StormyFilson

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.

  • 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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  • Fistful of Dollars

    Dec 06, 2017
    Last week I wrote about two significant challenges counselors face in Wyoming: a culture that doesn't encourage people to ask for help, and what I call the (seeming) lack of resources to fund mental health services.
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  • Counseling in Cattle Country

    Nov 28, 2017
    Sadly, Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. Some blame the long, cold winters. But in my short time here I've observed two other critical contributing factors: a (seeming) lack of resources, and a culture that doesn't encourage people to ask for help.
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  • The Road Rises

    Nov 20, 2017
    To age is a privilege, if for no other reason than to be able to look back on where we've been. How we've grown. To connect the dots, and see how the lines between them create a coherent picture.
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