Stacey Waites, LCSW

By Carrie Rose / 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, M.S.

By Carrie Rose / June 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Elle Barta, M.S.

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 Carrie Rose / 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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Bridjett Miller, R.N.

By Carrie Rose / January 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Bridjett Miller, R.N.

Bridjett likes to think she was raised by Montana. Growing up in a small town in the northwest corner with mountains, lakes, and rivers nearby shaped Bridjett’s inner landscape and taught her the healing power of nature. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Montana State University in 2016 and went on to…

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Briar Wren, PCLC

By kNnrAQ9osk / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Briar Wren, PCLC

Briar began her journey with the therapeutic process early in life. This positive experience presented itself as a passion, and led her to double major in Psychology and Studio Art at Santa Clara University. It was here she discovered the therapeutic power of art, and she continued her education to receive her Master’s in Clinical…

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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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