Valerie Rasicci, LMSW

By Erin Murray / December 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Valerie Rasicci, LMSW

Valerie proudly hails from Akron, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in School Social Work and her Bachelor’s in Social Work with a minor in Creative Writing. Valerie is working to complete her Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization…

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Amy Durden, LCPC

By Erin Murray / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Amy Durden, LCPC

Amy grew up in Northwest Montana. After leaving for a time to explore the country, seek her education and start a family, she returned home to raise her four children in the beautiful outdoors of Montana where she grew up. Along with her family, she returned with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree…

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Ruth Richards-Schlarman, LCPC

By Erin Murray / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Ruth Richards-Schlarman, LCPC

Ruth Richards-Schlarman, LCPC, has been a therapist for nearly thirty years, with much of that time being spent in private practice.  Ruth has specialized in working with children, adolescents and families who have experienced trauma but works with clients with a wide variety of goals.   Ruth spent many years teaching college level students pursuing careers in the counseling field and…

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Stacey Waites, LCSW

By Erin Murray / August 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Stacey Waites, LCSW

Stacey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Mississippi College and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked as the Director of Social Services for Vicksburg Medical Center, served as a college professor, and operated a psychotherapeutic private practice. She has worked with youth,…

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Elle Barta, LCPC

By Erin Murray / June 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Elle Barta, LCPC

Ellen is passionate about creating a safe, warm, and accepting space for her clients, believing that all people deserve to be understood holistically. She is aware of the social backgrounds and contexts of her clients, learning about how each client brings different experiences and expectations with them into counseling. Ellen is dedicated to honoring clients’…

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Marissa Albat, LCSW

By Erin Murray / May 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Marissa Albat, LCSW

Marissa Albat is a Licensed Clinical Social worker certified in child and adolescent trauma. She earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Wyoming where she also attained a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has worked with youth and their families for the ten years. Prior to Chrysalis Marissa…

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Anne Higgins, LCSW

By kNnrAQ9osk / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Anne Higgins, LCSW

Anne is licensed social worker with years of experience in the clinical treatment of adolescents and their families. She spent four years working with transitional youth in a crisis shelter setting, three years working in wilderness therapy, and one year in inpatient psychiatric care before joining our team in 2018. She is a passionate outdoors…

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Emily Thelen, MA

By kNnrAQ9osk / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Emily Thelen, MA

LCPC, CTRS, EMDR Trained Emily Thelen is the therapist for Milestones, our transition house. She received her Masters at Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy. Emily has worked in the therapeutic wilderness and transitional care industry since 2006 with adolescent men, women, families, and young adults. She graduated from…

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Kendra Meiklejohn MS, LCSW

By kNnrAQ9osk / September 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Kendra Meiklejohn MS, LCSW

LCSW, EMDR Trained Therapist Kendra was born and grown in the mountains of Montana. She is passionate about exploring the world around her, loving her community and family, and challenging predictable notions. She has a vast amount of experience mentoring young women, utilizing the natural world to enhance awareness and agency. Kendra spent much her…

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