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:

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

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

Rachelle Coffey

Specialities:
Mood disorders, trauma processing, LGBTQIA issues, couples counseling, women's issues, men's issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, mindfulness based therapy, reentry support, as well as support for individuals with incarcerated family members.

Summary:
Helping individuals overcome life's challenges is one of my primary goals. I feel that working with each client congruently to explore and support their individual needs is essential in the therapeutic process. I strive to provide unconditional regard and a safe environment whether we connect face-to-face or through telehealth. I enjoy working with people who are interested in expanding their knowledge about the mind/body connection and ways to feel better holistically. My passion for mental health and human rights advocacy drives me to provide needed services for the betterment of our community.

Licenses:
LPC-IT

Education:
Marshall University
Master of Arts in Counseling 

Professional Affiliations:
ACA, Phi Kappa Phi

Training/Certifications:

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 262-424-8711
Email: k.rachellecoffey@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 - IT, 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

Brittney Schultz

Summary: If you're reading this - thank you for your bravery and effort in seeking the help you deserve. I am committed to helping you find the best services. I am passionate about helping those in our local community - it's truly important. I am dedicated to helping those in the service industry such as Military Veterans, Police, FBI, Firefighters/Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Counselors, Therapists, Mental Health staff, and EVERYONE in between! 
I have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, chronic stress, shame, negative experiences, and other trauma-related disorders. 

Something unique is that I have trained a Therapy Dog and I am certified in Brainspotting! A new treatment that works by identifying, processing, and releasing stored negative or traumatic experiences. To learn more information about brainspotting, check out our specialties tab regarding brainspotting. 
I have over 9 years of experience working with individuals with mental and behavioral diagnosis and over 6 years of experience working with those on the Autism Spectrum. 

I strive to encourage, 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 and reach their highest level of independence and freedom. Thank you for your trust!

Licenses: LPC-IT, WI Substitue Teaching License

Education: Associates in Human Services with emphasis certificates in youth care work and developmental disabilities from WCTC. BA in Psychology from Ottawa University, MA in counseling from Ottawa University

Professional Affiliations: ACA and WCA

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

Contact Information:
Number: 262-391-5971
Email: luxelakecountry@gmail.com

Caitlin Michalski

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

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: Clinical Intern

Education:
Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University (March 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

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

Lindsey Day

Specialties: OCD, Anxiety, Autism, ADHD, Play Therapy, Parenting, Mood Disorders, Substance abuse, 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: Clinical Intern

Education: BS in Psychology and minor in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Master of Arts in Counseling from Ottawa University (currently obtaining).

Training/Certifications: Brainspotting (In Progress)

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

Kelly Kolimas

Specialities:
Mood Disorders, Adolescents, Play Therapy, Women's Psychology, Trauma and PTSD 

Summary:
Currently, I am a psychotherapy intern in a clinical mental health counseling program at Walden University. My passion is helping people heal from their mental wounds. I have much admiration for the field of psychology and knew counseling was the right career path for me. We all face difficult challenges and what I truly believe helps us conquer these battles is seeking therapy. I support a holistic approach because I truly believe that our mind, body, and spirit should function harmoniously. I will incorporate that into various therapy approaches in a safe space environment.

Licenses:
Clinical Intern

Education:
Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in Communication Disorders and Hearing Sciences with a Minor in Psychology. 
Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Fall of 2020. 
Also in the process of training to become a brain spotter for trauma therapy.

Professional Affiliations:
National Eating Disorders Association, American Counseling Association, (ACA)

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 608-335-6539
Email: kolimascounselingworks@gmail.com

Zamzam Zaman

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Anger Management, Borderline Personality Disorder, Codependent, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Therapy, Gender Identity, Grief Counseling, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Stress Management.

Summary: Zamzam is a multilingual pre-licensed counselor from Northwestern University where she is completing her Master of Arts in Counseling. Her education includes a special focus on the growth and development of children, and on adults who have experienced varying degrees of trauma. Zamzam is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi, and enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Licenses: Clinical Intern 

Education: Master of Arts in Counseling, Northwestern University (2020). Certificate in Counseling, Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (2014) Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology Beaconhouse National University (2013)

Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association, ACA, National Board for Certified Counselors, NBCC.

