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Physical Location

104 9th Avenue South, Suite B1, Nampa, Idaho  83651

Tele-Therapy Available Throughout Idaho

Phone:  208-803-0883

empoweringchoicesidaho@gmail.com

Contact

General Information

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

SESSION FEES:

Sessions range in price, based on length of time.  Insurance companies (with the exception of a select few) do not reimburse for tele-therapy at this time.  Hence, payment is accepted as a private-pay option, accepting all major credit cards or a check paid in advance of session. 

 

Please contact to inquire which EAP's and insurances are accepted for in-network coverage.  Otherwise, there are out-of-network options.

 

*Note:  There is no formal diagnosis for sex addiction, hence, clients seeking assistance for sex addiction do not have the option of submitting for insurance reimbursement.

 

30-minute session = $50.00

60-minute session = $100.00

 
 

Many people seek therapy when they realize they are no longer happy.  I believe I 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.

 
 

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: It is highly recommended the initial intake session is face-to-face for tele-therapy.

If that is absolutely not an option, it must be thoroughly documented as to why it

is not feasible.

 

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.

 

QUESTION: What type of technology will we use?

ANSWER: We can 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.  Insurance companies (with the

exception of a select few) do not reimburse for tele-therapy at this time.  Hence, payment is accepted as a private-pay option, accepting 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)

Distance Counseling

Services

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Antisocial Personality

  • Anxiety/ Depression

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality

  • Chemical Dependency

  • Chronic Relapse

  • Codependency

  • Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Coping Skills

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Grief & Loss

  • Internet Addiction

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Peer Relationships

  • Psychiatric Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Sex Therapy

  • Shame

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Emotional Disturbance

Specialties

 
 

Benefits of Distance Counseling

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 **

 

  1. Transportation

  2. Desire for Privacy

  3. Children at home

  4. Work schedule

  5. School schedule

  6. Career Discretion

  7. Limited or No Therapists in regional area

  • CEO’s / Management

  • Law Enforcement / Fire / First Responders

  • Seniors residing at home or in care centers

  • Legal Professionals

  • Students

  • Parents

  • Professionals

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • Court officials

  • Church officials

  • Employees, for those choosing not to utilize EAP / Insurance

  • Employees, for those not covered by insurance

  • Friends

  • Grandparents

  • Hospital patients

Lori Farrens is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor, and registered 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. 

 

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.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Tele-Behavioral Therapist

Approved Supervisor through IBOL and IBADCC

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