Meet our Therapists

Partnership for Children works with children and families emerging from a variety of hardships, some which may include domestic violence, the impacts of divorce, and experiences from early life trauma or loss. Individual and family therapy can bring clarity to many behavior problems, such as difficulty managing anxiety or feelings of overwhelm, poor school performance, or escalating conflict in the family and school.

  • Bridget Edwards

    Therapist - Sunrise Children's Home

    (406) 541-3671 // bedwards@pfcmt.org

    Education: B.A. in Sociology from the University of Montana in 2003 Masters of Education in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2010

    Bridget likes to hike, be outdoors and play board games among other things.  She is passionate about using the relational development model to work with families.

  • Andi Hoelzel

    Family Care Therapist

    (406) 543-5531 // ahoelzel@pfcmt.org

    Bio coming soon

  • Katie Karas, MSW

    Family Care Therapist

    (406) 543-5531 // kkaras@pfcmt.org

    Katie relocated back to Missoula after receiving her Masters of Social Work at the University of Washington. Her studies focused on clinical social work with adults and youth who have experienced complex trauma. Prior to that Katie worked for a local wilderness therapy program where she helped adolescents unlock their potential to achieve and form healthy relationships with their families, peers, and other care providers. Her other experiences in the social service field include working as a counselor at a short-term group home for adolescents and providing direct care and case management services at a homeless shelter. Katie’s therapeutic style emphasizes building upon the intrinsic strengths of youth she is working with and taking a trauma-informed view of behaviors and emotions. In her free time Katie likes to take her dog on long hikes, ski, bake, and garden.

  • Ambrosia Isely, MSW

    Family Care Therapist

    (406) 541-3676 // aisely@pfcmt.org

    Ambrosia was born and raised in Montana and shares this wonderful space with her husband and children here in Missoula. Ambrosia earned a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on Communication and Human and Family Development in tandem with a MSW from Walla Walla School of Social Work.To add, Ambrosia has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including foster care, reunification plans, and therapeutic support in school and home settings. During these experiences, Ambrosia has learned how to assist families in navigating many of the systemic barriers that exist within and outside of the family system. As a child and family therapist, Ambrosia brings empathy, warmth and harmonization to her client relationships. Her belief in equanimity in the form of attachment are her areas of specialization.

  • Ryan Norton

    Therapist, Gallagher Children’s Home

    (406) 829-3499 // rnorton@pfcmt.org

    Originally from Southern Illinois, Ryan arrived in Montana as a seasonal employee at Yellowstone National Park. There he met his wife, and his new home. We recently welcomed Ryan back after he completed his MA in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Montana. As a children’s therapist, Ryan brings gentle understanding and secure accompaniment to these little ones as they navigate difficult pasts and significant losses. Ryan loves to read new authors (he keeps coming back to Dr. Suess), camps, fishes, climbs and hopes each year that his beloved baseball team will make it to the series.