Bowes - MA, LPC
Andrea Bowes has over 17 years of clinical experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life’s transitions. Combining cutting edge innovative techniques with
a broad assortment of traditional approaches, Andrea provides a unique approach tailored to the individuals and families that she works with. As a certified trauma specialist she works with both acute and complex trauma issues, in the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder.
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Susan Dellutri - LCSW, LMFT, CSAC
Susan has extensive training and experience in mental health, addiction counseling, and marriage and family therapy. She has worked for more than 15 years with individuals, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationship problems. Susan’s practice style involves actively working with individuals and families to heal, create solutions, adaptations, or new directions to resolve issues and attain goals. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor.
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Joni Downs - Ph.D., L.P.
Dr. Downs’ background includes 10 years as school counselor at the middle and high school levels in Southeast Wisconsin. During graduate education at Marquette University, she completed practicum placements under the supervision of licensed psychologists. This included work at Family Services in Waukesha, WI and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Counseling Center. Her training continued during a one year APA accredited pre-doctoral supervised internship at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) counseling center. She was then hired as an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater teaching, advising, and providing clinical supervision to future school, community, and higher-education counselors. During her graduate training and post-degree work, she has supervised masters and doctoral level therapists.
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Eric Ehrke - MSW, LCSW, LMFT, AAMFT, CEH
Eric has spent 30 years combining Western and Eastern wisdom
traditions designed to help people strengthen their mind, body
and spirit. He provides individual, couple and family
therapy for adolescents and adults. For many years he
has taught workshops on relationships, self-healing and expanded
levels of consciousness. Specializations
- Energy Psychology
- Mind/Body/Spirit Integration
- Couples Counseling
- Relationship Counseling [all types including gay and lesbian]
- Family Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Meditation, Healing
- Mentoring Training
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Joan Felski - MSN, CS
Joan Felski has worked extensively with children, adolescents
and their families for more than 20 years.Joan
enjoys working with young adult women. Her approach is
to enhance and develop strengths within a safe and nurturing
environment. Joan provides a variety of interventions
to facilitate understanding of the child/adolescents struggles,
strengths and needs and subsequently help the family system
to promote healthy change and growth.
- Mood Disorders
- Behavioral Problems
- Adjustment Issues
- Women's Issues
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David Franczyk - ABD, MSW, APSW
David Franczyk is a licensed advanced practice social worker (APSW) who received his Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and has completed the coursework for his PhD in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. David is very interested in understanding the relationship between spirituality/religion and mental health – he is writing his dissertation on the relationship between using spirituality/religion as a coping mechanism and treatment for disordered eating.
In addition to practicing psychotherapy at Therapies East Associates, David is an instructor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago and in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wi. An active member of his community, David serves on the Boards of Directors of Rogers Memorial Hospital, Mental Health America Wisconsin and Pathfinders, all agencies focused on the mental health of our community.
David has an extensive background in business and marketing which he believes provides him with the added dimension of understanding those issues (stressful work environment, competition, production related anxiety) and the ability to empathize with and guide those working in difficult environments.
David works with individuals and couples in the following areas:
- Disordered Eating: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating
- Addictive Disorders: Substances, Sex, Pornography
- Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders: Panic, Agoraphobia, Phobias, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Attachment Disorders
- Professional/Career/Work Related Challenges
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John R. Gielow - MA, PsyD
Dr. Gielow is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with a wide spectrum of emotional conditions that stem from relational and environmental stress. Over time, untreated stressors affect our relationships, our careers and our capacity to live a full life. Eventually, symptoms of anxiety, depression, distractibility, and relational impairments may emerge. His therapeutic style is interactive, engaging, and collaborative.
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Margaret Gintoft - MSW, LCSW
Margaret has been providing outpatient psychotherapy for adults,
older adolescents, couples, families and groups for over 15
years. Her work rests on the belief that each person
carries the potential for deep contentment and resolution within. She
respects the privilege of witnessing their journeys in dealing
with a wide spectrum of personal adjustment issues, depression,
and anxiety, disordered eating, trauma recovery, marital and
relationship issues, personal and occupational stress, collaborative
divorce and divorce recovery, blended families and life transitions.
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Trish Miller - MSW, LCSW
Trish Miller, LCSW, is a psychotherapist offering holistic counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. She practices Self-Acceptance Training, a body-centered psychotherapy technique that includes gestalt, bioenergetics and guided imagery. Seeking deep healing and lifelong transformation, Trish teaches clients to explore and break patterns that prevent authentic living. She guides clients in connecting with their intuitive inner wisdom and their energetic grounding with the earth.
- Self Acceptance Training
- Guided Imagery
- Gestalt, Bioenergetics
- Dream work
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Lila Piraino - MS, LPC
Lila Piraino has worked with adolescents and adults in therapy
for over 20 years. She integrates both eastern and western
methods in her therapeutic approach. While focusing on
issues such as relationship challenges, depression, anxiety,
grief or trauma, she often combines cognitive behavioral techniques
with the deep understanding found in eastern mindfulness disciplines. This
combination helps increase experiential self-awareness. Lila
also uses processes that address brain functioning such as
EMDR and neurofeedback. These methods help to improve
and stabilize mood, process past traumatic experiences and
directly retrain the brain so that new thought patterns supportive
of desired change can develop and grow.
- Premarital and couples
- Mindfulness approaches
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Mark Robers - RMT, CNMT
Mark has taken many different courses of study to add to his overall skill level. His focus tends to be on the fascia and muscular systems, the gravitational pull on our bodies, and how it functions and influences the pain patterns on our bodies. In addition, he has integrated many different workshops in the personal growth and development field. He believes in self actualization, congruency, and treating the whole person.
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Carney Silberg - MSW, LCSW
Carney focuses on the treatment of depression, anxiety, unresolved anger, grief
and loss, and the complexities of relationships in all their varieties and
developmental stages. Additionally, Carney has been trained in divorce
mediation and the ensuing process of recovery and rebuilding. Of particular
interest are the unique coping strategies of men and women.
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Nikki Zellner - MSW, LCSW
Nicole “Nikki” Zellner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. She conducts individual and group therapy primarily with adults. Nikki’s approach is casual, warm and nurturing; she focuses on building a therapeutic relationship that allows for self-exploration and healing. Nikki has experience working with trauma, mood disorders, addictions and life transitions. In addition to individual and group therapy, she also provides mental health consultation and program development, and supervision for developing mental health professionals.
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