Meet the Counselors

Morgan Bialas, MS, LMFT

Director of Student Counseling
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“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.” – Brene Brown

There are times in ALL of our lives when we need some extra support. During those times, it may feel scary and isolating to do our best in staying afloat. I am able to offer a nonjudgmental and compassionate space to work collaboratively with you to weather the storm.

I could be on the shore directing you on where to go or in the lighthouse shining a light on the hazards; however, I choose to be on your boat, with you, working together on the journey towards mental wellness. Together, we’ll identify the right path, manage the hazards, and get you back on shore feeling grounded in life again.

About Me:

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of South Dakota and my master’s degree in family studies and human services with a specialization in marriage and family therapy at Kansas State University in 2017.

I prefer to provide services within rural communities as I was raised on my family farm in South Dakota. The majority of my hobbies are centered on learning, experiencing other cultures, and being outdoors. I am grateful to be able to call Montana Western my new home because of the rural community, opportunity to work with students with a variety of different cultural backgrounds, AND I get to wake up to the Big Sky every day!

Tasha Felton, MS, LCPC

Student Counselor
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Originally from the Mission Valley in northwest Montana, my family relocated to the Dillon area in the summer of 2020. I am deeply invested in the Montana people and landscape, and delight in being able to give back to Big Sky Country through my counseling practice. I am excited in this new role to be able to provide support to the students of Montana Western in reaching their goals. When away from work, I am a true crime and mystery junkie, a history nerd, a hiker, artist and want-to-be chef. While I provide professional and experienced service, my approach is laid back with a healthy sense of humor.  

My approach also emphasizes relationship: how relationships have or are impacting our interactions with the world, our sense of self, and our mental and emotional health. I strive to have relationships with my clients that are marked by genuine understanding, trust and non-judgement. It is in this kind of relationship that strengths are realized, and healing and growth occurs.  

Taylor Martello

Counselor in Training Intern
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Originally from Spokane, Washington, I graduated from the University of Montana Western with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology in 2019. I am currently pursuing my master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University and I’m excited to be able to work with the students of Montana Western during my internship this year. I will graduate from my master’s program in fall 2023.  

I currently also work as a virtual case manager for a behavioral health walk-in clinic to help bridge the gap for clients seeking mental health services. I am passionate about helping others to find happiness and fulfillment in their lives. My hope as a future counselor is to be a guide for others as they cultivate their own path through life with a focus on complete wellness and connection.