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We are available to our university colleagues to consult with them about how to foster an environment supportive of the physical, mental, social and spiritual development and health of our students.

Students whose needs cannot be accommodated within the overall scope of our short-term counseling services are referred to community resources. Similarly, students whose needs require a particular type of expertise that is not offered within the scope of our short-term counseling services are also referred to the community.

For questions about the referral resources on the referral list, please contact Trisha Garcia-Brown;

Reaching Out Handbook

The Reaching Out Handbook is a resource that our Counseling staff created to help you navigate responding to individuals in distress.


Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Legal Providers

Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA)

720 W. Washington St., Boise
(208) 343-3688
24-Hour rape Crisis Line:  (208) 345-7273
24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line (208) 343-7025

  • WCA provides 24-hour crisis hotline
  • free counseling and case management
  • safety planning
  • free legal services/court advocacy
  • support group for women (RAP) on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • financial literacy program (personal finance and money management education)
  • shelter facility for women in crisis from domestic violence (tends to be a wait list)
  • play therapy for infants and children (wait list)

FACES of Hope Victim Center

417 S. 6th St., Boise
(208) 577-4400

  • Helps victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
  • FACES helps victims obtain protection orders, create safety plans, provide education about Idaho law and victim’s rights, discuss the case with a prosecutor, client will meet with a Victim Witness Coordinator and meet with specialized law enforcement detective.
  • Provides Physical Assessment and documentation for victims of sexual assault, evidence collection, STD prevention, Advocacy and support.
  • Coordinated visit with healthcare, law enforcement and victim witness coordinators
  • Telemedicine link to St. Alphonsus Medical Center for physician consultations

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

1402 W Grove Street, Boise
1 (888) 293-6118 or (208) 384-0419

The mission of the ICASDV is to provide education, assistance, and support to individuals, programs and organizations dedicated to ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Terry Riley SANE Solutions

408 North Allumbaugh Street, Boise
208 323-9600

Services for victims of sexual abuse including personal safety and community education, protective parenting education, individual counseling for sexual based trauma, family and group meetings for protective parenting. Accepts Medicaid, most insurances and sliding scale available.

Eating Disorder Specialists/Therapists

Caley Featherstone, MS, LPC, NCC

2584 N. Stokesberry Pl.
Meridian, ID 83646

Adriane Meng, LCPC, NCC

2589 S. Five Mile Rd
Boise, ID 83709

Caitlyn Parker, LCPC

2584 North Stokesberry Place, Meridian, ID
(208) 695-7517

Michele Harris, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist

14133 W Rochester Dr
Boise, ID 83713

Faith-Based Counseling Providers

Living Hope Clinic

3308 N Cole Rd, Suite A, Boise
(208) 378-1122

  • Provide Christian counseling, general counseling as well as some psychological testing.
  • Accept most insurance including SHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, and Blue Cross. Sliding scale available.

Catholic Charities

7255 W Franklin Rd, Boise
(208) 345-6031

  • Catholic Charities offers counseling services by licensed professionals and/or graduate students.
  • Parenting and other classes offered on limited basis. Language services available for non-English speaking.
  • Sliding scale is based on income starting from $5 and up. They also provide counseling to individuals with no income and will not turn anyone away.

LDS Family Services

10740 W. Fairview Ave., Ste. 100, Boise
(208) 376-0191

  • Provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
  • Counseling services costs include $120 Assessments, and $80 each session. Does not accept any insurance, self-pay or through the bishop only (but may provide copies to bill insurance on your own).

Renaissance Ranch

1125 East Pine Ave. Meridian, ID
(208) 286-4274

  • Substance abuse facility that operates from a non-denominational faith-based, 12 step perspective.
  • Faith-based counseling also available.
  • Accept most private insurance and cash payment. Sliding scale available.


