Ozaukee Community

Therapies

Addresses

1245 Cheyenne Ave., suite 200, Grafton, WI 53024

728 Pennsylvania Ave., #212 Sheboygan, WI 53081

Call us now

262-233-1818

Opening Hours

7:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Mon-Friday

Meet The Team

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Erin Perez

MA, LPC, Clinic Director

414-559-0050

Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 15 years of experience providing counseling, consultation, and trainings. She is the owner and clinic director of Ozaukee Community Therapies. Erin has many years of experience working with individuals with various
mental health and life challenges, such as ADHD, autism, anxiety, anger management, divorce, blending families, life transitions, and trauma. Erin has over 10 years of training in trauma informed care and uses this approach with the individuals that she works with. She enjoys facilitating groups and trainings on a variety of topics such as social skills, trauma, anger management, mental health, and parenting. Erin has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University and is certified in EMDR and integrative medicine for mental health. She integrates a variety of therapy approaches, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), play therapy, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Strength Based, Eye
Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused therapies, and complementary/alternative medicine approaches to achieve healing and growth for individuals. Erin’s primary focuses in her practice are working with adults who are contemplating or going
through divorce/separation, working with individuals who are looking ways to address mental health with complementary/alternative medicine approaches, and providing supervision to graduate student interns/therapists in training.

 

Locations:
Grafton
PATH Program

Rachel Beam

MA, LPC Credentialing/Office Manager

262-299-3839

Rachel Beam is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has been working with children 10+ years old, teenagers, young adults, and adults since 2009.  Rachel enjoys working with individuals working through various life transitions, which are often accompanied by stress, anxiety, depression, maladaptive coping skills, and strained relationships with family and friends, among other symptoms.  Her treatment is rooted in a multi-disciplinary approach that can be described as person-centered and strengths-based while maintaining an understanding of the client through a systemic lens.  By understanding that an individual exists as part of many systems (family, school, intimate relationship/marriage, career, volunteer) rather than solely a stand-alone entity, Rachel is able to assist individuals in exploring how their changes in thinking and behavior affect all of the systems in which they exist.  She further designs interventions in a strengths-based manner which draws on what the individual naturally does well and enjoys doing in his/her/their life.  Rachel believes that this approach to treatment, drawing on an individual’s strengths and preferences while anticipating effects of change, is one of the most effective ways to exact lasting change.
Rachel has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Human Ecology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She also has further training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

 

Locations:
Grafton

 

 

Jessica Glab

MSW, APSW, Therapist

414-254-8403

Jessica is an Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW) with over 6 years of experience working with youth, adolescents, and adults in diverse practice settings. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing individual and family therapy services as well as school based therapy services for youth. Jessica uses a variety of treatment modalities including: behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, trauma-focused CBT, play therapy, family systems therapy, and solution focused psychotherapy. Jessica has gained extensive experience facilitating various groups with youth, adolescent, and adult populations including DBT informed skills training, anger management, trauma healing, addiction recovery, and gender-responsive programming. With a lifelong passion for optimal health and wellness, Jessica is dedicated to helping clients create a climate where positive change can occur. She believes in a holistic approach to healing with emphasis on compassion and the integration of body-mind-spirit healing. Through this approach Jessica has gained additional experience integrating mindfulness, meditation, yoga, nutrition, and spiritual practices into her work with clients. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a certificate in Trauma Informed Care from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and extensive training in substance abuse counseling.

 

Locations:
Grafton
PATH Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Schelfhout

MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Donna is a licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. She has 25 years of experience working with teens and married couples. She is trained in EMDR and is very diverse in specialties. Her main passion is seeing clients find their own internal strengths while desensitizing past trauma. She utilizes various modalities to empower clients to make great success in the therapy process.

 

Donna serves in a local youth group, offers Christian counseling, and is well versed in Solutions Focused therapy. She also offers marriage and family therapy, grief therapy, and behavioral therapy. She has taught parenting classes, provided psychoeducation in regards to diagnosis, and has trauma training. She comes from a military family background and has experience in offering therapy to soldiers and their families. She works with all ages and offers therapy for various diagnoses.

