Shelly Rich, LCSW.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Mental Health Professional
- Social Worker
- Mental Health Counselor
- Mental Health Therapist
Hours & Fees
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$75 – $200/hour
Sliding Scale Available
- Master of Social Work
Utah State University
- Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science in
- EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Trauma Recovery – EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
- Motivational Interviewing
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- National Provider Identifier
Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
Shelly Rich, LCSW.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My Approach to Helping
I have so much admiration and respect for anyone willing to seek out counseling and do the hard work of examining your life and relationships to identify areas of potential growth and change. I am honored to help provide you with a safe, affirming, judgment free space to assist with your personal journey and exploration.
I believe that each individual is unique in their struggles and desires for therapy and possesses their own inner wisdom to help guide their process of growth. My priority is to help you identify the best path for working toward your goals and help you access your inner wisdom along with developing new tools and skills to help you move forward. Often someone comes to therapy with a general sense of dissatisfaction in their life without a clear idea of what is wrong; Sometimes they know exactly what is causing their distress or conflict. Both are completely okay, and I welcome you wherever you are.
I have experience working with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds and am especially passionate about helping those who are experiencing faith transitions and processing religious trauma, postpartum depression and anxiety, struggles with body image and acceptance, and anxiety and perfectionism. I also enjoy supporting parents in implementing positive, connected parenting strategies and improving their relationships with their children.
I use an integrated therapeutic approach and believe that the most important element of therapy is a connected, trusting relationship. Some therapeutic modalities that I draw from are CBT, mindfulness, experiential, feminist and psychodynamic.
“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.”
~ Mariska Hargitay
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.
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:
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:
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Body Image
- Career Counseling
- Caregiver Counseling
- Caregiver Issues / Stress
- Chronic Illness and Disability
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Posttraumatic Stress (C-PTSD)
- Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Emotional Regulation
- Family of Origin Issues
- Fertility Issues
- Health / Illness / Medical Issues
- Identity Issues
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
- Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
- Life Transitions
- Mood Disorders
- Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
- Postpartum Depression
- Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Religious Issues
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
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)
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Integration of Different Therapy Models
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Interventions
- Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
- Play Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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.
- Military / Law Enforcement
- Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
- Gay Allied
- Lesbian Allied
- Non-Binary Allied
- Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
- Queer Allied
- Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
- Transgender Allied
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