PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

OUR STAFF


Dey Lynn Stebner, MS LPC NCC

Executive Director

Dey Lynn enjoys working in community health and is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the members in our community. She enjoys working with a variety of clients with both mental health and substance use issues. Dey Lynn is a Wyoming native, living in several different areas in the state; she has also lived in Montana, California, and Utah. Dey Lynn has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Dey Lynn joined Big Horn Basin Counseling in 2015 and took on the Executive Director position in 2020.

Ralph Louis, PhD

Ralph is a Clinical Psychologist licensed by the State of Wyoming and nationally certified as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Ralph was honorably discharged from the US Army, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University, and obtained a doctorate from the University of Wyoming. As a therapist for persons of all ages, Ralph has enjoyed seeing clients at  Big Horn Basin Counseling Services for over 30 years. Ralph is also the Clinical Director and one of his great joys is the opportunity to mentor therapists who have chosen to work in community mental health.  Enthusiastic about community mental health services, Ralph developed the System of Care used by BHBCS to coordinate services with agencies across the region.

  Dorthy Baker, LCSW

Dorthy is a Wyoming native and graduated from the University of Wyoming as a hospital lab tech. Dorthy began providing foster care for the State of California when living there and adopted their first child, as well. The family moved to Riverton, Wyoming. Dorthy provided foster care for more than 25 children (in both California and Wyoming), and adopted four children over the years in California and Wyoming. As a natural result of adoption and fostering, Dorthy wanted to know more about child development, attachment problems, and family dysfunction patterns, so she re-enrolled at UW (Casper Campus) in the Social Work program. She earned a second bachelor’s degree in 1993 and began commuting to Denver for graduate school at the University of Denver. She graduated from the University of Denver in June, 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with focus on Child, Youth, and Family. She relocated to Lovell in 1995 and has been providing counseling services for Big Horn Basin Counseling since then (25+ years to date). She still enjoys the challenges of family dynamics, attachment disorders, and childhood problems, but also works with persons with various personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. She has had clients as young as 2 years old and as old as 94. Dorthy is supportive, practical and behavior-focused to help clients make healthy changes in their daily lives.

Pamela Kennedy, LCSW

Pamela was born in Colorado and is the youngest of six children. She worked as a CNA in the Big Horn Basin for 14 years. When life’s circumstances changed, she went back to college with the prospect of working in social work. She began at Northwest College in Powell Wyoming attaining her Associates in Sociology. She then went on to the University of Wyoming to get her Bachelors in Social Science with the focus being Sociology, Psychology, and Women’s studies. She then went on to enroll in Walla Walla University- Billings MT campus. She continued commuting every week, working full time, and taking care of her four children. She graduated from WWU in 2013 with her Masters in Social Work. She then went to work for Big Horn Basin Counseling as a provisionally licensed Social Worker and gained full licensure in 2018. Pamela enjoys treating adults, children, and couples. She works in truly diverse levels of mental health and substance use disorders.

Leah Allen, LAT, LPC

Leah Allen has been with Big Horn Basin Counseling Services for the last four and a half years. She has a master’s degree in Addiction Studies and Mental Health Counseling. Leah came to Wyoming in 1983 and has loved living here ever since. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing activities outside. She enjoys working with all ages and helping people.

Amera Thomas, PPC

Amera Thomas, M.S., PPC #1223 is a human services professional with over 15 years of service to the community. She came to provide compassionate care and advocacy for the residents of Big Horn County in December of 2020. She is a native of Orlando Florida, where she was a therapist at several mental health and substance treatment facilities. Her last position was a therapist at a Medication Assisted Treatment center for individuals with opioid dependence. She previously led a team of adult case managers at one of South Florida’s largest mental health treatment facilities. She holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, a Provisional Professional Counselor license and is two years into a doctoral program in Human Development. She is a mother of 5, a certified yoga instructor and a believer in personal growth and development. She is currently working towards her Professional Licensed Counselor designation in Wyoming. She enjoys exploring nature, practicing yoga (where she falls down and laughs a lot!), reading and singing.

Mark Moore, Peer Support Specialist

Mark is Certified as a Peer Specialist through the Wyoming Department of Health. Mark is in long term recovery; his role here is to promote Hope through shared experience. He is a
Wyoming native raised right here in the Big Horn Basin.

Anja Louis, Case Manager

Anja is the Case Manager and is from the Big Horn Basin area. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors in Psychology and minors in Statistics and Criminal Justice. She hopes to continue her education in a related field.


Administrative Staff

Autumn Snyder-Executive Administrative Assistant - Lovell Office

Amber Spenny-Administrative Assistant - Lovell Office

Brittni Miller-Administrative Assistant - Basin Office