Meet Our Licensed Therapists

Facilitating Mental Health & Wellness

Let us help you and your loved ones find emotional well-being, achieve your personal goals, and reach your fullest potential. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family counselors, social workers, and substance abuse counselors.

 

Family Service attracts and is able to retain a top quality professional staff and enjoys a broad base of community support. This makes Family Service uniquely qualified to assess critical community needs and to address those needs with programs that are both timely and effective.

Clinic Director

Laura Cherone, LCSW, LSAC*

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM AND CLINICAL SERVICES

Education & Credentials

Master of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Carroll University, 

Practice Location

Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
I've had many years of professional counseling experience working with adults, couples and teens struggling with emotional, marital, relational, family, substance abuse, and life adjustment concerns. I strive to help my clients improve and accomplish positive, meaningful life change and to become free from unwanted attitudes, behaviors, or feelings. I have also worked with individuals / families who have survived abuse and neglect, provided clinical supervision to professional therapists and nonprofit agency administration and management, as well as recovery and Christian counseling services to those in my home church.​

Areas of Expertise
Depression, anxiety, all emotional/mental health issues, childhood trauma/abuse recovery or recovery from dysfunctional families of origin, troubled teens, grief/loss, life adjustment issues, life transition, self-esteem or performance issues, couple-marital counseling, adoption competency and those who desire counseling from a Christian perspective.
 
Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, neuro-biological, insight oriented, rational-emotive, person centered, systemic psychotherapy, adoption-related issues, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1, and 2.  
 

Board Certifications & Organizations

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

Adoption Competency
 
Concentration
Adults
 
​​Personal Interests
I enjoy physical fitness activities, and sports including yoga, golf, walking, biking, and kayaking. I love football and women’s college basketball. I appreciate all forms of performing arts. I play piano and sing with a worship band and the choir at church. My husband and I attend theater productions often and we love road trips. I am a mother of two adult children.

Child Therapy Clinical Supervisor

Laura Pulsifier, LCSW, EMDR II

 

CHILD THERAPY CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Education and Credentials

Bachelor’s in Social Work- Carroll University

Master’s Degree in Social Work - University of Nebraska-Omaha

Certified EMDR Therapist, Consultant In Training

​Practice Location

Children's Place in Waukesha

Practice Philosophy

I began my career as a Psychiatric Social Worker/Family Therapist for the State of Nebraska in March of 1987 and continue to work with diverse groups, including children, families, teenagers, adults, couples, as well as various administrative and supervisory capacities. ​I take a realistic and optimistic approach with my clients from a Systemic, Structural, and A.I.P.(Accelerated Information Processing) perspective, often utilizing Greenwald’s “Fairy Tale Model”, when working with traumatized children. Humor is incorporated through all that I do and my work reflects my basic belief system that all children have a voice and deserve to be heard and believed.​

Areas of Expertise

Trauma Resolution, Healthy Family Structure and Boundaries, Abuse Recovery, PTSD, Adjustment issues, Complex and Developmental Trauma

 

Treatment Specialties

Client centered, AIP, EMDR, Family Systems, Structural & Strategic Therapy 

 

Board Certification and Organizations

Wisconsin State Licensed and Certified Social Worker  

EMDR – Level II certified

Concentration

All ages….. 3-103!

 

Personal Interests

Faith. Family. Friends….in that order….are what keep me going! I am a voracious reader, love to write, play various musical instruments, enjoy cooking, love to travel, and never EVER stop learning!​

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Beth Warnes, Psy.D

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

LEAD CLINICIAN

Education & Credentials

Doctor of Psychology, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology

Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

BA, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

​​​Practice Location

Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
Social isolation and loneliness are often key factors in a person’s struggle with anxiety and depression. I believe in the power of human connectedness and effective communication. I offer support, insight, and guidance to help you overcome the emotional barriers that have prevented you from having strong and healthy relationships. A significant focus of my practice is marriage counseling, where I use an integrative approach to teach couples more effective communication while increasing their acceptance of and understanding for each other. I enjoy working with new and expectant mothers and their families adjusting to the demands of becoming new parents.
 
Areas of Expertise
Depression, including Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Social Phobia/Isolation,
Stress Management, Grief/loss, Relationship/Marriage Discord, Parenting Concerns, Anger Management, Divorce, Low Self-Esteem

Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavior Therapy


​Education & Credentials
Doctorate from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology

 

Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
 
Concentration
Ages 18 and older
 
Personal Interests
I am a mother of three, an active volunteer for Girl Scouts and church, and enjoy getting outdoors, hiking and geocaching.

