Coe is a native Montanan. Her childhood was spent in the Great Falls area but she has made western Montana her home for the last 35 years. Early on in her career, she was a classroom teacher and became one of the first 911 dispatchers when the program began in Missoula. It was this experience that inspired her to learn all she could about the impact of trauma and loss and how to effectively advance the healing process. In 1986 she earned her Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Montana and became a licensed clinician. She started as a counselor at the St. Patrick Hospital's Employee Assistance Program and has had a solo private practice in Missoula for the last 17 years.
Coe's counseling tools are both traditional and eclectic. Her foundation approach is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, in which her clients explore the dynamic between their thoughts and actions. With Coe's assistance, they develop greater effectiveness in managing their lives and relationships. Over the last several years, she has added new approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which has been proven particularly effective for victims of trauma and those diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She works primarily with adults but also helps couples and older adolescents.
Coe's newest approach combines her love of animals and her commitment to growth and healing. After aquiring her first horse, Olivia, a buckskin mare, at age 50, Coe began her own journey of self-discovery, learning about and confronting fears, and finding courage and confidence through that relationship. Since moving to the Bitterroot Valley, she has expanded her "herd" to include Noce', her tall black quarter horse. In 2009 after two years of intense training, Coe became certified as an Equine Interaction Education and Mental Health Professional, allowing her to share this unique and powerful opportunity with her clients. She continues to see clients in a traditional office setting, specializing in healing from depression, anxiety, trauma and challenging life transitions. When not in her office, she can be found offering the same assistance at the barn with the help of her equine partners.
To contact Coe with questions or to make an appointment, call: 406-541-7324.
Coe now lives in Stevensville with her husband Jim and their many critters. She enjoys summer weekends at Flathead Lake and many hours on her horse following trails into the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains.