Dorothy joins Providence Mental Health after completing a Master of Clinical Social Work from Boston, Massachusetts’s Simmons University with focus on person-in-environment, strength-based approaches supporting the diverse mental health needs of individuals, couples, and families. Her Bachelor of Science in human development and minor in dance from Montana State University adds additional educational pillars. Dorothy interned as a behavioral health therapist for a community health center in Bozeman, Belgrade, and Livingston.
Dorothy was born and raised in Iowa’s heartland which cultivated her passion for helping others while spending the last twenty-years in Montana studying the art and science of human relationships within diverse settings, including mountain sports, equine activities, public schools, community programs, and outpatient psychotherapy. Her knowledge base and skillset are grounded in professional values and ethical standards utilizing best-practice methods by guiding clients to uncover their strengths while encouraging resiliency. She strives to build an authentic therapeutic relationship with a safe and secure space to explore internal and external risks, barriers, boundaries, and supports through curiosity, empathic listening, cultural sensitivity, and client collaboration.
Dorothy takes pride in practicing self-care through experiences on the banks of the river and slopes of the mountain with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and horse. Dorothy is honored to be a clinician at Providence Mental Health and looks forward to supporting Gallatin valley’s mental health needs. She welcomes individuals, couples, and families to join her in discovering their improved wellbeing.