Psychotherapists

Marybeth Banach, MS, LPC, NCC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Education & Credentials

Masters of Science in Counseling, Mount Mary University, with majors in Community and Pastoral Counseling 

Certification in Older Adult Mental Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

​Practice Location

Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
I respect and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and believe a genuine, empathic therapeutic relationship is beneficial to growth and healing. Taking into account the client’s cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic background, I use evidence-based techniques to maximize beneficial outcomes for each client. My approach begins with establishment of a strong therapeutic alliance with nonjudgmental listening and acceptance. I believe my role is to help my clients become more self-directed, find meaning in life, and experience life more fully.
 
Areas of Expertise
Grief/loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma and life transitions.
 
Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
 

Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc
 
Concentration
Adolescents, adults, older adults
 
Personal Interests
I have three grown children, two grand-children, and one on the way, all who live in Florida. I enjoy visiting them quite often.

Greg Barden, MSW, APSW

PSYCHOTHERAPIST 

 

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Psychology - University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Masters in Social Work - University Wisconsin Milwaukee

Advanced Practiced Social Worker

Practice Location
Children’s Place in Waukesha

Practice Philosophy
Human beings are hard-wired from birth for connection; as such, the core of my therapeutic practice is focused on cultivating and maintaining a healing and nurturing relationship with clients, which they can use for working on symptom reduction and leading more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Also, since a creative and playful mindset can lead to new ways of looking at problems, as well as new ways of addressing them, the elements of creativity, expressive arts, and play are often encouraged in sessions. 
 
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma Recovery, Adjustment Disorder, Personal Growth, and Communication. 
 
Treatment Specialties
Play Therapy, Expressive Arts, and Talk Therapy
 
​Board Certification & Organizations

Advanced Practiced Social Worker
 
​Concentration
Children, young adults, and families. LGBT friendly

Andrea Benslimane, MSW, APSW

PSYCHOTHERAPIST 

 

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, UW- Milwaukee

Master of Social Work, George Williams College of Aurora University

Practice Location
Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
I know it can be difficult to ask for help when life gets overwhelming, everyone needs support at times.  Therapy is individualized, based on your needs and goals.  Let's work together to identify and change unhealthy patterns in your life, finding new approaches to cope and problem solve.  My goal is to provide a judgement-free space for you to share your unique strengths and challenges.  
 
Areas of Expertise
I have over 20+ years experience in a variety of treatment settings including: inpatient, outpatient, group therapy, partial hospitalization, and school-based services.  I work with mood disorders, ADHD, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.   
 
Treatment Specialties
In order to experience change, it is important to keep an open mind, finding new approaches to cope and problem solve.  My approach is empathic, solution-focused, strength-based and encompasses principles of cognitive-behavioral (CBT), mindfulness based (MBCT), rational emotive (REBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) methodologies. 
 
​Board Certification & Organizations

Member of NASW

 
​​​Concentration
My focus has been with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. 
 
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. I also have a passion for photography, cooking and love being outdoors hiking.   

Melissa Carini, MS, LPC, CSAC, Ncc

PSYCHOTHERAPIST


​​Education & Credentials
Masters of Counseling, UW Whitewater

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, UW LaCrosse
 
​Practice Location
Waukesha & Oconomowoc Clinics

Practice Philosophy
I work with individuals experiencing concerns with mental health and/or substance use or abuse. I strive to provide a comfortable and understanding environment for each individual, in order to help fuel positive change. I feel that each person has the will to change and may need some professional guidance to help them find the right path.  In order to help my clients meet their therapeutic goals, I use an eclectic approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, strength-based, and Motivational Interviewing, among other techniques.

Areas of Expertise
Anxiety, Depression, all Mood Disorders, Trauma processing, Substance Use or Addictions, Life Adjustment and Transitional Issues. I will work with all Emotional and Mental Health concerns.
 
Treatment Specialties
In order to help my clients meet their therapeutic goals, I use an eclectic approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, strength-based, and Motivational Interviewing, Brainspotting (a trauma processing intervention) among other techniques.


Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

National Certified Counselor

 
Concentration
I work with anyone 10 years or age or older and I have some experience working with younger children.  I can work with people on an individual basis, but I also do family and couples counseling.
 
