We love what we do!

Here at OPP, we pride ourselves on being advocates of healthy living and consider our own quality lifestyle standards to be a fundamental part of connecting emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually with our clients. We strive to provide an approach that is beyond minimal standard or traditional care. Your care will be individualized and concluding and something you won't have to sit on a long waiting list for. Our practice thrives because we thrive.

Monica

Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, Domestic Violence/Psychological Abuse, Women's Psychology, Anxiety and Depression, Autism. 

Summary: I believe that there is wisdom within each conflict, whatever the source: uncomfortable feeling, difficulties at work, school, or relationships, unmanageable stress, or more severe symptoms such as persistent thoughts about death, obsessive anxiety, or a spiritual or existential crisis. Psychotherapy that aims to change your life in deep and meaningful ways in no "quick fix." Lasting positive changes occurs in the context of an ongoing, trusting relationship between an empathetic therapist and a dedicated client. Through the right kind of therapy, this wisdom can be fostered into being and transformed into a different, more comfortable, level of understanding.

Licenses: LPC

Education: BS in Psychology from Colorado State University, Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University, Masters of Art and Ph.D. ABD in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Mythology 

Training/Certification: DBT, TF-CBT, Depth Psychology

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 262-490-3894
Email: monica@monicarodrigueztherapy.com

Website: www.monicarodrigueztherapy.com

Alex Luber

Specialties: Yoga Therapy, Trauma & PTSD, Men's Issues, Couples Therapy, Depression & Anxiety.

Summary: I have always enjoyed getting to know the depths of what is going on inside of people. My favorite clients have been hurt and have kept masks on for awhile. Their intuition tells them that coming to life means revealing their truth and becoming present with what's going on inside of them. On some level, they want to do that. 
My therapy is not designed to be a one size fits all and I appreciate those who are motivated to grow, even if they're not sure exactly the direction. I am also a yoga therapist and teach mindful work. I enjoy working with: men, anyone overcoming trauma, and folks going through grief and other big changes. 

I am committed to a holistic approach and address the whole mind and body in the journey to wellness. I specialize in extended programs that create a permanent change in the way folks feel about themselves and relate to the rest of the world. 

As a mental health and yoga therapist, I believe that acceptance, knowledge, skills, and generosity are essential to get our lives back on track. In order to find a sense of belonging in our bodies and in the world, I encourage clients to find courage, dare greatly, and overcome shame. 

Licenses: LPC, RYT-500

Education: BS from UW-Milwaukee in Philosophy & Psychology. Masters of Arts from UW: Milwaukee in Educational Psychology

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 414-852-8443
Email: yogiluber@gmail.com

Website:

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Specialties- Eating disorders and disordered eating, body image, self esteem, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment/life transition, family issues, pregnancy, postpartum and trauma 


Summary- I believe in meeting clients where they are coming into therapy. It is a brave step to initiate coming and I wish to help clients feel safe in opening up to create insight and meaningful change. I believe each client holds wisdom to what they ultimately need and my role is to help facilitate this awareness. I also believe there is a root or core need to problematic behavior and its source is worth understanding and learning to honor in healthy ways. I work collaboratively with my clients to not only develop insight into themselves but to learn skills to enhance their life as well as their relationship with self and others. I believe therapy is not just for "fixing problems" but a unique opportunity to get to know yourself. It is a privilege to come alongside my clients in their therapeutic process. 

I am eclectic in my approach working with clients to best meet their unique needs. I incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, Narrative Therapy, Shame Resilience, Mindfulness and Somatic Experiencing. 

License- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Education/Experience- I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in various settings including transitional living, outpatient and intensive outpatient. I received my BA in both Psychology and Communication from UW-Milwaukee and completed my MS in Mental Health Counseling at the CACREP accredited, Walden University. 

