Jim came to Carroll College after a number of years of working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings including therapeutic boarding schools in Alaska and Montana as well as his year internship at the student counseling center at the University of Wyoming. He received his B.A. degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, his M.S. in Counseling and School Psychology from Utah State University (Logan), and his doctorate in Professional Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
He is excited to continue to work with young adults at Carroll College and to return to a setting similar to his internship experience, which he greatly enjoyed. Part of that enjoyment stems from assisting students to remove the obstacles that might be preventing them from reaching their personal and academic goals as well as their potential. The college years are often one of great transition, whether at age 18 or 35, and he finds it very rewarding to be able to assist students with that process.
Jim is married and his wife Chris is also a psychologist. They have lived in Montana since 1999. They have two children, the oldest of which a year post-college and the youngest is a junior in college. Jim and Chris like to hike, be it in Montana or on their trips to southern Utah. They also enjoy camping, cross-country skiing, leisure reading, and landscaping their yard into gardens. They have an older dog (who unfortunately can no longer hike) and two cats (who never would hike). Jim also rides a recumbent bike, so you may see him on the trails or riding his bike around town.
Kyrie is very excited to return for her fourth year as a counselor in the Wellness Center. She started as a clinical intern in Counseling Services during her graduate training and decided she never wanted to leave. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls and a Masters in Adult Education from Buffalo State College in New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Montana State University. (If you can’t be a Saint, you might as well be a Bobcat!)
Kyrie has spent much of her working life helping young adults develop life skills and achieve personal and career goals. As a counselor, she is especially interested in helping clients develop a positive self-image as they navigate major life transitions and deal with emotional health concerns, such as depression and anxiety. She is additionally a certified Intuitive Eating counselor and has a special interest in working with eating and body image concerns.
Kyrie is a small-town Montana native. She recently moved back to the Helena area after living on the East coast while her husband served in the military. She is the mother of two fabulous daughters, a five year old and a two year old, which provide plenty of daily adventures and lots of questions (“but WHY mommy?”). In her free time, she loves to read just about anything, sing, travel to new places, and watch Seinfeld re-runs, among other things.
Diane is a MT native, originally from a very small town on the eastern side of the state. She came to Carroll from Great Falls and has worked in various community health centers, a high school CSCT program, and a pre-release center.
Diane describes herself as a “late bloomer” as she had a five week old grandson by the time she received her Associates Degree. She then went on to earn a B.S. in Rehabilitation & Related Services in Billings, MT, and her MSW at University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Diane has two grown daughters (both college graduates), and four grandchildren. She is an animal lover who shares her home with two small dogs (Mokie and Crickett) and an African Grey parrot named Kato.
She is an avid reader of mysteries and spy thriller novels, but finds all 21 of Janet Evanovich’s tales of Stephanie Plum the Bounty Hunter, to be the best and the most fun. When not involved in a novel, she pretends she is an artist and has done a few oil paintings and tried acrylics, colored pencils, and making “bouquets” with brooches.