Providers by County

Therapists:

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths.  All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 262-637-8888 and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.

Psychiatrists/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners:

Kate Meine, DNP, PMHNP has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, mental health, women’s health, nursing education and research work. Kate specializes in medication management, trauma informed care, women’s health, and trans specialty care. To schedule, please call 414-671-9355 or email Tulayawellness@gmail.com.

MaryAnne Scherer, MSN, CNM, APNP is the lead certified nurse midwife at Aurora Sinai's Midwifery and Wellness Center. Midwifery is a second career for MaryAnne following a traumatic delivery of her son 18 years ago and subsequent postpartum depression and anxiety.  MaryAnne was a middle and high school science teacher and following her delivery, she felt drawn to the profession of nurse-midwifery to empower other women during their prenatal care and labor and delivery experience. MaryAnne is a graduate of Marquette University (MSN 2011) and lives in Milwaukee. She is married to her husband of 22 years and has one son, aged 18. She is passionate about mental health given her experience and navigating the mental health system with various family members throughout the years. MaryAnne provides full scope women's health care (puberty through age 65); routine gyn care, contraceptive care, prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care and medication management for anxiety/depression and perinatal mood disorders. To schedule with general scheduling, please call 414-219-6649. To speak to a RN to request an urgent visit, please call 414-219-5190.

Kelly Theodore  PMHNP, FNP is a board certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry as well as family practice medicine.  Her background includes extensive work in emergency nursing and psychiatric care of diverse populations. Her work illustrated the gap between medical and psychiatric care impacting Kelly’s decision to obtain her post masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. Her care philosophy integrates medicine and mental health for the most effective treatment.  She is networked with a variety of complementary and alternative therapy practitioners specializing in massage, acupuncture, naturopathy and nutrition as well as professional counselors and psychotherapists to help coordinate an integrated, individualized treatment plan that best suits your needs. To schedule, please call 414-671-9355 or email Tulayawellness@gmail.com.

Christina L. Wichman, DO is a board certified psychiatrist who has clinical and research interests in women’s issues, especially psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has published and lectured extensively on these topics. She primarily sees patients who are pregnant and up to six months postpartum. Dr. Wichman and her team of residents who she directly supervises see patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus, as well as within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Milwaukee, WI. Best Way to Make an Appointment: Please call the main line or leave a voicemail - 414-805-4777. This location has a strict no-show policy.

Primary Care:

Adam Blackwell, MD is a board certified Family Doctor who cares for children and adults. He enjoys listening to his patients and understands the urgency to help pregnant and postpartum moms struggling with depression and anxiety feel well again. Dr. Blackwell practices at Shorewood Family Physicians, which is associated with Ascension Wisconsin.

Therapists:

Emily Aleksy, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in the North Shore area. She is transitioning into her own office in Mequon from her previous location and offers both in office and telehealth options through her practice, ERA Wellness. She specializes in perinatal mental health, trauma, and stress and anxiety. Emily is the membership chair on the board for the Wisconsin Chapter of Postpartum Support International. She has completed both PMAD trainings through PSI. Emily is training in both cognitive behavioral therapy and Brainspotting. She counsels from an integrative perspective, from the belief that total wellness involves deep attention to our mind, body, and soul. Emily has a relaxed and conversational therapy style. Please see her website for more information: erawellnesstherapy.com. All appointments are via telehealth at this time due to COVID-19. When she resumes in office appointments, clients have the option of continuing with telehealth or transitioning to in office sessions.

Susan Barbour, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and a psychoanalyst helping women with the emotional issues of  pregnancy, miscarriage, and/or postpartum depression and anxiety. She is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The therapy process, with collaboration and continuity becomes a safe and understanding holding environment where moms work on their identity as mother so they can grow individually and in relationship to baby. Dr. Barbour can be reached by calling 414-368-0460. You may also visit her website, Blue Moms; New Babes, for more information. Her office is located on the east side of Milwaukee.

Jerolynn Bell-Scaggs is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Owner of Family Healing Wellness Center LLC located in Shorewood, WI.  Jerolynn has worked in the mental health field since 2003 in various levels of care.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology.  She completed the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate program at UW-Madison in 2021.  Her passion and experience has been serving youth and their families.  Jerolynn belongs to many professional organizations including the American Counseling Association, Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology), PSI (Postpartum Support International), PMHA (Perinatal Mental Health Alliance) for People of Color, Wisconsin Council on Mental Health, WIAIMH (Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health), NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and more.  Jerolynn exclusively provides therapy to pregnant women, postpartum women whose child is age birth to 3 years, and youth ages 4-17.  Therapy is provided online/telehealth until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. Family Healing and Wellness Center LLC is located at 3970 N. Oakland Ave., suite 402, Shorewood, WI 53211.  Office # is 414-367-8793, fax # is 414-236-6657, email is admin@fhwcllc.com.