 

Locations:
Sheboygan
SBS/PATH program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia J. Carlson

MA, LPC, CCTP

920-227-5929

Cynthia is a graduate of Lakeland College Master of Arts Program in Community Counseling as well as a Post Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Family Therapy Training Institute in Milwaukee. She has been practicing since 2005, working with behaviorally difficult adolescents, children and their families both in the Treatment Foster System as well as private therapy using a Trauma Informed approach to promote healing within the individual as well as their family. Cynthia believes that a systemic approach to healing provides the most lasting benefits to the family as a whole, while at the same time, using the client centered approach to promote self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and increase confidence in relationships through positive communication skills. Cynthia believes in taking a collaborative approach with clients and using their strengths to encourage change and overcome difficulties.

 
Cynthia has been extensively trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills, mindfulness, and calming techniques to assist the individual with anxiety and to cope with the many changes in a client’s life. She has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which can benefit an individual feeling discomfort due to past traumatic events as well as Forward Facing Trauma Therapy.


Cynthia has led group trainings in effective parenting using various behavioral modification techniques such as 123 Magic, Love & Logic, Scott Sells Working with the Difficult Adolescent and Bryan Posts Love Based Family Centered Approach. She has worked with adoptive families facing post adoption difficulties as well as with non-custodial parents who desire to be reunited with their children. Cynthia has also worked with pre and post-divorce families on working through the difficulties of reorganizing the family structure and finding the “new normal” of the family members.


Locations:
Grafton
Sheboygan
PATH Program

Cassie Reilly

MSW, APSW, Advanced Practice Social Worker

(920) 400-0724

Cassie is an Advanced Practice Social Worker and has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in diverse settings.  She uses a variety of treatment modalities to fit her client’s needs.  These include trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skills, art therapy, and play therapy. Cassie has experience doing therapy in schools. Cassie has a great deal of experience facilitating groups for parents and children together along with groups only for parents, and only children. She has extensive training in crisis intervention. Cassie works under a trauma informed lens to make sure that all youth and families are understood on their process of healing and learning about themselves.  Cassie’s goal is to empower youth and families to create positive change through best learning effective coping skills and understanding their emotions.

 

Cassie has a Master’s of Social Work degree for University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a specialization in clinical social work.
 

 

Locations:

School Based Services-PATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Herzog

LPC

920-207-6453

Kathy believes in a strength-based, person-centered approach to working with individuals and families.  She is trained in trauma-informed care and works with both children (ages 3-18) and adults. Her experience as educator, gives her insight into the lives of students at all age levels.  She feels comfortable working with children and adults to find a good balance in their mental, and physical health.  Kathy also believes that each person has unique strengths that can be used to meet their own individual goals. Kathy has a Master of Arts degree from UW-Oshkosh in Education, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Lakeland University.  She looks forward to working with you in your journey to mental health.

 

Locations:
Sheboygan
PATH Program

 

 

 

Tami Feld

LPC-IT

920-946-3481

Tami has over 15 years of experience working with children (ages 3-18 years old) and adults with developmental and mental disabilities (Autism, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Trauma etc.). Her therapeutic approach is integrative counseling with a solution focused and cognitive-behavioral foundation. Tami believes that counseling is a team effort between herself and the client.  The purpose of treatment is to target prompt intervention with specific and achievable goals.  “Working together we will utilize our combined resources to strengthen a positive change in your life.” ~Tami 


Tami earned her master’s degree in counseling at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI.  Her areas of practice include, children and adults, autism, anxiety, mood disorders, school issues, and trauma.  
 

Locations:
Grafton
Sheboygan
PATH Program

Holly Derezinski

MSW, APSW

414-380-3505

Holly is an Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW) with over 9 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in diverse settings. Holly works with children, teens, adults, families, and couples using a variety of treatment modalities including: CBT, DBT skills, trauma-focused CBT, solution focused brief therapy, play therapy, family therapy, psychoeducation, and motivational interviewing. Holly has experience providing school based mental health treatment and has extensive experience facilitating groups focusing on social and interpersonal skills training, DBT skills training, anxiety management, and self-esteem enhancement for adolescents.  Holly is presently training to become an Adoption Competent treatment provider and has a strong background in working with families and children who have been adopted, are in the process of becoming adopted, have been placed with relative caregivers formally through guardianship or through informal family arrangements. Holly has a creative and engaging approach and has a passion for mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, spiritual based practices, and believes in holistic treatment principles.  Holly enjoys incorporating art-based activities, reading, journaling, and sensory play into each session. Holly has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and extensive training in Trauma Informed Care.

 

Locations:
Grafton
PATH Program

 

 

 

Brittany Schwarten

MSW, APSW

414-666-0980

Brittany graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Masters degree in Social work, and is in the process of obtaining her LCSW credentials.  Brittany has experience working with children and adults at various levels of care including the hospital setting, in-home therapy, and outpatient private practice therapy.  She has worked with clients needing assistance with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, marital issues, parent coaching and a number of other behavioral and mental health issues.  She is an eclectic therapist who utilizes a variety of methods to help clients such as Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Therapy.

 

Locations:

PATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Schommer

MS, LPC-IT

262-689-9594

Sam has experience working with children and adults, in both individual and group therapy settings with various mental and physical life circumstances including stress, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, chronic pain, physical disabilities, anger management, and a special interest in LGBT+ populations. Sam integrates a collaborative relationship with clients and mixes an eclectic approach of therapy techniques including trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral (CBT), strengths based, person-centered, culturally diverse sensitivity, holistic approaches to assist the client(s) toward achieving their goals. Through an empathetic and compassionate method with the client, while also meeting them where they are at, Sam is empowered to guiding clients in healing and growth to move them toward falling in love with themselves and their lives.

 

Sam has Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a studio art minor from Cardinal Stritch University, and a Master’s degree in clinical mental health at Mount Mary University. Sam has also had leadership experiences in establishing and leading organizations such as Gay-Straight Alliances, and Graduate Counseling Student Organizations for over 4 years. Sam is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, inducted in 2011.

 

 

Locations:
Grafton

 

 Morgan Strong

MS, LPC-IT, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training

Morgan knows first-hand how overwhelming it can be to work through life challenges. Over the past three years she has worked with teens and adults in a variety of settings. Morgan works with individuals who are challenged by anxiety, depression, family issues, and trauma. Using a person-centered approach, Morgan aspires to help each person work through their process of healing. Additionally, she strives to meet the unique needs of each person by providing unconditional acceptance, empathetic concern, and quality resources so that each person can live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Morgan strives to make the counseling office a safe environment for clients where they can explore their thoughts and feelings. She looks forward to meeting and working with you on your mental wellness journey. Morgan graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Master's in Education in Professional Counseling. 

 

 

Locations:

PATH/SBS

Sheboygan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Maggiori

MS, LPC-IT

414-212-5395

Lauren has experience working with adolescents (and their families) with various mental health, behavioral, and life challenges. Lauren integrates a variety of counseling strategies and theories into work with individuals in order to meet her clients where they are at. These include modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness strategies, holistic care, trauma informed care, narrative therapy and more. Lauren’s hope is that through counseling, clients might be able to learn their life stories, own their stories, and then share their stories so that they achieve all that they would like to in life. Lauren’s empathetic and compassionate approach to counseling includes involving the client every step of the way so that her client’s goals are met.
 
Lauren graduated from Mount Mary University with her Master of Science in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health.

 

 

Locations:

Grafton
PATH Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra DeBaker

MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Alexandra is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and families of varying backgrounds. She has training and experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, physical and emotional abuse, trauma, psychosis, relationship issues, and significant life changes. She has special training working with adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Alexandra believes that all people have the potential to live the life they want and guides individuals in their journey of seeking out and building on their existing strengths. She believes in the importance of taking care of the whole self: mind, body and soul, and this guides her practice. Allie graduated from Indiana University with a master’s in social work. She is currently working towards certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).



Locations:

PATH/SBS

Grafton











Alexandra Fritz

MS, LPC-IT, Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training

262-327-4612

Alex is an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training with experience serving children, adolescents, and adults with a range of needs and backgrounds. Alex has worked with individuals and groups in a variety of community, correctional, clinical, school, and home settings. As an Art Therapist, Alex utilizes a range of creative and traditional interventions to promote self-exploration and self expression. Alex views therapy as a means to promote wellness and positive change on both the individual and systemic levels and values collaboration with families and other supports. Working with Alex, you can expect to experience a person-centered approach that will focus on encouraging your existing strengths while developing new skills to overcome your emotional, behavioral, or circumstantial challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Taylor

MA, LPC, NCC

I take a very practical approach to counseling with the goal of helping a person function to the best of their ability. I put a strong focus on a person’s strengths and building people up to be the best they can be. I support people through difficult times and help them learn new ways to cope. Whether it is working through depression, anxiety, grief, or emotional turmoil, I provide support all along the way. I am guided by the principles of self-determination: having a choice, knowing more about yourself, being in control, and making your own decisions. I am extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing techniques. I also draw frequently from dialectical behavior therapy, integrated dual diagnosis treatment and solution focused therapy. I enjoy working with children, families, and people in all of their ages and stages of life. I work with children (3yrs-18yrs), families, couples, and others throughout the lifespan with focused intervention appropriate to one's developmental stage.   I have experience working with persons with cognitive and physical disabilities, community based mental health treatment for persons with severe and persistent mental illness, crisis counseling, and working with geropsychiatric populations, family caregivers, as well as youth in foster care and residential treatment.

 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York and a Master of Arts Degree from Marist College. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and a National Certified Counselor from The National Board for Certified Counselors.
 

 


 

Locations:

PATH Program

Sheboygan

 

 

 

Caley Kiser

M.S, LPC-IT

262-370-1540

I believe that clients can make the most progress towards their therapeutic goals when they are in a safe, trusting environment for therapy. I work with clients collaboratively to meet their goals because they are the true experts of their own life experiences and what works for them. I have experience working with families, children, adolescents, and adults. I have specifically worked with children who have experienced trauma or are going through the process of reunification. I have also worked with children on building on their current coping skills and understanding their triggers. In a group setting I have experience working with children learning and practicing social skills. Other group work I have done is working with adolescents in the Alternatives to Sexual Assault Program and the Alternatives to Sexual Assault Program Connect in which we work with teenage girls at risk for sexual exploitation. In other non-clinical settings, I worked for many years with adolescents and adults with cognitive disabilities such as Autism or Down Syndrome to help them become successful in employment in the community. I have training and certification of completion from Mount Mary University in trauma informed counseling. I utilize an eclectic approach for therapy that includes play therapy, family therapy, solution-focused, and person-centered approaches. I ultimately believe that change in a client happens when they can collaborate in therapy with a clinician and build off their current coping skills and ideas.

 

Locations:
Grafton
School Based Services/PATH

 

Jamie Gunderson

APSW, Advanced Practice Social Worker

920-917-1523

Jamie is an advanced practice social worker with 8 years of experience working with children and families. She gained experience working in a community behavioral health agency where she specialized in Early Childhood Mental Health. Jamie is nationally rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy and received extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Play Family Therapy. She has worked with children with a wide range of presenting concerns, such as trauma, anxiety, adoption issues and attachment and bonding needs. Jamie earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2010. She implements different approaches such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy. 

 

 

 

Locations:
PATH/School Based Services
Sheboygan