Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Billings, Montana

Find a therapist in Billings, Montana that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Billings, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Maria Grieco

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Maria Grieco and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. If you are in a phase of your life where you have started thinking about change or are looking for ways for your life to be more functional and positive, you are already on the right track! Life is full of twists and turns which can result in benefiting from support and an outside perspective. Whether you have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Maria Grieco and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. If you are in a phase of your life where you have started thinking about change or are looking for ways for your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Lyle Seavy

PhD,LCPC,CCMHC
29 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Lyle Seavy LCPC licensed in the Great State of Montana and a board certified Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am a Montana native but spent time around the country in the Army and three years as a therapist in Minnesota. I have been licensed in Montana since 1991 and was certified as a CCMHC in 1990. I have my PhD in Human Services... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Lyle Seavy LCPC licensed in the Great State of Montana and a board certified Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am a Montana native but spent time around the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Charlotte Carlson

MS,LCPC
9 years experience
One of my favorite mentors/authors/ counselors is quoted to say "owning our story, and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do." Brene Brown. I firmly believe in this quote and work to apply this to my personal life. Learning to be brave and loving ourselves on the journey we are on brings freedom from the multitude of stress life throws our way. My counseling approach focuses on finding... Read More
One of my favorite mentors/authors/ counselors is quoted to say "owning our story, and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do." Brene Brown. I firmly believe in this quote and work to apply this... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Lorraine Hellman-Robertson

MSC,LCPC
4 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Montana. I have a wide range of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My educational background consists of Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Providence (formerly University of Great Falls). My prior experience is three years and expertise includes adults experiencing addiction, depression,... Read More
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Montana. I have a wide range of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My educational background consists of Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jennifer Hill

MS,LCPC,LMFT
16 years experience
Welcome to a new adventure! You are taking the next positive step on your journey. That's how it works, you take one healthy step at a time… and eventually you find yourself closer and closer to where you want to be. You begin to connect more with your strengths and gifts and finally you start to feel more at peace. I look forward to starting this journey with you. It is... Read More
Welcome to a new adventure! You are taking the next positive step on your journey. That's how it works, you take one healthy step at a time… and eventually you find yourself closer and closer to where you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Rebekah Shaulis

MA,LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked with members of the military and their families as well. Some clinical issues I have the most experience... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Chad Stewart

M.Ed,LCPC
3 years 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... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Erin Clark

LCSW
5 years experience
Erin Clark, MSW, LCSW has been in private practice providing therapy to individuals, kids/teens, couples and families since 2014. Her therapeutic approach is client led in nature; she believes every client possesses the power to heal within themselves and when guided by the therapist, they are able to create lasting and meaningful change in their... Read More
Erin Clark, MSW, LCSW has been in private practice providing therapy to individuals, kids/teens, couples and families since 2014. Her therapeutic approach is client led in nature; she believes every client possesses the power to heal within themselves and when guided by the therapist, they are able to create lasting and meaningful change in their... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Billings, Montana

Billings is the largest city in Montana. In fact, it’s the only city in Montana with over 100,000 people. It is a city on the move. They are growing in population, economy and business. In just the last ten years, the heart of the city has seen a growth of close to 60% which is tremendous.

The median household income in Billings is just $53,000 but this number is increasing.  and the average property value is high for such a rural area at almost $200,000. The city managed to escape the economic recession that hit the country so hard in 2008, mostly because of newly discovered oil resources in Montana.

The city was originally named the “Magic City” because of its rapid growth in the 19th century. Billings is home to most of the hotel industry not just in Montana, but in the entire region. They are part of Yellowstone County and have a big part in the national park’s tourist attractions.

Mental Health Statistics for Billings

There is a mental health crisis in Billings, Montana. The number of people suffering from mental health issues has increased dramatically over the last ten years. This seems to directly correspond to the city’s rapid growth. A lot of families who lived in the area prior to the boom simply can’t adapt in the newly growing environment.

Montana had always been known as a quiet part of the country. It had its tourist attractions, but it was not what we would call a major city. With the economic and industrial growth comes a lot of stress for the residents of Billings.

The biggest problem is that Billings is more than 4 hours away from the closest mental health hospital. And, even if someone could make their way to the facility, it is overflowing and is rarely able to accept new patients. This means that most people suffering from mental health issues go to the emergency room where they are not likely to get the long-term treatment they need.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Billings, Montana

There appears to be an abundance of mental health professionals available in Billings. There are almost 275 mental health providers for every 100,000 people in the city. The problem is, these are private doctors and a lot of people are not educated on how to go about getting treatment.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Criminal activity
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Worsened mental health issues
  • Substance abuse

If people had private, online access to mental health information, they would not end up in the emergency room for a mental health illness. People need to be able to get treatment locally an they need help getting access to mental health resources.

What Makes Billings Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Billings is in Montana, one of the most beautiful parts of the country. It’s in the Yellowstone Valley where people can view 7 different mountain ranges. Beauty, however, doesn’t always defeat issues like depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

  • Climate: Billings has hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters. The extreme temperatures can have an impact on mood and general mental health.
  • Economic: The median household income is $53,000 and the poverty level is high at over 11%.
  • Culture: Billings is a tourist town. It is the biggest tourist city in the region being situated in Yellowstone Valley. The city is not diverse at all with almost 90% of its residents being white. People who are part of a minority culture may find it frustrating to living in such a homogenous town.

Divorce Rate in Billings

The divorce rate in Billings is higher than you would expect for a remote area like Montana. It is 14.8% which is one of the highest in the country. Because it is a tourist area, there aren’t a ton of new families moving to the area. Almost 50% of the people in Billings are still married but almost 20% are single parents.

Mental Health Resources in Billings

There are plenty of mental health professionals in Billings. There are over 300 mental health professionals in the city. However, because most providers are private psychiatrists, people don’t have access to treatment. They rely on the emergency room and clinic situated over four hours away.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Billings, Montana

E-Counseling believes that everyone should feel safe when looking for mental health resources. Clearly, a town like Billings, with no close mental health clinics available, need access to mental health information. They need to find a way to avail themselves of the local mental health professionals. E-Counseling’s directory  offers a unique way of having private access to mental health resources.