Healing Through Healthy Relationships
Intermountain is a visionary non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families in Montana for over 100 years. With holistic, integrated services and a relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Our flagship residential campus at 500 South Lamborn in Helena, Montana, includes our integrated private school as well as our Child and Family Assessment Center. Providence Home, a therapeutic group home in the Flathead Valley, provides another care center. Community clinics in Helena and Kalispell include some or all of the following: outpatient therapy, psychiatric medication management, psychological testing and evaluation, school based services and family based services, including adoption, foster care and in-home therapeutic care.
“We are excited to be providing services to children and families where they need them- in their homes, their communities and their schools. Intermountain’s integrated outpatient services allow children and families to go to one provider who can do it all – psychiatric medications, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring treatment, outpatient therapy, neuro feedback and psychological testing. And our beautiful new community services center allows us to provide trainings and community events as well”
-Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D
By Pam Ponich, LCPC
Intermountain Clinical Supervisor
Abigail watched from behind the one-way mirror, amazed as her 10 month-old son Eli briefly explored the playroom, scurrying on all fours, picked up (and tasted) a few plastic blocks, then sat up and suddenly looked around. Realizing that his mom was nowhere in the room Eli crawled to the door and began to whimper and then wail (REALLY loudly). When she came back into the room, Eli hurried to her and stretched out his arms, tearful eyes begging to be scooped up. Abigail obliged and instinctively picked up her infant son, hugging him close and …