Dr. Deanna McCulloch, PhD, LCPC

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

As a counselor, my core focus is establishing a safe environment and therapeutic relationship between myself and my client. Interwoven with that foundation I incorporate a combination of neuro-biologically informed practices, and evidence based models. I individualize my approach to each client based upon their presenting concerns, past experiences, behavioral, developmental and emotional functioning, while taking into account their neurodevelopment. Additionally, I integrate a systemic view of their needs, and incorporate those systems as much as possible. In developing a plan with a client, we identify a treatment model or models that would serve to meet their goals. I then work on fusing that specific plan with experiential, body-based, tactile, and creative interventions that can support the client’s ability to control their feelings. My philosophy focuses on an understanding that individuals are best able to process through a specific therapeutic model once the tenants of regulation and relationship are met.

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and have obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology from University of Hawaii Manoa, my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from University of Massachusetts Boston and my Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adams State University. In addition to my formal education, I strive to stay up to date in current research and best practices in the counseling field. I have been the Director of Trauma Informed Care at a child placement agency, a Youth Crisis Program Supervisor at a community mental health agency and held various other clinical positions prior to starting my own practice. . Beyond my clinical experience, I also teach undergraduate and graduate students and provide supervision and consultation, and I have served as an expert witness for the court system

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I have held a variety of positions, from grant writer to president, for various organizations including Great Falls Counselor Association Great Falls Mental Health Triage Team Great Falls LGBTQ+ Center University of Providence Advisory Council Early Childhood Coalition Foster Family-Based Treatment Association Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • TRICARE