Christian Counseling Boise Idaho

Christian Counseling Services for Families, Couples, Children, Teens and Adults

Through family therapy, parent-child relationships have been strengthened and given new direction by improving parenting and communication skills. Blended families have discovered new ways to connect with each other.

By using Imago Relationship Therapy with couples, she improves communication skills, creates better understanding and unconditional acceptance. As a result-oriented therapist, Jacalyn’s goal is to achieve positive results in a timely manner.

In working with children, Jacalyn utilizes art, play therapy, games, and puppets to create a therapeutic relationship resulting in open expression of thoughts and feelings.

In treating adolescents, Jacalyn creates a calm atmosphere to allow them to relax and express their feelings. She has experience with such problems as low self-esteem, self-mutilation, drug abuse, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation.

Certified Counseling With The Expertise To Help!

Located in Boise, Idaho, Advance Counseling was founded in 2004 for the purpose of enabling individuals to discover, develop, and nurture their untapped strengths. 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 counseling experience covers a wide spectrum of clientele in different settings, including families, children, couples and family therapy, and substance abuse group work. Jacalyn has experience working with families, couples, individuals, adolescents, and children. By using solid clinical skills, she has treated such issues as adjustment problems, marital and relationship problems, communication skills, divorce recovery, parenting, stepparenting, 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.

The tenets that shape Jacalyn’s counseling services include the basic belief that individuals have untapped strengths that can be developed and nurtured. Jacalyn’s success is based upon her belief that vision, perseverance and faith are integral in the achievement of lifelong goals. Her personal life experiences have also greatly contributed to her therapeutic approach. In addressing physical, mental and spiritual needs, Jacalyn uses an integrative perspective, incorporating such therapies as: Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Reality, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems. In counseling she utilizes self-discovery through experiential exercises, art therapy, inner child work, visualization, bibliotherapy, and play therapy with children.

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 Boise Idaho services offered are by our licensed therapist Jacalyn Ramsey.

During her leisure, she enjoys music, art, travel, bicycling, gardening, reading and photography.

Working With Families, Couples, Adults, Adolescents and Children

Are you looking for a Christian Counselor in Boise Idaho? A Better Way was founded in 2007 to provide faith based family mediation, mentoring, and life coaching.

About Richard

Richard Ramsey, BA, BCTC, is an Ordained Minister and Board Certified Therapon Counselor. Richard is a well respected Christian counselor in Boise. As part of Advance Counseling Center, A Better Way was founded in 2007 to provide family mediation, mentoring, and life coaching.

For more than thirty years, Richard Ramsey has served as pastor to children and families, youth minister, pastor of churches in Idaho, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, Colorado, and Alaska. His experience encompasses many areas of ministry, giving him great insight in reaching people with diverse needs and effecting positive changes in their lives. As Executive Director for Central Dakota Youth for Christ, he was instrumental in establishing ministry to youth in small communities. Much of Richard’s 20,000 hours of counseling has been in the area of issues facing the today’s men. The desire to see the lives of men changed by the power of Jesus Christ led Richard into a mentoring ministry. He has helped countless numbers of men in defining their roles as committed husbands and fathers, and also life coaching youth and children.


*Mentoring men in roles of husbands & fathers
*Sexual integrity coaching
*Mentoring male adolescents
*Marriage Counseling
*Families in crisis
*Mediation/relationship issues

The Ramsey’s have been the Godly counselors we have needed all of our lives. We are so thankful for their Godly insight and love that they have shown to our family. Divorce seemed to be the only option, but thanks to their marriage counseling and support, we are learning to be the husband and wife God designed us to be, in spite of our childhood baggage. ~ SW