Laura Gertz, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees patients at the Aurora Behavioral Health Center in Franklin, WI. She has more than 10 years of experience in the mental health field treating children, adolescents, and adults. She also has a specialty treating perinatal depression and anxiety and offers an 8-week cognitive-behaviorial group for women suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. The group focuses on strategies related to challenging irrational thinking as well as behavioral strategies to improve positive coping. Services may be insurance billable. Please contact Laura at 414-529-9181 for a referral to the group.

Lisa Gehrke, MS, LPC is an outpatient Licensed Professional Counselor at Elle Studio + Wellness. She received her master's degree from Marquette University, and has experience in many different levels of care. She is passionate about making maternal mental health a priority, and uses a compassionate and understanding approach to help clients reach their goals. She has extensive experience helping those who struggle with OCD, including managing intrusive thoughts, and acknowledges the natural increase in anxiety that often occurs postpartum. By building an environment based on trust, Lisa hopes to help you through concerns such as depression, anxiety, body image concerns, life transitions, and building self-esteem. She uses a nonjudgmental approach to therapy, and often integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) into treatment. Lisa can be reached through email (lisa@lwcounselinglpc.com) or calling 414-378-5379.

Heidi Hemling, MS, LPC, PMH-C, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who is certified in treating perinatal mood disorders. She offers individual and group therapy for moms as well as partner and family support. Throughout treatment, clients can expect to focus on the unique supports needed during the perinatal and postpartum months; using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques to change unhelpful thought patterns; prioritizing self-care; and finding balance in your new role and shifting identity. Heidi also offers group treatment utilizing interpersonal therapy that involves moms and their support systems. No child care? No worries. Bring baby along! Heidi sees clients at her practice, The Holding Space, LLC, in Wauwatosa. Services may be insurance billable. Please contact Heidi by phone at: 414-380-2051 or email her at: heidi@holdingspaceformoms.com

Kia Holloway MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals ages 11 and up, couples, and families with a wide range of issues and has a passion for helping women navigate the journey through motherhood. She received her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University and a Post Master’s Certification in Clinical Mental Health from Mt. Mary University. She tailors her approach to meet the needs of each client, and believes in a holistic approach that addresses the mind, body and spirit. As a woman of color, she understands and is sensitive to the unique needs and experiences of this population. Kia can be found on the web at www.imanicounselingservices.com, by phone at 414-260-8198 or by email at imanicounseling@therapyemail.com.

Abbey Kruper, Psy.D. received her Doctorate of Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She sees patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Kruper focuses specifically on psychological aspects of infertility and perinatal mental health. She sees women attempting conception, diagnosed with infertility, during pregnancy, or within 6 months postpartum (for initial referral). Dr. Kruper also runs two perinatal mental health groups: Perinatal Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy that is 8-weeks long and is offered several times per year. Also Wellness Within Motherhood, a 4-week monthly recurring education and coping skills group for women in their 3rd trimester through 6 months PP. Best Way to Make an Appointment: Please call the main line or leave a voicemail - 414-805-4777. This location has a strict no-show policy.

Katie Llewellyn is a licensed professional counselor who is trained in treating perinatal mood disorders. She practices at Elle Studio + Wellness in Milwaukee.  Katie received her Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked in many different levels of care, before settling into outpatient therapy.  She is passionate about her work with women: specializing in the treatment of trauma as well as anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Katie's passion for perinatal mood disorders began when working as a crisis counselor in a medical hospital, seeing women postpartum who were dealing with concerns related to depression and anxiety postpartum.  She believes in an integrative approach to therapy, utilizing tenets from, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy in her practice. Each person who presents to therapy has differing needs and concerns to address, and a more integrative approach allows Katie to connect with each person on an individual level.  To connect with Katie, you can call 414-378-5379, or email her directly at Katelyn.llewellyn@gmail.com.

Caitlin Myles Weber, MS, LMFT is a sex therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She sees couples, individuals ages 13-65, and families. Sexual health areas she treats include pain, arousal, trauma, satisfaction, out of control sexual behavior, desire, orgasm, infertility, and sex after baby. She has a special interest in helping parents, their partners, and families who are affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Caitlin is a sex-positive and affirming therapist and loves treating clients who are queer, kinky, trans, poly, and other sexual minorities. She is an LGBTQAI affirmative and informed therapist. In her practice, she utilizes attachment theory, trauma-informed care, resilience-training, and mindfulness. Helping with parenting concerns and treating blended and adopted families are additional interests of hers. Her private practice is located in downtown Milwaukee. Please call Caitlin’s business cell directly at 414-852-3098 or email caitlin@webertherapy.com to inquire about beginning therapy with her.

