Forever Forward Therapy provides a number of services to individuals, couples, groups and organizations. In-person and secure, HIPAA-compliant distance sessions are available.

Jeanie with Jack Canfield
Jeanie with Jack Canfield

Meet Jeanie

I am an experienced, licensed mental health therapist with many years of experience working with clients to help them realize their goals. I am currently accepting new clients who would like a safe therapeutic space to explore issues, gain insight, and move towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. Because every client is unique, I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help you find the solutions that work best for your life and circumstances.

Being a therapist means I walk next to you – not in front of you pulling your arm or behind you pushing you up. Therapy is as slow or as fast as you as the client decide. Among other things, therapy can be insightful, difficult, joyful, painful, exciting, relieving and saddening.  If you have ever participated or even considered therapy before, I applaud your immense bravery. To invite a stranger into your life can be anxiety provoking.

My hope is that if you or someone you know is interested in self growth or is stuck or struggling that you reach out to me! I would love to hear your story. As humans we all deserve an empathic response in our darkest moments.

Jeanie Winstrom, MA, LCPC (Montana) and LPC (Alaska, Minnesota and Wyoming)

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Jeanie attended Seton Hall University and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting. Following her passion for personal growth and development, she returned to Seton Hall University a few years later where she earned a Masters in Education, Counselor Preparation. Jeanie passed the NCE exam on the first try and worked in a variety of roles in counseling and therapy both during and after her Masters program.

In the early 2000’s, following her dream of less stress, less people and more open space, she relocated to NW Montana and partnered with her husband Robert on creating a family business.

Qualifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Montana license number BH-LCPC-LIC-11900)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Alaska license number 128423)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Minnesota license number 1900)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Wyoming license number LPC-1604)

Experience working with diverse populations including adults, children, and teens. Settings include inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient, community center, organizations, and schools.

Education

Master of Education in Counselor Preparation, Seton Hall University
Post Masters licensing sequence – Walden University
Bachelor of Science in Business, concentration in Accounting, Seton Hall University

Training

I have completed both levels of training for clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

I have trained extensively in facilitating Self Esteem, beginning in 1999 with a week-long training given by my mentor and friend, Jack Canfield and am continuing to this day.

I have also had additional training in trauma, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Mandt, and Supporting First Responders.

Here’s how working with me is different:

  • In-office visits are usually 53-minutes and 150-minute sessions are possible
  • Saturday appointments are available
  • More time in session means greater opportunity for growth
  • Sessions can be scheduled as often as you’d like, from a couple times a week to once a month

I maintain a brick and mortar practice conveniently located in the Kootenai River Outfitters Fly shop on the corner of Hwy 2 and 56 just outside of the town of Troy,  but we don’t have to always meet there. I hold intensive therapy retreats in Montana at Kootenai River Outfitters Lodge and Cabins or at Your Location if you’d like to work one-on-one for a few days to a week together. I also offer distance sessions for times when meeting in person isn’t optimal.

As a cognitive behavioral therapist, I wasn’t initially sold on the idea that therapy and healing could take place over the internet. Personal experience has proven me wrong in the last decade! Technology can be a powerful tool for transformation. Many of my clients travel frequently or find it challenging to make it to appointments regularly, so incorporating phone or secure video sessions can be a great way to keep engaged in your personal transformation when coming into the office isn’t an option.

I offer psychotherapy sessions via phone and secure video to clients in Alaska, Montana, Minnesota and Wyoming, where I hold licenses to practice. State law regulates the types of services offered online, which limits my ability to provide therapy to those not residing in these regions.

I am able to offer non-clinical support by way of coaching and skills training to anyone with a computer or a telephone. Learning and practicing trauma-informed self-care can be a great way to prepare for an intensive therapy retreat with me, or can be used as a compliment to ongoing therapy with a specialist in your area.

“We move toward and become like that image of our world that we hold uppermost in our mind.”