Steve Miner, MS-MFT, LPC
'No marriage or family is perfect. In fact, many people may even admit that their families are downright dysfunctional. Traditional families are not the only types of families that seem to have problems, however. Because marriages and families today come in all shapes and sizes, marital and family problems can affect all sorts of non-traditional families as well, including blended families, extended families, single parent families, and families with same-sex parents.
All different types of families might be affected by all different types of problems. There are, however, a few very common arguments that arise in many families, causing undue stress and problems. Some common arguments may be about infidelity, jealousy, financial disagreements, child rearing, household responsibilities, substance abuse, mental illness, teenage rebellion, various career paths, and more.'
To better solutions,
Clinically trained in:
Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Bowenian Family Therapy
Dynamics of Group Therapy
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Children and Families: A Relational Perspective
Understanding and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders,
Mood Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorders, Dual Diagnoses
Mental Status Examination
Cultural Competency Training
Anger Control for Clients of All Ages
Assessing Families Coping with Terminal Illness and Bereavement
Dynamics of Supervision
Trained in CAFAS and PECFAS
Certified Idaho Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (ICANS) Assessor
Consider Online Counseling
Save time and download my short intake packet prior to your appointment. These can be directly emailed to me as filled-in Word documents:
Online counseling is appropriate for many common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress management, career and relationship issues. And, it is convenient. For many people with scheduling and logistics issues, these problems no longer factor in.
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Idaho
License # LPC-6599*
Member: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Member: Idaho Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Member: American Counseling Association
*Licensure of an individual does not imply endorsement by the Counselor Licensing Board or effectiveness of treatment.
What is Marriage and Family Therapy?
A family's patterns of behavior influences the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. In marriage and family therapy, the unit of treatment isn't just the person - even if only a single person is interviewed - it is the set of relationships in which the person is embedded.
Marriage and family therapy is:
specific, with attainable therapeutic goals
designed with an "end in mind."
Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.
The following video describes how a Marriage and Family Therapist approaches relational issues:
Couples or marriage counseling is offered to support people in relationships who may be considering separation or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. In couples counseling, the relationship is the focus, although each partner should also expect to focus on self-improvement and self-awareness.
Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. These patterns are determined by many things, including the parents' beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended family (grandparents, aunts, and uncles). As a result of these variables, each family develops its own unique personality, which is powerful and affects all of its members.
Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
440 E. Clark St, Suite A
(Inside Willow Sage Services Behavioral Health Clinic)
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Phone: (208) 428-7085 (phone or text)
Fax: (208) 233-0835