Kevin O'Brien, LMFT, LCSW of Whole Life Counseling is a licensed therapist with over 30 years experience. It is his goal to help his clients feel better and to help them improve important relationships in their lives. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. Kevin's practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, together you will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity. Helping people strengthen relationships – with their partners, their children, their work, even with themselves – is Kevin's personal and professional mission. His specialties include: family therapy, couples counseling, working with men, and recovery from the traumatic experiences that may block us from the health and well-being we long for. Kevin offers a 30-45 minute initial consultation at a reduced fee to determine whether he is the right person to partner with in order for you to work towards your specific counseling goals. to make an appointment with Kevin, please call (414) 255-0805 or email him through his Psychology Today profile.

Katie O’Connor, MS, LMFT, LPC, ATR, PMH-C is a Couples and Family Therapist who helps moms and dads suffering from perinatal mood disorders. She holds the Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) credential issued by Postpartum Support International, and specializes in effective, evidence-based treatments including CBT, EMDR, and SFBT. She takes a collaborative approach to healing and relationships. Her practice focuses on solutions and, as a result, individuals and their families often see improvements as quickly as 6 to 8 sessions.

In addition, Katie offers a holistic approach to mental health through the use of mindfulness, creativity, couple’s support, collaboration with other providers, and family involvement as desired. The set of skills that sets Katie apart and compliments the evidence based treatments she provides, is her background in Art Therapy. This creative approach is not mandatory, and is available when it’s a good fit for the client.

Katie is the Secretary and a Volunteer Coordinator on the helpline for Postpartum Support International – Wisconsin Chapter, member of Postpartum Support International and the American Marriage and Family Therapy Association, has an Attachment Certificate, has training in EMDR for Perinatal Trauma, Loss and Recovery, and received her PMH-C in 2019. Katie is owner of Lumos Wellness, located at Therapies East Associates, 827 N. Cass Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202. She can be reached by email: koarttherapy@gmail.com or by calling 414-979-1644.

Marrika Rodgers is a mother of a beautiful daughter, Milwaukee native, licensed professional counselor, national speaker, published author and a celebrated radio personality. Her life’s work has coined her as a holistic practitioner, wealth pioneer, and business innovator. She has been serving communities for over 20 years through various capacities, a true pioneer and innovator of her generation. As a mental health clinician/business consultant, she is known for empowering others by providing effective tools with tangible results. As a natural leader and a serial entrepreneur, she is focused on the development and overall wellness of men, women, and youth. Marrika has a genuine heart to see healthy communities across the globe, therefore, she established Living Well Enterprises which is a wellness brand that represents all things holistic. Committed to educating others about wellness, wealth creation/business strategy and purpose connection, Marrika Rodgers University launched Winter 2020. On this journey called life, she will continue to Create, Innovate and Pioneer, by creating new opportunities, developing new innovative ideas, and pioneering the way for others. To reach Marrika, please contact her through her website: https://www.marrikarodgers.com.

Nickie Scher-Hubing, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in life and career transitions, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and communication. She works hard to establish a trusting, therapeutic relationship with all clients and focuses treatment on helping to gain insight into how various thought patterns influence feelings and behaviors. She specializes in working with parents struggling with infertility and adjusting to parenthood, as well as pregnancy and postpartum mental health concerns. She believes in the importance of including family members and support systems in the therapy process, and enjoys assisting others in identifying their unique strengths in order to cope with life stressors. She works in private practice at Cornerstone Counseling in Milwaukee, WI – near the airport, and can be reached at (262) 789-1191, ext. 228.

Karissa Vogel, MSW, LCSW has a master’s degree from UW-Madison and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has been providing direct service to children, parents and families for 10 years, including overseeing programs and providers serving families in the Milwaukee community. Karissa is an outpatient therapist; an infant, early childhood and family mental health specialist; and a registered Child-Parent Psychotherapist. She primarily sees families involved in the child welfare system or those managing post-adoption and/or attachment related concerns. She specializes in working with parents who are experiencing mental health concerns, as well as providing relational and dyadic therapy for caregivers along with infants/young children. Karissa also provides professional development through mental health consultation and reflective supervision to case managers and home visitors that work with families in the perinatal period in the Greater Milwaukee community. She is also trained in Brainspotting. Karissa can be reached at 414-533-5244 or by emailing Karissa@karissalcsw.com.

Gina Yauck, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist who has special interest in working with women during life transition times including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum depression/anxiety and how it affects their marriages and families. She works with adults, couples and adolescents in private practice at Cornerstone Counseling in Glendale, Wisconsin. She can be reached at 262-789-1191 x359.

