Rita Billow, PhD
Rita Billow, Ph.D. was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She moved to Eureka, Montana with her family when she was four years old and has resided in Eureka ever since. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from The University of Montana. She completed her APA-accredited clinical internship at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Student Health Center in Carbondale, Illinois and her post-doctorate residency at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital in Libby, Montana. She is married to Joe Billow, who also grew up in Eureka and whom wore down her resolve not to date him when they worked together at Plum Creek sawmill in Fortine, Montana. Rita enjoys gardening, camping, cooking, hiking and reading.
Alicia Western, LCSW
Alicia Western earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University in 2010 and then promptly relocated to Montana. She spent the past five years prior to moving into the primary care system working with children and families in the school system. She enjoys her time outdoors doing anything from gardening to hiking and spending time with her family and pets.
Doug Richardson, LCPC, LAC
Douglas (Doug) Richardson grew up in the mountains of OR and after a stay in Ok and NE he came to the mountains of Montana where he lived with his wife and 2 children for 17 years. He married his best friend Wanda (a NE farm girl) while at college in Portland OR. After earning his Bachler’s degree in Social Work he worked as an addictions counselor in a detox program, a residential treatment center, a boarding school, and a half-way house totaling over 20 year. He went back to school (you are never too old to learn) for his Master’s Degree in Professional counselling from Grand Canyon University before moving to AK for 4 years where he was the Behavioral Health Therapist for a children’s shelter. He has years of experience working with adolescents, addictions and crisis intervention in addition to behavioral health therapy. He moved back HOME to Montana with the intent to stay for the rest of his days enjoying his job, his wife, woodworking, photography, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing and any other outdoor activity that he can find to do.