Therapists in Montana

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Photo of Regan Wilson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Montana
Regan Wilson
Pre-Licensed Professional, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59715
We often start counseling because something doesn't feel right. You don't need to know what is "wrong" with you, and you definitely don't need to know your "diagnosis." Feeling "lousy" or frustrated is all we need to start with. As a dietitian of 15 years, I've worked with clients with food issues and eating disorders that were based in depression, anxiety, trauma, or shame issues. Sharing our truth with another person can feel strange and even embarrassing or shameful. My job (and so far I've been pretty good at it) is to make you feel safe and help you feel better. Yes, you have to show up, but I'll be there with you.
We often start counseling because something doesn't feel right. You don't need to know what is "wrong" with you, and you definitely don't need to know your "diagnosis." Feeling "lousy" or frustrated is all we need to start with. As a dietitian of 15 years, I've worked with clients with food issues and eating disorders that were based in depression, anxiety, trauma, or shame issues. Sharing our truth with another person can feel strange and even embarrassing or shameful. My job (and so far I've been pretty good at it) is to make you feel safe and help you feel better. Yes, you have to show up, but I'll be there with you.
(406) 729-4412 View (406) 729-4412
Lucia P Young
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Missoula, MT 59801
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My approach is varied depending upon the needs of clients.
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My approach is varied depending upon the needs of clients.
(406) 207-4777 View (406) 207-4777
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In Focus Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Cand
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Billings, MT 59102  (Online Only)
I have immediate virtual appts. to help with life & Addiction, OCD, and Trauma. I am currently a Master's student in the last portion of my training for my degree. Don't let that scare you, I come with many years of experience in supporting folx with mental health concerns including trauma and the impact of PTSD. As a Montana therapist, I work with people in rural areas and understanding the nuances of the challenges faced in taking care of your mental health, that is why I am proud to be part of a sliding scale program at my internship. Let's chat and see how I can help you focus on what's important. I serve Montana and Colorado.
I have immediate virtual appts. to help with life & Addiction, OCD, and Trauma. I am currently a Master's student in the last portion of my training for my degree. Don't let that scare you, I come with many years of experience in supporting folx with mental health concerns including trauma and the impact of PTSD. As a Montana therapist, I work with people in rural areas and understanding the nuances of the challenges faced in taking care of your mental health, that is why I am proud to be part of a sliding scale program at my internship. Let's chat and see how I can help you focus on what's important. I serve Montana and Colorado.
(406) 282-8745 View (406) 282-8745
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Autumn L Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Missoula, MT 59801
I believe that psychotherapy is an active process resulting in clarity and change. It can help identify ineffective patterns of thinking and behavior, which may create stress, emotional problems, stress related medical problems, addiction problems, and/or relationship problems. Sometimes the work can be difficult but can also be profoundly rewarding and life changing. I believe in the power of positive change and would love to help you turn your stress into a life balance.
I believe that psychotherapy is an active process resulting in clarity and change. It can help identify ineffective patterns of thinking and behavior, which may create stress, emotional problems, stress related medical problems, addiction problems, and/or relationship problems. Sometimes the work can be difficult but can also be profoundly rewarding and life changing. I believe in the power of positive change and would love to help you turn your stress into a life balance.
(406) 272-8175 View (406) 272-8175
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Kelly Ryan
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59715
If you are going through pain, difficult transitions, or looking for growth and insight, this is the place. Whether your suffering is caused by emotional, physical, or relational distress, you are not alone and you can heal. My desire as a therapist is to bring compassionate curiosity towards your experience, while fostering personal growth and overall wellness. My hope is that through our work, you gain the freedom to feel lovable and valuable as you are right now, make healthy choices in relationships and life that align with your values, and build successful coping tools to navigate whatever unknowns life throws your way.
If you are going through pain, difficult transitions, or looking for growth and insight, this is the place. Whether your suffering is caused by emotional, physical, or relational distress, you are not alone and you can heal. My desire as a therapist is to bring compassionate curiosity towards your experience, while fostering personal growth and overall wellness. My hope is that through our work, you gain the freedom to feel lovable and valuable as you are right now, make healthy choices in relationships and life that align with your values, and build successful coping tools to navigate whatever unknowns life throws your way.
