Reality Check Counseling Services

Helping you succeed.

Kerrie K. Wheeler, LCPC - Owner

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with more than 25 years of experience as an administrator and counseling professional. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling, a Master’s degree in Human Services and a Bachelor degree in Human Services. I have hundreds of hours of training in the treatment of trauma and have been called to court many times as an “expert” witness in cases of child abuse and domestic violence. I have managed a successful private practice as well as extensive success in program development for the non-profit business sector.



Profile __________________________

Motivated, personable business professional with multiple college degrees and a track record of successful program development and grant proposals. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports meeting stringent medicaid and insurance guidelines.

Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments. Excellent team-building skills.

Skills Summary _________________________


Clinical Services & Supervision

Project Management

Report Preparation

Written Correspondence


Computer Savvy

Customer Service


Marketing & Sales

Insurance Billing


State/Federal Grants Administration

Professional Presentations



Professional Experience __________________________

clinical services

Develop and implement clinical program that providse and supervises direct services to clients struggling with emotional disturbances and mental illness in a crisis and on-going capacity.

Facilitate individual, family and group therapy sessions.

Conduct and document clinical assessment activities.

Develop and document clinical treatment plans.

Finances: accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, insurance billing, budgeting.

Provide competent clinical supervision to staff and interns.

Compliance with all state licensing and insurance requirements.

Testify as a client advocate and expert witness.

Medicaid and other insurance billing.

Communication: reports/presentations/publications

Author successful funding proposals for state and federal programs resulting in more than $950,000 of revenue in the past 5 years.

Prepare complex reports for state and federal funding programs, ensuring full compliance with agency requirements and tight deadlines.

Desktop Publications to promote awareness through outreach publications and professional correspondence

Design and deliver series of therapeutic group sessions.

Parenting Kids with PTSD (6 week parenting class)

Peaceful Families (12 week domestic violence group)

Design and deliver various training and workshop presentations.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse

Domestic Violence 101

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Professionally published writer.

National Magazine Article – 1986 Military Lifestyle

Weekly Column – 1993-1994 Houston Post

Various local publications in the Helena area – 1998-2009


administrative and project management

Strong leader with proven ability to organize and implement complicated community projects in spite of historical conflicts and professional “territorialism.”

Developed a successful in-home service program through a satellite office in a rural community

Successfully led development of Lewis & Clark’s multi-disciplinary team to investigate serious physical and sexual abuse of children

Co-Chair of Helena’s initial KMA.

Provided supervision and project management for current effort to develop a supervised visitation program that takes into account domestic violence for a tri-county service delivery area (L&C, Broadwater & Jefferson Counties)

Develop clinical program to address mental health needs of a previously unserved population of adult women and children (Friendship Center)

Develop and implement successful internship/workstudy program.

Trained 5 professional counselors in a 3 year period and increased agency capacity for services delivery by more than 25% with only a 5% increase in overhead costs.


Employment History __________________________

Montana National Guard Joint Forces Family Assistance Programs, MT  Military and Family Life Consultant 

Reality Check Counseling (private practice). Helena and Great Falls, MT Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 2003-2012

the Friendship Center. Helena, MT 59601
Clinical Director, 2002-2009

A.W.A.R.E., Inc. –  Helena, MT 59601
Treatment Services Clinician, 1998 to 2003

Jefferson County Health Dept.. –  Boulder, MT
Clinic Services Director, 1996-1998

Education __________________________

University of Great Falls – Great Falls, Montana
MASTER OF HUMAN SERVICES, 1998             GPA: 3.5
BACHELOR OF HUMAN SERVICES, 1992        gpa: 3.4

CANYON College – Idaho
MASTER OF COUNSELING , 2002                    GPA: 4.0

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (Minimum 20 CEU’s, annually required for licensure)

Area of Education                                                 Total of CEU’s

Treatment of Trauma                                             over 100 hours

Clinical Supervision                                                15 hours

Children’s Issues                                                      over 100 hours

General Administrative Management                      approx. 50 hours


Professional Licensure &

Affiliations _______________________

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) since 1993

Montana Board of Social Workers and Professional Counselors, #1107

Former President, Montana Counseling Association

Member, American Counseling Association