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J. Douglas Muir, MD

J. Douglas Muir, MD

North Valley Behavioral Health
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Michael Edwards, MA, LCPC, LAC

Michael Edwards, MA, LCPC, LAC Michael Edwards is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a licensed addiction counselor; he is licensed in both mental health and addiction counseling. Michael sees individuals age 14 and older for anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, marriage counseling and couples/family counseling. He also sees individuals who may have a substance use disorder involving alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana or opiates. Research indicates that 35 to 50 percent of individuals experiencing mental health symptoms may also be misusing alcohol and drugs, and 50 to 75 percent of individuals with an addictive disorder may be experiencing mental health symptoms. Comprehensive treatment integrates both mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment using evidence-based protocols, including motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Joe Goffena, LCSW

Joe Goffena, LCSW Joe Goffena is a licensed clinical social worker. Joe’s treatment goals are to support patients to feel better about themselves emotionally, and to believe in themselves so they may pursue and achieve an enhanced quality of life. His process begins with a patient assessment followed by a co-developed care plan that is applied through the use of adaptive coping skills, making changes to help feel better about oneself, and providing support and feedback. Together, Joe helps his patients build on the strengths developed and skills learned. His special interest areas include depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions. Interventions often used include mindfulness, calm breathing/imagery, cognitive and behavior therapy, positive psychology, social learning theory, solution-focused therapy and other evidence-based eclectic interventions.

April Schottelkorb, PhD, LCPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor

April Schottelkorb, PhD, LCPC, NCC April Schottelkorb is a licensed clinical professional counselor, national certified counselor and registered play therapist-supervisor. She worked as a counseling professor at Boise State University for eight years and as a school counselor for three years in northwest Montana prior to joining North Valley Hospital. Dr. Schottelkorb earned her doctorate in counseling from the University of North Texas and master’s in counseling from the University of Montana. She is trained to work with individuals of all ages in clinical and school settings, but has significant expertise providing an evidence-based intervention for children called child-centered play therapy (CCPT). Dr. Schottelkorb has conducted research on the effectiveness of CCPT for children with trauma, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and behavioral problems. Besides working with young children, Dr. Schottelkorb also provides talk therapy, expressive arts and sand tray therapy for older children and adults, as well as an evidence-based parenting intervention, child-parent relationship therapy, for parents.

Kyle Stansbury, LCSW

Kyle Stansbury, LCSW Kyle Stansbury provides behavioral health services for individuals age 13 and older. His approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, horticulture therapy, crisis management, mindfulness-based stress reduction, relational therapy, vision fasting, and rights of passage therapies and wilderness therapy. Kyle’s professional experience includes behavioral health specialist for students with emotional disabilities or acute needs, clinical therapist for adolescents and adults, and family services therapist. His office is located at North Valley Professional Center in Columbia Falls.