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Rachael Splinter MA, LPC (Wausau)

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 Salzman MSW, LCSW

Noreen Salzman MSW, LCSW (Wausau)

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 M. Kuczmarski, MS, LPC

Teresa M. Kuczmarski MS, LPC (Rhinelander and Merrill)

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 Ostrem, MS,LPC

Amy Ostrem MS, LPC (Wausau)

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 Abel MSW, APSW

Amy Abel MSW, LCSW (Weston)

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 Lee MS, LPC, SAC

Evelyn Lee MS, LPC, SAC (Wausau and Merrill)

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 Stamper MS, LPC

Kevin Stamper MS, LPC (Rhinelander)

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.

Nanette Matthews PhD, Licensed Psychologist (Wausau)

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.

Steven P. Kuhn MS, LPC-SAS

Steven P. Kuhn MS, LPC-SAS (Rhinelander)

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.

Sandra Fuller-Burton MS, LPC (Wausau)

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

Juelette Higuera MSW, LCSW (Weston and Merrill)

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.

Wm. J. Schmelzer PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Wm. J. Schmelzer PhD, Licensed Psychologist (Wausau)

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 Gleason  MSW, LCSW (Wausau)

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.

Tracy Springer MS, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT (Wausau)

Tracy provides mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals and groups ages 12 and up.

Areas of practice include alcohol and drug addiction, behavioral addiction, anxiety, depression, mood/thought disorders, trauma/PTSD, and working with adolescent female issues.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Addiction Studies, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI.

Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI.

Tracy uses a strengths-based, person-centered approaches in therapy. Her goal is to assist her client’s reach optimal wellness by exploration of emotional, intellectual, social, physical and spiritual aspects of healing through compassionate and empathetic care.  

 

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Denise Sauter MA, LPC (Wausau)

Denise provides mental health counseling for adults, couples and young adults.

Areas of practice include anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma/post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, women’s issues, relationship struggles, 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 and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to help her clients access and engage inner resources to develop and enhance emotional resilience and positive well-being. She holds a certification in MBCT, is trained in trauma-informed interventions, including EMDR, and is certified in Animal Assisted Therapy. Denise is an on-site therapist for Patriot K9s of Wisconsin, assisting veterans in the service dog training program. She also works with community organizations, corporations, and schools, presenting workshops and talks on mental health and emotional well-being

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Gregory Kresse MSW, LCSW, SAC (Wausau)

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 Skrzypchak MSSW, LCSW, SASA (Weston)

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 Babl MS, LPC-IT (Weston)

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 Leonoff MSMFT, LMFT (Wausau)

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 Nikolay MS, LPC (Wausau and Merrill)

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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.

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Emily Fox MS, LPC-IT (Wausau)

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 Engelman

Kaelee provides mental health counseling to children over 6 and their families, adolescents, and adults.  

Areas of practice include: recovery from trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, mood/emotion regulation, attachment disorders, relationship struggles, behavioral difficulties, stress management, and difficult life changes.  

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies: UW Stout

Master of Social Work: UW Madison

Kaelee has trained with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development in Trust Based Relational Intervention and is a TBRI Practitioner. She uses TBRI to train and educate when working with children and families from hard places. Kaelee also has trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and uses this approach with children ages 6-18 in addressing posttraumatic stress disorder. In addition, Kaelee uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy techniques, Mindfulness, and other person-centered techniques to assist clients with finding clarity and meaning within.

 

 

 

 

Kaelee Engelman MSW, APSW (Weston)

Samantha Wimmer

Samantha Wimmer MSW, APSW (Merrill)

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.

 

 

 

 

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Karolee Bulak MS, LPC, SAC (Wausau)

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 Resch

Alicia Resch MSW,  APSW (Wausau)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacquelyn Van Laarhoven MS,  LPC-IT (Weston)

Jacque provides mental health counseling for a variety of different age groups. Areas of specialty include, AODA, Eating Disorders, Children and Adolescents, Trauma, and other disorders. She provides individual, family, marital and couples counseling.

Bachelor of Science: Human Services and Leadership at UW Oshkosh

Masters of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UW Stout

Jacque uses a person-centered approach taking a look at the person as a whole, she believes in forming healthy relationships with her clients to help them get to the root of their mental health and substance abuse issues. She is also formally trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention. Jacque has been in the human services field for over 10 years.

Hailey Monk

Hailey Monk MSE,  LPC (Merrill)

Hailey provides mental health counseling for individuals, couples, and families.

Areas of practice include Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Depression, Foster Care, Relationship Issues, and Trauma.

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychology:  UW – Green Bay

Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling:  UW – Oshkosh

Hailey has experience working alongside social services/ ccs programs, in school, intensive in-home, and in clinic.  Hailey utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, and Eclectic approaches.

 

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