Franz Andersen,LMSW

Franz Andersen,LMSW

Professions: Counselor, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMSW - LMSW-39886
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Idaho
  • United
Fees: $75-$200 hour


1901 N Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646

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My Approach to Helping

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Texas Tech University. Currently I am working towards obtaining my Clinical Social Work licensure. I am passionate about working with adults struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief loss, and religious or faith-based trauma. I also have years of experience in helping those struggling with substance abuse disorders as well as co-occurring disorders, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. I utilize a humanistic approach to therapy primarily focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I believe in the importance of working with my clients to create an individualized treatment plan that will allow clients to create their best life; a life of peace, love, and joy. I love helping people create, and tap into their true potential in a safe judgment-free space.

In my free time when not working, I am spending time with my wife and daughter. I love motorcycles and have been riding one since 14 years-old. I love the outdoors and connecting with nature in various ways. I love flowers and plants and my ideal office would be located inside of a tropical greenhouse. I also love bees and beekeeping, pit bulls, laughing, and connecting authentically with others.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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