Our Unique Process
We are committed to providing confidential, ethical, safe, self-affirming and non-judgmental counseling for individuals, families, and couples. We carefully listen to your goals and values and then join with you in finding your unique purpose-filled life path. Whatever the issue you or a loved one is experiencing we stand ready to help.
Meet Our Counselors
DR. LONNIE M. STAPP
Doctor of Psychology
I am Dr. Lonnie Stapp, 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. I am a Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH-6098807) and in Idaho a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-6878), with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In addition, I am a Vietnam-era veteran, with two grown children. Having been born and raised along the Gulf Coast of Texas I am invigorated every day with the beauty of the Inland Northwest and the heartiness of the people who inhabit it. I see people facing a variety of challenges, but Anxiety, Depression, Panic disorder, Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Obsessive-Compulsive (Dis)Order, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Couples Counseling, and Sexual Addictions are my areas of specialization. My approach to therapy stems from acceptance and mindfulness strategies which generally means I help people to identify who and what is most important to them and then to move in a positive way in those directions, despite the unpleasant internal distress that often seems to keep us stuck.