Counseling in Billings, Montana
Anxiety, depression, conflict—the list goes on and on. Our lives are full of trouble. And often, we need help.
CCEF Montana, an affiliate of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, exists to bring the treasures of Scripture to the troubles of life in Billings, Montana. If you're looking for counseling in the Billings area, please reach out to schedule an appointment using the phone number below.
For an appointment, call: 406-294-5533
Suzee Stafford is a pastoral counselor at CCEF-MT. She has a warm-hearted affection for people and enthusiastically pursued an education in counseling as soon as her two children were grown. In 2021 she received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary after completing all three CCEF Certificates. Suzee has been a student and teacher of God’s word for many years, including three years of service as a lay counselor in her local church before becoming a counselor at CCEF-MT in 2017. Suzee lives with her husband Paul and their dog Pigeon in Billings, Montana. Her children are married and live in Colorado and Billings, and she affectionately looks forward to time spent together with them and her grandchildren! When she isn’t reading or perusing CCEF’s bountiful resources, Suzee likes to hike, ski, garden and read classical literature.
CCEF-MT also has three women working through its Biblical Counselors in Training Program, a rigorous program of study through the CCEF's School of Biblical Counseling coupled with regular supervision meetings and consultation groups with Aaron and Suzee.
After graduating college, Rachel Finneman taught for a number of years and loved being with kids. Shortly after marriage, she and her husband Lonnye enjoyed living in the Pacific Northwest. There they were graced with two daughters, Claire and Kate. Upon returning to Montana, Rachel has been actively involved in women’s ministry at her church, volunteering in the community, and now pursuing Biblical counseling.
Shirley Nelstead came to faith in Christ while in college. She and her husband served as missionaries in Romania for five years with ReachGlobal. She thrives in working in unhealthy situations and seeing God at work. Shirley will complete her third and final certificate in 2022 and is interested in working with anxiety, depression, life issues and marriage counseling. Kevin and Shirley have been married for 38 years, have four adult children, and three grandchildren.
As a personal trainer, Cherie Straus has had many opportunities to “counsel” clients through various physical, emotional, and spiritual trials. Cherie strives to counsel and train the whole person, soul and body. CheckPoints is a 6-week program she developed to help clients reach physical goals and grow in their identity in Christ. With a heart for young people, she trains many high school and college athletes to reach their potential on and off the athletic stage. Cherie has a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health and grown increasingly involved in biblical counseling in the Montana community. She and her husband of 27 years, Randy, have three children and enjoy mentoring newly engaged and young married couples. Cherie enjoys hiking, running, biking, reading, good conversations and all things Montana has to offer.