Frequently Asked Counseling Questions


Q: What payment forms do you accept?

A. Advance Counseling Center accepts most insurance companies. We have a merchant machine to accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express credit cards. We also accept checks and cash.

Q: What type of counseling services do you offer?

A. Counseling – or psychotherapy – is a professional relationship that focuses on personal problems. The counseling relationship differs from both social friendships and patient-doctor contacts. Unlike friends, counselors are able to be objective; they are not involved in your daily lives. Unlike most doctors, counselors don’t give specific advice or tell you what to do. Instead, they serve as skilled listeners who help you to clarify issues, discover your true wishes and feelings, and deal effectively with problems. We offer counseling services to help with this in Boise, Idaho. Specifically, we offer family therapy, children’s therapy, Imago Relationship therapy, Men’s counseling, grief counseling, eating disorder counseling, sexual integrity counseling, Christian marriage counseling, and more.

Q: What type of professional training do you have at Boise Advance Counseling Center?

A. Jacalyn Ramsey, MA, NCC, LCPC, is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She is originally from New Orleans, where she received her Masters Degree in Community Counseling. She also holds a Certificate of Professional Studies in Adlerian Psychology. Her experience covers a wide spectrum of clientele in different settings, including families, children, couples and family therapy, and substance abuse group work. She and her husband also work together as mediators. Jacalyn is a member of the following professional organizations: American Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society of Professional Counseling, Idaho Society of Individual Psychology, Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association, Idaho Counseling Association, Idaho Association for Play Therapy, Alpha Chi Omega National Sorority, American Association of Christian Counselors, and Cambridge Who’s Who. All certified counseling services offered, are by our licensed therapist Jacalyn Ramsey.

Q: What kinds of issues are addressed in counseling?

A. By using solid clinical counseling skills, Advance Counseling Center, treats such issues as adjustment problems, marriage and relationship problems, communication skills, divorce recovery, parenting, step-parenting, co-dependency, substance abuse, trauma and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, anger management, grief and loss, life transitions and behavioral issues. Through her caring nature, she has the unique ability to offer hope and healing to result in changed lives.

Q: Do you offer free initial phone consultations?

A. Yes, we do offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation. Use our contact form or give us a call today at 208-376-8222 or email us at jramsey@advcounseling.com and we will be more than happy to help with any of your counseling needs.

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Jacalyn Ramsey is an amazing Christian woman who has been able to help me to open up and become the woman I truly want to be. I had just married and moved to a new city where I did not know anyone. Jacalyn gave me the tools I needed to enjoy my new life. There is no magic pill, but when you have someone like Jacalyn to guide, direct, and pray with you, you will find the peace in your life that you need to be happy. ~ TS