(406) 642-8432 View (406) 642-8432
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Shannon R Agee-Jones
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59715
Deciding to see a therapist can be an overwhelming decision, and it can also be a powerful time of exploration, discovery, healing, and growth. Through discovering more fully our story and how our stories came to be, we can attend to that process. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor- Candidate, offering in-person, and telehealth counseling sessions.  I believe counseling to be a collaborative relationship with the client, helping support the client process experiences with a focus on the whole person, connecting mind and body, and developing a deeper understanding of our life experiences in a way to positively grow.
Deciding to see a therapist can be an overwhelming decision, and it can also be a powerful time of exploration, discovery, healing, and growth. Through discovering more fully our story and how our stories came to be, we can attend to that process. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor- Candidate, offering in-person, and telehealth counseling sessions.  I believe counseling to be a collaborative relationship with the client, helping support the client process experiences with a focus on the whole person, connecting mind and body, and developing a deeper understanding of our life experiences in a way to positively grow.
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Moving Forward Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Billings, MT 59101
Extensive experience working with substance abuse issues, thinking errors, anger management and assisting in development of recovery programs. Moving forward one step at a time.
Extensive experience working with substance abuse issues, thinking errors, anger management and assisting in development of recovery programs. Moving forward one step at a time.
(406) 802-5748 View (406) 802-5748
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Cara Carter
Counselor, LCPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Billings, MT 59102
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever noticed the physical sensations of feelings? The knot in your throat when you feel sadness, the butterflies and turns in your stomach when you are anxious, the tension in your back and shoulders when you are overwhelmed and stressed? Trauma, feelings, and stress manifest in our bodies. As a therapist, I have a diverse range of skills and experience. Therapy sessions with me are as unique as each person I work with. When therapy is holistic and can incorporate your emotional needs alongside your physical sensations you can have a deeper approach to healing and wellness.
Have you ever noticed the physical sensations of feelings? The knot in your throat when you feel sadness, the butterflies and turns in your stomach when you are anxious, the tension in your back and shoulders when you are overwhelmed and stressed? Trauma, feelings, and stress manifest in our bodies. As a therapist, I have a diverse range of skills and experience. Therapy sessions with me are as unique as each person I work with. When therapy is holistic and can incorporate your emotional needs alongside your physical sensations you can have a deeper approach to healing and wellness.
(406) 732-2266 View (406) 732-2266
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Emily Barben
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bozeman, MT 59715
Not accepting new clients
We all encounter relationship distress, emotional pain, and difficult and stressful transitions throughout our lives, which can leave us feeling inadequate, depressed, anxious, or alone. Whether you are experiencing pain and distress or are seeking personal growth, I would like to help. I believe that everyone has the capability to heal, grow, change, and live a purposeful life full of connected relationships. My goal as a therapist is to help couples, individuals, and families feel understood and accepted through expanding emotional awareness, healing from past hurts, and increasing security within relationship bonds.
We all encounter relationship distress, emotional pain, and difficult and stressful transitions throughout our lives, which can leave us feeling inadequate, depressed, anxious, or alone. Whether you are experiencing pain and distress or are seeking personal growth, I would like to help. I believe that everyone has the capability to heal, grow, change, and live a purposeful life full of connected relationships. My goal as a therapist is to help couples, individuals, and families feel understood and accepted through expanding emotional awareness, healing from past hurts, and increasing security within relationship bonds.
(406) 412-8433 View (406) 412-8433
Photo of Stacy Ryan, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Montana
Stacy Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bozeman, MT 59718
My motivation stems from my passion for serving and empowering others. I bring experience in family support programs, developmental disability, and understanding clients' emotional and behavioral needs. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated excellence in crisis management, high-pressure situations, and educating others on family growth. I have experience in trauma, blended families, and individual development. I strive to help individuals, couples, and families achieve their health and healing goals.
My motivation stems from my passion for serving and empowering others. I bring experience in family support programs, developmental disability, and understanding clients' emotional and behavioral needs. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated excellence in crisis management, high-pressure situations, and educating others on family growth. I have experience in trauma, blended families, and individual development. I strive to help individuals, couples, and families achieve their health and healing goals.
