Mind Spa has a rich diversity in our clinical team, which we have done very intentionally.
Our therapists are gifted in so many ways and it’s impossible to share everything about them!!
Here is a little bit about each one and you can visit their page for more details.
Dr. Sheri Fluellen, Psychologist. She is the CEO and the visionary of Mind Spa. She finds great joy out of working with her clients who are professionals, leaders, and business owners. Her clinical work often consists of helping them identify their blind spots in their life to help them find more purpose and meaning. She is an optimistic who can always help people find value in their life, identifying their strengths, and using their strengths to grow.
Chris Teipel, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Therapist. He has a wonderful attention to life’s details and a very compassionate spirit. He has a gift for therapy that especially comes out in his work with people who have experienced trauma (single or chronic), who are struggling with the controls of addictions, and who want therapy to integrate the Christian faith.
Mindy Falkner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Mindy is gentle, warm and an incredibly wonderful listener. She is very patient and empathic and really bonds well with clients, helping them feel accepted, valued and worthy of their goals. Uniquely, she often brings her adorable beagle/coonhound dog named Lilly, who is a certified therapy dog. Lilly brings a unique element to treatment through the calming and healing presence of an animal. Lilly loves Mind Spa, and Mind Spa loves her!
Brittany Crooks, Provisional Clinical Social Worker. Brittany is so fun and full of life. She is a “go with the flow” kind of person, which brings a wonderful flexibility to therapy with her clients. She has a lot of experience working with adolescents and finds fulfillment in helping them navigate their particular developmental and social challenges. As a Social Worker, she recognizes the many different areas of life that impact clients and loves the opportunity to help with the practical concerns of life too.
Darci Sprenger, Licensed Professional Counselor. Darci is passionate about helping her clients live out the best life they can. She has a very big heart and often finds herself working with the very complex and challenging situations in people’s lives. She has an immense amount of patience and finds joy, especially, helping those who cannot help themselves. Her many years of experience working as a therapist in our community bring lots of value and resources to our clients.
Debbie Earnshaw, Licensed Professional Counselor. Debbie has a heart for the hurting and has been working and volunteering in the service of others for decades- as a teacher, a minister’s wife, and a counselor. Her work uniquely harnesses the relationships among our physical, emotional and spiritual parts and is able to help clients find wellness, emotionally and physically. She finds great satisfaction in knowing that her work is healing. For the past decade, she has been working with her therapy dog, Ellie, who is a sweet and curious dog.
Jim Patterson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Jim is a warm and friendly therapist and Chaplain (both in the VA health system and in the Air Guard). He has decades of experience working with military and civilians navigate life’s crises. He approaches life from a developmental and growth model, helping people through their struggles by helping them take the reigns of their life. He is especially passionate about working with couples and he loves to laugh and facilitates a great enrichment program called “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage”. Jim works with Mind Spa out of our Helena, Montana office.
Kim Shirk, Licensed Professional Counselor. Kim has devoted her life to finding creative ways to positively impact the lives around her. She has a background in recreation therapy and art, and she brings her unique skills and talents to clients of all ages to help them step out of their mental frustrations and experience their emotions in a new way that can create movement towards healing. She is also convinced that laughter is among the best medicine, and I am sure you’ll find yourself laughing right along with her.
John Haase, Provisional Professional Counselor. John is a mature and humble man who has led an incredibly diverse life. From doing many manual labor jobs, to his passion for higher education and acquiring knowledge, and his long standing dedication to his Christian Faith through missions work, he is able to find connections and hope with those he meets. He has a calm and encouraging presence that is infectious. He values each opportunity to come along side those in our community who are struggling and need encouragement, support, direction, and stability.
Krystal Creager, Provisional Clinical Social Worker. Krystal is a compassionate and enthusiastic gal who is easy to connect with. She works incredibly well with so many people, children, teens and adults, that she is able to impact so many people’s lives and the lives of their family. Her dedication to her own life values comes across and it inspires those around her to sort through their challenges and hold true to their values as well.