A Billings, Montana native, Bobbi Blain earned her Nursing Degree from Montana State University Bozeman and her Masters of Psychology from Montana State University Billings. She and her husband Al have raised three children—AJ, Erin, and Bridger— and, except for a few years of California living, have called Billings their home.
As their children entered late adolescence, Bobbi began to notice unhealthy patterns emerging in the family but struggled to identify the root of the issue. This initiated a quest to understand what was truly going on relationally and, when their church offered a Boundaries class, Bobbi and Al signed up in hopes that it would bring clarity to the situation. The course helped them realize their struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. From here, Bobbi enrolled in a counselors training program through her church and began volunteering as a lay counselor the following year.
Bobbi discovered her passion for counseling when she attended the first One Week Intensive with Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud. After the course, she knew counseling was definitely an area she wanted to pursue and started working towards pursuing her masters degree in Psychology.
In 2012 Bobbi and AL began the Townsend Counselor Training Program (TCTP) with Dr. John Townsend and are both in their third year under the direction of Scott Makin, LMHC, and director of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Huntington University. June of 2014 proved a landmark for Bobbi when she earned her certification as a Townsend Leadership Coach and began forming a TLP group of her own in Billings.
The Blain’s quest for growth and healing has been a family affair. Their son AJ, was a member of a TLP in Indianapolis, until his death in July of 2013. Erin holds membership in the TCTP and Bridger attended the Ultimate Leadership Workshop in 2013. Each member has benefitted tremendously from these programs—experiencing transformational gains in business, relationship, and leadership performance.
Knowing the significant impact the program made on her own life, Bobbi’s passion lies in coming alongside others that they may experience the same incredible outcomes for themselves. She is now accepting clients under the supervision of Kameron Nelson, MS, LCPC, at the Keystone Counseling Center PLLC in Billings, MT, and has opened the interview process for TLP teams in the Billings area.