Keri Zwerner

(MA, LCPC, LMFT)

About Me

Are you struggling with sadness?
Unhappy in your current life situation?
Do you feel stuck?

The daily stresses of life can build until we feel completely overwhelmed with life. Sometimes we feel lost, alone, or depressed; we may even feel confused and hopeless about the future. These feelings are very ‘normal,’ yet most of us feel as if we are falling apart. Psychotherapy can help you work through problems in relationships, at work, or with feelings of unhappiness or not being good enough. If you find yourself struggling with sadness or feeling stuck, we can work together to get you moving in your best direction.

I’m excited to offer comprehensive mental health services in Montana, working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy and counseling. I received my master’s degree from Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, CA. After practicing in the LA area for over 10 years, I relocated to Montana in 2014 to raise my children in Big Sky Country. Currently, in private practice in Bozeman, I work with adults, children, adolescents, and families, helping them manage many issues through their time of growth. I also offer support to parents as they work their way through the many challenges of parenthood (including issues related to blended/stepfamilies and families with children who were adopted).

Through the years, I’ve helped adults heal unresolved wounds from childhood, achieve greater self-awareness and self-esteem, improve relationships with partners, friends, and co-workers, increase their ability to make life-enhancing choices, and improve everyday life issues.

In addition, I specialize in the field of trauma and grief. A member of ISST-D, ISTSS, and AAETS (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress), I have received additional training and attended many conferences in the areas of trauma and stress. Striving to offer the most complete help I can, I’ve continued my education and training, keeping up on current research and information so that you can have more options that help you move towards your goals. Currently, I am in a 3 year training program in Somatic Experiencing (SE) for work with trauma.

I have dedicated myself to assisting others through the difficult times in their lives, as I know from my own personal experiences that life can be downright hard at times. (And sometimes, the word ‘hard’ doesn’t even cover it!) Believing that we all have the power and ability to make positive changes in our lives to grow and learn, I know sometimes we just need help finding our strengths to do so. Together we'll explore your goals, engage your personal potential, and find your own unique solutions to the challenges you face. We’ll discover ways for you to go beyond just surviving and into thriving! We all have our own unique story and experiences; it's a privilege when individuals choose to share their stories with me.

No one needs to walk this journey alone. Let me help facilitate change using your inner resources, while we work collaboratively in a safe and supportive environment. We might work together to heal old wounds left over from childhood or explore what it is that you want or need in your life now, and how to make that happen.

It can take courage to admit that we sometimes need help, but nobody does everything on their own.

Now that you've taken the first step by reading this, let's talk and see how I might be able to help get you moving in your ‘right’ direction. Let's discover your own best ways of being.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #BBH-LCPC-LIC-11745 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Keri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Great use of philosophy. Great at find truth through questions.

Written by T.I. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Keri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Keri is patient, understanding, and supportive. She is helping me to help myself. She meets me at my place and my level. Though I am a pretty new patient, I look forward to continuing to work toward my goals.

Written by S.I. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Keri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far so good! Great communication, easy to talk to, listens, doesn’t jump to conclusions about me (a problem I’ve had in the past). Overall a great experience meeting with Keri.