(208)312-1520

Morgan Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care for the Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Melissa E. Funston, M S. Ed., LPC.

Melissa E. Funston, M S. Ed., LPC.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • GAIN Assessor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Integrative Health Professional
  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Mental Health Therapist

Hours & Fees

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Weekends
Fees

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
By Appointment
$75 – $200/hour

Sliding Scale Available 

In-Network Provider For

Education

  • Master of Science in Education, Mental Health Counseling
    University of the Southwest
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
    Minor in Addiction Studies
    Boise State University

Special Training

  • CADC – Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • GAIN Assessor – Global Appraisal of Individual Needs

Professional Licenses​

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    LPC-7460
  • National Provider Identifier
    NPI-1639701345

Morgan Mental Health Care
10548 W Business Park Lane
Boise, ID 83709
(208)312-1520

Melissa E. Funston, M S. Ed., LPC.

Licensed Professional Counselor

My Approach to Helping

I am a cat-loving, loud laughing, and highly compassionate, Licensed Professional Counselor who is ready to meet you wherever you are on your journey of life. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe space to focus on the strengths and needs of every person who comes into my office. As humans, we all deal with different barriers or issues that can create a level of stagnancy in our lives. I am here to help you identify and remove those barriers to help your life flow again.

I work with a number of different populations, but I have direct expertise working with adults and teens. I specialize in substance use, trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and Rogerian modalities. I am also currently training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

I am dedicated to providing effective, quality, evidence-based care for every individual. Everyone comes to counseling for different reasons and I’m here to help you reach your goals-whether you know your goals or need help finding them. I am excited and ready to start this adventure with you.

Specific issues I'm Skilled at Helping With

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. 

~ Marianne Williamson

Services I Provide

Services also known as modes or types of mental health care sessions can be given in a variety of formats, including: 

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling: This therapy involves only the patient and the therapist. Sometimes called psychotherapy or talk therapy is a process through which a client works one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring and confidential environment.
  • Family Counseling: Because family is a key part of the team that helps people with mental illness get better, it is sometimes helpful for family members to understand what their loved one is going through, how they themselves can cope, and what they can do to help.
  • Group Counseling: Two or more patients may participate in therapy at the same time. Patients are able to share experiences and learn that others feel the same way and have had the same experiences.
  • Marital/Couples Counseling: This type of therapy helps a couple that is struggling with aspects of their relationship. This type of therapy can also be used o help spouses and partners understand why their loved one has a mental disorder, what changes in communication and behaviors can help, and what they can do to cope.
  • Relationship Counseling: Focuses on improving the relationship between individuals by helping them resolve interpersonal issues. The relationship may fall under the marital, couple or family groups or may be in-laws, friends, co-workers or other acquaintances. 
  • Telehealth: Also known as teletherapy, generally, refers to individual psychotherapy or talk therapy delivered through technology like video conferencing.

Ages I Work With

Each stage of life creates different challenges to good mental health. Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having health relationship will help support good mental health & wellness throughout life.

An accurate diagnosis and an age-appropriate treatment program is crucial when one is suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or other mental health disorder. I offer services for:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

Mental health crises range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to traumatic mental health crisis or serious long-term conditions. A mental health crisis is a difficult life situation where a person’s coping strategies do not work. People in crisis feel helpless and distressed, they feel like they are loosing control over their life.

I am trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to more effectively manage crisis situations. Some of my client concerns and mental health crisis & disorder specialties include:

  • ADHD / Inattention, Impulsivity & Hyperactivity
  • Abandonment
  • Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Adoption / Foster Care Issues
  • Aggression and Violence 
  • Anger
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism and Asperger
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Complex Posttraumatic Stress (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Problems
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • First Responder Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Giftedness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Guilt
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hypochondria
  • Identity Issues
  • Impulsivity
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBTQ Issues / Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
  •  Life Purpose, meaning & Inner-Guidance
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Melancholia
  • Men’s Issues
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings & Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • OCD / Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)
  • ODD / Oppositional & Defiant Behavior
  • Panic and Panic Attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Paranoid Personality 
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Prejudice and Descrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • 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
  • Shame
  • Sibling Issues
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation & Behavior
  • Trauma
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Violence
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, psycho-social therapy, counseling, or, simply, therapy, is the primary method for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health provider. The goal is the help an individual better understand their mental health and teach strategies and tools that manage unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.

While there are many approaches to psychotherapy, there is no single approach that works for everyone. A  therapist may use a blended approach, sampling techniques from several different types of psychotherapy. The kind of psychotherapy a person receives depends on the unique needs. Below are some of the types of psychotherapy utilize.

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Behaviorism
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of Different Therapy Models
  • Logo Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (RET)
  • Reality Therapy 
  • Self-Acceptance Training 
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Therapy Groups

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people manage mental health conditions or cope with negative experiences and behaviors. One of the goals of group therapy is to bring people who share similar experiences together. 

Meeting other people recovering from or working through similar issues helps people realize that they are not alone. Group members and therapists can help each other by sharing information and offering advice. Group members can support, reassure, and help each other improve throughout the treatment. Below are the groups I lead:

  • Young Adults 18-25 years of age
  • Non-traditional Caregivers
  • Children with incarcerated parents
  • Post incarceration adults
  • Addiction recovery

Industries & Communities Serves

Community can be defined in many ways, but when simplified down to its most important element, community is all about connection. Community is not just an entity or a group of people, it’s a feeling. It’s feeling connected to others, feeling accepted for who you are and feeling supported.

We’re social beings, and we are not meant to live in isolation. Community is critical for us to thrive, especially for someone with mental illness who is already experiencing the common symptoms of loneliness and isolation. Below are some of the communities I work with to help provide a since of belonging, support and purpose.

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Facility Accessibility

Morgan Health Centers and its Affiliates are outpatient centers and NOT an emergency care facilities. In case of an emergency please contact a primary care physician or the local emergency room, police or 911.

Morgan Health Centers recognizes the needs of patients with disabilities, as defined by the American Disabilities Act. We continue to make every effort to comply with state and federal accessibility regulations and accommodate patients with disabilities.

  • Accessible Parking
  • Gender Neutral Bathroom
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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