Rachel Payne, LPC

Alpine Roots Counseling is a new therapy practice in Sheridan Wyoming, provided by a familiar therapist who has been working in our community for the last 5 years.  Rachel is a Wyoming native who earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming. 

Rachel founded Alpine Roots Counseling so she could provide therapy in a meaningful and life changing way. After working in mental health for the last 10 years, Rachel’s professional and personal experiences have taught her how people work, how people are wounded and more importantly how people heal and overcome challenges so they can live their lives in the most meaningful way. As your therapist, she will work with you to understand your experiences, not just label “the problem”. Together you will explore the story, the opportunities and create your path to moving forward.

My Approach & Philosophy

Like any good road trip, we look ahead but we also look to past experiences as they shape who we are and the decisions we make. Should I turn right or left? Should I take the road I know, or venture to a new place. Do I stick with the way I always do things, or is it time to include “new” into my life? Therapy with Rachel will be unique to you, as you develop a vision of what it means to move forward. Rachel will help you to learn coping skills, different ways of thinking, how to develop stronger relationships and build self-confidence. Part of building requires a broad perspective of the past and future. The most significant changes happen when we fully invest and are willing to look inward as well as outward.


Rachel has a wide variety of experiences in her 10 years of work in the mental health field. To date she has worked with children, adolescents & adults.  Rachel has experience working in an adolescent residential treatment facility, an acute psychiatric facility, Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) Program and Community Mental Health.

Focus of Therapy

Alpine Roots Counseling treats the following:



Grief & Loss




Self Esteem

Mood Disorders

Stress related to current and on-going events



Therapy requires hard work, commitment and intention of  the client and therapist. As well as a positive and connected relationship. To discuss therapy in further detail and to see if you and Rachel are a good fit, Rachel offers a free, 30 minute consultation prior to starting therapy. Consultations offer the chance to meet, answer questions, set expectations for both persons involved and begin building a plan.

What's Next?

After the consultation, Rachel will email you (if possible) forms to fill out prior to the first appointment (Intake). Information requested included demographics, pertinent history, and current symptoms/difficulties you are experiencing. A 60 min intake will be scheduled, where we will review your forms and develop a plan. There is no “standard” of length of overall therapy and frequency of sessions, as these are based on each individual. Together we will determine what is the best fit for you.


Rachel provides individual therapy sessions to adults. Alpine Roots Counseling accepts major insurances.


Consultation: 30 minutes, Free

Intake: 60 minutes, $200

 Individual therapy session:    60 minutes, $110

COVID-19 Precautions

Please know that telehealth services are available for regular use and as an alternative to in- person sessions should you feel unwell. Given notice, Rachel can reschedule your appointment for telehealth, which is provided through a safe and secure platform. Please do not come to the office if you are feeling unwell or have possibly been exposed to Covid-19. Please feel free to wear your mask. 

Contact Information


(307) 227-6305




1949 Sugarland Drive, Suite 221 (Shared with Fortis Therapy) Sheridan Wy 82801


Monday- Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 12pm

Sessions by appointment only. After Hours available as contracted or individually scheduled