Many people find it helpful to talk problems through with a close friend or family member, but some challenges are more than friends and family can handle. There are times when it’s best to seek support from a professional therapist.

Talk therapy (also called psychotherapy or counseling), involves speaking to someone who is trained to help you explore your thoughts and feelings so that you can see how they affect your behavior and mood. More than just “venting,” seeing a therapist can help you become aware of patterns that you want to change, and provide you with tools to help you think or act differently.

As a professional licensed therapist, I am trained to deal with difficult material, so you don’t have to worry about burdening me with your problems. No subject is off-limits, or “too much,” to be discussed in session. And unlike chatting with a friend or family member, our time together is designed to be focused solely on you, and everything you share is kept confidential.  My aim in working verbally is to help you find the words to accurately and authentically express yourself so that you can both come to know your experience more deeply and gain greater control of your life. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from talk therapy, and you get to decide what, how much, and when, you choose to disclose. 

How I Can Help

I will be an active participant in this process, and while our sessions are not designed to be conversational, you can expect me to ask questions and share observations. I am familiar with a wide range of talk therapies, and will draw upon different traditions as appropriate to guide our work together. My talk therapy style draws heavily upon my extensive training in:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Clinical Hypnosis Therapy

I have also received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, 12-Step Recovery and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Services

Personal Therapeutic Retreats

What is a Personal Therapeutic Retreat? A Personal Therapeutic Retreat (PTR) is an opportunity to set aside larger blocks of time to focus more intensively on issues, so you can quick-start your journey toward a happier and more fulfilling life. It can also be a time for retreat from the busyness we all experience and [...]

Individual Counseling

Many individuals seek the support of therapy at some point in their lives. The assistance of a skilled and caring therapist can have many benefits. While these benefits may vary from person to person, just beginning the process of therapy can help ease some of the isolation we all can feel when confronted with difficulties [...]

Couples and Relationship Counseling

Couples and romantic partners seek therapy for many reasons and at many different stages of their lives, even when they are not experiencing any overt difficulties. Some seek the therapy to strengthen their bond, relate with more ease or prepare for the next step in their lives together. Others come in crisis, uncertain of their [...]

Families

Our family lives can be tremendously gratifying and enriching. They can also become a source of tension, especially during periods of stress. Such responses to stress are often normal, but you may need some help and support from time to time. Families seek the support of therapy for many reasons. Most come wishing to resolve [...]

Teens and Adolescents

Are you worried about your teen or child? Even teens and adolescents in very loving families can experience emotional difficulties. During this stage in life they are experiencing hormonal and social changes, resulting in your child becoming angry, moody, secretive, or distant. If these symptoms become more exaggerated or worse over time, it could be [...]

Groups and Seminars

Groups We need one another, now more than ever. Coming together to do healing work in a group can be a profoundly transformative experience. This is why I aim to offer several ways to bring people together to build sacred communities committed to social and emotional growth.   Groups are forming in Troy Montana around [...]

Clinical Supervision

One of my greatest joys is found in helping my colleagues ride the waves that come with being a trauma healing professional. Speaking with a trusted colleague about the successes and challenges of our work is an act of self-care. Vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue can set in if we don't do our own reflection [...]

Forgiveness & Letting Go Weekend Retreat

Forgiveness & Letting Go Weekend Retreat Set at the cabins and lodge of Kootenai River Outfitters in Troy Montana, the Weekend on Forgiveness and Letting Go is designed to teach you the tools that you can use as you move forward to Forgive and Let Go. Led by Jeanie Winstrom, the program consists of lecture, [...]

EMDR

What is EMDR? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables you to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that result from disturbing or traumatic life experiences. Research shows that by using EMDR therapy you can experience the benefits of psychotherapy in a shorter amount of time than traditional therapy services. [...]

Clinical Hypnosis

What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to [...]

Weight Management

Weight Loss Program Hypnosis can be incredibly beneficial to help you on your weight loss journey. This program is available at my practice in Troy, Montana as well as remotely via phone or online secure video chat. Hypnosis vs. Dieting How many times have you tried the latest diet and stuck with it for only [...]

5-Day EMDR Intensive Retreat

Stop Surviving and Start Living! You’ve tried traditional talk therapy, you’re looking for a more aggressive approach to getting unstuck and improving your life. This 5-Day EMDR Intensive Retreat is exactly what you need. You’ll work one-on-one directly with Jeanie Winstrom, MA LCPC, a Trauma, Clinical Hypnosis, and EMDR expert. Jeanie has helped many people [...]

“Jeanie is awesome, really patient and helps you to work things out for yourself so you understand clearly why you took a certain action or reacted a certain way to a situation.”