Family and Child Therapist
Allan is the Executive Director of Hot Springs County Counseling Services and has been since 1994. He and his family migrated to Wyoming in 1990 from Minnesota where he had worked for the Gerard Schools, a residential treatment facility for children, and in his own practice Braaten Family Services. His background is in child therapies and family-based service work.
Allan obtained his degrees from the University of North Dakota in education and from the Ohio State University in a specialized program involving special education, counseling and therapeutic recreation designed to work with children and adolescents in therapeutic placements. Since coming to Wyoming, Allan has obtained greater specialties in child and family therapies including Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is also trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
Allan’s main areas of interest lie in Attachment Theory and the influence of trauma on development. He works with children and their parents, or caretakers, together to help in the healing process brought about by trauma. He believes strongly in relationships as the key to growth and healing.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Specialist/Therapist (Board Certified)
Post Graduate work: Certificate in Stress Management, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
MSN (Master of Science in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing) Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Helen is a clinical therapist and nurse at Hot Springs County Counseling Services. She has worked in the mental health field since 1986, and is licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Clinical Specialist and is Board Certified as a nurse therapist. She works with people ages late teen through older adult who are dealing with challenges such as depression, work/life stressors, mood issues, PTSD, bereavement, or are going through life changes such as a divorce or adjusting to a worsening chronic medical illness. She also works with couples who are experiencing marital stress.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her cats, with friends playing board games, going to concerts/plays/Bobcat ballgames, or taking in the beauty of our Hot Springs State Park.
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Board Certified)
Dr. Titus graduated from Casper College with an associate’s degree in Nursing in 2000. She immediately went to work as a neuroscience nurse at Wyoming Medical Center. She continued her education through the University of Wyoming, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing in 2002.
She continued to work full-time as an RN while completing her Master of Science in Nursing through the University of South Alabama. She graduated as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner in December of 2005.
She has worked as a Nurse Practioner since early 2006. In August 2012, she returned to school, completing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado in June of 2014.
She and her husband have raised 4 children. She enjoys the Thermopolis community, healing waters, and volunteering through her church.
Phillip also enjoys a second career as a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer as a reservist. He serves with Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 18 (SEABEEs) as the Charlie Company Chief. He served a tour in Iraq 2004-2005. He continues his service developing junior sailors and junior officers to stand ready for mobilization providing humanitarian and defensive combat operations around the world.
A longtime resident of Wyoming, Phillip enjoys hunting, fishing, rock hounding, camping and involvement in community based organizations. He recently completed a yearlong internship with AmeriCorps working directly with the North West Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Jenny grew up in Utah and was the 2nd oldest of five children. She received her undergrad in Psychology from Utah State University with minors in Family & Human Development and Art. She has worked in Youth Corrections, as a school counselor, and is currently the Lights On Program Director for HSCSD #1.
Jenny is married and the mom of four amazing boys. She enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, repelling, and snow & water skiing. Other hobbies include playing the piano, baking, reading to her boys, creating, teaching others, and anything that includes using her hands.
Marneta grew up in Montana and has been a Wyoming resident for 3 years. She enjoys her animals, camping, traveling, gardening, house renovations and her family. She has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. She has volunteered at the Crisis Center in Powell, WY and has been a respite provider and foster parent in the past.