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Karen Galvin

Offering therapy in MT
License: MS,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

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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Lisa Johnson

Offering therapy in MT
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience

At some point in our life, we all face the unexpected, whether it be the loss of someone important, a job, financial struggles, pain and sickness, or any of the other things life throws our way. It is helpful to have someone to talk to and offer a listening ear and perhaps some different perspective during those times. I hope to provide those things to my clients, as well as utilizing my experience and training to help others through the tough times. 2 Corinthians 1:4 I tend to be client centered, meeting clients where they are and help them reach where they want to go.

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Dawn Hutson

Offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello my name is Dawn and I have been individually licensed to practice individual therapy for 6 years. During my time as a therapist I have helped individuals with depression, anxiety and trauma gain the skills and self-acceptance they need to achieve their goals. By gaining skills and acceptance of yourself; you will be able to live the life you desire. I believe that everyone is a unique individual so I approach therapy with an open mind and no judgement on your past or present experiences. This approach allows you to feel in control of your therapy and learn skills through therapy interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and didactical behavioral therapy (DBT) all through a trauma informed lenses. A trauma informed lenses allows me, as your therapist, to see you as uniquely you and how your experiences have brought you to this point. My therapeutic approach can be summed up by the quote from Charles Addams “Normal is an illusion, what is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” This quote speaks to the individual experiences we all have and that we are all unique. Therapy will be successful for you if you are willing to put in the work and practice the skills we discuss outside of therapy sessions. You are seeking supports and encouragement from me to gain the life you are looking for. My job as your therapist will be to guide you through exploring yourself and gaining skills to meet your goals. Throughout my studies to become a therapist and practicing as a licensed therapist I have learned that everyone has their own individual experiences; that we are all unique in how we experience life and seek supports to benefit our lives. Depression along with other mental health symptoms may seem like common experiences today; however you individually experience these symptoms is unique and there is not a one size fits all approach. Using multiple different approaches I can support you in managing your symptoms effectively. I became a therapist because I saw the benefits individuals gained when they had someone who was non-judgmental and accepting of them. I have always been drawn to helping and supporting others. I gain fulfillment out of seeing others succeed and achieve what they want out of life. As a therapist I am able to reach others at any point in their lives to help them gain self-acceptance and encourage them to use skills to meet their goals. This passion to accept others for who they are started with my family values and how my family respects others no matter their walk of life. When I’m’ not working I am having adventures in the mountains with my family including camping, hiking and enjoying nature in its bounty. In addition I enjoy doing pottery working on crafts or trying a new recipes at home. I am excited to begin working with you soon!

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Angela Carroll

Offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! You’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life and that takes such strength and courage. Therapy can be scary and difficult at times but it’s so worth it. I’m here to walk with you on your journey to wellness and empowerment. YOU CAN DO THIS! I am a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed addiction counselor in the state of Montana. I was active duty in the U.S. Navy for 8 years. I love my job and am dedicated to helping my clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, chemical dependency, crisis management, parenting, domestic violence, anger management and relationship problems. My counseling style is interactive, validating, empathetic, and warm. I believe everyone has worth and deserves respect, compassion, and sensitivity. My approach is client-centered, strengths based and combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, psychoeducation and mindfulness. Your treatment plan is tailored to you and your specific needs. I like homework options for clients to get the most out of our time together, so we may use books, workbooks, worksheets, helpful apps, or creative activities (like exercise, art, or writing). These are options and together we can decide on what works best for you and your needs. If you’re ready to take the next step, I would be honored to work with you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Chad Petrulis

Offering therapy in MT
Family conflictsParenting issues
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts & life stressors. I have a particular interest in helping teens as well as those with developmental disabilities. 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. 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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Tiffany Evans

Offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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.

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Pieter Sween

Offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy, and enjoying beautiful Montana! Thank you for taking the courageous first step in your consideration to participate in counseling! I am a licensed Montana LCSW counselor with 7 years’ experience. I received my Clinical Master of Social Work degree from Walla Walla University in 2013, completing 3,000. hours of clinical counseling practice and supervision. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ support, related issues, coping with grief, loss and restoring motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Vocationally, I have also worked 25 years as a First Responder, and I now offer duty stress resiliency work-shops to this audience. While I have experience providing counseling services using varied theoretical frameworks, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts, Somatic body- based solutions, Gestalt and Existential work, I always enlist my client’s choices for what modalities interest them for doing their self-work. One of my favorite models, is the psycho-educational model, in which the client completes a short self-study, (usually a one-page article). Using this model I will gently challenge you with ideas that may help you explore alternative ways of thinking. Maybe you feel as though something is missing, or you are anxious wanting your life to unfold. Maybe you feel a little bit lost, as many do in this complex time. Maybe you have some sadness to embrace about things not working out, before you can move on. As your counselor, it is my promise to meet you where you are at and most importantly to honor your personal world view. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. I am here to support and empower you on your journey.

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Donald Kronenberger

Offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Sabrina Brown

Offering therapy in MT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Jamie Burke

Offering therapy in MT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, break-ups, stress, relationship issues, and struggles with identify and self-esteem. Together we will focus on your natural strengths and interests to help you to cope and feel better. I very much understand the importance of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship in order for clients to feel comfortable opening up and truly working toward their goals. I received my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Denver and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy services and support to individuals of all ages. My background includes work in community mental health, grief and loss centers, private practice, and hospice care. I provide an eclectic approach to therapy that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client- whether you are looking for traditional talk therapy or creative hands-on ideas for expressing yourself. While my specialty is grief and loss, I have also received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy. My goal is to meet you where you are at in your journey and support you in finding the movement and hope needed to feel happy with yourself and your life.

How to find counseling in Hot Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Hot Springs 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Hot Springs. 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 Hot Springs, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Hot Springs or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Hot Springs area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Hot Springs, elsewhere in Sanders, or in the greater state of Montana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Hot Springs, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Hot Springs 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:

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 Hot Springs 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Hot Springs 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 lot of people in MT, providers 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 59845 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A Hot Springs 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 Hot Springs, 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.

Hot Springs 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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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 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.

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:

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