Healing Mountain Mental Health is a practice that not only aids individuals through evidence-based therapy practices, but strives to bring awareness and social change to the mental health community. It is a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, disabled and neurodivergent individuals, immigrants and refugees, and all people who feel systemic oppression in their daily lives.
Barb Debree, LCSW
Barb grew up as a young girl on a cattle ranch in Montana. Throughout her teens and her adulthood, she inhabited a wide variety of surroundings, from large cities across the U.S. to Native American reservations in Montana, and at times overseas due to her military career. Barb is grateful to be able to use her wealth of experiences to have a better understanding of marginalized populations and the struggles they encounter and have to overcome. Every person and family are unique, and learning about each individual's cultural differences and historical and family trauma patterns can be very beneficial in therapy.
Barb is the owner of Healing Mountain Mental Health, LLC., and hopes to provide more comprehensive care to the community in the future by creating a network of wraparound care, including peer support, case management, and addiction counseling. Though she works incredibly hard as a therapist and business owner, she still has time to take care of her family and her sweet service-dog-in-training, Miku.
Sam Martin, CBHPSS
Sam Martin is our director of care coordination/community outreach and peer mentor. A graduate of Boston University, where she studied psychology and visual arts, she is currently enrolled in Prescott College and studying for her Master's of Science in Counseling with a concentration in social justice and expressive arts therapy. Sam is also a certified behavioral health peer support specialist, and uses her experiences with mental illness and trauma to help others who have similar experiences navigate school, work, and life. As a mixed-race Latinx and Indigenous person, she is especially passionate about breaking down barriers of systemic oppression, both in individual and in institutional settings. Sam is the secretary of the Peer Support Specialist Committee and a board member of the Montana Human Rights Network.
Miku the Dog
Miku became a part of the Healing Mountain crew in 2022. Miku is an Aussie-Labradoodle mix. She is now a year old and full of energy and cuddles! She is pretty much always in the office, doing her job of providing smiles, laughter, and much-needed comfort to Barb's clients. She gives very good hugs and loves chicken and playing fetch. Miku is soon-to-become a licensed service animal!
Carol Josephson, LCSW, LAC
Carol joined the Healing Mountain crew in 2023. Carol is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addictions counselor. She has many years of experience working at the Veteran's Administration, especially focusing on substance use disorder treatment, and at the Helena Indian Alliance.
She has a focus on chronic illness/pain, substance use, anxiety disorders, major depression, depression, PTSD, older adults, and the LGBTQIA2s+ community.
Jen Mittelstadt, MSW, SWLC
Jen Mittelstadt is one fantastic, hard-working pre-licensed professional! Jen does work with Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Somatic Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFT). Check out her Psychology Today profile here.