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Meet Jolene Barth, PPC

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Meet Jolene Barth, PPC

Jolene Barth’s clients say she has a huge heart. Jolene recently joined Behavioral Health Services (BHS) as a counselor, and sees children and adolescents both individually and in group therapy. She started out as an elementary school teacher, but was looking to make a bigger impact by working one-on-one with kids. As a Provisional Professional Counselor (PPC), she helps children with social skills and coping skills, using techniques like play therapy, art therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); which teaches people how to redirect emotions, or think before doing.

Jolene received her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, and moved to Gillette in 2020.  She is excited to have the opportunity to learn from the experienced BHS counseling staff, and be a part of a larger organization. Her goal is to make therapy as easy and enjoyable as possible by adapting the therapy to fit the needs of her clients.

“That may be talking and doing art, or playing a game,” said Jolene. “Activities and therapy go hand in hand.”

Jolene’s primary focus is on counseling for kids and adolescents ages 4-18, and she is accepting new clients.

“Mental health is as important as any other medical issue,” said Jolene. “You should feel able to get the help you need, when you need it.”

When she’s not seeing clients, Jolene likes to hang out with her family and friends; and two Springer Labs, Stetson and Gunner. She’s currently working toward her permanent counseling license, a process that requires work experience under a licensed therapist.

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