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Jared Bryson
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jared Bryson, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Jared Bryson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Idaho with almost 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and/or families seeking help with different personal life and/or relationship challenges. His specialties include depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional defiance in children/teens, parenting support, codependency recovery, abuse trauma recovery, anger management, men's issues, relationship issues, and grief and loss.

Jared completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Behavioral Science as well as Christian Studies and received his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. Jared is a Certified Practitioner in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and an ADHD- Certified Clinical Services Provider (CCSP) and has specialized training in helping individuals struggling with sexual compulsivity/ addiction.

Jared takes a strength-based, whole-person approach in his work by utilizing core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional awareness-building, and relationship effectiveness training. He also uses cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy to assist each client in working toward experiencing the version of transformational change they desire for their lives.

Jared seeks to establish a warm, caring, and supportive relationship with you in order to assist you in building on your strengths and collaborate with you towards meeting your goals as well as living the meaningful life you value and desire.


California Baptist University
Master's in Counseling Psychology


  • Depression/Anxiety/ Panic
  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity 
  • Oppositional defiance in children/ teens
  • Parenting Support
  • Codependency recovery
  • Abuse trauma recovery
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues/Sexual compulsivity/ addiction
  • Relationship/ Intimacy issues
  • Grief & Loss
Matt Blakely
Self Pay Rate: $99

Matt Blakely, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Matt Blakely is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 6 years of experience parting with adult individuals and couples who are faced with concerns or conditions related to dysfunctional relationships, faith-based dilemmas, anger, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, difficult life transitions, and more.

Matt earned his Master's degree in Social Work from Boston College and takes a collaborative approach when working with clients. He enjoys assisting in strengthening relationships using an eclectic therapeutic approach, pulling from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Christian counseling techniques. Often, negative outcomes from our daily interactions with others can contribute to anxiety, loneliness, disconnection, or strain in relationships, and building improved communication skills can benefit a client’s wellbeing in many ways. Matt also works to understand religious/spiritual beliefs and practices, and when desired, integrates these into the treatment process.

He understands that experiences related to religion and spirituality can sometimes play a role in major difficulties in life, and can also contribute in powerful ways to a client’s growth and healing process. He integrates principles from solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and neuroscience into his sessions with clients. Matt believes each client can progress toward a vision of their ideal self and make desired changes to heal and build resilience.


Boston College
Master of Social Work


  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Christian/Faith Based Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Anger Management
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Jared Bryson – Awesome Therapist

I have been working with Jared for over a year now. When I first started with him, I was apprehensive about going to a new therapist. I was with one before and did not have much success. After my first session, I knew he was the right fit for me. My spouse had already been going for a while, so we were able to compare experiences. One thing we noticed was how Jared adapted his therapy style to each of us. We then started couples therapy with him. He has been a God-send for us in helping us work through our issues. We were able to uncover things about us that made us stronger as a team. I cannot recommend Jared enough. He is truly amazing and a master of his craft.
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Jared Bryson, LMFT

I met Jared @ an Out-Patient program back in 2012. I was going going threw so much at work & home and was in much need of guidance! While I HATED being there, I knew something needed to change. Somehow through out the years, I had lost my Voice. I no longer could balance what we call LIFE. Being a Wife, Step-mom, Business Woman, the Pilar to my immediate family & finally having my own child, took a toll on me...I could no longer function! While in this program, Jared asked my permission if he could be my Voice. Confused, I said yes. Then he said I could take it back when I was ready. Again confused, I replied...Okay. Each day with him, I grew stronger & stronger. I looked forward to being in the Program. By the end,I knew what he meant, I had my VOICE back! Jared helped me find myself again! Jared is NOT your typical therapist. He does not sit there with a pen + paper asking the obvious questions! He is a real down to earth person who genuinely cares about you & wants you to succeed. I was so HAPPY to find out he ventured out on his own. He has been my LIFE COACH since leaving the program & now my 13 yr old gets the PRIVILEGE to benefit from his wisdom as well! I will follow him (Virtually) where ever he goes!
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