Professional Accreditations- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), American Counseling Association (ACA)

Training/Certification- Crisis response, mediation, Trauma certificate in progress


Contact Information-
262.269.3250
angie@angiebyersLPC.com

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Specialties: My experience and passion is working with kids, teens and their families starting at the age of 7 through 18. I have experience and training in working with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), family changes and dynamics, anger management, life transitions, self-esteem/confidence building, behavioral issues, grief, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. I also work with schools and teachers regarding school struggles. Furthermore, my experience includes parent education, stress management, peer relationships, and development of coping skills to build resilience.

Summary: I pull from a wide range of therapeutic approaches to best fit my clients needs to meet them where they're at. I have experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), play therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy along with narrative therapy. My goal is to create a space where my clients can feel safe and invited, to a place where they can be their authentic selves free of judgement. It is an honor and privilege to come alongside my clients and their families to help facilitate healthy change. We will work together to overcome the challenges that are taking place by developing tools and building client's skill set. I want nothing more than my clients to see the beauty that is inside of themselves, to learn to utilize their own voice and skills, and to connect with themselves in a way that they learn they are enough and worth it! 

Education: Mount Mary University, Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Concentration, CACREP-Accredited 

Professional Associations: National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), American Counseling Association (ACA)

License: Licensed Professional Counselor, In Training (LPC-IT) - (full state license pending)

Contact Information:
Phone number: 262-269-3327
Email: beccaroseckycounseling@gmail.com

Sharon Gaffney

Specialties: Substance abuse, Eating disorders, Anxiety and Depression, Trauma and PTSD, EMDR, Parenting. 

Summary: My therapeutic approach is to build trusting relationships with my clients while helping them find healing, life skills, and sustainable wellness. 

Licenses: LPC, SAC - IT

Education:
Antioch University of New England
MA of Clinical Medical Health Counseling

Professional Affiliations: NEDA, IADEP, League of Women Voters, and SAMHSA

Training/Certifications:
EMDR Trained as of 6/20/2020
CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
CTHP - Certified Telemental Health Provider

Contact Information:
Number: 262-309-1417
Email: SharonG@smrlg.com

Website: SharonGaffneyCounseling.com

Aimee Metgzer

Summary:
In my practice, I help individuals recognize and more effectively manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that they can pursue growth and create a more fulfilling, meaningful life. 
I offer a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies such as Mindfulness, CBT, ACT, and DBT to address your specific mental health needs and preferences. I seek to flexibly meet the needs of each client to help you pursue your goals and values. 
I work to create a welcoming environment where my clients feel accepted and empowered throughout the therapy process. I approach therapy openly and collaboratively. I am committed to providing a safe, empathetic space where I listen and more deeply understand each individual's own journey towards well-being.

Licenses: LCSW

Education: MSW, Trauma-Informed Care Certificate, UW Milwaukee, 2015

Training/Certification: DBT, ACT, Mindfulness

Contact Information:
Number: 262-804-7729
Email: aimeemetzgertherapy@gmail.com

Website: www.aimeemetzgertherapy.com

liz

Specialties:

Trauma/PTSD, Self-Harm, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Grief, Shame, Loneliness. I am also experienced in treating individuals coping with Life Changes, Anger Management, Substance Use Disorders, and Kinship Care.


Summary:

All people experience difficulties and challenges at some point in their lives. Working through these challenges to create a more authentic life can be rewarding and fulfilling. I believe in a compassionate, collaborative process. I appreciate the courage needed to take those first steps toward change. When we work together, I can promise you will be seen, heard, and feel safe. Our shared goal will be to give you the skills to work through any difficulties, with independence and confidence.


I am an experienced psychotherapist with 20 years serving the community in various mental health settings. This includes inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and community mental health settings which has enhanced my clinical expertise. I have extensive training in evidence based models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Other clinical approaches include Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Motivational Interviewing.


Licenses & Additional Training/Certification:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #8695-123 State of Wisconsin

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training with Behavioral Tech August 2016-March-2017 completed 

Intensive training for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Prolonged Exposure completed with Behavioral Tech-August 2017. See DBTPE.org for a list of trained providers in WIsconsin

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT) completed June 2017 to June 2018

I serve on a weekly DBT consultation team to keep full fidelity with the DBT model. 


