Every human being faces challenges; some people may need extra support from a mental health professional to work through them. If you’re looking for a therapist in Montana, consider online treatment. It can be challenging to find Helena, Billings, or Missoula therapists who are accepting new clients, and there may not be many in-person providers available in smaller rural towns. With an online platform like BetterHelp, you can attend therapy from the comfort of your home at a time that works your schedule. 

The flexibility and convenience of online therapy can make it a practical choice for those who are short on time, like a hospital clinical director or doctoral degree student trying to avoid burnout or an older adult facing a significant life transition like the loss of a spouse. 

With BetterHelp, you can work with a licensed clinical professional counselor or other mental health professional to gain insight into your challenges and learn coping skills to meet your goals. Online providers are knowledgeable about multiple therapeutic techniques. They can help you with a variety of challenges, including overcoming low self-esteem or working through the psychological effects of complex trauma. 

If you’re looking for an online therapist, MT has many options. The following providers are licensed to provide online individual therapy across the state.

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Ali Levesque

Offering therapy in Montana
License: MM,MS,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

“When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something.” -Pema Chödrön Greetings! I am Ali Schultz Levesque, a licensed clinical therapist. I hold dual Master's degrees in psychology and music as well as having the designation of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My areas of focus include Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Serious Emotional Disturbance, Self-Harm, and Autism Spectrum differences. I enjoy helping clients to develop the skills they need to be successful and to lead healthy, empowered lives. In my clinical practice, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help my clients to achieve their goals and to navigate difficult times. I use a client-centered approach and practice unconditional positive regard as a means to create a safe place for exploration of trauma and difficult topics.

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Chad Stewart

Offering therapy in Montana
License: M.Ed ,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a person centered counselor in Montana with five years of experience serving the students, parents and families of the local school district. I have learned and used full scale Chippewa Cree tribal methods and practices to provide culturally relevant approaches to mental health in the community that I currently serve. I have experience with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is non-judgemental, empathetic and supportive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, dignity and equality and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I expect you to come to the table with your issues, have things to talk about. I am here to provide perspective not to lead the conversation. I look forward to working with you!

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John Moore

Offering therapy in Montana
License: LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
36 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I have over 35 years experience. I have worked with all age groups across many dimensions, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and emergency hospital settings. Areas I have worked with include, but are not limited to are depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues, addictions, dependency and anger management. I generally take a cognitive behavioral approach, but do not limit my approach, but tailor my treatment to the individual client needs. I am generally laid back and very accepting in nature, but I also will be direct when I feel it is needed. I also like to instill some humor in therapy, but only when appropriate and not at the clients expense. It takes courage to reach out to someone for help, and I will support you in your endeavor. I believe therapy is about change, and it will take motivation and action on the client's part to make that change. But I will be there to support you in the process.

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Cathy Christensen-Curry

Offering therapy in Montana
License: MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
20 years of experience

Hello. My name is Cathy Curry and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the beautiful state of Montana. I have been serving individuals, children and families for over 20 years.. I have helped clients improve and resolve a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, family relationship problems including parenting problems, career change, OCD, ADHD and abuse and trauma related conditions. My focus is on improving relationship with self and others because I believe what gets broken in relationship also gets healed in relationship. I have a very warm and compassionate style that is focused on hearing and responding to my clients needs and concerns. I believe that by treating people with respect and dignity that they will come away from the therapy process feeling stronger, more confident and with a greater sense of competency in their lives. I recognize that while the process of exploring what makes people feel overwhelmed and vulnerable can seem daunting, that the process can be filled with moments that lead to relief and a stronger and more stable outlook on life.

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Tonya Carpenter

Offering therapy in Montana
License: LCSW,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! My name is Tonya Carpenter and I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in the state of Montana. I have been in private practice for the last five years and was providing counseling services in a hospital clinical setting for three years prior to private practice. I have also worked in the school setting as a behavior intervention specialist for grades 6-12, and worked with adults with disabilities. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Military and Veterans Affairs. As a veteran myself, I understand the importance of supporting our service members. I have a fairly direct and up front approach as I would rather ask a question directly than assume things are a certain way. I am able to do this while maintaining a warm, nonjudgmental approach with clients. I believe that no one is "broken" and needs to be "fixed" as I hear so many clients say, but that every person is operating in their environment the best way they know how with the tools they have. I would like to be able to go through the journey with you of creating the best quality of life possible. I am able to help clients with co-occurring disorders, substance use, PTSD, depression, anxiety, Bipolar, child abuse and neglect, communication, anger management, and other diagnosis or life stressors, but have a primary focus in trauma and military affairs. I utilize a client centered, strengths based, solution-focused approach to meet the client where they are. I also utilize evidenced based practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am certified in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), MRT (moral reconation therapy), trauma-focused CBT, and trauma narratives. I will respond to messages within 24 hours Monday through Friday, and will do my best to accommodate you for scheduling live sessions. I look forward to working with you!

