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Dr. Theresa White

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a strength-based, client-centered clinician. I firmly believe that no two people, and therefore, no two problems, are alike, and deserve honor, respect, and careful attention to detail. I hold three earned degrees with a counseling focus/specialization: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Master of Arts (M.A.); and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). I am fully licensed in the state of Montana and have been a Nationally Certified Counselor since 2005. I have served as an outpatient therapist, a day treatment therapist, and the lead clinician of a whole team of mental healthcare workers. I have completed original dissertation research about the importance of self-care for caregivers, an area that I very often explore with each of my clients. My approach to therapy is to help my client decrease anxiety, achieve inward peace and clarity of thought, and approach issues from a calm and collected stance. I have experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and adolescents. I enjoy coming alongside individuals as they navigate life and am honored to play a part in the journey.

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Karen Galvin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am Karen Galvin, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana. I have provided 25 years of service for children, teens, adults, couples and aging populations. My experiences as a clinician include home-based counseling, outpatient therapy, residential and long term psychiatric treatment and hospital care. My training and practice experiences bring a strong developmental background, with ability to serve a broad range of issues throughout the life span with care, compassion and competence. My counseling style is positive, strength based, collaborative and flexible. I strive to meet you where you are, listening and assisting you to understand yourself and others better, and to work through challenges to cope effectively and thrive. I want you to look forward to your sessions and feel yourself grow. Some tools I may bring to assist you in meeting your needs and reaching your goals include a person centered approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused therapy, EMDR, hypnosis and mindfulness. I will tailor strategies and treatment plans with you to meet your individual needs and style Congratulations on taking this step to create the changes that will lead to more happiness and satisfaction in your life. I am here to encourage, mentor and support you in this important journey. I look forward to getting to know you and watching you grow!

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Annie Forsyth

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): MEd,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with many clients with a wide range of concerns including - - but not limited to - - anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, self esteem issues, work issues, and relationship/family issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am non-judgmental and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and dignity. When working with a client, my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive counseling and solution focused counseling. I provide a comfortable atmosphere as we work together to meet your specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to take the first steps towards change by seeking help for a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Services are provided by live video; telephone; or live chat. I look forward to working with you.

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Cathy Christensen-Curry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Gene Bilodeau

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPC,LCPC
Relationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Gene Bilodeau. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wyoming. I have many years of experience in the Mental Health field. Over my career I worked in Residential Treatment for Children and Adolescents, Community Mental Health, Higher Education Mental Health and Private Practice. In my career I've worked with individuals of all ages, families, and couples. I value the trust others have placed in me to help them create change in their lives. I see my role as working with people to become the very best version of themselves. I enjoy helping people overcome obstacles in life in order to live the most satisfactory and fulfilling life possible. I accomplish this by listening and understanding the issues and concerns being expressed. I provide a safe and judgement free atmosphere for others and treat people with warmth, respect, compassion, and dignity. I recognize it can be difficult to ask for help and share your situation with a complete stranger and I do not take this lightly. I would very much like to work with you and assist as you create the change in your life you are seeking.

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Shawna Buffalo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Shawna Buffalo is a licensed mental health therapist. She works with all ages and treats many different issues. Shawna is client-centered and culturally sensitive in her treatment approach. She is a nice, caring and compassionate therapist. Shawna studied psychology at the University of Montana and Social Work at Walla Walla University. She has been practicing since 2013. Shawna uses a wide range of treatment approaches. She offers both in-person and telehealth services. Shawna will work at your pace and help you develop the right treatment for you.

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Jeri Waddell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Montana with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I have additional experience teaching at the collegiate level in the area of mental health and wellness. My experience ranges from working with adolescents in group homes, in addictions, in a Christian counseling ministry and with couples. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Andrea Merback

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Montana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Brendan Twist

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I work with adults, children, and families on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, addictions, grief, anger, family discord, and workplace distress. My goal is to bring warmth and acceptance to all my sessions and to provide clients with concrete skills that they can use to help solve their problems and live more fulfilling lives. My core modality is DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), which teaches emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness (learning to nurture relationships while also getting your needs met). I'm also trained in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), narrative therapy, and play therapy. If you or a loved one is dealing with a mental health issue, you're struggling with one or more of the relationships in your life, or you simply feel like you're in a rut, I encourage you to reach out! I believe in building trusting relationships and collaborating to find strategies that help clients feel happier and more balanced.

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Lynda Woods

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for taking a risk and reaching out for help. It takes a lot of courage to take that first step towards change and I'm glad you're here. I look forward to helping you look at barriers that are keeping you from living your best life. I've worked with hundreds of people over the past 10+ years facing challenges just like you including trauma, depression, anxiety, life stressors, grief and coping with addictions. It is an honor to work with people as they explore challenges that are blocking them from experiencing the life they envision. My goal is work with you to develop a plan to address your specific needs in an environment where you feel supported and validated. I celebrate all individuals and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I look forward to working with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bridger

Finding the best therapist close by in Bridger can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Bridger that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bridger. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Bridger, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Bridger region and in the state of Montana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bridger or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Bridger area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bridger therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Bridger, elsewhere in Carbon, or in the greater state of Montana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Bridger area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bridger therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Bridger due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Bridger may not take health insurance, some in the state of Montana may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Montana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Bridger online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bridger, Montana working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Bridger psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Bridger above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Bridger helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Bridger therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Bridger therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Bridger?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bridger therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Bridger therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Bridger therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Bridger therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MT, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 59014 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bridger counselor?

Before seeing your Bridger therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bridger.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Bridger licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Bridger counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Bridger, Montana can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Bridger has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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