Education:

Bachelors of Science in Social Work (BSW) from Winona State university 1996

Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) completed December 17th 2000, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Caitlin Ziegler

Specialties: Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, OCD, Men's Psychology, and Trauma

Summary: Caitlin strives to understand clients within their environment and help clients reach their goals through a process of self-discovery. In individual and group therapy, Caitlin helps clients find fulfillment in each aspect of life and overcome personal barriers. Caitlin has experience working with clients with eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders at outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential levels of care. Caitlin uses evidence-based practices including CBT and DBT to help clients build the skills necessary to manage difficult emotions, foster healthy relationships, and overcome personal fears and challenges.

Licenses: LPC-IT 4562-226

Education: Caitlin received her BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she completed research on gender differences in the development of eating disorders. She received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the CACREP Northwestern University.

Professional Affiliations: Member ACA, member of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Psychology Department Board of Visitors.

Training/Certification: Trauma certification in progress

Contact Information:
Number: 414-975-0916
Email: blisscounselingllc@gmail.com

Brittney Schultz

Specialties: Trauma and Complex PTSD, Stress, Anxiety, Abuse & Neglect, Veterans, Men's Issues and Problems, Inner Child Healing, Mindfulness, Self Esteem, Performance Enrichment 


Summary: If you are reading this thank you for reaching out, it takes a lot of bravery to seek help & support. I am passionate and committed to your care and healing, as well as helping as many individuals as possible in our community.
Additionally, I specialize in trauma & stress; I have extensive experience working with those having experienced trauma, anxiety, chronic stress, difficult behaviors, shame, negative experiences, and other trauma-related disorders.
I have training to support those in the helping professions such as Military and Veterans, Police, Firefighters/Paramedics, Doctors/Nurses, Counselors/Therapists/Mental Health Staff.

Something unique about me is that I have a Therapy Dog named Ryder, and that I am certified in Brainspotting! 
A new treatment which works by identifying, processing, and releasing stored negative or traumatic experiences.
I have over 9 years of experience working with individuals with mental & behavioral diagnoses & over 6 years of experience working with those on the Autism Spectrum.

I strive to encourage and actively support growth, and positive individual choices so that men, women, and children can live full, rich lives within their community. I believe services should be individualized and flexible, giving each person the opportunity to pursue their goals & reach their highest level of independence and freedom.

Thank you for your trust!

Licenses: LPC-IT (#4702-226), WI Substitute Teaching License

Education:
Associates in Human Services with emphasis certificates in Youth Care Work and Developmental Disabilities from WCTC (2015) 
BA in Psychology from Ottawa University (2017)
MA in counseling from Ottawa University (2019)

Professional Affiliations: NBCC, ACA and WCA

Training/Certification: Brainspotting, NVCI, Crisis Response, Standard Precautions, and ABA/Play Therapy

Contact Information:
Phone Number: (262) 391-5971
Email: Luxelakecountry@Gmail.com
Website: https://brittneyschultz.tribesites.com/

Caitlin Michalski

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Children and adolescents, Adults, Self-harming, Suicidal ideation, Stress management, Mood disorders, Mindfulness, Life transitions, School issues, Peer relationships, Women's issues, Brainspotting, DBT, Career counseling.

Summary: My goal is to create an inviting and safe place where you can begin your path of healing. We will work together in a collaborative manner to overcome the challenges that you currently face. Thank you for being brave and taking the step today towards a happier and healthier life. I am trained in brainspotting, which is a therapy used to process trauma stored within the body. Brainspotting accesses different parts of the brain than traditional talk therapy, allowing for the release of trauma. I offer brainspotting in addition to a variety of other therapeutic approaches so that I can best fit your needs. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Licenses: LPC-IT

Education:
Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University (2021).
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology & minor in counseling, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2018).

Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association

Training/Certification:
Brainspotting - In Progress
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) -Trained
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)- In Progress
Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP)- In Progress

Contact Information:
Number: 262-707-4519
Email: caitlinmichalskicounseling@gmail.com

Lindsey Day

Specialties:
OCD, Anxiety, Autism, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Trauma, and PTSD

Summary:
Life is full of unexpected challenges, and we all have our stories to tell because of it. I'm here to provide unconditional positive regard throughout your therapeutic experience to ensure that you feel safe and secure. We will work together to help you gain insight into your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions due to your personal experiences. I believe that everyone has the solutions to their problems and that they just need someone who is unbiased to help them dig deeper into their story. With the right skills, tools, and resources, I believe anyone can find success and happiness. Therapy may be the first step on a path in the right direction. 

Licenses:
LPC-IT (Pending)

Education:
Master of Arts in Counseling from Ottawa University
Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Training/Certifications:
Brainspotting
DBT

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 262-443-9049
Email: Lindseydaycounseling@gmail.com

Brooke Huckabay

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Women's Issues, Perfectionism, Self-Esteem, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Trauma. 

Summary: As a therapist, I believe therapy is about progress, not perfection! I truly value the supportive nature and positive impact therapy can have in a person's life. I believe in a warm, compassionate, empathetic, and interactive approach to counseling, which consists of looking at oneself through many different lenses. I enjoy being able to join clients on the journey of exploring their innermost thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; as well as the impact they have on their daily life. I believe it is important to look at a client's current situation, as well as their past and future to best achieve where they want to go and experience the most growth possible. I work hard with my clients to create a therapeutic environment that allows them to dive deeper into their personal story for purposes of healing. 

Licenses: LPC-IT

Specialty Training: Brainspotting

Education: Undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Whitewater.

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 920-605-5775
Email: Enlightenedlivingtherapy@gmail.com

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Specialties: Supporting families and individuals through substance use recovery, Parenting, Couples
Counseling, Group Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, CBT, mindfulness/meditation.

Summary: I am a master's graduate in clinical Mental Health Counseling, licensed LPC-IT. Recognizing the unique strengths each person brings to their journey, I am an astute listener, an empathetic partner, an advocate, and
community resource. I have come to this field through my own family's struggles with substance use
and mental health, have decades of experience traversing the challenges of the human experience,
and offer a safe space for those I work with to do the same. 
I have chosen to work with On-Purpose Psyche knowing the importance of having a network of
skilled and caring professionals to rely on for guidance during these first few years of practice.
Clients meeting with me can feel confident in the community of healers supporting our work.

Licenses: LPC-IT, National Certified Counselor 

Education: Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Substance Use Disorders
Specialization. Walden University (May, 2021).
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1993.

Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association, member. Waukesha County Substance
Use Advisory Council, member. Bethany Recovery Center, advisory board member. Ignite
Recovery, Founding member & board secretary.

Training/Certification: NBCC board certification, 2021. Telehealth certification, 2020.

Contact Information:
Number: 262-955-1079
Email: sharonk@slkcounseling.com

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Summary:

Art heals. It is a silent expression of moments present and past unfolding into light and color that can heal the creator and the voyeur simultaneously. Art is a powerful communication tool. Throughout the years, I have been fortunate to work alongside children, adults and elders of all abilities bearing witness to its magic and therapeutic benefits. This is what sparks my soul; when I see a light go on in others.



I use art directives crafted specifically for the individual to explore mindfulness, confidence, self-awareness, relaxation, and gratitude. Sessions encourage and teach participants to listen deeply to themselves and courageously express what is found.

The creative process is used as a tool to help communicate and guide individuals through thoughts, emotions, and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.

I work alongside participants as a mentor and guide to help navigate what lies within, and bring a light to what has been lost or dimmed. Throughout the process, feelings emerge. These thoughts bring awareness and clarity to awaken a transformation where the beauty of change can begin.



