Michelle Puerner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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Michelle Puerner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

307 1st Ave East #22
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 530-1775
Offers online therapy

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Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 530-1775

About

Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or struggling with a phobia? Perhaps you're having a difficult time sleeping or find yourself worrying about bad things happening or what people think of you? You could be experiencing unwanted thoughts that you are unable to let go of, or fear losing control and something bad happening. You may be struggling to move past something difficult that happened and its taking away from your quality of life. Living with anxiety can be crippling, but with evidenced based treatment, symptoms can improve fairly quickly.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I am trained in EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD.
Participating in therapy can take a lot of courage and vulnerability. I will be there to support and encourage you through the hard things, while creating an open and transparent environment. Feel free to reach out to me today, if you are struggling with your thoughts and feeling anxious. Email tends to be the easiest way to connect with me.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • First Choice Health | FCH
  • Health Net
  • Interwest
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Montana Health Co-op
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS Network
  • PacificSource
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Montana / LCSW-4610
  • School: Walla Walla University
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ATSA
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: MSOTA
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Michelle Puerner's Groups

Social Anxiety Exposure & Response Group

The group will utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is the Gold Standard treatment for Social Anxiety. ERP consists of exposing yourself to things or situations that make you uncomfortable and trigger your anxiety and then learning how to manage your discomfort. The group will meet twice a month and the times will fluctuate as there will be activities in the community. The group will run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and cost $150 per month. It will meet twice monthly beginning in June 2022.

More about this group

Location

307 1st Ave East #22
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 530-1775
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 530-1775
Specialties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Acute Trauma
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022
Photo of Michelle Puerner, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalispell
Michelle Puerner

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW