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.


Dr. Carnell Colebrook-Claude

PhD, (Clinical, Health, Forensic, &, Neuropsychology), NCC, BC-TMH, LPC, (Clinical, Track), LPCC, LCPC, LIMHP, LSOTP, LSOE
20 years experience
With over 19 years of extensive experience, I am a Ph.D. (Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychologist). I am a board-certified, (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas, Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky; Licence Independent Mental Health Practioner (Nebraska); Licence Clinical Professional (Montana LIC# BBH-LCPC-LIC-31419); Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH); License Associate sex offender provider (LASOP), License Sex Offender Evaluator(LSOE), Licence Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP). ... Read More
With over 19 years of extensive experience, I am a Ph.D. (Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychologist). I am a board-certified, (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas, Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky;... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Lorraine Hellman-Robertson

MSC, LCPC
3 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: 3 years

Charlotte Dore

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 love ourselves and embrace the journey we are on brings freedom from the multitude of stress life throws our way. My counseling approach focuses on finding those moments of... 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

Claire Lawrance

MA, LPCC
7 years experience
With a warm presence and a love for her work, Claire seeks to create a soft place to land for anyone needing support. Claire has practiced in Florida, Texas and North Dakota in outpatient and residential programs. She works with adults, children, and families. Claire welcomes any concerns that you would like to bring to counseling, and especially loves working with anxiety, depression, trauma, social concerns, relationship issues, and personal growth. Claire hopes to empower... Read More
With a warm presence and a love for her work, Claire seeks to create a soft place to land for anyone needing support. Claire has practiced in Florida, Texas and North Dakota in outpatient and residential programs. She works with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Alex Petrino

LCPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Montana. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, trauma, parent-child relationships, couples work and self-esteem. Reaching out for help is the most important step towards your path to healing and... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Montana. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Erin Clark

LCSW
5 years experience
I help people who are struggling with many issues, which impact their lives. I specialize in EMDR, trauma, PTSD and anxiety. I am also currently in training for Somatic Experiencing. I am able to work with many mental illnesses and would love to talk about how I can tailor services to meet your needs. Certified EMDR therapist through EMDR Read More
I help people who are struggling with many issues, which impact their lives. I specialize in EMDR, trauma, PTSD and anxiety. I am also currently in training for Somatic Experiencing. I am able to work with many mental illnesses and would love to talk about how I can tailor services to meet your needs. Certified EMDR therapist through EMDR Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Brandy Houser

LCSW
10 years experience
My experience includes working in a home based facility for individuals with severe mental health disorders in Baltimore Maryland for two years, six years with individuals incarcerated in Montana and one year as a therapist at a non profit. These positions have provided me with great insight into the human experience. Read More
My experience includes working in a home based facility for individuals with severe mental health disorders in Baltimore Maryland for two years, six years with individuals incarcerated in Montana and one year as a therapist at a non profit. These positions have provided me with great insight into the human experience. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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.