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Ali Levesque

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): MM,MS,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“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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Paul Dokey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe being in therapy is about having a place of safety and support so that you can express your thoughts and feelings. By using a present focused approach I create a caring environment that will help you make changes in your life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missoula specializing in psychotherapy with individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience working with people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, loss/grief, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, and relationship issues. I have a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology. My focus is on using a cognitive behavioral approach to understand patterns of thinking and change self defeating beliefs; and developing mindfulness skills to create greater self-acceptance and satisfaction in your life.

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Melinda Newman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have always wanted to help others from a very young age. In early adulthood, I worked in children’s mental health as an in home provider to assist families that needed additional supports to maintain youths in their homes and communities to reduce the risk of entering a higher level of care. As a counselor, I have five years experience in working in a community mental health setting using various therapeutic modalities. During my work, I have worked with individuals suffering with anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar, personality disorders and PTSD. I meet with clients where they are at in life and what they would like to change. Working in partnership with individuals to help identify their barriers, personal goals, strengths to create positive changes toward becoming their full self. My style of therapy is compassionate, welcoming and supportive. I look forward to working with you.

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Raylene Franklin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LAC,CCATP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Raylene Franklin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Montana. I have experience working with troubled teens, chemical dependency, developmentally disabled, mental illness including depression and anxiety, physically handicapped, and hospice (end of life) care. I have learned in my 15 plus years of professional experience that life can sure throw us some curve balls, some being more difficult to navigate than others. Over the last four years I have been working as a life coach, helping people transition through their personal struggles and regain the confidence to reclaim their life. My style is person centered and easy going. I like to think of myself as a coach who enjoys meeting people where they are at and helping them navigate through whatever challenge they are facing. I take a solution focused approach. I have been trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and am a certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I enjoy getting to know each client as an individual who is experiencing a unique time in their lives and I look forward to working with you.

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Catherine Goss

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): M.S ,LAC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. My name is Cat Goss. I have 15+ years of experience working with people in the mental health field. My approach is person centered, with a focus on active listening, unconditional positive regard, and motivational interviewing. I believe with validation and support people will build and keep control over their life. I also have experience treating addictions and co-occurring disorders.

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Tiffany Neuman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Family conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a therapist licensed in Montana with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients from ages 5 to 96, with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, mood issues, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. It is exciting to help clients heal, think differently, enjoy more positive emotions and create healthy habits.. My therapy style is warm and interactive. Taking the leap to lean on another human for support can be risky and anxiety provoking. I get it. The core of a helpful therapy is bringing no judgement, I will be respectful, sensitive, and compassionate. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and acceptance therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific and current needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jamie Ray

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Montana with 9 years of professional work experience and 15+ years working in the field of mental health. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, depression, and confidence. 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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Debra Thurman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Montana was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 25+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients from a wide range of ages-12-90 although I prefer to work with adults. I work often with stress and anxiety, anger management, PTSD, OCD, grief and loss, end of life issue, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 and be a part of your journey.

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Tammy Rea

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Montana with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Dr. Alexandria Saunders

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MT
LGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! The journey we take together will be one of safety and surrender. One of wounding and finding pleasure. One of expansion and ease. One of radiance and magnetism. Most importantly, it will be a journey of reclamation of your vitality, joy, sovereignty, rapture, and divinity. I view the work I offer as medicine and I specialize in somatic healing and sexuality (healing pain and wounds AND enhancing pleasure and ecstasy) to help you live the life you want as the best version of yourself, aligning with your values. I have a background in Tantra, energy work, yoga, clinical hypnosis, de-armouring, and much more. My passion is to provide safe space for people to stretch and grow in healing wounds to enhance pleasure. My heart lies with working with those who are self-motivated and desire an eclectic approach to healing where talk therapy just doesn't cut it. Using a holistic and spiritual framework is at the core of this journey. Ultimately, I require those seeking this journey with me to understand that I offer so much to you to deepen your journey in between sessions. I find this to be the most sustainable approach to healing. If we only focus on your growth once per week, it will take a long time to get there. I prefer shifting to happen quickly as we dissolve old patterns and cultivate authenticity in your relationship with your truth. I specifically work with deepening the relationship to the body, healing old wounds, de-armoring stuck energy and pain, and enhancing pleasure. This is often the most challenging for many people, as we have been trained to devalue our body and to medicalize our pain. Understanding the emotional, and often spiritual, connection of our wounds is key to transforming our bodies to welcome healing and pleasure. I also work within the realm of the subconscious to help reprogram thought patterns and behaviors to better align with your values and desires using hypnosis techniques (and depending on your needs, past life regression and inner journeys for deep healing and integration of parts of the self). This means we will tap into the well of your inner wisdom in order to stretch in the most delicious of ways as you heal and transform your birthright to pleasure in all forms. I believe in the medicine that I offer and do not have a clinical approach to this journey. I will see you as a whole being without being attached to labels or diagnosis. I place high merit on your inner experience. I value safety above all else and ensuring that you feel safe in our time together is the highest priority. While I do not place emphasis on the clinical, I believe in working from a de-colonization framework. For me, this means unmedicalizing mental and sexual health and wellbeing. It means witnessing you as you are, with all of your wounding and patterns and holding safe space for you to dive into deep healing and ultimately develop an intimate relationship with yourself and your pleasure. Tap into your inner wisdom to determine if working with me feels right to you. This is key. I desire working with people who are truly aligned with me and the medicine I offer, as I know this journey isn't for everyone.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Forsyth

Finding the best therapist close by in Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth. 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 Forsyth, 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Forsyth 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 Forsyth, elsewhere in Rosebud, 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Forsyth, 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Forsyth 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.

Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 59327 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 Forsyth counselor?

Before seeing your Forsyth 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 Forsyth.

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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth, 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.

Forsyth 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

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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