Many people seek therapy when they realize they are no longer happy. I help bring change through empowerment and acceptance, which enables one to make a change in their life. My primary goal is to create a private place for the client to share anything and everything and not feel judgement or shame. It is imperative to focus on client’s strengths and offer direction and hope to know the client’s personal journey is possible with insight and integrity.
Native Philosophy: We move towards and become that like which we think about.
Tele-Behavioral Health Therapy services
Approved DUI Evaluator
Registered supervisor for IBOL and IBADCC
Alcohol/ Drug Evaluations
Certified GAIN Interviewer
Various forms of payment accepted
Most major insurance companies accepted. Please contact to inquire which EAP's and insurances are accepted for in-network coverage. Otherwise, there are out-of-network options.
Sessions range in price, based on length of time. Some insurance companies reimburse for tele-therapy and can be discussed during the screening phone call. Private pay is accepted with HSA and all major credit cards or a check paid in advance of session.
45-minute session = $125.00
60-minute session = $150.00
Grief & Loss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Certified Tele-Behavioral Therapist
Approved Supervisor through IBOL and IBADCC
Lori Farrens is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor, and registered Clinical Supervisor for Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health.
She specializes in addiction, primarily substance use disorders and sex addiction. She also specializes in co-occurring disorders, to include addiction and mental health concerns. She focuses on individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She is trained in EMDR to assist with trauma for individuals and first responders.
Lori is a DUI Evaluator and certified GAIN assessor in the State of Idaho. She is trained in many treatment modalities as well as facilitator for various groups. Lori received her Bachelor’s Degree from Boise State University and Master’s Degree from Idaho State University. She volunteers in her community and is an active participant of community events.
Benefits of Distance Counseling / Tele-Therapy
Virtual meetings make recovery possible for those who are
unable to physically attend meetings, and also serve as a valuable
supplement to those who attend face-to-face meetings
** Personal or Professional Reasons **
Desire for Privacy
Children at home
Limited or No Therapists in regional area
CEO’s / Management
Law Enforcement / Fire / First Responders
Seniors residing at home or in care centers
Employees, for those choosing not to utilize EAP / Insurance
Employees, for those not covered by insurance
QUESTION: Can we communicate via email?
ANSWER: We can only communicate via email for scheduling. No therapeutic issues or
concerns may be included in email unless both Counselor and client are utilizing encrypted email.
QUESTION: Do we ever need to have a face-to-face session for tele-therapy?
ANSWER: No, it is not necessary to meet in person.
QUESTION: What happens if a client has an emergency on their end, for example, is suicidal
or has a heart attack?
ANSWER: The client will need to provide the therapist with a professional and personal
emergency contact name and number; in which therapist will then contact appropriate authorities to offer assistance to the client.
QUESTION: What type of technology will we use?
ANSWER: We will use any type of HIPAA-compliant technology. The most popular are POTS (Plain Ol’ Telephone System) and Video-conferencing.
QUESTION: Can we communicate on social networks?
ANSWER: No, social networks are not HIPAA-compliant; hence, your privacy would not be protected.
QUESTION: Where can I do my sessions?
ANSWER: If you are interested in traditional therapy, my office is located next to the new
Public Safety Building in Nampa, Idaho.
If you are interested in tele-therapy, clients may participate in their sessions anywhere that creates a secure and safe environment. Client will need to take precautions when selecting their location; ie. Lock door, write a note on the outside of the door requesting privacy, children being tended to by somebody else, have appropriate lighting, etc. Clients may also participate from locations, including but not limited to the following: hospital bed, home, work, case
manager’s office, Bishop / Pastor’s office, Firestation, senior home, probation officer’s office, institution, etc.
QUESTION: How do I pay for tele-therapy?
ANSWER: Sessions range in price, based on length of time. Some insurance companies and EAP providers reimburse for tele-therapy which can be discussed during the screening phone call. Private pay is accepted with HSA and all major credit cards or a check paid in advance of session. Please contact to inquire if your EAP or insurance is accepted in-network. Otherwise, there are out-of-network options.
QUESTION: How is my confidentiality protected if we are online?
ANSWER: Both client and therapist must take precautions to protect client confidentiality.