Boise Counseling Center

Julie Myers, LCPC, NCC, CWDF
2500 W. Kootenai Sr.
Boise, D 83705

Synchronicity Counseling

Kristine Kirsch, LCPC
3350 W. Americana Terrace, Suite 215
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 830-8658

Mardi Stacy, PhD, PLLC, Licensed Psychologist

1718 W. Jefferson
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 424-8130

Dr. Misty Wall, MSSW, LCSW

2825 S. Meridian Rd., Ste 150
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 297-9495

Mental and Behavioral Health Care for Homeless

Terry Reilly

300 S. 23rd Street, Boise
(208) 344-3512 

  • Terry Reilly offers the following behavioral health services typically to individuals who are of homeless status: mental health assessments, individual, couples, and family counseling, support and therapy groups, case management, psychiatric medication management.
  • Terry Reilly also provides medical and dental care.
  • In addition the homeless, Terry Reilly serves those who are uninsured and offer a sliding fee scale.

Mental Care Providers

Access Behavioral Health Clinic

1276 River Street #100, Boise
(208) 338-4699

  • ABC has LCSS for counseling. Additionally, they offer psychiatric medication management with a prescribing physician based on income and $15 counseling services with a master level intern. They accept most insurance plans.
  • ABC has 4 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners available throughout the week. They offer Medicaid based services including CBRS, case management, and psychiatric medication management services.

Body, Mind, & Soul, LLC

1655 W Fairview Ave Ste 115, Boise
(208) 305-4330 

Counselor: Robby Johnson

  • Specializing in adolescents, seniors 55+, and divorce/long term relationship recovery
  • Registered Play Therapist/supervisor, Certified in Sandplay
  • Idaho Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Trained in EMDR, TFT, DBT, and Art therapy
  • Divorce Recovery group, Monday nights, screening required

Boise Counseling Center

2500 W Kootenai, Boise
Main Line: (208) 908-0500

  • See webpage for information on counselors and their specialties
  • Variety of counselors with specialties including addictions and working with LGBTQ clients

Catholic Charities

7255 W Franklin Rd, Boise
(208) 350-7497

  • Social Services (parenting class referral, toys for tots, financial coaching)
  • Immigration legal service program (Fridays open consults $45)
  • Catholic Charities offers counseling services by licensed professionals and/or graduate students. Parenting and other classes offered on limited basis. Language services available for non-English speaking.
  • Sliding scale is based on income starting from $5 and up. They also provide counseling to individuals with no income and will not turn anyone away.

Community Outreach Counseling

2399 S. Orchard St., Boise
(208) 344-2228  
(Additional locations in Meridian, Nampa, Greenleaf, Idaho City, Caldwell)

  • COC has a LCSS and Pro Bono counseling available based on client need/income. They take several insurance plans.
  • COC has 21 licensed counselors and 14 interns available. Additionally, they provide Medicaid based services including CBRS, case management, and psychiatric medication management services. The program is able to get new clients in for a consult and start services within a 1-2 week time period.

Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain

Adult Behavioral Health
8620 W. Emerald St., Suite 150, Boise
(208) 672-2900

They offer the following mental health and substance abuse services:  Clinical case management, counseling, service coordination, drug/alcohol treatment, Life Skills Classes or Psycho educational Groups, Nurse Practitioner Services
ESGNRM is unable to take insurance at this time other than BPA funding Medicaid or self-pay.

Self-pay rates are as follows:

  • Intake with Assessment- $200
  • Program Enrollment & Intake- $75
  • Program Enrollment- $50
  • All Groups- $20/group
  • Individual Sessions- $50/hour

Omega Health Services

5985 West State Street, Boise
(208) 853-0071

  • Clients are able to obtain an appointment for psychiatric medication management services within 48 hours or use the walk-in clinic on Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm.
  • If paying out of pocket, client gets a 20% discount. No discounts for counseling.
  • Initial medication appointment is $204 (after 20% discount) with follow up appointments ranging from $97.60-145.00 (after discount).

Pioneer Health Resources

545 N Benjamin Ln, Boise
(208) 322-1026

5583 N Glenwood St, Garden City
(208) 287-2564

  • Counseling sliding scale goes down $0. Sliding scale available for 10 sessions.
  • Self-pay rates are as follows:  $75 counseling session, $200 initial medication appointment, $75 for psychiatric medication management.
  • Medicaid based services are available and include counseling, CBRS, psychiatric medication management, peer support and case management.