(406) 840-0258 View (406) 840-0258
Photo of Karen Lenard, Psychologist in Montana
Karen Lenard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitefish, MT 59937
Now offering boutique in-home therapy. Let me come to you! No insurance records means no concerns about your privacy being violated. Boutique services at its best, patients can opt for in-home therapy allowing you to remain in the comfort of your own home or at locations agreed upon beforehand. Does your history contain repeated insults to your soul? Or, have you experienced repeated insults to your sense of self, repeated stresses or traumas that somehow erode your experience of life? Using research-based methods, Dr. Lenard can help you find relief to a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Now offering boutique in-home therapy. Let me come to you! No insurance records means no concerns about your privacy being violated. Boutique services at its best, patients can opt for in-home therapy allowing you to remain in the comfort of your own home or at locations agreed upon beforehand. Does your history contain repeated insults to your soul? Or, have you experienced repeated insults to your sense of self, repeated stresses or traumas that somehow erode your experience of life? Using research-based methods, Dr. Lenard can help you find relief to a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(406) 400-9035 View (406) 400-9035
Photo of Robert Schwab, Counselor in Montana
Robert Schwab
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glendive, MT 59330  (Online Only)
Life can be very challenging and overwhelming, and our natural tendency is to freeze or flee from our issues. However the best solution is to walk through them, and I can help you in that process. I like to listen intently to hurting or frustrated people who are stuck in addictions, toxic relationships, depression, anxiety, and confusing situations and help them come up with solutions that will work. It's important to feel supported when we're overwhelmed, and I make that my primary goal.
Life can be very challenging and overwhelming, and our natural tendency is to freeze or flee from our issues. However the best solution is to walk through them, and I can help you in that process. I like to listen intently to hurting or frustrated people who are stuck in addictions, toxic relationships, depression, anxiety, and confusing situations and help them come up with solutions that will work. It's important to feel supported when we're overwhelmed, and I make that my primary goal.
(406) 299-9496 View (406) 299-9496
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Iona Yabut Counseling
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Livingston, MT 59047  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting the bipoc community of Montana, those who identify as lgbtqia+, and those struggling with divorce. My approach includes tempering the emotional with the practical; addressing unmet needs, unhealthy thought-patterns and perceptions; and employing mindfulness, self compassion, and skill building into our work. I provide a therapeutic relationship rooted in compassion, authenticity, and nonjudgement so you can feel safe to be vulnerable in our work toward healing, resolution, and positive change.
I specialize in supporting the bipoc community of Montana, those who identify as lgbtqia+, and those struggling with divorce. My approach includes tempering the emotional with the practical; addressing unmet needs, unhealthy thought-patterns and perceptions; and employing mindfulness, self compassion, and skill building into our work. I provide a therapeutic relationship rooted in compassion, authenticity, and nonjudgement so you can feel safe to be vulnerable in our work toward healing, resolution, and positive change.
(406) 296-4495 View (406) 296-4495
Photo of Malissa Steffes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montana
Malissa Steffes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Billings, MT 59101
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Through my schooling and work in the field I have experience working with children in the school setting, community and child protective services. I have experience working with children diagnosed "SED" (seriously emotionally disturbed) in the school setting to foster children and families. I also am currently doing custody evaluations for the Yellowstone County Court system (13th Judicial District). I am interested in helping those who want to help themselves or their family.
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Through my schooling and work in the field I have experience working with children in the school setting, community and child protective services. I have experience working with children diagnosed "SED" (seriously emotionally disturbed) in the school setting to foster children and families. I also am currently doing custody evaluations for the Yellowstone County Court system (13th Judicial District). I am interested in helping those who want to help themselves or their family.
(406) 204-5298 View (406) 204-5298
Photo of Shanna Rodgers, Counselor in Montana
Shanna Rodgers
Counselor, MS, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Billings, MT 59102
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Montana school counselor, and Air Force veteran. I can provide you with a space to grieve, process, and grow.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Montana school counselor, and Air Force veteran. I can provide you with a space to grieve, process, and grow.
