Amanda Jacobs

LMSW

Amanda Jacobs
847-737-8787

Amanda Jacobs

LMSW

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Idaho
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1859 S. Topaz Way, ​Suite 100
Meridian, Idaho 83642

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is influenced heavily by my education and my experience and I focus on meeting the client where they are at, helping them to understand and use supports that they have around them and using both short and long terms goals. Making a decision to see a counselor and to come in for sessions can be a very difficult decision for clients, so I always want to make sure that they feel that they are in a safe space in order to build up a rapport with me as their therapist. I use approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral, Culturally Sensitive, Multicultural, Trauma Focused and Mindfulness as tools with my clients in order to help them get the most out of their therapy.

About Me: I understand and know how important it is to know a little about myself when you are choosing a counselor. I have lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, most living in Washington and Idaho, but I consider my hometown to be Moscow, Idaho. I enjoy reading, watching Asian movies and dramas (I am trying to learn Chinese), listening to various types of music, taking walks with my dog and exploring new places to eat around the Treasure Valley. I also enjoy taking trips with my husband to explore ghost towns as we have created a list of places we would like to visit. I am a calm and contemplative person both in my personal and work life and am a good listener. I hope that by knowing a little about me helps you in making your decision when choosing a counselor.

More Info About My Practice

Education and Experience: I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. I have previously worked as a program manager for providing services for disabled individuals in their homes and also work at an LGBTQA+ youth drop-in center in Spokane. I have mostly worked with teens and adults and have experience with various disorders such as mood disorders, personality disorders, social impairments, as well as other issues such as sexual and gender identity, and behavioral issues.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Include ADHD, Alzheimer?s, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger?s, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Oppositional Defiance, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Women?s Issues, LGBTQA+

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Include ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger’s, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Oppositional Defiance, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues, LGBTQA+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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