What Is Therapy? Q&A Event To Be Held 09/29/2021

“What is therapy” is the theme of area behavioral health therapists as they present a “roadmap” for the public in how to access local mental health services, what to expect during a therapy session, how to choose a therapist, confidentiality, and why someone may reach out to a therapist for counseling.


The presentation is free of charge at the Parkview School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 29th .


If you’ve never done therapy before, the concept can seem a little daunting. Are you just sitting in a room with a stranger, telling them your darkest secrets? Well, yes. A stranger who knows to ask specific questions, look for specific patterns of behavior, and teach you more productive ways to manage your life.


“It’s like having a deep conversation with a close friend where you only talk about yourself,” said Melainya Ryan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Vibrant Lives . Ryan is part of the evening’s community panel which also includes: Dayna Thergeson, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Community Health Center; and private practitioners Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Tasha Felton (Felton Counseling); and Ke’Lah Savage, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Peak Mental Health). All four panelists provide either primary care and/or behavioral health services in Beaverhead County.


The presentation is sponsored by the Beaverhead County Mental Health Local Advisory Council. It is part of their month-long theme in September : “Hope is Alive – Depression is Treatable.”


If you need more information, please contact Katherine Buckley-Patton by email at:

gaelicgrannie@gmail.com and/or by cell at 406.660.1637



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