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Mark Odland, MA, LMFT, MDIV

Mark Odland, MA, LMFT, MDIV

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Certified EMDR Therapist / Experienced Christian Counselor

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Are you a successful man experiencing stress, burnout, addiction, or marriage trouble? If so, you don’t have to live like this. Over the years I’ve helped hundreds of men to escape the cages that hold them back, and become the lions God created them to be.

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Therapy Helena, MT

Counseling East Helena, Unionville, Birdseye, West Central, Southeast, Clancy, West Helena

Helena, the capital of Montana, has around 25,000 people in the city, with upwards of 70,000 in the surrounding areas. The town was established in 1864, after the discovery of gold in the Last Chance Creek.1 The main street in Helena is aptly named the Last Chance Gulch, following the path through the historic downtown district. The town was originally named Crabtown after John Crab who was one of the miners who struck gold. In 1888, there were 50 millionaires who lived in the city, which was the largest amount of millionaires per capita than any other city in the world. A wooden fire watch tower that was built in 1886 is the official symbol of the city and still stands on Tower hill which overlooks the historic downtown district. Helena has been the capital of Montana since 1902. Helena has a local ski area, the Great Divide Ski Area, which is northwest of the town near Marysville, Montana, a ghost town.

Mental Health in Helena

The Helena Area Disordered Eating Task Force offers a community support group to individuals who struggle with bulimia, anorexia, and other eating disorders. Most group members are in recovery and seek both expert guidance and peer support as they work towards healthier living. The group meets on a weekly basis and is offered free of charge. For additional details, call 406-442-4346.2

For parents and other family members of individuals who have a mental health issue, the National Alliance of Mental Illness offers a support group in Helena. This group afford families an opportunity to help one another build resiliency and provide a compassionate, caring, and stable home for their loved one. The group meets once a month to share information and provide emotional support. Further information about the family support group is available by calling 406-449-2848.3

The unique mental health needs of children are served by the variety of programs offered by the Youth Connections Coalition. The primary goal of the agency is to address mental, social, and emotional problems that young people typically struggle with. Reducing the use of drugs and alcohol is a specific focus. Community leaders from local businesses, non-profits, churches, and schools support Youth Connections programs through financial donations and volunteerism in the hopes that children have the support they need to thrive. Call 406-324-1083 to learn more.4

Current Education

Children of migrant workers can receive extra support services as part of the Montana Migrant Education Program. An extension of the Title 1 Public Law, the program funds services that assist migrant children in the development of academic, social, and emotional skills required to be an engaged and contributing member of society. The program seeks to build upon the strengths of each individual child, while removing barriers that may exist to their success in school and in life in general. More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Montana Office of Public Instruction at 406-444-3095.5


References

1. Helena Area Chamber of Commerce. (2017). History. Retrieved from http://helenachamber.com/history/
2. Helena Area Disordered Eating Task Force. (2004). Support Group. Retrieved from http://www.helenaeats.org/supportgroup.htm
3. National Alliance of Mental Illness. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from http://www.namimt.org/nami-support-groups.html
4. Youth Connections Coalition. (2016). About. Retrieved from http://www.youthconnectionscoalition.org/content/about/
5. Montana Office of Public Instruction. (2017). Montana Migrant Education Program. Retrieved from http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/TitlePrgms/TitleIA/index.html#gpm1_3

Helena is located in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. It has a land area of 16.49 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Helena is 30,581 people with 13,095 households and a median annual income of $49,852. .


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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Helena, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Helena may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Helena public health department.