Tidwell Social Work Services

5999 W. State St., Boise
(208) 853-5095 

  • TSWS offers sliding scale, accepts Medicaid, and accepts private insurance.
  • They provide refugee services and support, trauma recovery work, and counseling.

Treasure Wellness

1020 W. Franklin St., Boise
(208) 515-7661

  • Counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. No psychiatric medication management services.
  • Sliding scale starts at $20.00 per session with a counseling intern. They accept many insurance plans. Some pro-bono counseling slots available.
  • Self-pay rates range from $100-130/session.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy currently running on Monday nights. ($20 screening, $150 for the six week group)
  • Anger and Stress Management Group Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm ($20/group)
  • Grief and Loss Support Group Thursdays 6-7:30 NO COST

Trina Fisher-Szeles, LCSW
(208) 850-7958
1121 E. State St. Ste. #107, Eagle

A Brighter Future

9196 W Emerald Street, Suite 130, Boise
(208) 323-4400

  • Offering counseling, CBRS, peer support and case management services.
  • Anger management and parenting groups.
  • Interpreters available.
  • Accept most major insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Select Health, and have a sliding fee schedule for those without insurance.

Psychiatric Hospitals

Terry Reilly/Allumbaugh House

400 N. Allumbaugh St., Boise

Allumbaugh House is NOT a psychiatric hospital; rather, it offers individuals the chance to voluntarily seek detox or psychiatric stabilization in a non-secured, short-term residential unit. Allumbaugh House is open 24 hours a day, daily but is not a walk-in facility. The program requires a screening for admission. A referral must be made by a designated professional for admission (Health and Welfare, law enforcement, hospitals, or health care provider).


  • Medically Monitored Detoxification-Average length of stay 3-5 days of treatment.
  • Short-Term Residential Crisis Mental Health-Average length of stay 3-5 days of treatment.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Be referred by a designated professional (i.e. law enforcement, healthcare provider) or screened by our staff
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Must reside in Ada, Boise, Elmore or Valley Counties
  • Show potential for benefit from short-term services
  • Be an active participant in the treatment process (voluntary program)

Intermountain Hospital

303 N Allumbaugh St., Boise
(208) 377-8400


  • Inpatient Acute Psychiatric Services and Inpatient Detoxification Services- 24 hour care for adults with acute symptoms who require safe and structured therapeutic environment.
  • Client will go to nearest ER 1st to be assessed and medically cleared, then meet with a social worker to determine appropriate level of psychiatric care and referral.

Saint Alphonsus Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit

131 Allumbaugh St., Boise
(208) 367-2195


  • Inpatient Acute Psychiatric Services – 24 hour care for adults (18 +) and children (4-12) with acute symptoms who require a safe and structured therapeutic environment.
  • Client will go to nearest ER 1st to be assessed and medically cleared, then meet with a social worker to determine appropriate level of psychiatric care and referral.

Safe Haven Psychiatric Hospital

8050 Northview St., Boise
(208) 327-0504

  • Inpatient psychiatric unit for adults with acute symptoms who require a safe inpatient environment.
  • Client will go to nearest ER 1st to be assessed and medically cleared, then meet with a social worker to determine appropriate level of psychiatric care and referral.

Psychological Testing

Boise Psychological Services

Dr. Michael Eisenbess

315 N. Allumbaugh St., Boise
(208) 376-3546

Cornerstone Psychology Associates, PLLC

1755 N. Westgate Dr., Ste. #206, Boise
(208) 373-0790


  • Can take up 2 weeks to obtain an appointment.
  • 3 hour appointment with a psychologist.
  • Most insurance accepted
  • $800 for the testing
  • Additional services include consulting and counseling

Lee Pesky Learning Center

3324 Elder Street, Boise
(208) 333-0008

Provide testing and services for individuals with learning disabilities. They do have a scholarship program available for students.

Shelters for the Homeless

City of Lights Home For Women and Children (shelter)

1404 W. Jefferson St., Boise
(208) 368-9901 

COL offers emergency services such as free meals, emergency shelter, clothing, education, work-search assistance, mental health, counseling, children’s programs, and a 12 step, (18) month addiction recovery program (New Life Program).

