Welcome to Avalon Counseling. Together, we'll help you clarify what matters and provide you with the tools for living a fulfilling purposeful life.
Why Choose Avalon Counseling?
We were founded from a passion for helping people. We are guided and built upon the core values of uncompromising ethics, responsibility, strength, and compassion. We do not pretend to be a good fit for everyone. Sometimes budgets, schedules, expertise, or personality differences get in the way. And that's okay. It's why we also offer online counseling and telepsychology. Having the ability to work with people remotely vastly extends our ability to help people.
Individual and Group Counseling
Couples and Individual Online Counseling
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.
Dr. Lonnie Stapp, LCPC, LHMC, DE, Ph.D.
Welcome! My name is Lonnie Stapp; I am the founder and Clinical Director of Avalon Counseling, one of the top-rated out-patient mental health clinics in Coeur d’Alene and Northern Idaho.
We provide in office counseling and telepsychology counseling sessions for our Idaho and Washington state patients who prefer online sessions. If you have never participated in an online session, it may take a few minutes to get adjusted and to tweak the technology, but after that, most folks say they could not tell the difference between in-person and online sessions.
Counseling from the Convenience of your home
Telepsychology is approved by Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance companies. Insurance companies that approve Telepsychology reimburse at the same rate as an in-person session. It is my experience deductible and co-pays are handled by most insurance companies similar to an in-office session. As always, it is a good idea to check with your insurance company.
The web-based service I use is called Doxy.me, a HIPAA, American Psychological Association (APA), and American Counseling Association (ACA) approved conferencing service.
I have much more information on my website:
As always, please feel free to call anytime. If you would like to try a mini-session to see how telepsychology works, we can arrange that at no cost.
New Patient Intake Process
1. Please call my office (208) 366-5053 to schedule an appointment
2. A Welcome Package will be sent to you via secure email. The package will contain:
- Welcome Letter
- Patient General Information form
- Consent to Treatment
- Credit Authorization form
- Telepsychology Consent form
3. For your convenience, these forms are designed to be completed online and returned via the secure server to your counselor prior to your first session.
4. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome.