Dee McLellan-Sams

LCPC

About Me

Hi, I am a Mental Health, Addiction and Anger Management Counselor. I have been working in this field for 25-years in Montana, Nevada and Alaska. I have managed programs for agencies in Montana, Nevada and Alaska and have been in private practice 8-years. I have great respect for all of my clients, no matter what issues are brought to counseling. I tailor my counseling to my client's specific needs.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I genuinely like and enjoy my clients and develop great counseling relationships.

I usually utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered, Humanistic and Rational Emotive Therapies. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families – adolescents and adults suffering from depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/abuse, addiction and substance use, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harming, suicidal ideations, and grief.

If you are struggling with life issues and/or grief you do not have to struggle alone. I offer hope, help, care, and support.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #BBH-LCPC-LIC-705 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dee McLellan-Sams. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.A. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Only my second visit but Dee has offered some good suggestions!

Written by D.E. on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dee is a very empathetic therapist who allows you to express yourself freely and does not judge you and that is great for me!

Written by D.A. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

So far Mrs Dee is very attentive and listens to my concerns, I love it how she sends my worksheets.

Written by V.A. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Super easy to tall to, makes me feel comfortable. Great person. Well put out advice and definitely cares

Written by A.J. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I'm enjoying the process thus far!

Written by M.A. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She was thoughtful, understanding and listened to my needs, and set a goal for our next session. I’m enjoying her as a therapist!

Written by L.I. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Very knowledgeable and friendly. I feel at ease putting my emotional health in her hands.

Written by B.E. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was really enjoying my session with Dee until she completely invalidated my trans identity. If you are trans, beware. She doesn't see us as we are. We are complex, we experience problems of many communities. Do not tell someone with a uterus that Roe vs Wade possibly being overturned that it isn't their business because they don't identify as a woman. Ever.

Written by E.R. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Dee cares about her clients and is good at making connections. Dee made me feel like she knew me and could relate to my problem. I would trust her with the treatment of a loved one.

Written by S.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dee is a wonderful person to talk to. She listens and gives honest advice. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by O.L. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dee has helped me carve new paths in my thinking and helped me through a very acutely time of crisis in my family’s life. I am very grateful for our sessions.

Written by C.H. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s very sweet and give amazing/ life changing advice!

Written by R.E. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dee is amazing. She is a great listener, wise advisor, stabil support and I always feel safe when we are talking or chatting.

Written by G.Y. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Awesome

Written by W.E. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Pretty good and helpful so far, looking forward to growing into a more successful person with her guidance

Written by A.N. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

The sweetest person ever , so easy to talk to , more than a therapist she feels like a lifelong friend !

Written by V.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Very friendly, compassionate, and understanding. She is knowledgeable and always gives good advice. Always feel better after talking with Dee!

Written by S.I. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Dee for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dee is so nice, and very easy to talk to.

Written by V.I. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is nice. She talks a lot about her self a lot sometimes. Like half our therapy. Does not ask me enough questions about my self sometimes.

Written by L.I. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I felt at ease with Dee and very comfortable. Video conference was easy. She is great at connecting and understanding my issues.

Written by E.R. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dee has an easy going nature and a conversational style that really made me feel comfortable and encouraged to open up.

Written by B.E. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am grateful that I was able to work with Dee as she is so comforting to talk to and can relate to a lot of the things I experience. I felt like I could really open up and she was so understanding and supportive throughout our sessions. Thank you Dee and I recommend her to anyone looking for a great therapist.

Written by A.N. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Dee McLellan-Sam is a good listener. She is compassionate. I would recommend her for sure.

Written by E.M. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Just after one meeting I already feel seen and listened too.

Written by I.M. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

she’s been amazing, extremely caring, and just there for you it’s amazing

Written by C.A. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

So far i feel pleased with my first ever experience with any counselor. Dee has been both professional and compassionate

Written by K.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dee was a wonderful person to talk with. She was very kind, and a great listener. She was able to help me pinpoint some of the root causes of my stress and anxiety this past year and simplify the steps that I could take to help manage a healthier lifestyle. She was able to connect with me personally on a few topics which always makes it nice to feel like you are not talking to a stranger. She was able to be flexible and take the call on video or phone. I would recommend her.

Written by N.A. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Dee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dee is great. She is understanding, level headed. Supportive. Offers advice when it’s required but also knows when to just listen. I really enjoy speaking with her

Work with me!