Personal Interests
I enjoy active activities such as, running, swimming, and mountain biking. I love nature and spending time outdoors, hiking, and camping with my husband and two dogs. I also have a passion for travel, and taking in different cultures through my travels. I am an animal person, and am excited to welcome a new puppy into the family, who will be trained as a Therapy dog.

Sarah Cartwright, LPC, ATR

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Education and Credentials

Masters of Art Therapy in Counseling- Mount Mary University

Bachelors of Science in Counseling- Ashford University

Bachelors of Arts- Ashford University

Practice Location
Children's Place and Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
I work from a strength based approach.  It is my goal to help build off the skills and attributes that the clients may not yet be able to see themselves.  I make a point to meet all my clients where they are at in their stage of treatment.  It is my goal to work alongside each client, providing guidance and support by listening to the needs of each person I see.
 
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, Self-harm Behaviors, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, High Functioning Autism
 
Treatment Specialties
Art Therapy, CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person Centered, Mindfulness 
 
Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor

Registered Art Therapist


Concentrations
Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
 
Personal Interests

In my spare time I love to engage in creative activates.  I enjoy watercolor painting, oil painting, collaging and crocheting.  I also like to create in the kitchen where I learn new recipes and make them my own.  I love traveling to new and interesting places.  I love trying the local foods wherever I go.

Karen Cumblad, LPC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance, LPC

Practice Location
Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
I strive to create a warm, trusting atmosphere where clients can share their stories and process their hurts, struggles, and stresses. Each person is the expert on their life and so, together, we develop a plan that will lead to emotional health and improved relationships. My work is guided by the belief that all persons have inherent value and can experience positive change.
 
Areas of Expertise
Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Relationship Conflicts, Anger Issues, Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Career Change and Life Transitions, Grief, and Domestic Abuse.
 
Treatment Specialties
I used an integrative approach based on individual needs, which could include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Interpersonal, Solution Focused, Interpersonal, Emotion-focused strategies, and Christian Counseling.
 
Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor

Member of American Counseling Association

Member of Wisconsin Counseling Association

Appointed to Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Offender Re-entry
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Concentrations
Adults, Couples, and Adolescents
 
Personal Interests
I enjoy the outdoors, including hiking, biking, gardening, and being near the water. I like to read for learning and for pleasure. Above all, I find joy in spending time with my family and friends.

Kelsey Dillon, MS, LPC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Education & Credentials

Marquette University – Masters of Science 

University of Iowa – BA in Psychology and Minors in Social Work, Sociology, and Human Relations
 
​Practice Location
Oconomowoc Clinic,

Kettle Moraine Schools- Wales & Dousman Elementary

Oconomowoc Schools- Summit & Greenland Elementary

Practice Philosophy

Is your child struggling at school or home?  Struggles such as inattention, impulse control, mood swings, aggression, or making friends can make it difficult for children to learn and grow. By focusing on your child’s strengths and interests we will work on discovering and using coping skills for your child to use while at home, school, or in the community so your child can thrive and be happy.

I believe in building on your child’s assets to help your child learn strategies to best cope with their challenges. We will work on building self-esteem, learning to identify and express feelings, relaxation strategies, enhancing social skills, and I will teach other important skills to help your child grow and succeed at school and home. 

Using a strengths-based approach and behavioral techniques we will work together as a team to get your child back to focusing on the important things in life; learning, growing, and being happy.  Invest in your child’s future and call for an appointment today.


Areas of Expertise
Trauma, Anxiety, Attachment issues, Divorce-related issues, Blended families, ADHD, Depression
 
Treatment Specialties

TIC – Trauma Informed Care, CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy

SF- Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing- Help kids feel that it is possible to make changes even when they feel they have little control over their lives


Board Certification & Organizations

National Certified Counselor (NCC)
 
Concentration
Children ages 6-12
 
Personal Interests
I like to spend my time with my daughter, family and friends. I love to travel and go on adventures. I also like to be active especially running, hiking, and swimming when I am not working.

