Are you ready to begin the journey toward a better life?
Popular discussions over mental health can be confusing, and because we know you have questions, we’re glad you came to us for some of the answers.
Taking the first step toward better mental health is hard, but it is worth it. Our philosophy of therapy isn’t about providing a list of “dos and don’ts,” but about working together toward a common goal. No one understands you better than you do, but with our team of highly trained professionals, we’ll support you as you develop the necessary tools to keep going.
We’re ready to begin this journey with you.
1137 Van Voorhis Rd Suite 27
Morgantown, WV, 26505
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
MA, LPC, AADC, PMH-C
Kayla is a graduate of Fairmont State University and Waynesburg University, where she specialized in Addictions Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Kayla is also an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor for the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals.
In addition, Kayla is certified in Perinatal Mental Health, prior to opening Montani Mental Health, Kayla worked in juvenile justice, hospital, and private practice settings.
Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience in the field. Dallatore has been a therapist in mental health since 2013, and brings a high level of expertise from working with teens who suffer from anxiety, depression, adjustment, aggression, and trauma.
He offers a safe and comfortable environment for patients to explore their behavioral patterns in peace. Dallatore follows a strength-based philosophy of therapy centered on building self-esteem through recognition of accomplishments, resilience, and personal value. He practices a holistic approach to therapy, integrating the gamut of the human condition, with mental, emotional, social and ethical domains of life.
MA, LPC, NBCC, PMH-C
Heather is a Nationally Board Certified therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Marshall holds a B.S. and M.A. from Waynesburg University, and brings a wealth of experience from addiction therapy, residential facilities, outpatient community agencies, and private practices.
Heather strives to meet the individual where they are and supports them toward a common goal. She enjoys teaching her patients how to be mentally self-aware, as well as building upon their natural strengths and abilities.
MA, NBCC, LPC
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a degree from Waynesburg University. She is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, specializing in anxiety disorders. Maurin has several years of experience in outpatient settings, as well as private practices. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy, but trends toward Cognitive Behavioral Therapy most often.
Ashley serves as an adjunct Professor of Psychology at Waynesburg University.
MSW, LGSW, EMDR
Sierra is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker with degrees from West Virginia University, including an M.A. in Social Work. Strother’s professional experience ranges from trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression, with positions in a variety of residential, inpatient, and community outpatient settings.
Sierra continues to engage with clients ‘right where they are’ and is committed to ongoing training in EMDR, Yoga, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are often related in their treatment, and therapeutic methods vary depending upon your desired goals and our professional counsel. Treatments focus on progressive steps toward overcoming anxiety and depression, and encouraging you in your path toward recovery.
Therapy for Postpartum Depression
The birth of a child can trigger an intense emotional response, which can often include a form of depression or baby blues. Some moms experience a more severe form of depression, which we refer to as postpartum depression. In what can become an imminently stressful season of life, we’ll help you manage these new emotional impulses through various counseling sessions and other related psychotherapy.
Therapy for Work & Career
Your career can be stressful. In fact, several factors could be at play when considering the degree of stress one experiences in the workplace (i.e. low salaries, excessive workloads, lack of social support). We’ll provide the resources necessary to help you manage stress and cope with existing obstacles to your emotional wellbeing.
Therapy for Stress Management
Persisting stress of any kind can have damaging effects on the emotional and physiological health of you and those around you. We’ll provide the resources necessary to help you manage stress and handle life’s obstacles to your emotional wellbeing.
Therapy for Addiction & Recovery
Recovery from drug addiction is not simple, but it is possible. Our team of professionals bring the qualifications and experience necessary to assist you in your recovery back to health.
Teletherapy is the delivery of a wide range of therapy services using telecommunications technology to connect clinicians to clients. Some providers in our office may offer teletherapy services upon request.
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How Can Therapy Help Me?
The benefits of therapy are replete. Therapists provide support and enhanced coping strategies related to issues of depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more. Many find counseling to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, boosts in self-esteem, interpersonal communication, family concerns, marital issues, and the ebbs and flows of daily life.
Do I Really Need Therapy?
What is Therapy Like?
What About Medication vs. Psychotherapy?
Our philosophy of therapy will seek to address causes of distress and a pattern of behavioral responses. Working with your medical doctor and therapist will help you determine what’s best for you.
How Does Insurance Work?
To determine mental health coverage, call to discuss your options with your provider first. Here are some helpful questions to consider asking:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is my coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions will my plan cover?
- How much will my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Are Sessions Confidential?
Yes! Confidentiality is taken seriously at Montani Mental Health. We understand that successful therapy requires a great degree of trust and familiarity, particularly surrounding the disclosure of personally sensitive information. We promise to take your privacy seriously, with professionalism and care.
Therapists should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement. The information within the agreement cannot be lawfully released without your consent. State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality, except in the following situations:
- Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
- If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
New Client Forms
If you’re a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.
If you would like help coordinating care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information.
ACCEPTED INSURANCE PROVIDERS
Montani Mental Health accepts all currently listed providers:
● Blue Cross Blue Shield
● UPMC/Community Care
● The Health Plan
● United Healthcare/UBH/Optum
If your provider isn’t listed, call 304-282-0588 to discuss your potential options.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an individual or family therapy appointment, or to obtain additional information about Montani Mental Health and the services we provide, please fill out the request form.
This form is for general questions or messages to the practitioner and should not include private or sensitive information related to your health. Do not include confidential or private information regarding your health condition in this form or any other form found on this website. This form is for general questions or messages to the practitioner.