Who We Are

Our counselors

“Everyone is on their own path and it is not up to me to say where they need to go.  My job is to help them get there.”

Emily Krushefski

Co-Founder, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Emily Krushefski earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and has been in full-time private practice since 2002. Prior to that, she worked in foster care, which inspired her to expand her training to more evidence and research based modes of treatment. Emily specializes in working with adults and adolescents with multiple concerns including depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. She also loves working with high-functioning adults seeking to maximize their effectiveness in both their personal and professional lives.

Emily is trained in EMDR and is a Certified DBT Individual Clinician. She has participated in training with Marsha M. Linehan, who developed the DBT model; and has consulted with Dr. Alec Miller, co-author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. Her approach is client-centered and rooted in rigorous, evidence-based methods. Originally from the south, Emily has a husband and two children, plus a dog, a cat, and fish. She has lived in Bozeman since 1998.


Emily Krushefski is a talented intensively trained DBT psychotherapist with whom I have had the pleasure of consulting to over the past two and a half years. I’ve been impressed not only by her clinical skills, but also by her passion and commitment to helping those suffering with mental health issues on a broader scale. “

– ALEC L. MILLER, PsyD

Co-Founder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan, Alec is additionally the Co-Author of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents and is renowned for his knowledge in utilizing DBT to treat the Multi-Problem Adolescent.

“Every client with whom I work teaches me something. I always feel privileged to walk their path with them during our time together.”

Kim Lockwood

Co-Founder, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Kim Lockwood has a dual certification in counseling and school psychology; she specializes in adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression and self-harm tendencies; as well as eating disorders, multiple and acute traumas and post-traumatic stress. Formerly a school psychologist, Kim worked in the Bozeman public schools for 10 years before transitioning to private practice. Kim has an extensive background in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has trained with DBT founder Marsha M. Linehan. She has her certification in EMDR. A self-described “Western girl,” Kim loves to spend time in the mountains with her two boys.

“I can’t fix it for you, but I can help you learn a different way that makes life less painful. We only have so much time in our lives. Let’s dive in.”

Peter Coyle, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, Peter Coyle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been working in the field of mental health since 2009. Peter earned his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Montana in Missoula; and his Master’s in Health and Human Development with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling from Montana State University. Most recently, Peter worked as a child and family counselor for Youth Dynamics, Inc. in Bozeman.

Peter was inspired to become a counselor after working for two years in a residential mental health/substance abuse program in Alaska called Raven’s Way, which caters to at-risk Native American adolescents. Since then, he has continued to take a strong interest in helping adolescent boys and adult men to address issues such as anger and depression; and to learn how to express and manage their emotions. As a counselor, Peter uses an approach that combines existentialism and mindfulness to help clients see their destructive patterns and ultimately reclaim power in their lives. His style is both direct and warm, with an emphasis on meeting clients where they are and providing them with the highest level of care. In addition to working with individuals, Peter enjoys working with couples, helping them to identify and change destructive patterns of communication and behavior.

Peter is married and has a 2-year-old son; he is an avid hunter, and outdoorsman, and thoroughly enjoys living in Bozeman with all it has to offer. Peter is pleased to be joining the team at Envision due to its focus on professional growth through collaboration and supervision. He is currently accepting adult and adolescent clients as well as couples for therapy services.

“When people can move from dysfunction to functioning, that’s probably to me the most rewarding part.”

Scott Salzer, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Montana State University, Scott Salzer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who enjoys working with children ages 6 and up and their families.

Scott started out as a counselor for a dual-diagnosis adolescent treatment center in Alaska called Raven’s Way. During his five year tenure at Raven’s Way, Scott became a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor and ultimately decided to pursue his professional license in order to better help others. While pursuing his Master’s in Counseling at MSU, Scott completed his internship at Community Health Partners here in Bozeman; he also worked in several capacities, including as clinical supervisor, at AWARE, Inc., an organization that provides community-based services to adults and children with mental and physical disabilities.

Scott treats a wide variety of symptomologies, including interpersonal and behavioral difficulties, depression and anxiety; and anything that might cause dysfunction in the family system or at an individual level. Although his substance abuse certification is no longer active, he is able to help those struggling with addiction to identify and work on underlying mental health issues.

Scott prides himself on an insight-based, client-centered approach that allows him to help families and individuals recognize both strengths and weaknesses and address the issues that are most important to them. His goal is not only to help clients identify core issues, but to give them the tools to act on their insights in order to make real progress. His clients appreciate his kind presence and ability to create a safe space for growth.

Scott maintains balance in his own life through climbing, skiing and generally connecting with nature. He is married and has two children and one dog. Scott is currently accepting new clients of all types.

“I think deeper than therapy is this human to human connection, and reminding [clients] that they’re a part of humanity as a whole. They’re not the only one. Everyone is dealing with different levels of their own stuff.”