Education:
Alverno College
BA in Art Therapy 


Professional Affiliations:
Gnat & Corky, LLC
www.gnatandcorky.com



Contact Information:
sorrentinoarts@gmail.com
414-517-1332

Erin Macier

Specialties: Marriage and Family Therapy, Trauma (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Self-Esteem, Parenting, Child/Adolescent, Adoption, Faith-Based Therapy, and ADHD.

Summary: I believe in helping people overcome life's hardships from a strength-based perspective. I believe in helping others to build their resiliency from their own unique 'gifts' and talents. Like a lighthouse, I believe in being a guiding light for others, in order to come through the 'storm' they face and come out safe and strong on the other side. I feel trust and emotional safety are key for a successful therapeutic experience.

I use many different therapy treatments and techniques in order to meet each person's individual therapy needs. Some of my most commonly used modalities are CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Play and Art Therapy, and EMDR or TF-CBT for Trauma Therapy.
License- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT)

Education/Experience: 20 years of experience as a mental health therapist. Extensive experience in the in-home crisis setting and clinical setting. Much of my experience is with family conflict management and with adolescents. I then focused on expanding my experience in a clinical outpatient setting, working with children and trauma. Throughout my experience, I have always incorporated specialized techniques for adult individuals and couples.

Received my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Received my BS from UW-Milwaukee in Psychology.

Training/Certification: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and EMDR for PTSD.

Contact Information:

Phone: 920-728-4727
Email: erinmaciercounseling@gmail.com

Bio

Specialties: Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, and Suicidal Ideation.

As a clinician, I embrace an eclectic approach to healing, designed to empower diverse individuals and groups to reach their mental health, education, career, and wellness goals. By incorporating elements from multiple evidence-based practices, the client and I work together to create a treatment plan tailored to their unique needs, strengths, and circumstances. Creating positive change, uncovering hidden strengths, and discovering untapped potential are the primary reasons why I find counseling so rewarding. In addition, I strive to be a partner throughout the therapeutic process, provide a safe space for the client to be their authentic self, and honor the uniqueness of each individual.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, and I have experience counseling those with an array of mental and behavioral health concerns. Most of my training and experience lies in the treatment and management of eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Within the realm of eating disorders, I specialize in body image concerns, perfectionism, self-esteem, and interpersonal conflict. My primary therapeutic interests include mindfulness-based practices, development of coping skills, behavioral rehearsal & in vivo exercises, acceptance-based techniques, and structured goal setting & achievement.

License: Licensed Professional Counselor - In Training (LPC-IT)

Education: Palo Alto University, Master of Arts in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Emphasis, CACREP-Accredited

Professional Associations: American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA)

Certifications: Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals, Foundations in Digital Therapy, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

Contact Information:
Email: Adrien@HarpCounselingLLC.com Phone: (262) 207-4174
To schedule an in-person or virtual session, call/text 262-207-4174 or email me at Adrien@HarpCounselingLLC.com. I look forward to meeting you!

Theresa Kerner

Specialties: Mood disorders, PTSD and Trauma, Play Therapy, OCD, Autism, Self Esteem Building. 

Summary: Hello, my name is Theresa. I'm currently in the final year of obtaining my Masters of Professional Counseling and I am pursuing my License Professional Counselor (LPC), in Wisconsin. I have over 3 years of experience working with ages 9-21 with various diagnoses and backgrounds. Some of the areas I have addressed are: Developmental and/or learning disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma/abuse, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, addiction, and Anger Management. I'm passionate about helping you reach your goals and while using your strengths to get there. 

Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education: Associates Degree in Human Services. Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Ottawa University, currently, obtaining my Masters of Professional Counseling from Ottawa University

Professional Affiliations:

Training/Certifications: Addictions counseling, Criminal Psychology, Sex Trafficking, Sensory Integration Therapy, and Informed Trauma Care

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 262-661-1759
Email: theresakernercounseling@gmail.com

Specialties: Anxiety, Autism, Ecotherapy, Families, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness, Parenting, Play Therapy, Spirituality, Women's Wellness

Summary: I am a pre-licensed therapist obtaining my master's degree at Northwestern University. I believe that mental health is just as important to tend to as physical health, and that they often go hand-in-hand. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, looking at each individual as a whole – incorporating past experiences, relationships, and mental frameworks to better understand the present. I believe my role as a therapist is to walk with you on this journey and give you the tools to self-heal. My interests lie primarily with women's wellness and children, as well as connecting with nature to facilitate growth and healing.

Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education: BA in Psychology and minor in Education and Educational Services from University of Wisconsin – Madison, Masters in Counseling at Northwestern in progress

Professional Affiliation: American Counseling Association

Contact Information:
Phone: (262) 622-1105
Email: rachelsmithcounseling@gmail.com

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Specialties:
Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders

Summary:
I believe that personal growth and self-discovery are empowering and necessary for living fully. With warmth and openness, I offer a listening ear, and a safe space to express/explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I am eager to assist you as you become more empowered and self-aware, live more open and less afraid, become a better communicator, to identify and utilize effective coping skills, improve your esteem, set boundaries and improve relationships. My counseling style utilizes a variety of treatments based on the need of the individual. My goal is to provide a safe environment for my clients to speak openly about life's stressors in a collaborative and safe environment. Together we will explore, develop and create sense of balance, peace and self-care. 
Thank you for seeking assistance to make changes that will move you toward the person you want to be. Seeking for a more fulfilling and happier life is the first ste towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Licenses:
Clinical Intern

Education:
Master of Science – Concordia University of Wisconsin - Professional Counseling (in Progress)
Bachelor of Science – University of Wisconsin Madison

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Specialties:
Women's issues, body image, eating disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, life transitions, coping skills, stress, sex therapy

Summary:
I believe the counseling experience centers around the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I love helping individuals gain the confidence to step into their unique power toward personal growth. By meeting clients where they are at and getting to know who they are as individuals, I am able to create a safe, trusting, warm, judgment-free environment that invites true vulnerability. I emphasize the significance of the mind-body connection, presence-centered mindfulness and nature in helping clients heal.

I take a client-centered approach involving compassion, empathy, and collaboration as I walk alongside you throughout your counseling journey. I strive to maintain a space where you feel comfortable and free to be who you are in your personal development experience. Together, we can identify existing problems and build a plan to improve overall life satisfaction. When you are ready to work together toward positive change, contact me!

I gravitate toward the humanistic and existential paradigms and incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Ecotherapy, and Existential Therapy. 

Licenses: Clinical Graduate Intern


Education:
Undergraduate Degree: Journalism and Communications (B.A.); University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Graduate Degree: Professional Counseling – In Process (M.S.); Concordia University Wisconsin

Contact Information:
Phone: 262-269-3282
Email: kristinrothcounseling@gmail.com

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Specialties:
Anxiety depression, stress management, trauma, coping skills, mindfulness, spirituality,
relationship issues, sex therapy, women's issues, domestic violence

Summary:
I believe that each person is whole and perfect. Yet with life, things happen.
Every experience and interaction has an impact on our beings whether it is physically, emotionally,
mentally, or spiritually. These impacts/interactions can be stored physically and mentally which may
cause disease, discomfort, and illness. Sometimes these interactions may seem insignificant to others yet
have great significance to us and can cause an imbalance. While other times these experiences are very
traumatic and physically harming. Regardless of the weight of the experience, addressing, moving
through, and releasing the hold this experience has in your mind/body is where healing begins to occur.
Being trained in spiritual guidance, massage therapy, bodywork, energy work and mental health therapy
(LPC in training), I have the knowledge and experience to light the pathway to healing.
My projected graduation date is December 2021. Through my education and training, I am a qualified
clinical graduate intern under the supervision of Monica Rodriguez.

