Addiction Counseling Program Staff and Faculty, 2015
Katey Franklin, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC
Katey Tuchscherer Franklin, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC is the Program Director in the Addiction Counseling Graduate Certificate program in the department of Health and Human Development. Katey is a national certified counselor, and dually licensed as a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a K-12 School Counselor in Montana. Katey has been working as a licensed counselor with children, adults and families since 2005. Katey continues to practice counseling in the private sector as well.
Hilary Becker, MS
Hilary Becker, M.S. received her B.S. and M.S. in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. It was at there that she discovered her passion for teaching and helping students. Hilary is currently a Non-Tenure Track Instructor in the Department of Health and Human Development. She is also the Health and Human Performance Internship Coordinator, Family Financial Planning Program Coordinator, and the Addictions Counseling Program Coordinator. In her spare time, Hilary loves hiking, biking, trail running, and skiing with her husband and their dog.
Johnny LaLonde, M.A., LPCC, MHC, LPCC
Johnny has worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for the past several years. Over the last decade, he received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida followed by a Master's degree in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. After graduation, he was in private practice where he initiated and ran a successful counseling practice. Much of his work focused on sexual addiction recovery. This work included individuals, couples, and groups. In 2011, Johnny accepted a position at City Church San Francisco. He, his wife Christy and their dog Maya moved across the country from the sweltering heat of Orlando to the moderate, beautiful days by the bay. While working in Orlando, Johnny developed specializations in group therapy and sexual addiction recovery. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University.
Heidi McKinley, PH.D, LCPC
Heidi, originally from Wyoming, has spent most of her adult life residing in Bozeman, MT. She received her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree from Montana State University and completed her Ph.D. studies, in Counselor Education and Supervision, from Idaho State University. She is the Clinical Director for the Human Development Clinic and she adjunct teaches in the Department of Counseling and in the Addictions Counseling Program. She also plans to resume working with clients, via private practice. Her areas of interest and passion with work include counseling with couples and families, advocacy and social justice, supervisory alliance, and wellness. Outside of work Heidi enjoys being outside hiking, biking, skydiving, running, camping, and gardening. She loves spending time with her family, her friends, and her pets.
Katherine (Katy) Mistreta, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Originally from Colorado, Family Nurse Practitioner, Katherine (Katy) Mistretta has resided in Bozeman for over 12 years and has extensive training in family medicine. Katy received her Masters of Nursing degree from Montana State University and obtained her board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013. During which time she also earned her Teaching Certificate and worked as a graduate teaching assistant for students in the upper division nursing program. Katy now works full time as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) at a busy family practice in downtown Bozeman, MT. As an FNP, Katy works with patients of all ages throughout their lives, diagnosing illnesses, conducting exams, performing procedures, and prescribing medications. She also works with many patients who struggle with mental health issues, spanning from anxiety and depression to bipolar disease and addictions. In her free time, Katy enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with her husband and two children.
Cristen Wathen, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC
Cristin Wathen is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program in the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University. Cristen earned her Ph.D. from Idaho State University in Counselor Education and Counseling, her Master's degree in Community Counseling from Baylor University in Waco, TX, and her BA in Biblical Studies and History from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR. She has experience training and supervising counselors, writing and presenting in her field, and working with sexual abuse survivors, college students, and a wide variety of other clients. Her research centers on multicultural development of counselors through international experiences. She is also interested in sexual abuse and trauma counseling in Montana. Between her master's and doctoral work, Cristen worked clinically as a counselor specializing in sexual abuse and assault.