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Anna Bartkowiak, LCPC, RPT-S, CCDVC

Magic happens when we seize the opportunity to connect deeply. Our nervous systems reset when we feel safe and change when we find a path to accepting ourselves exactly as we are. I feel honored and humbled by witnessing people's pursuit of purpose, identity, self-worth, and love. I pride myself on a fellowship of the journey with people I work with daily.

Neurologically, we are designed to function in the context of a community. We heal together, and we need each other to thrive. Grief comes from experiences where we start believing we are not enough or do not matter in our interpersonal circles (both on a micro and macro scale). In the safety of a therapeutic relationship, I strive to support my patients' bodies, minds, and spirits to integrate past experiences and identify internal validation for one's existence. All moods, feelings, ideas, and sensations are welcome.

My guiding principles are authenticity, empathy, honesty, recognition of clients' autonomy and uniqueness, and boundaries. I am curious about all people's experiences and their meaning-making processes. How do you make sense of your resilience? How do you understand your life's purpose? Do you feel connected to your internal power? Are you one of your ten favorite people?

I wish for you to get everything you need on your journey.

Take good care of yourself.

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Ashley Livers, LCPC, Clinical Director

The majority of clients who come to me are experiencing many different presenting challenges and are seeking assistance in various aspects of their life. This might include processing emotions, controlling anger, improving their mood, managing life, in general, or wanting to work through trauma. We all want to navigate life in the best way possible and most of my clients are simply seeking help in becoming a happier, healed, and more grounded version of themselves.

Some of my background is deeply rooted in helping individuals who present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and a history of self-harm. I also work with children and teens who are having difficulty adjusting to their current environments. Additionally, I have a wealth of training, passion, and experience for working with individuals to assist them in processing traumatic experiences such as sexual assault, emotional abuse, religious trauma, and domestic abuse.

The counseling process is an incredible journey that can bring a plethora of thoughts and emotions to the surface. The personal growth that accompanies this process can be life-changing, and it is so important to find a therapist that you trust to walk through this journey with. Reaching out to a therapist in search of assistance can be the scariest part of beginning therapy.

 

I welcome you to a discussion that explores your needs and desires throughout this therapeutic process by offering a consultation phone call to make sure that we have the potential to be a good fit for each other. 

 

Please feel free to contact me by phone at (406)-219-1206, or by email at greenflag.pc.ashley@gmail.com to set up a time to talk.

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Jenna Coats, MS, PCLC

My counseling approach is grounded in the belief that we as humans have the innate ability to heal, grow, and make changes that impact the direction of our lives. My perspective involves connecting our minds, bodies, and emotions to increase awareness towards areas of our lives where we may feel stuck, in conflict, overwhelmed, or shut off. I believe that when we can more clearly see these patterns and responses, we develop a deeper self-awareness and a sense that we have more control than we may realize. With this knowledge, my hope is to support you in feeling more connected, compassionate, and accepting towards all parts of yourself.

Some of my experience includes working with individuals who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and managing difficult life transitions. I also incorporate exploration of cultural identity and context as many of these factors often go overlooked even though they can have a large impact on our healing.

While in the counseling room, you can expect me to support you in finding more clarity in your story, deepening your understanding of your emotions, and exploring why our bodies respond in the way they do to traumatic events and difficult experiences. Building a trusting, authentic, and genuine counseling relationship is my priority and I invite you to take a curious and active role in the counseling room as we collaborate in healing.

Finding a counselor that is a good match is important and I encourage you to reach out for a free consultation to see if we would be a good fit. Feel free to reach me via email: greenflag.pc.jenna@gmail.com or via phone: (406)518-1836.

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Erica Blair, MS, PCLC

I practice from a holistic and integrative lens to incorporate emotion-focused, attachment, and multi-cultural perspectives. My clients will learn the skills to better connect with themselves, others and the world around them. Therapy can be an occasion of self-exploration and physical, mental, and emotional healing. With the use of mindfulness and present processing, we can create a safe space for deep introspection. This allows for increased awareness and understanding of the roots of your unique behaviors, emotional/thought patterns, and relationship dynamics.

 

I bring my whole self to the therapy room. I hope our work together provides you with a compassionate perspective where you feel accepted, understood, and supported through any experiences you are going through. As a fellow healer, I recognize that introspection is extremely difficult – it can be a lonely, repetitive and defeating experience at times.

