Ben Hilleboe, LCPC
Ben was born and raised in Montana and has lived in many parts of this amazing state. His passion for helping others started while serving as a volunteer mentor with at-risk teenagers at Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project. He found immediate gratification in this work and decided to pursue his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Montana State University. Ben has worked with adolescents and adults in various settings, including drug and alcohol treatment, outpatient community mental health, and in school settings. At Gallatin Psychotherapy, Ben works with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships issues, drug and alcohol concerns, and issues related to ADHD.
Ben believes the heart of therapy is an authentic and trusting relationship. He has a down-to-earth and gentle nature and is known for his humor, warmth, curiosity, and compassion. He believes all people have the spirit and wisdom to become the best version of their self and he works collaboratively with clients to help explore what may be getting in the way of their natural healing capacity.
Ben utilizes an integrated approach to therapy including existential psychology, internal family systems, mindfulness meditation, body-centered awareness, and experiential techniques. His approach to therapy will help clients discover true connection with themselves and others. Ben enjoys implementing the latest research to address the mind-body connection and helps client understand how psychological issues can be connected to diet and physical movement.
Ben believes that therapy can happen outside the office for interested clients and offers sessions that utilize the healing power of nature. This could be simply walking around the office or meeting at a local trail or green space. Being in the outdoors creates a sense of calmness and greater awareness that can allow deeper insight and clarity.
Outside the office, Ben achieves balance in his life by spending time outdoors and can be found fly-fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and skiing. Above all, his greatest pleasure is spending time with his wife, 18-month-old son and wily Siberian husky.
Lori Case Marchak