Check-in: 4:00 pm daily for Overnight Shelter

River of Life (Men’s Shelter)

575 13th St., Boise
(208) 389-9840

In addition to emergency food, shelter and clothing, this Boise shelter for men offers: Education, Job-search assistance, Mental health counseling, New Life Program (Addiction recovery).

Check-in: 4:00 pm daily for Overnight Shelter

Interfaith Sanctuary (Shelter for men, women, families)

1620 River St. Boise
(208) 343-2630
Open 5:30 pm-7 am, Check in for shelter at 6 pm

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BPA #: 1-800-922-3406

If an individual does not have insurance and/or has Medicaid, they can contact BPA (Boise Psychology Associates) for a brief screening to be approved or denied funding. Client will then be transferred to provider of choice.

Ascent Behavioral Health Services

411 N. Allumbaugh St, Boise
(208) 898-9755

ABHS provides the following assessments:

  • Substance Abuse Assessments ($200), DUI evaluation ($150-200)
  • BPA funding, Military Insurance, self-pay, and many insurance plans.
  • They provide transportation (free with state funding, $10 round trip if self-pay).
  • In Person Self Pay Options
  • Ascent has self pay options for those that do not have insurance, which includes the following bundled service rates:
  • Intensive Outpatient – $750 per month
  • 4-5 group visits per week, Individual sessions as indicated in treatment plan, 1 family group per month, 1 case management meeting per month, 2 drug tests per week
  • Outpatient Treatment -$400 per month
  • 2 group visits per week, Individual sessions as indicated in treatment plan, 1 family group per month, 1 case management meeting per month, 1 drug test per week

Education groups are available at $12.50 per hour to meet the needs of court ordered education.

Center For Behavioral Health

(For Opiate Addiction-Maintenance Programs)
2275 South Eagle Road, Suite #190, Meridian (NEW ADDRESS)
(208) 288-0649 | (208) 376-5021
92 South Cole Road, Boise

Services and Fees:

  • $70 weekly, $25 daily guest dose fee for Methadone treatment. $30 for off site dosing, such as jail dosing with Methadone. Suboxone is used as an alternative to Methadone (please call for more information on Suboxone fees).
  • Vivitrol is used for the treatment of alcohol dependence (please call for more information as it is covered by insurance and co pays will vary).
    Free screenings for drug or alcohol addiction with a comprehensive recommendation of treatment. Various lab testing available, please call or stop in for pricing.
  • DUI and Substance Abuse evaluations – $100
  • Individual Counseling – $50/session, Group Counseling – $30/ session
  • Alcohol & Drug Education Classes (call for schedule)– $10/hour
  • Anger Management Classes (call for schedule)– $15/hr
  • Anti-theft classes (call for schedule)- $15/hr

Intermountain Hospital

303 N Allumbaugh St., Boise
(208) 377-8400 | (800) 321-5984


  • New Start- 30 bed, 21-28 day inpatient facility for adults seeing treatment for use or abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medications and may also have issues with past trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety or other emotional and mental health concerns.
  • Transitions Pain Program- A program designed to reduce opiate use in patients with chronic pain.
  • Covered by many insurance plans. Will assist with insurance preauthorization and self- pay options.

Renaissance Ranch

1125 East Pine Ave. Meridian, ID
(208) 286-4274

  • Substance abuse facility that operates from a non-denominational faith-based, 12 step perspective
  • Substance abuse treatment includes counseling, general outpatient treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment.
  • Can also treat co-occurring disorders
  • Faith-based counseling also available
  • Accept most private insurance and cash payment. Sliding scale available.

