Counselor

Mrs. Thomas     

I’m thrilled to have come “Back to School” this year as the School Counselor in Meeteetse School. I previously worked as a therapist at Yellowstone Behavioral Health for the last 8 1/2 years with clients of all ages in Powell, Cody and Meeteetse. I’ve lived in Meeteetse for more than 10 years with my husband Larry Todd and love the town and the country around us. We spend a lot of time in the mountains, hiking and looking for reminders of the people that have lived here during the last 13,000 years.

Before coming to Meeteetse I was an academic advisor at Colorado State University, working with over 500 students each semester that were still deciding what they wanted to focus on for their careers. I also worked closely with high school and transfer students planning to come to CSU, helping them select courses that met entrance requirements for their courses of study. I worked with all kinds of students in all majors, including honors students, non-traditional age students and students who struggled with academic difficulty, helping students to plan their way through their first years of college or to recover from challenges that brought them into academic difficulty. I first started working with students struggling with mental health challenges there and completed my Master of Education degree in the Counseling and Career Development program in 2008.

I grew up in Nebraska so I am no stranger to wearing red and white on game days. I was a Cornhusker at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and started working as a Student-to-Student adviser while still completing my degree in French and Political Science. I love working with students as they reach for their goals and grow as individuals. I am enjoying teaching relaxation and conflict resolution to elementary students, life skills to the Middle school students, and am collaborating with career development activities, scholarship applications and helping students with challenges of all kinds. We’ve hosted College and Career nights, Financial Aid planning and application assistance and are engaging in yearlong activities to help ready students prepare for college and careers. I’m working on modules for all grades to help Meeteetse students express themselves authentically, treat others with respect and kindness and to accept uniqueness, resolve conflict and cope with mental health challenges.

Rebecca (Becky) Thomas, M.ED, LPC, School Counselor