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Lynette Belknap-Williams

Offering therapy in Montana
License: MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime for Life, and practice as a full time professional counselor in several venues. I believe in meeting people where they are and walking with them on their journey to accomplish their goals to be their personal best. Sometimes in life, there are situations that arise, that cause problems we struggle to cope with on our own. Anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed or depression, just to name a few. I can help by working together, with you, on creative solutions, setting goals and guiding you through the steps of accomplishing those goals. I specialize in trauma and PTSD as well as anxiety and depression concerns, as well as substance abuse, and I have significant experience in families and relationship issues. There are solutions, we can find them together, and we can accomplish your goals to reduce negative emotions, relieve stress and build a path to overall health and wellness. I am an eclectic therapist. I believe in building a a custom strategy that is tailor fit to your specific situation and needs. You are the expert on your situation. With you choosing the destination, my navigation will see you through to great success! Whenever you're ready...so am I!

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Cecilia Zinnikas

Offering therapy in Montana
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Montana, with 32 years of professional work experience. I have a nickname of the velvet hammer….I speak truth with compassion, encourage authenticity and share earthy and at time humorous insights. My approach utilizes DBT, CBT, Somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems and EMDR. I am experienced working specifically with healthcare professionals who may have occupational licensure concerns; eating disordered clients; clients navigating young adulthood; clients healing from trauma and adults healing from chaotic childhood environments. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tamika Blaisdell

Offering therapy in Montana
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a healer for those seeking enlightenment. I believe in treating everyone with respect and in accordance with the laws set forth by the Lord our God. I am licensed in California and Montana. I offer 15 years of clinical expertise along with my mission, which is to guide injured souls by assessing their wounds and mapping out unique healing paths that reunite them with their purpose in life. I have experience helping clients who battle interference caused by dark energies (stress, anxiety, depression), life lessons disguised as trauma (relationship issues), toxic parenting and narcissistic abuse (trauma, abuse, anger, emotion management). I also offer relationship guidance for those seeking healthy relationships. Healthy relationships reverberate light. Unhealthy relationships breed toxins like anger and contempt, which add darkness to the atmosphere. I help individuals and couples enhance communication, discover root causes of conflict, accept differences, let go, mediate and settle disputes. Working with me is suitable for those who are firm in their decision to heal and overcome obstacles. I work with beings who are motivated to heal and release the stagnant energy attached to old wounds and patterns, commonly referred to as "baggage." Each session is personalized. This means you are unique. Therefore, your journey and the path toward enlightenment will be unique. The guidance offered will assist you in working to achieve your desired outcome, should you follow it.

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Connie Fredrick

Offering therapy in Montana
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
6 years of experience

Hello! I applaud your bravery in taking the first step to being your best self! I provide virtual sessions. My focus is supporting black women and other BIPOC women to help address and heal racial trauma, generational trauma, life changes, difficult life adjustments, grief, low self-esteem, women issues, and relationship issues just to name a few. I use a solution focused, cognitive behavioral model that can incorporate cultural and religious/spiritual elements if you prefer. Let's work together to get you to a healed & healthy place! I offer traditional talk therapy individually and in groups. I also offer premarital counseling. If the client is religious, I can incorporate spiritual counseling as well. My priority is to meet the client where they are. I recognize the mental health barriers for people of color, and I believe representation matters in therapy also. We are in this together. I want black women who need therapy to reach out to me so you can get the therapy you deserve in a safe, culturally competent space.

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Ann Truesdell

Offering therapy in Montana
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How can therapists in Montana support you?

Therapists in Montana can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 558,748 people live in Montana, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Montana may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Montana working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Montana, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Montana support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Montana can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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