Marriage counseling that Heals in Missoula, MT. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Missoula. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


James Ramsey, MA, MFT, LCPC
Marriage Counselor

James Ramsey, MA, MFT, LCPC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor

2870 St Michael Dr., Missoula, Montana 59803 | 406.251.7073

I offer you a blend of "art" and "science." The "art" from 40+ years of experience as a marriage counselor and 47+ years of marriage. The "science" from 35 yrs of scientific research by the Gottman Institute on why marriages succeed or fail.

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Therapy Great Missoula, MT

Counseling Big Pines, Bonner, Piltzville, Orchard Homes, Westview Park, Primrose, Grass Valley, Twin Creeks

Missoula, Montana is a fine destination for families with children and teenagers. If you're planning on staying long term, you'll be proud to send your kids to fine schools such as Clark Fork Elementary and Big Sky High. And when the kids aren't studying, you'll have no problem keeping them busy with fun, family oriented entertainment. The kids will love the community-built playground at West Side Park. And mothers will adore the chance to take the girls for a day at the Memorial Rose Garden. Dads will want to take the kids to the Kelly Island Fishing Access Site. Whether you land the big one, or just come home with big stories, you're sure to have tons of fun. Older kids and teenagers will appreciate the Museum of Mountain Flying.1 And everyone can enjoy the exhibits at the Wright Zoological Museum. Teens will have a blast shredding at Fiftytwo Skatepark. Or, if you prefer wet, outdoor fun, book a kayak, canoe, or tubing trip with Zoo Town Surfers. Whatever your preference in entertainment, you'll have lots of fun in Missoula.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Missoula

Various agencies in Missoula seek to support the growth and development of single parents as well as couples. At the Missoula Children's Museum, parents can enroll in a number of courses that focus on improving their parenting skills. Common topics include improving communication, positive discipline strategies, fostering your child's self-esteem, and effectively dealing with a child's temperament issues. Most parenting courses at the museum are offered for free and are open to the public. Call 406-721-7690 to inquire about upcoming courses.2 Families First also offers parenting classes that help improve family functioning. Their Divorce and Shared Parenting series focuses on what's best for the kids, improving communication with ex-partners, and developing a plan to minimize harm to children after divorce. Classes are offered bi-monthly and require pre-registration to ensure space. All parents are welcome regardless of ability to pay. Call 406-721-7690 to sign up.3

Families with a child who exhibits a serious emotional disorder can receive support and guidance from the Partnership for Children. The agency provides in-home programming that supports parents in addressing the psychological needs of their child. Building healthy relationships between parents and their children is also a primary focus of these in-home services. Parents can also work with other parents to learn from and support one another, while agency staff can work with children to bring about change in their behavior. For additional details, call 406-543-5531.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Family Promise of Missoula offers critical support services to families in need. Working with various church congregations in the area, Family Promise finds a safe place for homeless families to stay and gathers resources to help them get back on their feet. At night, families stay at one of the member churches, where they have a room to sleep, access to restroom facilities, and home cooked meals. Volunteers from each church also offer transportation, activities for children, and a compassionate ear for family members to discuss their problems and worries. During the day, families utilize the resources at the Family Promise Day Center to work on their employment and life goals, as well as their plan to improve the functioning of their family. To learn more about this program, call 406-529-4671.5


References

1. Museum of Mountain Flying. (2017). History. Retrieved from http://www.museumofmountainflying.org/the-museum.html
2. Missoula Children's Museum. (2017). Parenting Classes and Services. Retrieved from https://www.childrensmuseummissoula.org/parenting-classes-and-services/
3. Families First. (2017). Divorce and Shared Parenting Classes. Retrieved from https://www.childrensmuseummissoula.org/families-first/divorce-shared-parenting-classes/
4. Partnership for Children. (2017). In-Home and Family Support Services. Retrieved from http://pfcmt.org/our-services/in-home-and-family-support-services/
5. Family Promise Missoula. (2017). Our Service. Retrieved from http://familypromisemissoula.net/?page_id=49

Missoula is located in Missoula County, Montana. It has a land area of 29.19 square miles and a water area of 0.18 square miles.  The population of Missoula is 71,022 people with 29,860 households and a median annual income of $41,421. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Missoula is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Missoula are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Missoula public health department.