Those steps are discussed during the screening / intake session when the modality of treatment is decided; ie. phone or video.
QUESTION: Is tele-therapy appropriate for everybody?
ANSWER: No, tele-therapy is not appropriate for everybody. Clients need to be relatively
stable, as therapist is not immediately available. Clients may call for a screening to discuss in further detail and determine if they are an appropriate candidate. Clients who are engaged in tele-therapy and if their symptoms become unstable / unmanageable for online therapy, they will be referred to either a higher level of care or a local counseling agency.
QUESTION: How do I know you are who you say you are and what are your credentials?
ANSWER: You may verify my license by completing a counselor search through the Idaho
Bureau of Occupational Licenses at ibol.idaho.gov. You may verify my tele-therapy certificate through the TBHI website. Should you choose video-conferencing for your therapy modality, I can show you my license at that time. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Tele-Behavioral Therapist.
QUESTION: How long have you been a counselor?
ANSWER: I obtained my license in 2007.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND
DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY
THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US
OUR LEGAL DUTY
We are required by applicable federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect 14 April 2003, and will remain in effect until we replace it.
We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and applicable law permits the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes. We reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made the changes.
Before we make a significant change in our privacy practices, we will change this Notice and make the new Notice available upon request.
You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice.
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION
We use and disclose health information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. For example:
Treatment: We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you. Lori Farrens, MS, LCPC utilizes an open treatment facility. It is possible that while under our care an unauthorized individual may have access to your protected health information via overheard verbal communications. We will do everything possible to protect your rights to privacy and confidentiality. During your care we also ask that you sign in each visit, subsequent patients will have the opportunity to read the names of those signed in before them.
Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide to you.
Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating practitioner and provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.
Your Authorization: In addition to our use of your health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations, you may give us written authorization to use your health information or to disclose it to anyone for any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time. Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosures permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us a written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason except those described in the Notice.
To Your Family and Friends: We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend, or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.
Persons Involved In Care: We may use or disclose health information to notify or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representative, or another person responsible for your care, of your location, your general condition, or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing only health information that is directly relevant to the personʼs involvement in your healthcare. We will also use our professional judgment and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions, medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.
Marketing Health-Related Services: We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.
Required by Law: We may use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.
Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.
National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose, to authorized federal officials, health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities. We may disclose to the correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody of protected health information of inmate or patient under certain circumstances.
Appointment Reminders: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards, or letters).
Access: You have the right to look at or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions. You may request that we provide copies in a format other than photocopies. We will use the format you request unless we cannot practicably do so. You must make a request in writing to obtain access to your health information. You may obtain a form to request access by using the contact information listed at the end of this Notice. We will charge you a reasonable cost-based fee for expenses such as copies and staff time. You may also request access by sending us a letter to the address at the end of this Notice. If you request copies, we will charge you $ .10 (ten cents) for each page, $15.00 (Fifteen dollars) per hour for staff time to locate and copy your health information, and postage if you want the copies mailed to you. If you request an alternative format, we will charge a cost-based fee for providing your health information in that format. If you prefer, we will prepare a summary or an explanation of your health information for a fee. Contact us using the information listed at the end of this Notice for a full explanation of our fee structure.
Disclosure Accounting: You have the right to receive a list of instances in which we or our business associates disclosed your health information for purposes, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities, for the last 6 years, but not before April 14, 2003. If you request this accounting more than once in a 12 month period, we may charge you a reasonable, cost-based fee for responding to these additional requests.
Restriction: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information. We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement (except in an emergency).
Alternative Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or to alternative locations. (You must make your request in writing.) Your request must specify the alternative means or location, and provide satisfactory explanation how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request.
Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. (Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended.) We may deny your request under certain circumstances.
Electronic Notice: If you receive this Notice on our Web site or by electronic mail (e-mail), you are entitled to receive this Notice in written form.
Questions and Complaints
If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, you may contact the Compliance Officer at the location where services were rendered. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you can file a verbal or written complaint with the Compliance Officer or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint. We cannot, and will not, require you to waive the right to file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a condition of receiving treatment.
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104 9th Avenue South, Suite B1, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Tele-Therapy Available Throughout Idaho