Engaging in therapy is a commitment to yourself and your health. You don’t have to do this alone. I am deeply honored to be doing this work. My space is welcoming to people of all races, genders, countries of origin, sexual identities, religions, abilities and body sizes. I look forward to working with you.

Contact me by phone at (406) 284-1260, or by email at greenflag.pc.erica@gmail.com

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Carly Cook, MS, PCLC

Counseling offers a space for deepening our connection to ourselves, exploring our emotions, and healing or processing areas where we may feel stuck, overwhelmed, or closed off. I believe in the process of deep self-exploration to become more fulfilled, connected, and grounded versions of ourselves.

I practice from a holistic, person-centered approach which offers space for emotional exploration and processing in a warm, collaborative environment and a therapeutic relationship that is genuine, authentic, and compassionate.

Some of my experience includes working with individuals who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and managing difficult life transitions.

If you are struggling or seeking to understand yourself on a deeper level, I invite you to reach out. I am deeply honored to be doing this work and look forward to working with you.

Please feel free to reach out via email: greenflag.pc.carly@gmail.com

or by phone: ‪(406) 404-6091‬

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Adriana Reyes de Merkle, MSW

In my practice, I operate from a micro-to-macro lens that evaluates the different kinds of influences in our lives; how they have oppressed us through perfectionism, complacency, people-pleasing, and many other different ways where we do not honor who we truly are. I welcome conversations of racial and sexual justice, feminism, intersectionality, and radical self/body love.

I have experience working with people who are living with domestic issues, anxiety, stress, depression, grief, self-worth, relationship issues, etc. Depending on the necessities of the client, I incorporate different modalities, some of them including narrative, play, art, solution-focused, attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). However, sometimes I just practice from a place of open curiosity! :)

I look forward to exploring and learning together in our journey.

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Sierra Lee, MS, PCLC

Hi there, my aim is to cultivate a space that fosters authentic connection, healing and curiosity while honoring each person's unique needs and truth. I firmly believe that true healing begins with our relationship with ourselves and blossoms through connections with others. I recognize that life experiences, relationships, and systemic influences can sometimes lead to feeling like you have a lack of control. I wish to assist you in re-establishing a sense of self-autonomy and agency within your life.

I predominantly draw upon trauma informed, somatic-based, and relational culturally based interventions. This approach allows me to use a holistic lens to help you deepen your understanding of your emotions and experiences within the broader systems that surround you. I have experiences working with individuals who have experienced domestic violence, trauma, managing life transitions, depression, anxiety, and racial identity exploration. I enjoy working with individuals who identify as multi-/bi-racial within the BIPOC community. 

I look forward to connecting!

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Robin Bauman, MS, PCLC

Hello! My counseling approach has a multidimensional and dynamic flavor that encourages clients to engage in self-exploration that develops deeper self-awareness, understanding, and healing. I honor and respect individuals as the expert of their own experiences and will help you discover a sense of authentic wholeness and connection by reclaiming parts of yourself that may be lost. My intention is not to fix, but rather encourage and support you to welcome all parts of your identity into the counseling process to allow for increased acceptance, compassion, growth, and connection.

I collaboratively work with individuals, couples, and groups to identify the expectations that may be creating a barrier of pain and suffering to living authentically. Some of my work includes working with individuals and groups that have experienced trauma, domestic and/or interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, and relational issues. I deeply believe in the unique healing journey of all people and aim to collaboratively build a relationship that feels safe, while compassionately pushing clients towards sustainable growth and wellness. I am committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for clients of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

I offer both in-person sessions at our comfortable Bozeman office and convenient online sessions for those unable to attend in person. My flexible schedule includes daytime and evening appointments to accommodate your needs. I believe in making therapy accessible. I offer sliding scale fees based on your financial situation and accept a variety of insurance plans. Let's discuss what works best for you during our initial consultation. Taking the first step toward therapy is a courageous decision, and I'm here to support you.

Feel free to reach out to schedule a free initial phone consultation, where we can discuss your goals and how I can help via email: greenflag.pc.robin@gmail.com or via phone: (406) 624-9748.

I look forward to joining you on your path to growth and healing.

Green Flag's Work Space

Green Flag has created an inviting space for its clients to facilitate in-person counseling, from individual to group, training, supervision, and play.

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