Education: Undergrad Degree: BS Business Management / Human Resource
Cardinal Stritch University: Milwaukee WI
Graduate Degree: MS Professional Counseling (In Process)
Concordia University Milwaukee WI

Licenses: Mental Health Clinical Graduate Intern
Massage & Bodywork Therapist (LMT}
Reiki Master / Certification
Reflexology / Certification

Personal Affiliations: American Counseling Association AMA
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professional ABMP
Contact Information:
Phone: 608-287-6911
Email: keriaustincounseling@gmail.com

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Specialties: Adolescents/Teens and Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Grief, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Military/Veterans, Emergency Medical Service Personnel. 

Summary:
Life can often seem like a road trip, with our internal GPS taking us on an adventure of twists, turns, up hills, and down valleys. A road trip, however, is never complete without good company, and on this road trip we call life, I want to help empower individuals by highlighting their inner strengths to weather uncertainty, accomplish personal goals, and make their voices be heard! I am passionate about taking a collaborative and holistic approach when working with individuals. This approach incorporates aspects of the mind, physical body, spirit, and soul to promote overall wellness.

I want to commend you for taking the first step through reaching out! As a pre-licensed counselor, I am equipped to provide comprehensive and compassionate support for clients in terms of advocacy, promotion of social justice, self-exploration, personal development, and educational growth. Working together, we'll be able to take your journey back to some smoother paths!

Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education:
Bachelor's of Arts in Psychobiology minor in Sociology - Ripon College - 2019
Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Northwestern University - CACREP Accredited - In Progress

Professional Affiliations:
American Counseling Association (ACA)

Contact Information:
Email: melissahcounseling@gmail.com
Phone: 920- 215-1763

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Specialties: Couples and Families, Women's Issues, Adults with ADHD, Chronic Health Conditions/Disability and Major Life Transitions

Summary: Everyone has a story, and you are its' sole expert. As an intern at On Purpose Psyche, I will bear witness to it and empower you to mold it into a version that is more positive and accurate to your lived experiences. We will walk through each chapter of your life and understand how your problems came to be, what has worked before, and what we can do now. Counseling is a relationship, through unconditional positive regard and support are the cornerstone but it can be scary, which is why the process is collaborative. I believe in an enjoyable, authentic, and compassionate experience in which you can lower the walls we use to protect ourselves. Everything I do will be in an effort to help you reach your goals and live a more congruent and happy life. I welcome you to bring your spiritual beliefs, your culture, and any other unique identities you have that you would like integrated into the counseling process 
Oftentimes individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions have a difficult time finding someone who not only understands and believes in the social model of disability but also understands the experience of living in a world that was not created or accommodated for you. As someone who identifies as having a disability, I work to create an inclusive and accessible counseling space where you feel seen and heard. 
Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education: BA in Psychology and minor French from University of Wisconsin  Whitewater
Masters of Science in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health Emphasis

Contact Information:
Phone: (262)-244-5349
Email: RebeccaHarriscounseling@gmail.com

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Specialties: Adults and Adolescents: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, and Christian Counseling 

I am a pre-licensed counselor working at On Purpose Psyche. I feel privileged to be a part of a variety of wellness professionals. 
My passion is for people to know their value and worth as a person. I believe every individual is unique and has various strengths. Life can be hard; it is complex and messy at times. My approach is to create a trusting safe space for clients to feel they are being heard and understood. My desire is to provide an empathetic caring environment working together with clients to understand themselves better. Together we can process past and current difficulties, improve relationships, build coping skills, and be empowered to pursue a more purposeful life. 
My many life experiences including over a decade of working in lay ministry with women and other individuals going through difficult times is what led me to pursue this profession.

Education:
(In Progress) Master's Degree in Counseling (MA) Ottawa University
Bachelor's Degree (BA) Christian Studies: Ottawa University
Associates Degree in Human Services: AODA

Licenses: Clinical Intern 
Professional Affiliations: Member of ACA (American Counseling Association)
Contact Information :
Phone: 262-393-0244
Email: dawnhenkhauscounseling@gmail.com

Brittany Morrissey

Specialties and Areas of Clinical Interest: Adults, adolescents, and children with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, ADHD, panic disorder, school anxiety, anger management, and sports-related issues. 

