83709
Hours & Fees
- Idaho State University
Master in Counseling
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
- Chronic Illness & Disability
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- National Provider Identifier
Morgan Mental Health Care Professional
Pam Vance, CRC., LPC.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
My Approach to Helping
Pam grew up in the Central Mountains of Idaho and enjoys experiencing the beautiful outdoors. In her free time, she can be found hiking, swimming in mountain lakes, playing outdoor volleyball with friends and family, and reading.
Pam received her master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Idaho State University in 2022. She has experience providing services for people who experience grief and loss, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use disorders, disability, chronic illness, transitions, and employment/work issues. She is multiculturally aware and often takes a systems approach to highlighting individual experience, including the many identities one can possess when navigating their communities.
Pam practices from an existential therapeutic lens which focuses on personal meaning and purpose. She views the relationship of the counselor and client as the main conduit to meaningful change. Together, client and counselor can explore the complexities and challenges of life; make steps toward authenticity, flexibility, justice, connection, meaning, and integration; and discover values and strengths.
“As a counselor, I witness the journey of the individual—a journey by unique experience, strength, pain, barriers, and relationships. The client builds awareness of their inner world and how it interacts with their daily living. It is courageous, renewing, and productive work.”
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 Pam utilizes.
- Group Therapy
» 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 Pam utilizes.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
Emotional Focused Individual & Couples Therapy
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Interventions
- Narrative therapy
- Parent work
- Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
- Positive Psychotherapy
- Process Oriented Psychology
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Strength-Based Therapy
» more information about Mental Health Therapy Aproaches
Areas of Focus
Lisa 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 Pam‘s areas of focus.
- ADHD / Inattention, Impulsivity & Hyperactivity
- Addictions and Compulsions
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Antisocial Personality
- Attachment Issues
- Avoidant Personality
- Blended Family Issues
- Career Counseling
- Caregiver Counseling
- Caregiver Issues / Stress
- Chronic Illness and Disability
- Chronic Pain
- Commitment Issues
- Communication Problems
- Complex Posttraumatic Stress (C-PTSD)
- Compulsive Spending / Shopping
- Control Issues
- Creative Blocks
- Developmental Disorders
- Dual Diagnosis
- Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
- Dual Diagnosis
- Emotional Abuse
- Emotional Intelligence
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Emotional Regulation
- Gender Dysphoria
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- Health / Illness / Medical Issues
- Helplessness / Victimhood
- Identity Issues
- Intellectual Disability
- Internet Addiction
- LGBTQ+ Issues / Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
- Learning Difficulties
- Life Purpose, Meaning & Inner-Guidance
- Life Transitions
- Men’s Issues
- Midlife Crisis
- Mood Disorders
- Mood Swings & Mood Disturbance
- Multicultural Concerns
- Panic & Panic Attacks
- Personality Disorders
- Physical Abuse
- Posttraumatic Stress
- Psychological Evaluation
- Relationships & Marriage
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- School Issues
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Sensitivity to Criticism
- Sex Addiction
- Social Anxiety / Phobia
- Substance Use
- Suicidal Ideation & Behavior
- Trust Issues
- Values Clarification
- Women’s Issues
- Workplace Issues
- Young Adult Issues
» more information about:
- Evidence Based Treatment Approaches
- Auxiliary Treatment Approaches
» more information about Complementary and Alternative Medicines
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 Cali works with to help provide a since of belonging, support and purpose.
- Bisexual Allied
- Gay Allied
- Lesbian Allied
- Non-Binary Allied
Pam offers psychotherapy, counseling and therapy focusing on teens, adults, elders and couples for various problems, topics and concerns.
Our facility is nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley located in Southwestern Idaho Boise, Idaho. Below is a list of the groups Dominique leads.
- Young Adults 18-25 years of age
- Addiction Recovery
» more information about Mental Health Group Therapy
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.
Lisa 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.
Pam provides the following Behavioral Health Assessments:
- Anxiety & Depression Screenings & Assessments
- Mood/Personality Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social & Emotional Disorders
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.
» more information about Identifying, Diagnosing Mental Health Concerns, Disorders & Illness and Mental Health Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations.
Mental Health Crisis
- Warning Signs
- Crisis Types
- Identifying & Diagnosing Concerns
- Crisis Intervention Resources
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. Lisa is trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to more effectively manage crisis situations.
- Anxiety Screenings & Assessments
- Attention Disorders (ADHD)
» more information about Mental Health & Crisis Disorders
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.
Pam offers age-appropriate therapy, counseling and coaching for:
- Elders (65+)
» more information about Age-appropriate Mental Health Care