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Locations in Wausau, Merrill,
Rhinelander, Schofield and Weston
Rachael provides mental health and AODA counseling ages 12 through adult including individual and couples counseling.
Areas of practice include alcohol and drug addiction, behavioral addiction, anxiety, working with adolescent female issues and Christian counseling.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Development: University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Master of Arts in Counseling: Lakeland College.
Rachael has a variety of experience including inpatient treatment, Day Treatment and outpatient counseling.
Noreen provides mental health counseling from childhood through adult, including couples and families.
Areas of specialty include Trauma/ Post Traumatic Stress, Attachment Issues, Mood/Thought Disorders, Relationship Difficulties, Chronic Pain and
Adjustment to difficult life events.
Bachelor of Science:
University of Wisconsin Madison
Master of Social Work: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Noreen has over 30 years experience with specialty training in EMDR and DBT. Noreen's dog, Miiko often accompanies her in therapy and considers himself a co-therapist
Teresa provides mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families.
Areas of practice include adjustment issues, chronic mental illness; including anxiety, depression, trauma and crisis work.
Bachelor of Science: UW-Stout
Master of Science: Southern New Hampshire University
Teresa has over 20 years of clinical experience attending to the mental health needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. Teresa believes that a trusted, professional alliance with clients encourages participation and yields successful outcomes in treatment, promoting self determination and self efficacy.
Amy provides mental health counseling for adults, individuals, couples and groups.
Areas of practice include Trauma, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Relationship Issues
Bachelor of Science: University of WI Stevens Point
Master of Science: Capella University
Amy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy.
Amy specializes in working in the areas of attachment and bonding, while working with caregivers and their children from infancy through the age of 12 and also provides services to adults. She experience working with children who come from hard places and have experienced relationship or other trauma. Amy is a TBRI Practitioner and completed intensive training in the area of Trust Based Relational Intervention with the Karyn Purvis Institute at Texas Christian University. She has also trained with the Theraplay Institute in Level I and Level II Theraplay and is working toward certification in this specialty. She also has a special interest in women’s mental health, including working with women dealing with post partum mood disorders. Amy joins with her clients in their journeys of healing, by helping them develop self-compassion and insight to their struggles and maximizing their capacities to heal and restore balance to their lives.
Amy has been employed in the social services field for over 20 years.
Bachelor of Social Work: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Master of Social Work: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evelyn provides AODA and mental health counseling for ages 5 through adult.
Areas of specialty include mood/thought disorders, trauma and PTSD/EMDR, , addiction, eating disorders and pain management/counseling. She provides individual, marital and couples, family and group counseling.
Bachelor of Science: Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
MD: University of the East, College of Medicine, Phil.; University of the Philippines, PGH, Psychiatry
Master of Science: University of Wisconsin Stout.
Evelyn is also involved in the community as an advocate for suicide prevention, youth safety and health, prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Kevin provides counseling for families and individuals including children, adolescents and adults.
Areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting skills, Mood Disorders and ADHD
Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Master’s of Science: Southern New Hampshire University
Kevin is a Forest County native and has worked in the Northwoods for the past 22 years. He obtained his degree in community mental health in 2010 and joined the Centre for Well-Being in 2014.
Dr. Matthews provides mental health counseling for children, teens and adults including the geriatric population.
Areas of specialty include issues related to anxiety and mood, relationship issues, parenting concerns, communication and psychological evaluations.
Bachelor of Science: UW-LaCrosse.
Master of Arts: University of North Dakota - Grand Forks.
PhD Clinical Psychology: University of North Dakota - Grand Forks.
Dr. Matthews has been in practice for over 20 years.
Steve provides therapy for mental health and problems related to drug and alcohol abuse, with individuals including adolescents and adults, and couples.
Areas of specialties include Anxiety, depression, mood and thought disorders, addictions, social skills and coping skills.
Bachelor of Science: Michigan State University
Master of Science: UW Whitewater
Steve earned his Licensed Professional Counselor with Substance Abuse Specialty license in 2008. He has practiced outpatient MH therapy and AODA treatment addressing a variety of issues, helping people live a more fulfilling life by overcoming self-imposed barriers.
Sandy provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of specialty include working with children and adults on issues of trauma, behavioral and emotional disorder, anger management, parent/child relational problems, truancy, delinquency, sexual offending and criminal thinking.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology: UW Stevens Point
Master of Professional Counseling: Concordia University Wisconsin
Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brainspotting, and Sex Offender Specific Training
Juel provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents and adults.
Areas of specialty include working with children on issues of anger management and parent/child relational problems, blended-families, behavioral and emotional disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and women's health concerns.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology: University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point
Master of Social Work: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Juel has over 17 years experience in the field of social welfare.
Dr. Schmelzer provides mental health counseling for children, adults and families.
Areas of specialty include working with parents of children having Disruptive Behavior Disorders (ADHD/ADD, ODD); treating Chronic Pain; psychological evaluation, and mood disorders.
BA - Psychology: St. John’s University
PhD - Clinical Psychology: University of North Dakota
Dr. Schmelzer also has over 15 years of experience in outdoor-based programming for children & adults, on optimizing groups and teams for children & adults; and 10 years of community-based parenting seminar groups. He is EMDR trained, Levels I-II .
Michelle provides mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families, children, adolescents, and adults
Areas of practice include mood disorders, trauma, and stress management.
Bachelor of Arts: University of Wisconsin Steven's Point
Master’s of Social Work: University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Michelle utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered approach in therapy and has 13 years of experience in the mental health field, working with both adults and youth.
