(208)890-7165

Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care for the Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Pam Vance, CRC., LPC.

Morgan Primary Health Center » Pam Vance, CRC., LPC.

Pam Vance, CRC., LPC.

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

Hours & Fees

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Weekends
Fees

By Appointment
By Appointment
By Appointment
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Closed
$75 – $200/hour

Sliding Scale Available 

In-Network Provider For

Cigna

Education

  • Idaho State University
    Master in Counseling

Special Training

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
    Chronic Illness & Disability

Professional Licenses​

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    LPC-9030
    National Provider Identifier
    NPI-1689392805
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Morgan Primary Health Care
10548 W Business Park Lane
Boise, ID 83709
(208)312-1520

Pam Vance, CRC., LPC.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor

My Approach to Helping

I grew up in the Central Mountains of Idaho and enjoy experiencing the beautiful outdoors. In my free time, I can be found hiking, swimming in mountain lakes, playing outdoor volleyball with friends and family, and reading.

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Idaho State University in 2022. I have 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. I am multiculturally aware and often take a systems approach to highlighting individual experience, including the many identities one can possess when navigating their communities. I practice from an existential therapeutic lens which focuses on personal meaning and purpose.

I view 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.

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.
  • 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

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:

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life
  • Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism,
  • Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and
  • Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-
  • Guidance
  • Men’s Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace 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.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • 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

Therapy Groups

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people manage mental health conditions or cope with negative experiences and behaviors. One of the goals of group therapy is to bring people who share similar experiences together. 

Meeting other people recovering from or working through similar issues helps people realize that they are not alone. Group members and therapists can help each other by sharing information and offering advice. Group members can support, reassure, and help each other improve throughout the treatment. Below are the groups I lead:

  • Young Adults 18-25 years of age
  • Addiction Recovery

Communities

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

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.

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

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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