(406) 308-5844 View (406) 308-5844
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Michael J Kalous
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Montana City, MT 59634
I love helping people address needs related to relationships, family, children, faith, and self-development. I am interested in the intricacies, challenges, and healing of relationships which involves honest appraisal and assessment of interpersonal communications which affect the most important aspects of personhood and human interactions. I enjoy the adventure of accompanying clients as they seek resolution of the challenges of living with ourselves and others in the world. The ultimate goal, in my current understanding, is to be at peace with who we are, who we have been, and continue striving to become the person we want to be.
I love helping people address needs related to relationships, family, children, faith, and self-development. I am interested in the intricacies, challenges, and healing of relationships which involves honest appraisal and assessment of interpersonal communications which affect the most important aspects of personhood and human interactions. I enjoy the adventure of accompanying clients as they seek resolution of the challenges of living with ourselves and others in the world. The ultimate goal, in my current understanding, is to be at peace with who we are, who we have been, and continue striving to become the person we want to be.
(406) 412-3447 View (406) 412-3447
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Megan Lewis
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Whitefish, MT 59937
Are you someone who has started to feel less valued or understood in your relationships or having a hard time figuring out who you are? I help people re-discover their strength, voice, and enhancing relationships with one's self and with others. Together we will process emotions, challenge self-limiting beliefs and develop improved communication to help achieve a greater sense of connection and intimacy in your existing and future relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with difficult relationships, trauma, grief/loss, self-esteem, stress, transitions, & LGBTQ issues. BIPOC Ally.
Are you someone who has started to feel less valued or understood in your relationships or having a hard time figuring out who you are? I help people re-discover their strength, voice, and enhancing relationships with one's self and with others. Together we will process emotions, challenge self-limiting beliefs and develop improved communication to help achieve a greater sense of connection and intimacy in your existing and future relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with difficult relationships, trauma, grief/loss, self-esteem, stress, transitions, & LGBTQ issues. BIPOC Ally.
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Photo of Breezy Adams, Counselor in Montana
Breezy Adams
Counselor, LCPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Kalispell, MT 59901
“We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe.” - Brené Brown. My primary focus in the room is to make you feel seen and honored. I approach counseling from a relational perspective; our therapeutic relationship is the most important thing to create. When you can feel safe, trusting, seen, and honored, healing and change can begin.
“We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe.” - Brené Brown. My primary focus in the room is to make you feel seen and honored. I approach counseling from a relational perspective; our therapeutic relationship is the most important thing to create. When you can feel safe, trusting, seen, and honored, healing and change can begin.
(406) 284-7111 View (406) 284-7111
Photo of Raeleah Schaeffer, Occupational Therapist in Montana
Raeleah Schaeffer
Occupational Therapist, MOT, OTR/L
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Missoula, MT 59804
Does your child struggle with bedtime routine or transitioning between tasks? Imagine being able to put your kids down for bed without a fight. Or, being able to turn the TV off without an outburst. Get support with these everyday tasks and routines allowing you to spend more time connecting as a family.
Does your child struggle with bedtime routine or transitioning between tasks? Imagine being able to put your kids down for bed without a fight. Or, being able to turn the TV off without an outburst. Get support with these everyday tasks and routines allowing you to spend more time connecting as a family.
(406) 780-3794 View (406) 780-3794
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Lara Mattson Radle
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Missoula, MT 59802
Are you looking for a change? I would love to meet with you & offer my undivided presence & attention as we seek to find a way to make your life work best for you. I have 20+ years of experience & am confident that, if you decide to work with me, I can help provide you with the support & insight you need to make changes to improve your life so that it better suits your needs. I see individual adults and have experience in the areas of personal growth, depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, parenting, relational conflict, behavioral concerns & adoption.
Are you looking for a change? I would love to meet with you & offer my undivided presence & attention as we seek to find a way to make your life work best for you. I have 20+ years of experience & am confident that, if you decide to work with me, I can help provide you with the support & insight you need to make changes to improve your life so that it better suits your needs. I see individual adults and have experience in the areas of personal growth, depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, parenting, relational conflict, behavioral concerns & adoption.
(406) 203-0511 View (406) 203-0511

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Montana who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% Allegiance
78% PacificSource

How Therapists in Montana see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montana?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.