Counseling

counseling

our work

In therapy we work to build a collaborative relationship with clients so we can address issues as a team and work towards resolution. We work on three levels. With thoughts, we address the way thinking patterns can keep us in unpleasant emotional states. With emotions, we make room for emotions to be felt and let go. With the body how body awareness can support healthy thought patterns, emotional stability, and general well being.

We offer counseling for individuals, couples, and families. My work is strength based helping clients to see the ways they are capable of making positive changes in their lives.

We have experience with many issues including

  • Depression, and Anxiety
  • Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse
  • Parenting, Divorce, Parent Child Bonding, Behavior Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Anger
  • Personal Growth

We offer Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Group. This group teaches skills that include

1.)Meditation principles to build the capacity to observe oneself. 2.) Building connections on positive experiences rather than traumatic history. 3.) Helping intervene in thoughts/feelings/body sensations. 4.) Separating traumatic schemas from present experience. 5. ) Understanding the parallel life that trauma survivors live. 6.) The basics of working with parts of self. 7.) Harnessing habituated responses and exploring new choices. 8.) Exploring new ways of perceiving current life circumstances.

We also offer Authentic Movement group and individual sessions. Authentic Movement is a mindfulness based movement practice. It is done in a dance studio with individuals, and groups. In this practice, physical movement can create a bridge between the implicit and explicit memory. This can create the possibility to explore internal material, as well as the relationship between the inside and outside, seeing and being seen. As people commit to the process of Authentic Movement, slowly, many find that they begin to bring the formless into form, the unspoken begins to be spoken, and the unseen, begins to be visible.

We take most insurances and Medicaid.

Clinicians

Hillary Funk Welzenbach, LCPC MT LCPC #1360

I have a masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Since graduation, I have studied

  • Hakomi which combines western psychology, systems theory, and body-centered techniques with mindfulness and nonviolence principles of Eastern Philosophy. https://hakomiinstitute.com/about/the-hakomi-method
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uses modifications at the basic sensorimotor level (rather than modifications at the conscious goal-oriented behavioral level) as a primary entry point in processing trauma, and aims to resolve the limitations in behavior thinking and feeling caused by trauma. https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/about.html
  • Authentic Movement is an expressive improvisational movement practice that allows a group of participants a type of free association of the body. http://disciplineofauthenticmovement.com/
  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), emphasizes disturbing memories as the cause of psychological distress and allevieates symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of EMDR is to process distressing memories reducing their lingering effects and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping skills. https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/
  • Circle of Security is an attachement therapy model for caregivers and children that aims to increase caregivers appropriate responses to needs for soothing and exploration, increase caregivers ability to self reflect on their own and their childs behavior, and reflect on how thier own history affects their current caregiving. https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is the gold standard of couples therapy at this time. https://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/

Alex Malich, LCSW LCSW-MT-24797

I have a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Montana. For nearly ten years I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of therapeutic environments including schools, wilderness therapy, and in home and outpatient settings. Since completing my masters program I have studied

  • Circle of Security is an attachment therapy model for caregivers and children that aims to increase caregivers appropriate responses to needs for soothing and exploration, increase caregivers ability to self reflect on their own and their child’s behavior, and reflect on how their own history affects their current caregiving. I am also certified to facilitate the 8-week circle of security parenting group. https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/
  • Trauma Resiliency Model explores the biology of fear and threat and the automatic, natural defensive responses that occur when faced with a life-threatening and/or dangerous situation. Most importantly, this model explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences. https://www.traumaresourceinstitute.com/home
  • Mindful Schools Training helps provide counselors with the ability to offer practical mindfulness skills for children, adolescents, and adults to lower stress and return balance to the nervous system.
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is the gold standard for couples therapy at this time. https://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/
  • For the past year I have been utilizing mentorship and consultation groups to study Somatics, which includes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Hakomi.

Chelsea Choat LCSW LCSW-MT-34560

I have a masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Montana. I am grounded in the theory of attachment and have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Since completing my masters I have studied

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, -Level I An attachment based family therapy mode.


Currently, I practice somatics, a holistic approach to healing that includes both the mind and the body. Growth and recovery is experienced more fully through understanding the connection between these two.

Should you choose to work together, you may expect warmth, connection, and genuine interest from me while we uncover and develop your inherent strengths.


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