Rena Oates


Rena Oates

Rena Oates


Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - LPC-7005
Secondary Credential: LPC - 106280
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: 50-120 USD per session, sliding scale based on "pay as you can". I am not taking insurance at this time, so I strive to keep the fees low for you! We can work together to make payment as easy as possible as we get started.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


410 S Orchard St Suite 128
Boise, Idaho 83702

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My Approach to Helping

I am an empathic and open minded clinician with several years of experience holding space for and assisting in the healing of long term recovery. In our sessions together we will focus on self soothing, emotional regulation, self knowledge, and personal growth through an eclectic and client centered approach. Together we can help you overcome a variety of challenges such as trauma, identity, heartbreak, and attachment wounds. I believe that each of us has the innate ability to heal ourselves and to grow from what we have overcome.
In our work together I can offer compassion and insight. I am an ally and an advocate for those who are exploring their identity and those who are established in their identity, and am here to talk through whatever brings us together. I am happy to offer tele therapy to those who hold a Colorado address.
Whether you are healing from or gaining insight in depression, anxiety, dysphoria, stress management, relationship strain, self care and nurturing or existential questions, I can help you gain insight and tools for self knowledge and healing.

More Info About My Practice

I know how brave it can be to come into therapy for the first time, or all the times after that. Therapy asks us to look at the feelings we've been trying so hard not to feel. I am here to hold space for the process and sit with you as together we find new ways to live in this world.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

I feel that we are adaptive beings and that everything we do, even if it no longer serves us, was our body trying to survive at one point. What we may call a disorder now was at some time our selves trying to protect us. Even our self blame was us saying "the world is still safe and all would have been well if only I would have made different choices"

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I am here to work with you in personalized sessions. I am you ally regardless of where you are from, and I am here to help. I have experience with the following populations and those who love them:
    -Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
    -Queer A
    Sex Worker Allied
    -Sex-Positive, Kink

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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