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Melissa Bowman, MA, LMFT


Idaho License: LMFT-7109


California License: LMFT-51163


Florida License: TPMF482


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the states of Idaho, California and Florida. I graduated with a Master’s degree in counseling in 2005. I am also a clinical supervisor for therapists working towards licensure. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings which includes a multi-therapist group practice, hospice after-care, child advocacy groups, foster/adoption agencies, and have been in private practice since 2012. I have experience working with people of all ages and provide therapeutic services to individuals, teens, families, and couples.


I provide in-person services from my office in Star, Idaho. I also offer teletherapy sessions for clients in Idaho, California and Florida. I am experienced in treating clients dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, negative thinking, past abuse, parenting conflicts, ADD/ADHD, behavior modification, marital conflict, grief and loss, and crisis intervention. I use theories such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Christian Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy to help clients meet their therapeutic goals. I also offer a more holistic approach to mental health by offering services such as Neurofeedback, Brainspotting, Walk-and-Talk Sessions, the Prepare Enrich Couples Program, and Nutrition & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.


I am a compassionate, empathetic, and solutions-oriented professional. I have successfully worked with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings. I am an effective motivator, communicator and advocate with an inherent ability to manage all types of personalities, diffuse stressful situations, proactively resolve issues, and achieve challenging goals and objectives. I have an innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels.


Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as often as possible. I also enjoy photography, reading, crafting, baking and spending time at the beach, lake or river.

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