Northwest Counseling Center is made up of a variety of different therapists. Select one of the therapists below to learn more about them.

Bob Bakko, D.Min, LCPC, PC, CCMHC


Counseling for Individuals Adults, Adolescents and Couples
Dr. Bob Bakko is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has been practicing, in Billings, since 1975. Bob works primarily with problems common to adults, adolescents and couples. These problems may include: depression or mood, trauma, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, victim issues, work related issues, problems with anger or abusive behavior, conflict, sexual orientation or preference, communication, parenting, acting out behavior, a need for pastoral counseling or spiritual issues. He can also provide assessments and evaluations for specific problems. Bob’s orientation has always respected a persons “faith tradition” in the healing process. [More…]





 Dennis W. Muri, LCSW, LAC

Dennis Edit 3Dennis was born and raised in southeastern Montana, lived in the Seattle area for fifteen years (where he races sailboats), and then returned to be closer to family. He is a survivor of trauma, worked as a special educator in the Seattle School district for twelve years, also worked in the addictions field here in Billings for five years, and values veterans and older community members. His passions are Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), people with special needs, grief/loss, the elderly (AKA wise and experienced), veterans, and helping people in crisis in general. [More…]






Gwen Felten, MA, LCPC, PC


Children & Adolescents

Gwen Felten specializes in working with children. She utilizes play therapy techniques to address issues with children. Play is the means for developing many essential aspects in our lives such as: coping strategies; expressing feelings; managing anger and frustration; bonding with others; interacting appropriately with others; and attending to activities. Gwen believes play provides a world of mental, physical, and emotional learning opportunities for children.

Areas of Specialty with Children & Adolescents:
• Attachment Issues
• Depression and Anxiety [More…]



Lorinne Burke, MMFT, LCPC, PC


Lorinne has been providing therapy to children, families and individuals since 1995. She specializes in working with families in crisis, adolescents, traumatized children, & cultural issues. Lorinne also works with women facing depression, family & work issues. [More…]







Dustin Lehman, MS, LCPC, LMFT, PC


Dustin Lehman, MS, LCPC is a licensed therapist who specializes in providing therapy for couples, individuals, children and groups. Over the past couple of years, Dustin has been accruing hours for licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Bob Bakko, LCPC of Northwest Counseling Center, LLC in Billings, Montana. Dr. Bakko has been in practice for 38 years and is a valued mentor.

Dustin has also done pro bono work at Faith Chapel, in the Pastoral Care department in Billings, providing a variety of services including psychological assessments, individual and family therapy and lay counselor training. [More…]