Lakeside Elementary School

Hello, my name is Tara Trotter and I am the school-based therapist at Somers and Lakeside schools.  I provide individual, group, and family therapy to students at School District #29.  I work alongside Jill Bialach and Tina Lerum in a program called Community-School Comprehensive Treatment program (CSCT). 
 
The CSCT program is administered by NW Behavioral Services and individual school districts through the Montana Office of Public Instruction.  Students are referred to our services by parents, school staff, and other providers or agencies in the community.
 
I received  my Masters Degree in counseling from the University of Oregon and a Bachelors Degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Colorado.
 
I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Montana since 1995.  I live with my husband and two sons in Kalispell.  My favorite activities are kayaking, swimming, and reading.  I have been coaching the 8th grade girls' volleyball team since 2006.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 857-3661 or 844-2208.