Christy Mortimer received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Montana and her master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from Montana State University. She has experience counseling couples, adults, and children from her graduate internships at a preschool and a counseling clinic. She also has previous experience working with teens in treatment facilities and has provided support for children with developmental disabilities and children in the foster care system.
Christy takes great interest in working within the family system and helping heal relationships, as they are foundational to family and individual wellbeing.
Christy is originally from Helena, Montana and has had the privilege to live in several different cities around the state, as well as in New Zealand. She loves the Bozeman area for its proximity to awesome outdoor recreation. She loves to ride her bike, hike, and camp during the beautiful Bozeman summers. Pottery, hugging animals, sitting in hot springs, traveling, and eating delicious food with loved ones are among her other favorite activities.
She looks forward to joining the team at Providence Mental Health and being a part of an organization looking to transform the lives of many in the Gallatin Valley. She’s grateful for the opportunity to participate in the inception of a wonderful organization looking to provide generational healing to this community! She is a big proponent of the strengths-based approach Providence takes towards mental health, as she believes many people can benefit from the guidance and help an understanding therapist can provide as people identify and build upon the strengths people already possess.
Christa talks to us about foster families and trauma.