ISU Meridian Counseling Clinic
Phone: (208) 373-1719
Fax: (208) 373-1790
ISU Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
Now Offering Telecounseling
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ISU's Meridian Counseling Clinic provides individual, couple, and family counseling at minimal costs to community members and Idaho State University faculty, staff, and students.
Counseling services at the ISU Meridian Counseling Clinic are provided by graduate level Master of Counseling students under the supervision of faculty and doctoral students in the Department of Counseling.
For the purposes of training and supervision, counseling student interns record their counseling sessions. To ensure clients’ privacy, these recordings are kept on a secure cloud-based system. Recordings are kept only briefly for the purposes of supervision, and are erased after supervision has been completed. All client sessions are confidential within the limits of the law.
Individual counseling is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a student counselor 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 a desired change.
Therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. Participants seek to learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals.
Couples counseling is a private session between a student counselor and two persons seeking therapy. Counseling sessions can help couples involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction. Sessions focus on a specific problems or issues and strive to find solutions to improve the relationship.
Family counseling is a process through which families work with a student counselor to help family members communicate more effectively and/or resolve conflicts. Family counseling can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through difficult life challenges.
The ISU Meridian Counseling Clinic provides Tele-Counseling services via Confidential Zoom Video Conferencing. The Zoom video conferencing platform is HIPAA compliant and encrypted to maintain client confidentiality and privacy. It is easily accessible and downloaded through https://zoom.us/ and requires a PC/Laptop and internet. It can also be downloaded on IPhone/Smartphone via the Zoom App.
We periodically offer Group Counseling services based on the unique needs of the community.
Make an Appointment
Call (208) 373-1719 to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to speak with someone, you can leave a message on our confidential voice mail system.
- Clinic Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ISU Students who are unable to schedule during the Clinic's regular hours may be eligible for free and confidential services through
Counseling and Testing Services. For more information, please call (208) 373-1921.
We prefer that you complete your consent forms online prior to your first session here:
Individual Counseling (Paper)
Couple/Family Counseling (Paper)
Counseling for Minors (Paper)
Other Forms (Paper)
Be Kind to Your Mind Group (Paper)
ISU provides free parking for clinic patients/clients:
- Clinic parking is outlined in yellow directly in front of the ISU Meridian Clinics' entrance.
- The parking area is located on the southwest side of the building facing I-84.
Supervising Doctoral Students
- Amanda Arnold, M.S.
- Anna Baird-Udy, M.S.
- Angelica Castillo, M.S.
- Lee Freed, M.S., LCMHC of Vermont, NCC
- Annie Gillette, M.S.
- Jorge Lopez, M.S., LPC, CRC, and NCC
- Aileen Tierney, M.S., LPC, NCC
- Pamela Vance, M.S.
We currently do not accept or bill private insurance. Our clinic is a cash pay clinic.
Payment is accepted at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, and online payments at the link below
- Click here to make an online payment:
Fees (Community Clients)
Occasionally we offer services that have different fees associated with them than the ones listed below. Please contact our office for more information.
Fees (ISU Students)*
*ISU Counseling and Testing offers free services to ISU students and is located in Student Services near the front office on the first floor. To contact their office for an appointment, call (208) 373-1921.
The principle mission of the Department of Counseling is to prepare quality counselors for various settings in Idaho and the nation. More specifically, we seek to prepare quality School Counselors for public schools in K-12 settings, Marriage, Couple and Family Counselors and Clinical Mental Health Counselors for community agencies and other mental health settings, and Student Affairs Counselors for working in college settings such as advising, residence halls, and career centers.
We prepare doctoral level counselor educators and supervisors to serve as faculty members in counselor education programs, counselor supervisors in various settings, doctoral level counselors, leaders in higher education and counseling organizations, and scholars.
Community Mental Health Resources
2-1-1 Idaho CareLine: a free statewide community Information and Referral service, is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Our comprehensive database includes programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: This hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones.
- 988 (call or text)
Suicide Prevention Hotline (Treatment4Addiction.com)
Mental Health Inpatient Therapy:
- Intermountain Hospital
- Boise Behavioral Health Hospital
- Saint Alphonsus Behavioral Health
Community Health Center:
- Terry Reilly Medical & Behavioral Health
- East Boise: 300 S. 23rd – 208-344-3512
- Nampa: 223 16th N. – 467-4431