104 9th Avenue South, Suite B1, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Tele-Therapy Available Throughout Idaho
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
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)
Grief & Loss
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 **
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
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