Coe Dolven, LCPC
Red Willow Center for Health and Healing
is a native Montanan.
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.
After aquiring her
first horse, Olivia, a buckskin mare, at age 50, Coe
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.
continues to see clients in a traditional office setting, specializing in healing from depression, anxiety, trauma and challenging life transitions.
When not in her
can be found offering the same assistance at the barn with the help of her
To contact Coe
with questions or to make an appointment, call: 406-541-7324.
now lives in Stevensville with her
husband Jim and their many critters.
enjoys summer weekends at Flathead Lake and many hours on her
horse following trails into the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains.