Aspen Practice, P.C.

 At the root of integrated change and development...




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Welcome to Aspen Practice!  Our commitment is to be at the root of integrated change and development..  Regardless of the service we provide through our practice, this is how we see our work. 


Though our practice is broad, and intended to meet a wide variety of needs, there are a few areas we do focus on such as offering high level psychological assessments, treatment services for children and their families, interventions for directed toward more complex and specialized services.  These services are delivered in a fashion that reflects over fifteen years of licensed practice across the roles of being an administrator, clinician and supervisor of behavioral health providers.  Having worked in these capacities as both a clinician and as an executive manager, the carry over in the field comes from day-to-day practice and includes knowledge of:

  • Local, state, tribal and federal entities,

  • The private for-profit and public non-for-profit worlds,

  • And, delivering/providing general clinical services, consultation as well as intensive specialized services. 

Please take a look around our web site, and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.


Sincerely yours,

Michael R. Bütz, Ph.D.

President and CEO


Services Offered...

Dr. Bütz is a licensed psychologist in Montana, a clinical psychologist by training; with several areas of specialization and additional nationally recognized credentials. The contributions he has made to the field of clinical psychology resulted in Dr. Bütz's election as a Fellow to the American Psychological Association's Society for Clinical Psychology in 2008.  He had also served as a CARF Surveyor for Behavioral Health and Children and Youth Services for five years, and has worked in executive management in behavioral healthcare for over a dozen years prior to starting Aspen Practice, P.C.  As an executive manager, Dr. Bütz has experience with many clinical service delivery modalities and has lead many different operational necessities such as billing, information technology, etc. and worked closely with human resources.

Given this breadth of experience, Dr. Bütz is able to offer a wide array of services including the following.

Psychological Assessments

Full, Academic, Cognitive, Developmental, Employment-Based, Forensic, Intellectual and Personality.


Individual, Couples, Families and Community Interventions


Accreditation, Behavioral Management, Business Management, Clinical, Educational, Information Technology, Personnel and Service Delivery.

Focused Assessments

These are assessments that address specific issues central to the referral question and crafted by the client(s), parent/guardian(s) and/or referral source.

  •  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,

  •  Behavioral Management,

  •  Developmental Disabilities,

  •  Forensic/Legal,

  •  Gifted and Talented,

  •  And, Learning Disabilities.

Presentations and Workshops

As you read through our website you will find that Dr. Bütz is a well-published author with four books to his credit and dozens of articles.  He has conducted presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics locally, nationally and internationally.  If you have a topic of interest, inquire whether or not Dr. Bütz may be able to come up with a presentation or workshop that will meet your needs.

Areas of Specialization

Claiming a specialization is not a casual statement by a provider.  It represents years of work, and by definition providers who specialize have had training, supervision and practical experience above and beyond those required by the degree they earned and the level of licensure that was obtained.  Dr. Bütz is a clinical psychologist, and specializes in the following areas.

  •  Children & Adolescent Assessment and Psychotherapy,

  •  Couples and Family Psychotherapy,

  •  Forensic Assessments:  Child Protection, Competency, Fitness for Duty, Independent Medical Exams, and Parental Capacity

  •  Developmental Disabilities,

  •  And, Multicultural Issues—Assessments and Psychotherapy.

National Credentials

Fellow, American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), 2008.

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #43800

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology #3490


Licensed Psychologist Montana #365

Privileged as Licensed Psychologist

Billings Clinic

St. Vincent's Healthcare

Other Background Information

President, Montana Psychological Association (2010-2012)

Charles E. Kelly Memorial Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Montana Psychological Association (2010)

National Health Service Corps (1996-1998, 2001-2003)

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

If needed for general information, click the following link for Dr. Bütz's Curriculum Vitae or Resume.

Curriculum Vitae    Resume


Notice of Privacy Practices

This is the statement made by Aspen Practice, P.C. regarding the management of Protected Health Information (PHI), as well as other matters pertinent to the limits of confidentiality.

A Company Profile...

In October of 2004 Aspen Practice continued the services provided by Richard D. Recor, Ph.D. of Aspen Counseling to Montana and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Recor has now established a new practice in Newport Beach, California taking on new adventures in providing behavioral health services there. 

We have been honored to carry on the work Dr. Recor established in 1993, and in assuming the practice have taken over all clinical records.  If you would like to reach Dr. Recor, you may contact him through his new web site at

Contact Information

Crisis Services:  If you are in crisis and not a current client of Aspen Practice, P.C., contact your local emergency room for assistance as we are not set up to manage crises 24/7/365.  If you need information about how to manage some kind of crisis, Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services has provided a page with a variety of links on it:

Aspen Practice, P.C.

 1430 Country Manor Boulevard, Suite 5

 Billings, Montana 59102


 Telephone (406) 294-9677

 FAX:               (406) 294-9679


Electronic mail

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Location and Directions




Aspen Practice, P.C. is located at the West End of Billings, Montana.  For those familiar with the Billings area, our location less than a quarter of a mile from the intersection of Shiloh Road and Grand Avenue.  The location is accessible by two freeway exits, King Avenue and Shiloh Road; and off the Zimmerman Trail as well, for those traveling from the Billings Heights.


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