OUR PLATFORM

Wellness in Action prioritizes its responsibility to serve the community and to provide critical services to improve mental and behavioral health for the people who live and work in Big Sky.  WIA does not operate as a clinic but as a nonprofit, therefore, our operations and structure are different. Counselors each operate their own practice, and WIA is a partner to that community work by providing a sliding scale in order to financially assist clients. WIA asks the community to reach out directly to counselors for support, as WIA is not able to refer clients to specific providers.

WIA’s sliding scale is based on household size and income level. You can view our current sliding scale here: 2024 Sliding Scale 

HOW TO SCHEDULE

To schedule a counseling appointment, please reach out to the counselors directly. Please read through the Counselor Profiles below section to read their bios, see what insurance they accept, and decide who may be a good fit for you. 

The counselor(s) you contact will inform you of their availability, walk you through their intake process, and confirm eligibility to use WIA’s sliding scale. 

WIA is not a walk-in center and it is likely you will not be able to see a counselor within the same week. Counselors onboard clients into their schedule as they are able. 

COUNSELOR PROFILES

Danielle Osti Chenoweth

Danielle Osti Chenoweth, MA, LCPC

Danielle Osti is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She specializes in providing support for individuals of all ages who experience Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress, and Substance Abuse.

Danielle has lived in Big Sky year-round for the past several years and genuinely understands the intense mental health challenges that may arise for the people living and working in this community.

Accepted Insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Montana Health Co-Op

Counseling Options:

In-person at the WIA Office or tele-health.

Please inquire about appointment availability.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (406) 225-7797

Ally Wold, LMFT

Ally Wold, LMFT

Ally Wold is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. She supports couples, families and individuals experiencing challenges through behavioral interventions, improving communication and increasing personal awareness and coping strategies. Ally strives to create a comfortable and safe environment to support clients in achieving their unique personal goals.

Accepted Insurance:

Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Montana Health Co-Op, Pacific Source, and United Healthcare.

Counseling Options:

Primarily at BASE yet can also see clients in the WIA Office.

Please inquire about appointment availability.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bigskycounseling.org

Phone: (406) 510-3006

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Abbe McClenahan, LCPC, LMFT

Abbe is skilled in dual diagnosis treatment and spent several years working in the field of substance abuse and is highly qualified to work with those suffering from addiction. Abbe also sees many clients who are suffering from anxiety and she treats anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness.

Abbe is professionally trained in Somatic therapy used for healing trauma and PTSD. The aim of Somatic therapy is to help the client lesson the automatic responses to unpleasant triggers by developing a window of tolerance that is acceptable, manageable, and grounded in the mind and body.

Abbe has experience working with children aged 9 and up through highschool.  Abbe also has experience working in hospice with those actively dying and helping those suffering from grief due to death or loss of any kind.

Accepted Insurance:

Cigna, Optum/United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Montana

Counseling Options:

Tele-counseling only.

Please inquire about appointment availability.

Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  (406) 201-9806

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Julie Grimm, PLPC

Julie recognizes the unique needs and experiences of living, working, and raising a family in our small-town community. Big Sky presents residents, whether long-time locals or new to town, with varied challenges and opportunities for growth.

Julie takes an existential approach with clients, encouraging them to identify opportunities for choice and change, and recognizes that when we, as individuals, couples, or families, experience a lack of ease (disease), it is impossible to live authentically. Unhealthy coping mechanisms can obstruct access to self-worth, self-empowerment, and self-acceptance. Through counseling, clients can learn to understand and embrace their emotional experiences. They can begin to recognize how choices impact well-being. Julie aligns with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), wherein emotional experiences dictate choice, and our choices are often based on attachment injuries sustained throughout the lifespan.

Every person needs an ally, and counseling allows people to explore, celebrate, and navigate their lives.  Counseling services include in-person and telehealth sessions for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Julie can support clients experiencing individual or systemic stress, including issues of separation, divorce, infertility, identity and existential crisis, and transition.

Payment

Julie accepts out-of-pocket payments and partners with Wellness In Action in using the sliding fee scale for underinsured or uninsured clients. Julie does not accept insurance.

Counseling Options:

In-person at the WIA and BASE offices in Big Sky.

Please inquire about appointment availability.

