Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Great Falls, Montana

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


Elaine Noland-Sepko

LCPC
6 years experience
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling, with an emphasis in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. My experience ranges with many different age groups, an I have worked with a diverse client base over the past 6 years. I started off working with Survivors of Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking. I have worked with children, adolescents, Teens, young adults, adults and the Elderly, providing... Read More
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling, with an emphasis in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. My experience ranges with many different age groups, an I have worked with a diverse... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Christine Hurst

LCPC
15 years experience
Life comes with unanticipated twists and turns that can leave us feeling hurt, angry, sad, or lost and confused. I can help you with finding ways to deal with these difficult periods in your life and together we will find the path towards your goals. Those goals may be about healing from trauma, about a career change, managing grief and loss, or overcoming heartache. Whatever it is you do not need to figure it... Read More
Life comes with unanticipated twists and turns that can leave us feeling hurt, angry, sad, or lost and confused. I can help you with finding ways to deal with these difficult periods in your life and together we will find... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Great Falls, Montana

Founded in 1884, Great Falls is one of the oldest cities in Montana and is fifth only to Helena, Missoula, Lockwood and Billings. It also happens to be the third largest city, with approximately 58,876 individuals, a decline from the 2010 consensus. Great Falls sits within the county seat of Cascade County and rests approximately 50 miles east of the Continental Divide. It is 120 miles south of the Canadian border and sits between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The city covers approximately 22 square miles.

Great Falls, Montana, Demographics

In looking at the numbers, Great Falls is neither a great nor a bad place to live. The median household income in the city is $43,497, which lower than the county median of $45,469, the state median of $48,380 and the national median of $55,322. The poverty rate as of 2017 was 14.5 percent, which is two points greater than the national and state poverty rates. The average female salary is $35,839, while a male in the same role and with similar training, experience, and education, earns an average of $48,284, a more than $13,000 wage difference.

The population of Great Fall is mostly White, with Caucasians accounting for 84.9 percent of the population. The next largest racial group is Native Americans, who account for nearly 5 percent of the population. The remainder of the population is Hispanic, Asian, and Two-Plus.

The majority of working age residents in Great Falls hold positions in administration, sales, management, food services and education. The biggest industries in the city are healthcare and social assistance, retail trade and accommodation and food services.

The cost of living in Great Falls is fairly decent. AreaVibes gave it a B rating. Its index is 93, four points lower than the state’s index. Healthcare, groceries and goods and services are all the most expensive aspects of living in Great falls, earning indexes of 103, 102 and 101 respectively. Despite residents’ fairly low income levels, the median home price in Great Falls is $163,700, which is only slightly less than the national median of $184,700. For this reason, AreaVibes gave it an F rating for housing.

Factors That May Contribute to Poor Mental Health

Though Great Falls is not a bad place to live by any means, it is characterized by a few different factors that may contribute to a declining state of mental health. Some factors that may affect residents’ emotional health are as follows:

  • Low Income: Though, as mentioned above, the cost of living is low in Great Falls, low income can still take a toll on one’s mental health. For Great Falls residents, the low cost of living may make it difficult for them to find housing they can afford, especially considering housing is not cheap in the city. Low income combined with unaffordable housing can cause constant stress and worry.
  • Poverty: Nearly 15 percent of residents live in poverty. Poverty is a known contributor of mental disorders. According to Psychiatric Times, poverty, particularly early in life or for an extended period of time, can result in lower school achievement, behavioral and attention-related disorders, poor cognitive function, higher rates of delinquency and depressive and anxiety disorders. Poverty in adulthood is associated with psychological distress, depressive and anxiety disorders and high rates of suicide.
  • Industry: The retail and food and beverage industries cite the highest rates of mental health issues. These industries see higher-than-usual levels of employee substance abuse, worker dissatisfaction, absenteeism, reduced productivity and high levels of conflict. Healthcare workers are prone to several psychological disorders, including anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. Researchers attribute this to long and odd hours, psychological distress, emotional labor and verbal and physical abuse by patients and colleagues.

Present Health Issues in Great Falls

Cascade County has the highest number of homicides of any other county in the state, which is indicative of the declining state of mental health in the area. It also has a high rate of violent crime. Fear of crime causes a barrier to participation in health-promoting social and physical activities. The excessive drinking rate is nearly 20 percent. Excessive drinking has been known to cause mood disorders, anxiety, anger, hopelessness and impulsiveness.

Harmful behaviors such as criminal activity and binge drinking are clear cries for help. Unfortunately, many people don’t know where to turn for the mental health they need. That’s where E-Counseling comes in. E-Counseling’s directory can help you and others find the therapy you need to turn your life around and live a happy, wholesome existence. Use the directory today to get on the path to a better life.