Lejla Elezovic, LPC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Education & Credentials

Master of Science in Community Counseling with Trauma Certificate- University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Carroll College
 
​Practice Location
Children’s Place in Waukesha

Wauwatosa Schools- Madison Elementary

Practice Philosophy
I believe every individual is unique and each person has their set of struggles. I use an eclectic approach to therapy and tailor my approach to each individual client. I work with children and families to help them discover their best selves. I incorporate play and art therapy in my sessions and practice using Cognitive Behavioral therapy as well as a person centered approach. I have experience in the child welfare system, as well as foster care and adoption. I am fluent in the Bosnian language.

Areas of Expertise
Behavioral, Developmental Disorders, trauma and mental health issues in children; parenting/family concerns; children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other challenging issues. 
 
Treatment Specialties
Cognitive behavioral, trauma focused, person centered, behavioral modification, solution focused, family systems.
 
Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of WI

National Certified Counselor (NCC)
 
Concentration
Children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 and families. LGBTQ youth.
 
Personal Interests
In my spare time I like to travel and discover new places and meet new people. I enjoy hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Carley Fell, MS, LPC, NCC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST
 

​Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Arts - University of Wisconsin, Parkside

Master in Community Counseling - Mount Mary University, Milwaukee. 

​Practice Location
Children’s Place in Waukesha

Practice Philosophy
I enjoy working with children and families to offer a biological-psychological-social approach to therapy. My foundation for therapy lies in attachment theory to understand how our earliest experiences and attachments impact our core beliefs, relationships, behaviors, and the way we interact with the world we live in.  
 
Areas of Expertise
Developmental and behavioral Concerns in Children, ADHD, Anger Management, Trauma, Mindfulness, Attachment, and Parenting Skills.
 
​Treatment Specialties
Trauma Informed, Narrative Attachment therapy, Play Therapy, Sensorimotor Techniques, and Self- Regulation Skills
 
Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

American Counseling Association and Wisconsin Counseling Association Member 
 
​Concentration
Children, adolescents, and family
 
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, being outside, and playing soccer.

Carol Flanary, MS, LPC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST
 

​Education & Credentials

UWM, BS Biology

Mount Mary College MS, Community Counseling

C.A.S.E. Adoption Competent Counselor

​Practice Location
Waukesha

Practice Philosophy
Although I have a wide range of experiences and training, I practice as a Solution Focused Brief Therapist who is future focused and goal directed. I believe that everyone has the skill to create positive change in their lives and part of my job is to help people tap into those skills to bring about change.  I specialize in complex cases involving depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress, domestic violence, childhood abuse, adoption and attachment.  My experience includes clinical supervision, talk therapy, play therapy, family counseling, conjoint counseling and training area organizations in communication skills.  
 
Areas of Expertise
Adoption, Attachment, Anxiety, Abuse Recovery, Childhood Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Domestic Violence, Separation and Divorce, PTSD, Communication Consultant
 
​Treatment Specialties

Solution Focused Brief Therapy, CBT
 
Board Certification & Organizations

Wisconsin State Licensed LPC

American Counseling Association

Wisconsin Counseling Association 
 
​Concentration
Children ages 5 and older
 
Personal Interests

I am an avid gardener and quilter who enjoys time with family and friends at a good backyard BBQ.  I also enjoy training my 4 dogs, one who is nearing therapy dog certification.

Trevor Huskey, LCSW

PSYCHOTHERAPIST


​​Education & Credentials
Masters of Science in Social Work, University-Texas, Austin 

Bachelor of Arts, University-Texas, Austin
 
​Practice Location
Waukesha Clinic

Practice Philosophy
My practice philosophy consists of a strengths-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation coupled with providing primary information about healthy lifestyle, stress management and self-awareness.  Helping patients have a proper understanding of their emotionality and how normal it is to struggle with a variety of issues in life are overarching themes of the human condition that I focus on.  I coach my patients on how to make the most of their treatment experience, and provide personalized and detailed feedback along the way.

Areas of Expertise
My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, stress management, ADHD, mood disorders, self-realization, parenting, couples and family counseling.
 
Treatment Specialties:

My treatment specialties strength-based CBT, Solution-Focused therapy, stress management, education, and a humanistic approach to treatment.


Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 
Concentration

I appreciate the opportunity work with people between the ages 10-70.  Some of what I would regard as an emphasis are males in their teens and twenties, and adults in between the ages of 25-35 (this is based on feedback and referrals from colleagues).
 

Personal Interests:

My personal interests are spending time with my family, maintaining my health, writing my book The Breathtaking World of Anxiety, playing ultimate frisbee, tennis and other sports, and enjoying live music and various other arts.  Minimizing my carbon footprint is incorporated into every aspect of my life.