Julie provides substance abuse counseling for adolescents and adults.
Areas of specialty include stress management, relationship issues, interpersonal conflicts and risk of legal issues as a result of substance use.
Bachelor of Arts in Human Services: Upper Iowa University
Substance Abuse Counselor certification: Menominee Indian College.
Julie has 30 years of experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with mental health and AODA issues.
Denise Sauter MA, LPC-IT (Wausau)
Denise provides mental health counseling for adults and adolescents. Areas of practice include anxiety, mood and thought disorders, stress management, chronic pain, women's issues and adjustment to difficult life events.
Bachelor of Arts: DePauw University
Graduate Certificate in Wellness Coaching: UWSP
Master of Arts in Counseling: Lakeland University
Denise utilizes a strengths-based and solution focused approach, integrating Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behaviroal Therapy to help her clients access and engage inner resources to develop and enhance resilience and positive well-being.
Greg provides mental health and substance abuse counseling for adult individuals, couples, and families
Areas of practice include mood disorders, addiction, and other substance use disorders along with martial conflict and co-dependent issues
Bachelor of Science: University of WI – Milwaukee
Masters of Social Work: University of WI – Milwaukee
Greg has 40 years of experience working with adults and families struggling with mental health and AODA issues
Melissa provides mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals and groups ages 12 and up.
Areas of speciality include borderline personality, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders including post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders and other addictive behaviors.
Bachelor of Arts: University of Wisconsin Madison
Masters of Science in Social Work: University of Wisconsin Madison
Melissa has over 15 years experience and is one of only a few therapists in the state of Wisconsin with DBT Linehan Board of Certification as a DBT therapist. In addition, she has had intensive training in Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT) for persons who have over-control tendencies associated with chronic depression and anxiety, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and anorexia nervosa. She also has been trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Miranda provides mental health counseling for children ages 10-18 and young adults. Areas of practice include behavioral difficulties, emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, difficult life changes, anger management, truancy and delinquency.
Bachelor of Science: Upper Iowa University
Masters of Science - Professional Counseling: Concordia University
Miranda uses a holistic, strength based approach which looks at the whole person and their life experiences. Miranda focuses on building a positive relationship with her clients and meets each of her clients right where they are creating a safe place for them to grow. Therapeutic interventions may include Mindfulness Based Therapies, Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trust Based Relational Interventions.
Miranda has worked with children and families for 15 years in various settings.
Amie provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents, and adults, with a focus on couples and families.
Areas of specialty include issues related to communication, parenting, blended families, child and adolescent behavior and mental health, stress management/coping, trauma, life transitions, LGBTQ, and mood and anxiety disorders.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Tulane University, New Orleans
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy: University of Wisconsin Stout
Amie has been an outpatient therapist since 2003 and an in-home family therapist since 2006. She served on her professional association's board for 9 years. She is an advocate for policies that increase access to community mental health services.
Charity provides mental health and substance abuse counseling from childhood through adult including individuals, couples and groups.
Areas of practice include Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depressino, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic mental illness, Women's Issues, Spiritual concerns, relationship difficulties and substance abuse.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: UW-Stout
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: UW-Stout
Charity utilizes a person-centered, holistic approach to therapy. She has fifteen years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Emily Provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents, and adults.
Areas of specialty include behavioral difficulties, emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, difficult life changes, anger management, and attachment. She has specialized training in Theraplay.
Bachelor of Science: Bellevue University
Masters of Science - Professional Counseling: Concordia University
Emily has worked with children and families for 10 years in various settings.
Kaelee provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults.
Areas of practice include trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, mood/emotion regulation, attachment disorders, relationship struggles, behavioral difficulties, stress management, and difficult life changes.
Bachelor of Science: UW Stout
Master of Social Work: UW Madison
Kaelee uses Trust Based Relational Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and other person-centered techniques to assist clients with finding clarity and meaning within.
Samantha provides mental health counseling to individuals, couples, and groups ages 12 years and older. Samantha has experience working with diverse populations and enjoys working with individuals experiencing a wide variety of challenges.
Areas of specialty include: Mood and Thought Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Women’s Issues, Anxiety, Medical Issues, and Life Transitions.
Bachelor of Science: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Master of Social Work: University of Wisconsin -Madison.
Samantha has over a decade’s experience in the human services field working in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Samantha takes a person-centered approach to therapy and utilizes evidence-based practices to meet the client’s needs. Samantha believes that every individual has unique skills and strengths that can be used to overcome their challenges.
Karolee has an extensive background in the fields of psychology, creative expression and alternative healing, working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families including facilitating group therapy that focuses on holistic healing practices.
Karolee combines traditional psychotherapy with alternative therapies for those who seek other forms of healing or avenues to address personal struggles, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, career or professional changes as well as self-care and stress reduction skills.
Karolee works with both personal and professional clients, teaching, leading and facilitating personal and professional change and growth.
Karolee has published several self-help, inspirational and therapeutic books, one which was recently featured in “Counseling Today”, American Counseling Association, titled, “The Dirty Cloud Maker”, a therapeutic tool for children and adolescents who struggle with anger and depression issues.
Alicia provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
Areas of practice include anxiety, mood dysregulation, attachment issues, and trauma.
Bachelor of Science: Minnesota State University Mankato
Master of Science in Clinical Social Work: University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Alicia’s professional experience includes working with children and families in a variety of settings, including advocacy services for children and residential care. She focuses on delivering a trauma informed approach to provide a safe place for her clients.