We all face challenges, uncertainties and various struggles in life. Taking the steps to make changes at times are not always easy. I invite you to therapy if you are struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck in everyday life. I will provide you with a safe and private space where you can focus just on yourself and with tools to help you build a healthier relationship with yourself and with others around you.
I envision a world where people advance to their full potential through safe connected relationships. We all experience inevitable challenges that happen throughout life and can benefit from empathetic support. Brené Brown states that "Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege...". I take this privilege very seriously. I am honored to be trusted to be a witness to your story.
I approach every client with concern for immediate difficulties and symptoms, but also believe that one of the central tasks of therapy is to gain self knowledge and understanding. Other important therapeutic outcomes might include acknowledging emotion, understanding avoidance, and identifying behavioral and relationship patterns. Research studies consistently demonstrate that focusing on relationships (past and present) increases the likelihood that therapeutic work will be effective.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, from all cultural backgrounds and from all walks of life. I offer outreach therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. After graduate school, I moved to Massachusetts, where I worked in both the traditional office setting, and in outreach, where I counseled clients in their homes. My lifelong love and appreciation for the outdoors called me to make a bold move to Montana. This is where I was exposed to the many opportunities to use my love of the outdoors to enrich the therapeutic process.
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 might be struggling to get past something hard thing 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.
“You are the most delightful child in all the world. Having you around just lights up my day.” For many of us, these statements do not resonate with our childhood experience. For others, childhood trauma left visible scars. And yet the child brain is wired for growth in an environment of unconditional love and acceptance.
Are you waking up at night worrying about problems in your life or what is going on in the world? Do you feel that you "are not good enough" or "lovable enough"? Everyone has concerns in their life and learning to deal with them in a healthy way eliminates a need to turn to behaviors that cause more problems. Working with an empathetic and compassionate person helps you take down the barriers and look at the possibilities in life. I have learned, on a personal level, that I can change old unhealthy behaviors for new healthy ones.
It is the call of my soul to help individuals remember their value and learn to navigate life as the empowered people they were meant to be. Our sense of self is shaped by our experience and when we lack support or encounter traumatic situations, our self-concept may distort. I will be your greatest champion as we work together to reframe such distortions, enabling you to embody your authentic self. The truth is that within each of us lies a power beyond measure. I want to walk beside you as that power blossoms. Together, we will call forth the strength within you.
In my social work career, I have worked in for the county behavioral health working with clients from age 2-21, and as a medical social worker working in oncology. I have experience working with children and teens who have experienced abuse and neglect, who are exhibiting challenging behaviors, and are experiencing anxiety and depression.
I specialize in trauma and crisis counseling by utilizing a rational behavioral empowerment integrative approach with clients 17 years and older. This integrative approach provides support while encouraging the client to stay in the here and now and utilize their strengths to increase self-esteem and motivation. Clients with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, severe depression and anxiety, change of life circumstances, and PTSD benefit from behavioral and empowerment therapy
I am Rebecca and I am excited you have found my page. Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of grief and loss? Do you feel as though anxiety and past traumas have created barriers within your personal or professional life? Do you find yourself not knowing what steps to take next? If any of these ring true for you, please reach out to me. Together we can work towards the root causes of your difficulties within a respectful, safe, and accepting environment.
I love creating space for people navigating major life transitions; who are seeing opportunities for changes in patterns and perspective. “Crisis” can lure us into unproductive patterns, such as the need for control, anxiety, withdrawing from connections, etc., or it can provide such a ripe opportunity for change and growth - it is often our choice. I enjoy helping women step more fully into their power and authenticity, helping young adults trying to find their autonomy and independence and also helping those transitioning into retirement who may be struggling with feeling a lack of purpose and focus.
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Do you find yourself constantly in negative thinking patterns? Are you done with bad relationships, poor communication skills and want to understand how to care for yourself and love others better? If you don’t know what’s happening or how to deal with these things, I’d love to help because that’s what I do, I help people.
I believe individuals are inherently motivated towards health and well-being. When we work from a place of compassion, curiosity and vulnerability, I believe meaningful, lasting change is possible. My clinical experience working with adults and teens includes addressing anxiety, depression, suicidal/crisis intervention, self-harm, grief, identity issues, eating disorders, substance use, peer relationship conflict, family conflict and trauma.
*TAKING NEW CLIENTS IN KALISPELL* This journey called life is full of ups & downs, joy & pain, being known and feeling alone... This is most prominent during transition times like adolescence, graduating, getting married or divorced, or losing a loved one. In my practice I honor the whole person and treat mind, body, & spirit, as well as the connections with others in relationships. You are welcome & encouraged to bring your whole story and self to the therapy process. I believe Creation says something significant about the Divine, & that we can engage with this connection through nature & relationships with others & self.
I have worked for three decades with individuals seeking to overcome a wide variety of issues related to addiction, depression, anxiety, establishing a sense of identity and purpose that feels good to them, forming healthy habits, achieving intimacy and maintaining relationships, attaining life goals, and overcoming many forms of trauma. I have worked with adolescents, adults, families, couples, combat veterans, professional athletes, medical professionals, as well as adolescents and adults with diverse ethnic, indigenous, sexual, gender, and cultural identities. It is such an honor to assist in the discovery of personal truths.
I am a Certified Equine Assisted Therapist and work with children and adults, individuals, couples and families. I work with clients that have struggles with life transitions or just would like to learn healthier ways of thinking and being. Horses are the bridge to making changes quickly and actually assist in rewiring the brain for healthy interactions!
The decision to enter into a counseling relationship can be a heroic step in your life journey. Perhaps you are having difficulty managing your mood, recently suffered a loss, or are negatively impacted by deeply held beliefs. More specific help may be desired in addressing such things as relationship issues, parenting struggles, life transitions, attaining life goals, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, building meaning in your life, or adoption issues. The counseling services that I offer can provide you with insights into behavior and thought patterns that no longer serve you. Our work together can propel insight into action.
You’re leaning in and putting in the effort, but for some reason, old habits keep coming up that hold you back. You are keeping those plates spinning, but you also feel like you’re spinning your wheels, and you’re drained from the effort. Now, most of the time, you’re left unsure how to get out of your rut or how to best fulfill your wants and needs.
Sessions are currently available. I am not a passive counselor who leans back in her chair behind her clipboard muttering an occasional “um-hum,” rather I’m an interactive, engaged professional who cares about hearing your story, and helping you discover tools and insights to heal and grow. I read the needs of the client and will support you patiently as you work through your story, or I will push you toward the changes you are wanting. Either way, my treatment style hinges on straightforward honesty.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kalispell are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Kalispell then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Kalispell, or Child Psychologists in Kalispell.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kalispell psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Kalispell specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.