Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Missoula, Montana

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

Elaine Noland-Sepko

LCPC
5 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: 5 years

Mary Miller

MSW, LCSW
16 years experience
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 16 years working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I began my career working with high school students in a church setting which I enjoyed, but realized that young people needed so much more for their social and emotional well-being than I knew at that time. During the years, I discovered the power of family dynamics in the mental health of... Read More
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 16 years working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I began my career working with high school students in a church setting which I enjoyed, but... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Carnell Colebrook-Claude

MA, PhD, Resident
18 years experience
With over 17 years of extensive experience, I am 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); and License Associate sex offender provider (LASOP). I have three master’s degrees (Professional Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Christian Counseling,). I am a Doctoral Candidate (APA... Read More
With over 17 years of extensive experience, I am 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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Dr. Jason Newcomb

LCPC
19 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Jason Newcomb. Please call me Jason. I have many years of experience working with all kinds of people with a variety of needs. Although I do have my doctorate, it is important to note that it is in leadership with an emphasis on coaching and not counseling or psychology; I don’t want to mislead you. I have 70 graduate hours in psychology and counseling courses. I have worked in mental health... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Jason Newcomb. Please call me Jason. I have many years of experience working with all kinds of people with a variety of needs. Although I do have my doctorate, it is important to note that it... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 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

Samantha Morales

LCSW
10 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and Montana. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, from the University of New England in 2014, yet have been working within the behavioral health field since 2008. I've been a practicing therapist in hospitals, inpatient and outpatient clinics, military mental health clinics, residential treatment, and private practice in the community. I have extensive experience working with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and Montana. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, from the University of New England in 2014, yet have been working within the behavioral... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Laura Jorgensen

LCPC
10 years experience
I am a licensed counselor in the state of Montana working primarily as a child and adolescent counselor. I have almost 10 years of counseling experience with the large majority of that coming from working with children and adolescents, ages 12-19. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship concerns, behavioral concerns, Autism, ADHD and PTSD. I have helped many children, along with... Read More
I am a licensed counselor in the state of Montana working primarily as a child and adolescent counselor. I have almost 10 years of counseling experience with the large majority of that coming from working with children and adolescents,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Mary Zimmerman

MSW, LCSW
6 years experience
We all have times in our lives when we find ourselves in need of greater support; a calm, safe and understanding environment to process and be heard. It's my professional mission to offer this type of space. In the every day hustle and bustle of life, it can be a saving grace to have a listening ear ready and willing to be with you through whatever challenge has come your way. Together we will explore... Read More
We all have times in our lives when we find ourselves in need of greater support; a calm, safe and understanding environment to process and be heard. It's my professional mission to offer this type of space. In the every... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Missoula, Montana

Located in Western Montana, Missoula is located right next to the Clark Fork River. Often referred to as the “hub of five valleys”, the city is at the meeting spot of five different mountain ranges. The second largest metropolitan area and city in Montana, it is home to the University of Montana.

Missoula is the ideal spot for tourists looking for arts and culture, entertainment, outdoor recreation, water activities, wildlife, fishing and winter activities. There’s something for almost everyone in Missoula, and it is a popular hot spot for tourism.

The city is home to 72,362 people as of 2016 with a higher number of males than females, though the difference is not significant. The estimated median household income of Montana is $50,027 while Missoula’s is lower at $43,527. Almost 90 percent of the population is of white ancestry, leading to a serious lack of diversity in the city which can make life difficult for minority populations.

Missoula’s divorce rate is 14.2 percent, while over 44 percent of the population has never married. Just over 35 percent are now married, and 3.3 percent have been widowed. Only 2,139 residents of the over 72,000 are born in foreign countries including other North American countries, Asia and Europe.

The crime index is Missoula is significantly higher than the national average. The United States average is 270.4 while Missoula’s is 405.0. These means there are more crimes per 100,000 each year including rape, murder, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson.

The unemployment rate in Missoula in 2015 was 2.8 percent, lower than Montana’s overall at 3.4 percent. The most common industries for employment in the city are retail trade, food and accommodation services, educational services, construction, social assistance and health care, warehousing and transportation, waste management services and administrative support.

According to a report in August of 2018, Montana had the country’s highest suicide rate despite being the 44th state in terms of population, and was facing budget cuts for health care and mental health services. In 2016, there were 25.9 suicides for every 100,000 residents, a number that has risen by 38 percent since 1999, while the rest of the country has risen closer to 30 percent.

A recent round of budget cuts led to the closing of local mental health treatment centers, making it even harder for those with serious mental conditions to receive help. Combine that with the shortage of mental health service and professionals throughout the country, and the people of Missoula face the same challenges as those in any other city.

Mental Health Resources in Missoula, Montana

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate to a certain population, age or demographic. Although there are some genetic factors to certain illnesses, you can develop a mental health condition just from going through a rough time in your life such as a divorce, a death or the loss of a job. As these conditions develop, early care and support are vital to help people avoid the feelings of hopelessness and despair that often come with mental illnesses.

According to Mental Health America, Montana ranks 25th in terms of access to care for those with any mental illness. At 33rd out of 51, Montana has a population of 13.3 percent who are uninsured with any mental illness. This percentage is 12.2 percent throughout the country with over 5.3 million adults with mental illness without insurance.

In Montana, 53.5 percent, or 85,000 people with any mental illness did not receive treatment for their condition. In terms of the entire country, almost 24 million people with mental illnesses are going without treatment, although access to treatment is slowly improving.

Providence Health & Services provides an urgent mental health clinic to the people of Missoula and the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has created a list of resources in the area to help those who need treatment. Untreated mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be almost impossible to live with if the individual lacks the right treatment in the form of therapy and medicine.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Missoula, Montana

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