Mental Health Services

Our mental health mission at The Lotus includes an intentional and integrated practice of multiple wellness modalities to support individuals moving through times of change, grief, loss and trauma, as well as supporting clients in self-growth and transpersonal exploration. We are providing clients with holistic opportunities to be cared for during the many transitions of the human psyche. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance. We see individuals, couples, children and families. We also offer a sliding scale fee. Please visit with your practitioner for individualized pricing.

More About Our Therapy Services

Allison Collins

MA LAC NCAC-1 CC1

Allison Collins

MA LAC NCAC-1 CC1

Allison has been involved in the field of addictions since 1979. She is a licensed and certified chemical dependency therapist, as well as a Certified Clinical Interventionist. Allison is trained in DBT and DBT-S, CBT, mindfulness, and has long studied various spiritual philosophies. She has also received training in gambling and other behavioral addictions. Allison often focuses on trauma first as she begin to assess a client’s needs. After receiving her Master of Art degree in Addiction and Psychotherapy at the Hazelden School of Addiction Studies in Minnesota, Allison was employed as an inpatient clinician at the Hazelden Center. She has since worked with adults, families, and children in inpatient and outpatient settings. For many years Allison has worked with law-involved clients in Montana and Wyoming, and has experience working with the Montana Juvenile Justice System. Allison believes that quality substance abuse and behavioral treatment should be available for everyone, including the underserved and underrepresented, minorities, and the LGBTQ community. She recognizes the essential and basic need for economic and justice reform, and seeks ways to build affordable, holistic, meaningful, and respectful community care. Allison earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Art (New York

406-439-3101

Caitlin McWilliams

Yoga

Through physical movement and awareness of breath, we can heal, break unhealthy habits and bring balance to our asymmetrical lives, bodies and minds. Caitlin’s classes are rooted in this deep-hearted belief with a touch of lila (lightness) to complement the deeper inquiry. Out of the studio, Caitlin is currently pursuing Yoga Therapy and also provides Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety and Yoga for Depression as group series. Caitlin has practiced yoga for over ten years and is a RYT with a 200 hour certification from Flow Yoga Center. She completed the Street Yoga teaching certification in 2009, Yin Yoga certification in 2010, Thai Yoga Therapy certification in 2011, Reiki I and II, Restorative and Yoga Nidra trainings in 2013. She continues to happily follow her path of discovering yoga for mental health well-being.

Jamie Anesi

LCPC

Jamie received her MA in Transpersonal Counseling with a Concentration in Grief, Loss and Trauma from Southwestern College in Santa Fe New Mexico. Jamie has worked as an outpatient therapist at community mental health centers in Bozeman and Helena for over 5 years and has been in private practice as a LCPC for 10 years. Jamie rediscovered her love of dance while in Santa Fe and has been teaching dance and movement therapy for over 10 years. Prior to getting her master’s degree, Jamie taught Creative Writing, English and Film to at-risk kids. Jamie is currently in private practice at DLC and teaches OULA Classes and Movement Therapy. “I have always been a dreamer, a dancer, a poet. My journey has been about remembering the symbolic language of old, the language of the psyche, the spirit, the soul. I have noticed that no matter what our circumstances are in the present, we have a chance to encounter the rich, luscious mystery of life. By allowing and accepting the mystery, we have a chance to claim our path, our symbols. I have heard the voice of many of my teachers say, “claim your life, own all aspects of yourself.” These words

Kobi Schaff

LCSW

Kobi  is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice offering clients comprehensive counseling and support  through a variety of therapy methods; both clinical and alternative therapies that assist in deep healing. Kobi is a teacher, guiding meditation and mindful movement and dance classes. She has her Master's degree in social work and counseling and integrates balance and wellness on all levels, teaching physical, energetic, psycho-emotional and spiritual techniques and practices.  As a therapist and instructor at DLC. Kobi specializes in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, she is compassionate and empathetic in understanding life challenges and treats phobias, childhood abuse, addictions, personal and relationship issues, stress related conditions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Kobi believes the path for each of us is different and when we are ready to open and to heal, the right path will become clear; Kobi’s intent is to support those who come across her path, to guide, to inspire and to encourage each individual to their own personal freedom and love.

(406) 860-0660

Liz Bronec

LCPC

Liz worked in the computer field for 22 years before returning to school to pursue her passion for helping others.  Liz obtained her Master’s degree in 2003 and has spent the last 12 years honing her skills in mental health both in the agency setting as well as in private practice.  Liz has advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and in the interrelationship of brain, mind, and body.  With this training, her practice focuses on teaching mindfulness skills, self-acceptance and self-compassions, neurobiological education, and body/emotion connections. Liz believes strongly that with increased self-awareness and self-compassion life becomes more balanced and joyful.  In turn, the well-being of ourselves and those around us are improved. In her spare time, Liz enjoys reading, playing with her dog Ginger, and trying to keep up with her grandchildren.

(406) 459-1507

LuAnn Whale

Meditation

LuAnn Whale

Meditation

LuAnn is passionate about helping others find wholeness. Stress, life challenges, emotional and physical pain can all get in the way of your health. In her psychotherapy practice she provides a safe place to explore and find that wholeness. She uses a variety of art mediums as well as guided meditations, journaling and EFT to facilitate healing and transformation for adult clients. LuAnn has lived most of her life in Helena, Montana. She attended MSU in Bozeman, MT, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She attended Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and graduated with a Master’s degree in Art Therapy and a certification in Grief and Loss. She also holds a certification in EFT and is a licensed Spiritual Counselor through Center for Spiritual Living in Napa, California. Wherever you may find yourself in your current journey LuAnn would be honored to partner with you to facilitate deeper understanding of your current life process.

Nolita Becker

LCPC

Nolita Becker is a Licensed Clinical and Professional Counselor who works with individuals and couples. She has an ever-growing curiosity for the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. Her focus emphasizes attachment, and the interplay of our biology, nervous systems, relationships, and the way we navigate through life. Training’s and approaches that have especially impacted her work include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Natural Processing, which is a style of somatic-based EMDR. She is currently taking in-depth coursework in Somatic Experiencing, which is a therapy developed by Peter Levine, and is deepening her awareness of the subtle and profound ways that our nervous system, experiences, and bodies affect our ways of being in the world.

(406) 686-0113

Tara Kloker

Intern

Tiffany Evans

LCPC

Tiffany is a Montana Native and graduated from the U of M in Psychology. She attended John F Kennedy University in the Bay Area where she received a Master’s in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. She uses a variety of art mediums including sandtray and play therapy. She generally works with children ages 3-13.