Contact Information:

Phone: (406) 545-2242

Zach Todd

Zach Todd, MS, LCPC

As a 5th-generation Montanan, I have experienced the value of deep roots and being connected to a place, a people, and a story. I believe relationships are at the heart of every story, and am passionate about helping individuals, families, and children reconnect with others and reconnect with themselves to make sense of their past, present, and future.

I have formal training in individual therapy for adults and minors, couples therapy, and family systems. Whether working with adults, children, or families, I believe relationships are the mechanism for healing and that my relationship with my clients is a starting point for change.

Accepted Insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Montana Health Co-Op, and Pacific Source.

Counseling Options:

Please inquire about appointment availability.

English and Spanish Speaking clients by telehealth or in person at his Bozeman office.

Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: (406) 219-7432

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Jessica DiRienzo, Master’s of Social Work Intern

Jessica is a social work intern pursuing her LCSW and is offering free therapy to help further her skills and expertise in the field of social work. She is supervised by an LCSW who will provide guidance and oversight as she gains practical experience. As a social work intern, Jessica is able to assist adolescents and adults in navigating resources and overcoming various challenges. This could include providing counseling, helping clients identify and access appropriate community services, offering guidance on coping strategies, assisting with problem-solving, and advocating for clients' rights and needs. Jessica's roots are in Colorado, but she now calls Montana home. She has an adventurous spirit and enjoys hiking, biking, and skiing with her two dogs.

Accepted Insurance:

Counseling Options:

In-person on Wednesday and Thursday at WIA.

Please inquire about appointment availability.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]  

Phone: (406) 920-6763 

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Allison Gilley, Counselor-In-Training

Allison is a graduate student at Walden University working toward licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor. She is under Supervision at ExperiencingChange.com, and works both in-person or online with adults, teens, and children. She helps clients explore how past experiences may be influencing their present and future possibilities and process their own wants and needs to create the changes and growth they are seeking. Allison supports clients facing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, addiction, gender dysphoria, and more. She also works with clients looking for strategies to develop personal life and career goals.

Allison holds a B.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University with an emphasis on outdoor leadership and education, and will soon earn her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. Her hobbies include snowboarding, nordic skiing, sailing, wake surfing, golf, horseback riding, fishing, dancing, and live music. Allison is a also a Fitness Coach working in the Big Sky fitness community.

Accepted Insurance:

Affordable Sliding Scale rates are available in lieu of insurance.

Counseling Options:

In-person or telehealth by appointment only.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (406) 851-5850

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Shea Boyd, MT-BC

Shea Boyd is a Board-Certified Music Therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults to accomplish non-musical goals through musical interventions.  Shea recently moved from North Carolina and has been happily living in Big Sky for over one year with her husband and dog.  She is so thrilled to have opened her private practice, Lone Mountain Melodies, and is looking forward to filling a need within the Big Sky community.  

Music Therapy can benefit those who have experienced anxiety, stress, developmental delays, depression, trauma, ADHD, and much more.  Goals of music therapy are often emotional, cognitive, physical, social, or communicative.  Shea offers individual sessions for all ages, as well as group sessions for children, adolescents, and adults. 

Accepted Insurance:

Affordable Sliding Scale rates are available in lieu of insurance.

Counseling Options:

In-person at WIA or telehealth.

Currently seeking clients for Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am-4pm.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 704-728-7438

Website: lonemountainmelodies.com

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS

Dr. Neva Reed

Dr. Nevada Reed

Nevada Reed, M.D., is an ABPN board-certified pediatric neurologist. She completed medical school at Washington University School of Medicine and her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She has served as the medical director for the Autism Program at Akron Children’s Hospital and was a member of the Ohio Autism Taskforce. For the past 15 years, she has been in private practice at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center.

Dr. Reed has over twenty-five years of expertise in treating children and young adults with various neurologic and neurodevelopmental diagnoses. She has expertise in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities, tic disorders, language regression, and ADD/ADHD. She also treats many children with seizures, headaches, anxiety and OCD. She enjoys treating children with various neurologic needs and believes family involvement is essential for the best medical care.

Please reach out to Nevada directly to inquire about appointment availability. 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (330)-963-8600

 

Thank you to the foundations who have generously supported our sliding scale counseling platform.

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Counseling Office
Wellness In Action
47855 Gallatin Rd
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 161143
Big Sky, MT 59716

Contact Us:
Admin: (406) 589-6522
Info: (406) 993-6803
[email protected]

Office Hours:

WIA staff are generally available and in-office from 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday.