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Meet Our Therapists

Rachael Maher Little Bear Counseling

Rachael maher, ms, lcpc, lmft

Rachael, a Tennessee native who has called Montana home for nearly two decades, discovered her passion for working with couples shortly after graduating. With a keen understanding of attachment science, she found a modality (EFT) that genuinely works in helping individuals and couples heal their attachment distress. Her heart goes out to those who often feel misunderstood in their relationships, and she's equally passionate about guiding new and seasoned therapists in harnessing the power of attachment systems. Rachael's personal journey includes time on the therapy couch with her husband Adam, making her a firm believer and dedicated consumer of the transformative work she offers.

Qualifications

Education: Montana State University-MS (Health & Human Development: Marriage & Family Counseling)

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Adjustment
Anxiety
Depression
Conflict
Communication

Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR

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Liz grew up in Wyoming, where she earned her BA from the University of Wyoming in Psychology and Sociology, and moved to Bozeman a few years ago after finishing graduate school at the University of Utah. Liz has long worked with people across the age span, supporting children, adolescents, and families in various positions in the past decade. Working with families is a great joy in her life, and she is excited to have the opportunity to train in EFT to better support families in their pursuit of health and happiness. She is also looking forward to bringing these skills to individual and couples work! Liz loves to work mindfulness into sessions to support connection to our emotions while staying grounded and present. 

 

During her free time, Liz can be found hanging out with her partner and their black lab Mayhem (who very much lives up to her name). Liz grew up spending as much time as possible outside, so it’s likely that if she isn’t at work, she is out skiing, running, or fly fishing. 

Qualifications

Education: University of Utah (MSW)

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Life Transitions
Anxiety
Depression
Communication

     Difficulties
Family Systems

Attachment-Based
Mindfulness
Trauma-Informed
Emotionally Focused                      Therapy

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Angelique Coleman, MSW, SWLC

Angelique is a native of southwest Montana. Through her life experiences and challenges, she developed a passion to support and empower individuals, couples and families in our community, which led her to continue her education to become a therapist. She completed her B.S. in Family and Consumer Science at Montana State University, Bozeman and earned her Master of Social Work at Walla Walla University, Billings. As a Clinical Social Worker, she  has experience in therapy, as well as, advocating for clients and connecting them to resources.
She understands that seeking therapy can seem a bit intimidating and taboo to many. She hopes to put her clients at ease through building a warm, supportive and low pressure environment, where clients feel comfortable working together.  As a team, she aims to invite healing and security into clients' personal lives, marriages, and relationships. S
When Angelique is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family. She loves animals, especially dogs and pigs, though she currently do not have any. She also enjoys spending time outdoors camping, trying to garden, floating the river, riding side by sides, riding motorcycles and traveling.

Qualifications

Education: Walla Walla University-MSW (Masters of Social Work) 

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Communication
     Difficulties
Grief
Life Transitions
Depression
Couples
 

Emotionally Focused                     Therapy
Gestalt
Attachment-Based
Trauma-Informed
 

Aubrie Cornell Little Bear Counseling

Aubrie is a Missouri native who has called Bozeman home for quite some time now. While she is an intern at LBC, she is no stranger to helping people on the road to mental health recovery. She currently works as a social work case manager at Bozeman Health. She has worn many hats-advocate, community educator, counselor, and program developer.
In former occupations, she has worked with family-centered services within a trauma-informed system, conducting assessments, communicating safety threats, and facilitating interventions.
Her educational journey is a blend of science and psychology. She earned earned her Bachelor's in Biology and Psychology from Saint Mary's University, where she not only delved into academics but also actively participated as an NCAA member, women’s soccer team starter, student senator, and mentor.
Currently, she is on the path to completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University and is a proud to be a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honors Society.

Qualifications

Education: Capella University (present)

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Anxiety & Stress

Depression
Communication

     Difficulties
School & Academic

       Stress
Life Transitions
 

Emotionally-Focused                       Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy
Integrative
Mindfulness

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maria Costa, MA, LMFT

Maria Costa earned her B.A. in both Art History and Studio Art (painting) at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. She has worked as a portrait artist doing commissions which over time, developed her interest in psychology. Maria completed her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA.  Since re-locating to Montana, Maria has started training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Whether working with couples or individuals, Maria has found that the EFT approach has a wonderful way of making sense of complex emotional experience.

One of the things that worries people about therapy is that it will be focused only on the past at the expense of the present. The present is where life is happening, so why dwell on the past? This is a very good point, since the present is what we can do something about. To couples and individual clients: Together we can gently mine the past and how it influences the present; our goal: to make a difference in the present.

In her free time, Maria adores animals: horses, cats, cottontail rabbits, and her box turtle. She has become very interested in Northern Italian cooking to honor her Italian heritage. Her painting continues with skyscapes of light and atmosphere. She likes to look out her window and not always see a blue sky.

Qualifications

Education: Pacific University-MA Counseling Psychology

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Couples
Stress & Anxiety
Life Transitions
Trauma & PTSD
Depression

Emotionally Focused                Therapy
Attachment Based
Person-Centered
Relational

Kelsie Hunt Little Bear Counseling

Kelsie is a proud “cheesehead” having grown up in rural Wisconsin most of
her life surrounded by corn fields and cows. She moved away to Kentucky for
a few years before making the move to Bozeman recently with her husband
and two furbabies. The mountains have been a long-standing dream so once
her husband retired from the Army, they decided to fulfill their dreams and
make the move! Kelsie’s husband is a disabled Veteran and together they
are both active in the Veteran community, raising awareness around Veteran
Suicide and ways to provide all Military Men and Women and their families
with the proper care and compassion they need.
Kelsie graduated with her degree in Journalism and found her passion for
hearing people’s stories early in her life. Kelsie has always been an advocate
for all humans to live their most authentic life and that passion continues in
her work as a counselor. Kelsie is currently earning her Master’s Degree in
Clinical Mental Health through Murray State University and will graduate in
December 2024. Kelsie is enjoying learning about Emotion Focused Therapy
& Attachment through Little Bear Counseling and how to use this modality to
help couples and individuals. Kelsie has experience with mindfulness and
breathwork practices that help bring the unconscious to our conscious mind
as well as solution-focused and person-centered approaches that help her
provide empathy and understanding to her clients who are struggling with
anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship hardships, and/or difficult
family dynamics.
In their free time, you can find Kelsie and her husband visiting local coffee
shops or bakeries and you can’t beat spending time outside taking pictures of the gorgeous mountains and rivers of Montana.

Qualifications

Education: Murray State University (present)

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Self-Esteem
Anxiety
Depression
Communication

     Difficulties

Somatic
Mindfulness
Breathwork
Emotionally Focused                      Therapy

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