About me

My name is Garlena Rumsey, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Idaho. I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in Oregon. I live in a border town in Idaho and Oregon is 4 miles away. I specialize in trauma with a certification of Clinical Counselor Trauma Professional 1 (CCTP-1). I work with a variety of diagnoses: PTSD, depression, anxiety, fears, abuse, substance abuse, and sexuality issues. Populations include adolescents, young adults, adults, the elderly, LGBTQ, sex offenders, and the developmentally challenged.
I have worked with adolescents in different settings, shelter care, foster care, and group homes. I utilize CBT, Art, Games, and Narratives depending on the individual. Everyone is unique and one type of therapy may not work for another individual. A relationship is important to working with adolescents. Trying to navigate through the world as it is now can be extremely difficult.
Couples counseling utilizing CBT, Art, Narratives, and homework creates knowledge and improves relationships. Honesty is important in working together for a better relationship. The mental health of each individual creates education and understanding. Setting boundaries with each other, learning to communicate, and utilizing active listening skills to be obtained.
I am a Christian and give all the glory to God for bringing me to this place in my life. I feel I am guided in my work and focus on treating everyone with respect and dignity. I am culturally diverse in my approach and will not turn anyone away from doing counseling with me unless I feel I cannot help in any way. I believe God brings people together and if we are brought together, it must be a God thing. I am accepting of religions different than mine and consider myself spiritual rather than religious.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Garlena Rumsey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Jun 04, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Garlena is kind and compassionate but a no nonsense therapist. She works hard to help my husband and I find new avenues to learn to communicate better and assigns homework geared toward bringing us closer together.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Garlena for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

I really like Garlena. She's a straight shooter, and I really appreciate that. I feel like I've really connected with her and I trust her completely.

Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Garlena for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Supportive reaches out

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Garlena for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Garlena helped us work through our marital separation. She helped us develop better communication skills and identify behaviors that were keeping us stuck. She’s a wonderful therapist and human being, and we recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much, Garlena!!

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Garlena for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

She’s the best! Has really helped our relationship

Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Garlena for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship


Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thank you being listening to me.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Garlena for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to try it.

Work with me!