Jennifer Anderson, LCSW
I was born in Kalispell, MT, and grew up in Rexford, MT, near Eureka until age six, when my family moved to the Libby area. I graduated high school Valedictorian of my senior class and went on to receive my undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Indiana. Cory and I married in 2001, and we have four beautiful children (three boys and one girl), currently ages 15, 13, 11, and 8. Cory and I lived in Idaho for two years (near Wallace area) after we were first married as he completed his first job teaching science at the local high school and I worked as a youth pastor. We moved back home to Libby in 2005 to raise our four children, who are the joy of my life! Cory has taught science at the Troy High school since we moved back, and I ended up opening a daycare in Libby for a couple years when my children were young. I decided to pursue therapy work and completed my Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Southern California online program, graduating in 2013. Before starting my work at NWCHC as a therapist in 2017, I was a therapist at Head Start’s Altacare’s CSCT school counseling program for two and a half years.
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.
Dean Jennings, LCSW
Dean Jennings grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in 2010. He then moved to Cut Bank MT. With the mountains calling he moved to Bonners Ferry, ID in 2015. He has spent eight years working with children and families in the Montana school system. He is married and has two grown children. He enjoys spending his time outdoors hunting and fishing with his wife.
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.
Michael Breslow, MD
Mike Breslow graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in Pennsylvania, and completed his residency in psychiatry at The University of Arizona. He has been practicing psychiatry for over 30 years and has worked in a diverse range of settings with adults and teenagers. He came to Montana on a camping trip with his wife and dogs and never left. He advocates a balanced lifestyle as a means to optimizing mental health.