Stormy Filson

Stormy Filson is an independently licensed counselor living and working in Wyoming, with special interests in treating trauma, community building, and empowering women.  She is also passionate about writing, photography and film.

  • Zero Suicide – Hope for a Rural Model

    Jan 16, 2018
    As I've already noted, Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. The United States overall has a high suicide rate, when compared with other countries, and so in 2010 the nation's Department of Health and Human Services launched the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
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  • Being Ready

    Jan 10, 2018
    I'd like to return this week to the article I referenced last time, in which ACA author Jonathan Rollins highlights some of the challenges of counseling in rural areas.
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  • A Different Type of Cultural Competency

    Jan 08, 2018
    Most of the time when we think of cultural competency, we think about working with people from varying ethnicities. Ethnicities different from our own. I am a White counselor, and so it seems it would be easiest for me to work with other White people. We share the same culture, right?
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  • Being Real

    Dec 20, 2017
    Last week I briefly touched on a few of the challenges rural counselors face regarding maintaining confidentiality and personal privacy. After re-reading an article from the April 2010 issue of Counseling Today on this same topic, I'd like to delve a little deeper.
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  • Everybody's Business

    Dec 12, 2017
    One thing you notice in a small town, is that everyone pretty much knows everyone else. Most people are related to one another, either by blood or marriage.
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