About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Idaho and have been proving therapy to adults, families and children for over 40 years.
My approach is to listen to the client’s story. I am interested in not only what is not going well in your life but also what is going well and why you think that is so. I believe in using what works to overcome what does not. Most people have not come this far in life without a good number of skills and abilities that have worked for them. My task is to help you discover what those skills are and then help you use those skills to overcome the challenges you are having.

I present ideas and observations and most importantly questions for you to consider. I do not see change happening as a result of what I tell you but rather it comes from what you ultimately tell yourself. I have come to believe that our lack of progress is due to either not knowing what we want or only wanting to do what we know.

I encourage questions about the process of our time together and ask for feedback to assess what you feel was helpful and what was not. It is important to me that you feel you are making progress toward what you want to have different in your current situation. We will develop a plan together so that we are both clear about what direction you want to go and what your life will be like when you accomplish your treatment goals.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-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 Reed Finlayson. 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 Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Reed for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Meeting with Reed provided my husband and I with a safe space to process and understand the aftermath of a tough season of life. We especially appreciated how much he valued listening to us and letting us share. His insight was so useful, and he provided us with tools to move forward. We always felt heard and validated. We highly recommend him for counseling for any reason. His experience, kindness, and compassion makes him a wonderful counselor.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Reed for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Very professional and knowledgeable. A real help.

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Reed for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have found Reed to be very helpful. He listens well and has ways to help one understand why we sometimes do things. He also helps one to find ways to change behavior that hurt one.

Work with me!