Hilary Stroud, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Hilary Stroud earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Community Health Sciences from University of Nevada-Reno. After earning her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University, Hilary completed her internship at Gallatin Mental Health Center here in Bozeman. A  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) practitioner, Hilary’s approach combines elements of DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and interpersonal theory. She takes a “whole person-centered” approach to healing, and is open to working with clients on physical health and lifestyle habits in addition to their mental health treatment.

Hilary sees clients with a wide variety of challenges, and particularly enjoys working with clients who have attachment issues, trauma, adjustment to parenthood, anxiety, depression and those struggling with traumatic grief, such as grief after suicide. Her goal is to lead with compassion and give clients a space to be where they are while gently pushing them to be the best versions of themselves.

Hilary has two Husky-mix dogs, Sadie and Rora, and loves to be doing anything outdoors. She is now accepting the following clients: mothers and babies, adults, children, and adolescents.

 

“As human beings we are really creative and we find ways to get through difficult times. There comes a point in our lives when those coping mechanisms may no longer serve us. I believe a big part of therapy is letting go of what no longer serves us.”

Brandi Reinhard-Ferrese, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Originally from New Jersey, Brandi Reinhard-Ferrese recently moved to Montana with her husband to enjoy all Bozeman and the West have to offer. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Brandi is also a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. Growing up, Brandi personally experienced the therapeutic benefits of dance, and is now passionate about using it to help others.

Brandi’s practice includes traditional talk therapy, but incorporates body awareness and movement to help clients connect with their emotions and express things that may be difficult to express in words. The movement is organic and unique to every client, and could be anything from dancing to simply bringing attention to the breath, to playing basketball. The goal is to help clients get out of their heads and develop a mind-body connection that will allow them to engage with the healing process. Brandi also uses play therapy in her work with children.

Brandi works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has also worked with adolescents who self-harm. Brandi has two energetic dogs, Buck and Hank. In her spare time, she loves to go to the local dog parks and do anything outside and active. She is happy to be part of the professional team and the warm and welcoming environment at Envision.

“With accepting and caring support we can tackle anything. It’s an honor to walk alongside someone and help them address past difficulties or face the potentially scary path up ahead.”

Nicolais Cuyle, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Nicolais graduated from Montana State University with a Master’s Degree in Health and Human Development, specializing in marriage and family counseling. Nic has always had a passion for helping others and describes his approach to counseling as relational, collaborative, and warm. He places emphasis on assisting the client’s exploration of intrinsic strengths, and supporting them in finding more adaptive ways to heal pain and distress in any aspect of their life. Nic has received training in trauma counseling modalities, relationship counseling modalities, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He continues to pursue training in evidenced-based treatment for trauma, interpersonal and relational difficulties, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Additionally, Nic incorporates mindfulness practices, aspects of neuroscience, a wide array of systemic tools and knowledge, therapeutic art and play, and nature to address his clients’ needs.

Prior to joining the clinical team at Envision, Nic worked as an outpatient counselor, seeing couples, families, and individuals ages 3 to 90-years-old. He also has experience as a Program Director and Therapist for an adolescent male group home in Kalispell, MT, where he helped children and families overcome behavioral, family, and interpersonal concerns.

Nic is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and enjoys working with adolescents, couples, families and adults. His areas of interest are: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, behavioral and relationship difficulties, and attachment issues in children and adolescents. Nic shares his life with his wonderful wife and their two “fur-babies.” He spends a majority of his free time exploring the outdoors or pursuing photography and art. Nic is thrilled to be a member of Envision’s clinical team and is currently accepting new clients.

“Everyone has walked their own path in life.  It is so important to recognize that everyone has a different path, and what may be right for one person may not be right for another.  I feel it is vital to recognize where people have been and where they want to go.  I feel honored to be invited to go on their journey with them.”

Katy Fritz, MSW, LCSW

Originally from Havre, Montana, Katy Fritz received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from University of Mary in North Dakota in 2002; and her Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida in 2013.

Before returning to Montana, Katy worked for BayCare Health Systems in the Tampa Bay area. In the 13 years she spent with BayCare, Katy taught parenting classes; oversaw a drug prevention education program; and provided direct care through crisis intervention and mental health case management, among other things. She has also practiced in the public school system, as a Social Worker for the Pasco County Schools.

Most recently, Katy was the lead clinical program supervisor and resident clinician for AWARE’s outpatient services and adolescent boys’ therapeutic group home here in Bozeman.

Katy primarily sees children ages 10 and up, adolescents, and young adults. She has experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss; as well as self-esteem and attachment issues.

Katy prides herself on creating a warm and inviting therapeutic environment, and helping clients to identify strengths they may not even know they have. Her strengths-based approach draws on several skills-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Happy to be back in Montana, Katy has a husband and two young children, and enjoys skiing and other outdoor pursuits. She says she is excited to be able to consult weekly with the “amazing team” of professionals at Envision.