La'Sonja Johnson, MS, APSW,MS

PSYCHOTHERAPIST


​​Education & Credentials
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - Masters of Science in Social Work

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Masters of Science in Educational Leadership

University of Wisconsin Whitewater – Bachelors of Art in Social Welfare


​Practice Location
Waukesha

Practice Philosophy
My practical view of the function of counseling is as a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. Explore to Understand to Act.

Areas of Expertise
Adoption, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Separation and Divorce, Abuse and Neglect, Family/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Children, Teens and Adolescents Issues, Behavioral Concerns, Education and School Related Issues
 
Treatment Specialties
Solution Focused – Brief Therapy


Board Certification & Organizations

State of Wisconsin Advanced Practice Social Worker

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Social Worker

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Administrator

 
Concentration

Adolescents, Teens, Families, Adults, Parents, Couples
 

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, especially my grandchildren, gardening and reading. I also like learning and being exposed to new things.

Mary Kafura, LPC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST


​​Education & Credentials
Masters of Science in Counseling, UW Madison 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, UW Madison
 
​Practice Location
Children’s Place in Waukesha

Practice Philosophy
I am amazed at how resilient people are in the face of trauma, grief and loss, stress, and other challenging life circumstances. I truly believe that each person already has the resources and strengths within to move towards health, healing, and happiness, and I am here to walk alongside on that journey. I work hard to deeply understand children and families, their experiences, and the ways they have learned to cope, in a non-judgmental, safe and supportive setting. I can offer my knowledge and various strategies to address symptoms, which I'll invite people to practice in sessions. My treatment method is eclectic and based upon each client's unique needs. While I draw from traditional talk-therapy methods including CBT, I also incorporate art, movement, mindfulness, sand-tray and play therapy methods into treatment.

Areas of Expertise
Abuse and neglect, PTSD, attachment issues, grief/loss, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, stress management, family conflict, life transitions and adjustments, mindfulness
 
Treatment Specialties
Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, person centered


Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor

American Counseling Association Member

 
Concentration

3+
 

Personal Interests
Hanging out with my family and friends, reading, running and biking, crafting, yoga and meditation, animals.

Sophia Klingbiel, LCSW

PSYCHOTHERAPIST


​​Education & Credentials
Masters in Social Work, George Williams College 

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Mount Mary College
 
​Practice Location
Children’s Place in Waukesha

Waukesha Schools- Blair & Hadfield Elementary and South High School, Wauwatosa- Madison Elementary

Practice Philosophy
I believe the client is the expert in their care and my job is to help them explore possibilities.  I look for strengths in every client.  My approach is tailored to fit the needs of my client, remaining open minded and using several modalities in order to explore my client's journey to personal growth.  I will join you on your ride. 

Areas of Expertise
Trauma and mental health issues in children, family/parenting concerns and skill building, mindfulness, and behavioral concerns. 
 
Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused, EMDR, and other modalities.  I also enjoy incorporating art, music and play into my practice.


Board Certification & Organizations
Wisconsin State Licensed & Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

EMDR- Level II
 
Concentration
Children, Adolescents, Families
 
Personal Interests
During the weekend you can find me reading, hiking or engaging in something creative.  I enjoy photography, painting and creating art through different materials. I am very social and spend a lot of time with my husband, friends, family and my numerous pets.  I am also an avid traveler.  I like to explore close to home for the weekend, or far away for an extended amount of time.  I have been to numerous National Parks, different cities and a number of countries.  I love visiting new cultures and meeting new people.

Amy Krumenacher, MSCJ, MS, CSAC, LPC, EDIT, ICS-IT

PSYCHOTHERAPIST


​​Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science & Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology- University of Wisconsin Platteville

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- University of Wisconsin Whitewater.

 
​Practice Location
Waukesha and Oconomowoc Clinics

Oconomowoc Schools- Nature Hills Intermediate and Oconomowoc High School

Practice Philosophy
I am committed to creating a safe, secure and supportive environment in which clients can feel comfortable to grow and heal. I aim to help my clients improve and accomplish meaningful and positive life changes by becoming free from unwanted thoughts, behaviors, or feelings. I work with clients on affect regulation, mindfulness and improving thought patterns while educating and empowering them to make changes needed to lead a more fulfilling life.