The Walker Center

Gooding, Idaho Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment
605 11th Ave. East, Gooding
(208) 934-8461 | 1-800-227-4190

  • Intensive Outpatient Program that is highly-structured and designed to address realities of addiction and issues faced in early recovery. Program offers individuals the opportunity to received intensive treatment with minimal disruption to home and work responsibilities. Family and concerned others are encouraged to be a part of this phase of the treatment process.
  • Length of stay is determined by clinical needs and minimally at 28 days.
  • Treatment includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for individual, group counseling, and psychiatry.
  • Also includes a detox program

AA Meeting Schedules & Events/Treasure Valley Area Website

Support Groups

NAMI (National Alliance For the Mentally Ill)

(208) 376-4304

NAMI Connection groups are held:
Tuesdays: 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Building 114, Group Room 2. 550 West Fort Street, Boise, ID
Meets: Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Peer Wellness Center, 963 S. Orchard St., Suite 102, Boise, ID

Family Support Group:
Meets: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Place: El-Ada Program Building 2250 S. Vista Ave., Boise (SE corner of Vista and Targee)

Compassionate Friends

Nonprofit, self-help support organization with local chapters, offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no membership fees.
Boise chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm at St. Luke’s Meridian in the Blackfoot/Lemhi rooms. is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Some people find the anonymity of an internet support group more healing.

Grief Recovery Support Group

Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 North Cloverdale Rd, Boise
(208) 375-2212

Free weekly support group facilitated by a licensed professional counselor.
Runs for 9 weeks at a time.

Grief & Loss Support Group at Treasure Wellness

1655 W. Fairview, Suite 115, Boise
(208) 515-7661

Grief & Loss Group held Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm
No charge

Suicide Loss Support Group

ICON Credit Union
485 West Overland Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Meeting Time(s)
The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Rubie Gallegos

Veterans Services

Boise VA Medical Center/Mental Health

500 West Fort St., Boise
(208) 422-1145

Call: (208) 422-1000 ext.7555 for transport
24 hour Dual Diagnosis Support: 1-888-629-3330
(Additional locations in the Treasure Valley include Mountain Home, Caldwell)

  • Boise VAMC has social workers providing case management and counseling support.
  • Boise VAMC provides mental health consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues impacting emotional well-being. This includes depression, PTSD, anxiety, addictive behaviors and dual diagnosis, halfway house, detoxification, relationship problems, stress caused from medical pain, anger, vocational issues, severe mental illness, self-harm behaviors, and memory problems.
  • Boise VAMC offers counseling support through individual, family, and group classes.
  • Case management support includes finding resources for home health services, legal services, transportation, and community living.
  • Outreach to Homeless veterans is also available.
  • Boise VAMC has an Emergency Room open 24/7.
  • There is a pharmacy on site.

Treasure Valley Veterans Resource Network Community Services

Vocational Rehabilitative Services

Boise Regional Office

10200 W. Emerald St., Ste. 101, Boise
(208) 327-7411


  • Website identifies Idaho state regional VR services, VR offices, FAQ, Jobs with VR, State Rehab Council, Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, VR Documentation and Training, Resources, and contact information.
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities ( -Network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act ( – Information and guidance.

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

341 W. Washington St., PO Box 83720, Boise
(208) 334-3220

ICBVI provides vocational rehabilitation training, skills training and educational opportunities to individuals who have a visual impairment.

Vocational rehabilitation services, School-to-Work Transition (ages 14+), Assessment and Training Center, Business Enterprise Program, Independent Living Services, Low Vision Clinic, The ICBVI Store, and Braille Services

Additional Resources

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

24/7 support and resource providers

NAMI (National Alliance For the Mentally Ill)
Website that provides national and community resources, crisis intervention hotlines, education about mental illness, information about NAMI Boise and support groups they offer.

Optum- Behavioral Health Managed Care for Medicaid
(855) 202-0973
Medicaid-eligible or covered clients can call for mental health service referrals and support.

Region IV Mobile Crisis Unit

All hours: (208) 334-0808
Clients can call if in crisis and need to speak with someone to obtain mental health resources and/or require additional emotional support.

SPAN IDAHO (Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. National Information on Substance Abuse.

211 Careline
Free service that provides community resources online or over the phone. Identify what you are looking for and you will be given a list of counselors who work for a sliding scale, meaning they negotiate their fees based on ability to pay, take other insurance plans, or who will accept a payment plan.