Summary: No one can be an expert on your life other than you. I believe that you should remain in the driver's seat and be an active participant in your treatment. I take the role of a coach and cheerleader because I believe in providing a safe and unbiased space filled with encouragement and support to help guide and promote healing. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help them define their goals for treatment and what their future could look like. My goal is to create a space that allows us to work together to overcome the challenges you are experiencing in the different areas of your life. Everyone can find success and happiness when provided with the right tools, support, and resources. A brighter future exists, all it takes is to stop thinking about starting, and begin doing it. 

I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach and other approaches to best meet the differing needs of my clients. CBT offers a structured and direct style of therapy that allows the client to remain in control with the encouragement and support of myself to promote well-being. When working with adolescents and children, I provide education to both the client and their family on how to best help their loved one so change, and healing can occur in all aspects of the client's life. 

Licenses: Clinical Graduate Intern

Education:
Master of Science in Counseling, Specialization in Clinical Mental Health- Capella University, CACREP-Accredited (In Progress)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science and a minor in Sociology- Central Connecticut State University

Professional Affiliations:
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International-Chi Upsilon Chi Chapter

Contact Information:
Phone: 262-224-7444
Email: brittanymorrisseycounseling@gmail.com

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Sarah is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Dietitian (CD). She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and completed her Dietetic Internship through Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since 2008, Sarah has been providing individual and group nutrition counseling to adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders.

Sarah uses motivational interviewing as well as evidence based practice in the nutrition therapy she provides. She believes that there are no good or bad foods and that all foods are appropriate when incorporated into a balanced and varied food intake. Her goal is to challenge your eating disorder thinking so that you can live a healthier and happier life.

Sarah provides in-person and online nutrition counseling sessions where she will work collaboratively with you to develop an individualized meal plan, provide nutrition education, and help challenge your food fears and weight hang-ups. She also provides online meal groups where you will eat with Sarah as well as others who are struggling with similar issues. Meal groups provide meal support, peer engagement, and accountability.

Phone number: (262) 477-3662
Email: sbiskobingrdn@gmail.com
Website: www.sbiskobingrdn.com

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Areas of Clinical Interest: LBGTIQA*+ Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma

Summary: For me, the first and most important thing I can possibly know about you is how you want to feel at the very end of our therapeutic relationship. You might wonder why that is so important to me, and the answer is as simple and complex as this: When you tell me where you want to go, I will invest energy and resources during our time together to make sure that we are moving towards that goal in each and every session. Along the way, we will face challenges together, but I will also call out strengths and remind you just how many resources you have in your life. Ultimately, I know that I have done my best when you have achieved your goals at the end of the process.

I look forward to working with you!

Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education:

Master of Arts in Counseling - Ottawa University (In Progress)

Master of Arts in Human Resources Management - Ottawa University

Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professional Affiliations:

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Contact Information:

Phone: 262.295.2533

Email: Jacob.peters@quietreflectionscounseling.com

Ryder

Ryder is On Purpose Psyche's very own Therapy Dog! Ryder has trained with Best Paw Forward as well as Dogs in Vests, some of the very best training facilities in Wisconsin. Dogs in Vests train dogs specifically for youth with autism and other related disabilities.

Ryder accompanies many individuals during therapy to provide extra support in a variety of ways:
Help with relief from anxieties,
Promote camaraderie,
Promote healthy physical and social interactions
Help individuals with trauma and stress processing by using grounding techniques.
Ryder is gentle, silly, and supportive. He also loves to join practitioners and Dogs in Vests at local/community events and by participating in trainings where he goes to show off his skills, teach teams about developmental disabilities and trauma, and meet new families and kiddos!

Contact us for more information on having Ryder visit and on offered trainings!