Areas of Expertise
Conduct Disorder, Anger Management, Social Skills, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Relationships/Family Issues, Anxiety, and Mindfulness.
 
Treatment Specialties
I utilize a holistic approach that could include: Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eating disorder intuitive therapy, Solution focused, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed Care


Board Certification & Organizations

Licensed Professional Counselor

Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Independent Clinical Supervisor-in training

Editing Disorder Intuitive Therapist

American Counseling Association (ACA)

National Certified Counselor
 
Concentration
Adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples, families
 
Personal Interests
Being a mother of 2, coaching football and baseball, spending time with family and friends.

Jessica LeFevre, MS, LPC, BCBA

PSYCHOTHERAPIST
 

Education & Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Autism Studies Certificate Program -University of Mississippi-Lowell

​Practice Location
Oconomowoc Clinic

Practice Philosophy
My professional expertise and passions include working with children and families, fostering their education, and advocating for their needs across school and community settings. I have extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex developmental trauma, behavioral challenges and assisting parents to manage these challenges.
 ​
Areas of Expertise
Behavioral, Developmental Disorders, trauma and mental health issues in children; parenting/family concerns; children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other challenging issues. 
 
Treatment Specialties
Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy
 
​Board Certification & Organizations

State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

 
​Concentration
Children ages 5-17, young adults, parents and families

Jennie Lepien, LCSW, SAC-IT

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

 

Education & Credentials

Master of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Marian University.                                  
​Practice Location
Ocononowoc Clinic

Practice Philosophy
Life circumstances can be challenging and yet, as people we have the capacity to build upon our inner resources of strength, resiliency, courage, and connection with others. A non-judgmental, caring and supportive environment is essential to empower individuals to take the next steps to learn new skills to begin to strengthen their own inner resources. Resiliency building and recovery skills are key components to improving mental health, substance use, and trauma.

Areas of Expertise
Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Recovery, Substance Use Disorders, Stress Management, Life Adjustment, Parenting/Family Issues, Relationship Concerns, and Grief & Loss.
 
Treatment Specialties

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Trauma Informed Care, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and Exposure Response Prevention
 

Board Certification & Organizations
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Member of National Association of Social Workers                   
 
​Concentration
Adults and Teens (ages 12-17)
 
Personal Interests
Most weekends you can find me enjoying time with family and friends hiking, biking, swimming, enjoying the outdoors, or watching someone’s sporting event. I also enjoy learning and exploring new cultures through reading, and travel. I am a mom to 3 children and a 3 year-old energetic puppy.

Marcia Lequesne, LPC

SCHOOL SERVICES CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, PSYCHOTHERAPIST

 

Education & Credentials

Masters in the Art of Counseling - Oakland University, 

Bachelors in the Art of Sociology – Wayne State University,     
                             
​Practice Location
Children's Place in Waukesha

Waukesha Schools- Whittier Elementary

Practice Philosophy
Entering counseling is about developing a therapeutic trusting relationship with clients. This is particularly true when working with children and adolescents. I begin forming this relationship by letting young clients know “I like you just the way you are.” My role is to help clients work through their issues, at their pace.
 
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety or fears, Depression, Divorce, Trauma & PTSD, Grief & Loss, Domestic Violence, Relationship/Family Issues, Social Skills, Anger Management, ADHD
 
Treatment Specialties
Person Centered, Narrative, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy and Theraplay.
 

Board Certification & Organizations
State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor 
Nationally Certified Counselor
National Board for Certified Counselors
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Wisconsin Counseling Association
Certified Trauma and Loss School and Clinical Practitioner- The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children                       
 
​Concentration
Children and adolescents
 
Personal Interests
Outside of practice, I love spending time with my family, which includes our dog, my daily meditations, gardening, cooking, and music.

For more information about Family Service or to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed therapists, please contact us!

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101 W. Broadway, 2nd Floor Waukesha, WI 53186 

 

Email: info@fswaukesha.org

Phone: 262.547.5567

THE BIG YELLOW HOUSE 

726 N. East Avenue 

Waukesha, WI 53186

 

Children's Place Clinic 

Phone: 262.544.9622

 

The C.A.R.E. Center 

Phone: 262.522.3680 

OCONOMOWOC CLINIC 

175 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite H

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

 

Phone: 262.567.4455 

 

BILLING SERVICES 

Phone: 262.522.6439 

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