Welcome to Gallatin Mental Health Center
A division of Western Montana Mental Health Centers
GMHC offers comprehensive, personalized mental health services.
We employ highly-trained, skilled staff including licensed social workers, professional counselors and a psychologist; licensed nurses, a board-certified psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioners; case managers; crisis intervention workers; and peer support specialists. GMHC staff utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices and approaches to ensure quality, substantiated support. Through integrated, collaborative efforts, our team provides diagnosis, evaluation, assessment, ongoing treatment and referral for those impacted and affected by mental illness.
- Where are you from and what brought you to Bozeman?
My family goes back five generations in Bozeman and although I was born elsewhere they prefer not to speak of it. I lived in Bozeman until I was 10 years old and then moved to Helena with my parents. I moved back to Bozeman 12 years ago and haven’t left again. I absolutely love it here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. My husband is from here as well so we always run into someone we know!
- What is your position at Gallatin Mental Health?
I handle the medical records at GMHC. My tasks include providing records to other medical or service providers and requesting records from them. I also handle the uploading of all of our documents to keep our records system fully electronic. Along with the records I work at the front desk and help with customer service.
- Tell us about the rewards and challenges within your position.
There are so many rewarding things about working here. The best is just knowing that something simple you did made a huge difference in someone else’s day. Just talking to someone on the phone and changing their mood by setting them up for the help they need is amazing. There are challenges as well. It’s a busy place! And records and scanning are never actually done so as soon as you finish one set another one is already waiting. The rewards far outweigh any challenges for me.
- What is the most played song in your music library?
Right now it is “Long as I can see the Light” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
- If you were stranded on a desert island, and all basic life needs ie.. food, water, shelter are provided, and you could take 3 things with you what would you take?
This is a tough one, my first thought was a boat so I could get the heck out of there but I don’t think that was the point of the question. I think I would have to bring my kindle for hours of reading on the beach, the dog to run around with and, last but not least, my husband.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT is a monthly highlight of our staff on the web each month with a set of five questions that are answered by the staff. This is a fun way to learn more about the people that work for Gallatin Mental Health Center. The staff then selects the next person and creativly writes the next four questions for them to answer.