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 414-708-7155
Email: counselingworks.wisconsin@gmail.com

Anthony Penton

Specialties: Parenting, Substance Abuse, DBT, Men's Psychology, Mood Disorders, Adolescents, Play Therapy

Summary: I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program student at Northwestern University. The profession's emphasis on growth, wellness, empowerment, and normal development are important to me. In the future, I hope to work with clients of all ages ranging from children to older adults. I can help these populations through the proper diagnosis, assessment, and use of evidence-based treatment interventions. My preparation for this career comes from a school that is certified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP).
My approach is primarily through psychodynamics, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Along with others, I also engage with people who have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). While I do not have EDS, my significant other does. She is a spoonie and a tubie. Accordingly, I also am able to work with people who have chronic illnesses and disabilities.
I see clients in the state of Wisconsin. For those who prefer it or those who are less able to make it to one-on-one sessions, I am able to work through telehealth. Among other things, I am working to build EDS/chronic illness groups. Caregivers or loved ones of those who suffer from chronic illnesses should not hesitate to reach out. I understand.

Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education: BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Master's of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University – Projected Graduation in April 2021

Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 920-933-9256
Email: pentoncounseling@gmail.com

Sarah Westerman

Specialties: Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Sex Trafficking, Trauma, and PTSD

Summary: Currently, I am an intern at On Purpose Psyche and a student in the Master of Arts Counseling Program at Ottawa University. What draws me to counseling is the positive impact that I wish to make on another human being. In the future, I hope to work with clients of all ages, but my passion is to work with clients who have been personally affected by sex trafficking, clients that are surviving victims and their family members, families of missing victims looking for answers, and teens as a preventative measure. I use talk therapy that is designed to motivate and encourage the client to find the answers to their questions within themselves. As Carl Jung said, until you make the unconscious, conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate. I want my clients to feel the empowerment to make the changes they seek in their lives. Rather than viewing people as inherently flawed, with problems and thoughts that require treatment, my approach is person-centered which helps each person that seeks personal growth to flourish. My desire for your experience in our therapeutic relationship is for you to feel as if we are two old friends talking about life's challenges over a cup of coffee.

Licenses: Clinical Intern 

Education:

Professional Affiliations:

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 262-468-9930
Email: sarahwestermancounseling@gmail.com

Harley Hess

Specialties: Adolescents, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Autism, ADHD, Mood Disorders, 

Summary: I am a pre-licensed counselor from Capella University, working towards obtaining my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. Life can bring about countless challenges. Whether you are coping with sadness, anxiety, life stressors, changes, or trauma, I am a firm believer that everyone has the ability to overcome the obstacles they are faced with. Together, let's identify your strengths that have worked for you in the past. I believe the key to successful counseling begins with the client and therapist relationship. With compassion, trust, honesty, and openness, we can work together to establish the life you desire. 

Licenses: Clinical Intern 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University

Professional Affiliations: American Counseling Association (ACA)

Contact Information:
Phone Number: (262) 412 1007
Email: harleyraecounseling@gmail.com

Brooke Huckabay

Specialties: Mood Disorders, OCD, Eating Disorders, Couples Counseling Play Therapy. 

Summary: Brooke comes to On Purpose Psyche from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she is completing her Masters degree of science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Brooke values the supportive nature and positive impact therapy can have in a person's life. She believes in a warm, compassionate, empathetic, and interactive approach to counseling, which consists of looking at oneself through many different lenses. She enjoys 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. She believes 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. Brooke focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that allows clients to dive deeper into their personal story for purposes of healing, which allows for both personal and relationship growth. Licenses

Licenses: Clinical Intern

Education: Undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Currently obtaining a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Whitewater.

Contact Information:
Phone Number: 815-670-9319 
Email: brooke.huckabay22@gmail.com

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

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!