Bread of Healing Clinic is a neighborhood, faith-based clinic for individuals with financial or other barriers to quality health care. BOHC serves ALL, regardless of individual faith, feeling called to help heal in every arena of human life. They use a “Screen-Assist-Strengthen” model, to care for patients who are uninsured or who are insured but are unsure where to obtain medical or social services to maintain health and wellness. BOHC serves clients at three, Milwaukee area locations. To schedule an appointment, please call (414) 977-0001 and ask for Behavioral Health.


Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services
 is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths.  All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 414-771-2881 (Milwaukee location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.

Pregnancy and Parenting Support with Catholic Charities offers a home visit education and support program for prenatal and postpartum women. Mental Health Clinicians are also available to provide therapy in the home through this program. All pregnancy and parenting supportive services are free of charge. Therapy services accept state insurance or are available with a sliding fee. Their office is in Milwaukee, WI.

The Family Counseling Clinic at Aurora Family Services provides qualified staff who have extensive training in infant, childhood and family mental health and understand the unique needs and challenges PPD and related illnesses bring to a mom and family. The Family Counseling Clinic accepts most private and public insurances and will work with you to establish a fair and affordable fee. Please call the intake department at 414-345-4941 to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Spanish-speaking therapists are also available.

Spanish-Speaking Therapists:

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths.  All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 414-771-2881 (Milwaukee location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.

The Family Counseling Clinic at Aurora Family Services provides qualified staff who have extensive training in infant, childhood and family mental health and understand the unique needs and challenges PPD and related illnesses bring to a mom and family. The Family Counseling Clinic accepts most private and public insurances and will work with you to establish a fair and affordable fee. Please call the intake department at 414-345-4941 to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Spanish-speaking therapists are also available.

Primary Care:

Katherine Burrows, DO is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, and has a special interest in women’s health and caring for children. She has a deep knowledge of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and treats pregnant and postpartum mothers. Being board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics makes her combination of specialties ideal for caring for all members of the family. Dr. Burrows sees patients at the Columbia St. Mary’s Grafton Medical Center in Grafton, WI.

Jessica Furey, DO is board certified in Family Medicine, and focuses on patients aged 5-64 at her direct primary care clinic in Cedarburg, WI. She opened her clinic, North Star Primary Care with the intent to serve a smaller patient panel in order to make the doctor-patient relationship a priority. She has an interest in men’s as well as women’s health, and has extensive experience treating mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, and postpartum issues in parents of both sexes. Dr. Furey received her medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa, and completed her residency at what is now called Spectrum Health in St Joseph, MI, serving as chief resident in her final year. Dr Furey considers herself your partner in health, and will create an individualized wellness plan to help you achieve your personal goals. All insurance is accepted (except Medicare), as North Star Primary Care does not bill insurance. Cash pay or membership based. Call 262-233-2342 or email northstarprimarycare@gmail.com with questions or to schedule.

Therapists:

Misty Crass, MSW, CAPSW is a Certified Advance Practice Social Worker who specializes in adults going through life transitions that cause depression and anxiety symptoms. Life transitions can be anything from becoming a parent, losing a job, experiencing a break-up, losing a loved one, or moving to a new area. Her focus with clients is to bring balance and hope back into the picture. She has experience working with adolescents in an inpatient setting and adults in an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program setting. She has also provided individual and group counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She uses an empathetic approach to relate to others and to move toward healing. To schedule an appointment with Misty, please call 262-236-5135.

Harley Glodowski understands the importance of having a strong therapeutic relationship, values each person’s journey and works to build a connection with each client based on trust and authenticity. She strives to not just listen but to work towards understanding her client’s experiences but also values his/her input throughout the process, which includes: collaboration in goal setting, checking in on your thoughts regarding progress, and ensuring you are getting what YOU need out of therapy. Through Harley's approach, you will be encouraged to openly express your struggles. Together, you will work to find meaning and self-actualization through processing your thoughts and emotions. Although each individual's therapy journey will be a bit different, Harley likes to take a strengths-based approach, working with you to identify your abilities and resiliency. Harley's passion is working with women during pregnancy and the postpartum period; however, she also has experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, OCD, life stressors, and relationship/family conflicts. To reach Harley, please email: harleyg@mindfulnestcounselingllc.com or call: 262-412-1007.

Rose Eichenhofer, LCSW, LMFT is licensed as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. She is an advocate of identifying and treating women with pregnancy or postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, believing that many women suffer unnecessarily when their condition has not been diagnosed. She has completed advanced clinical trainings through Postpartum Support International and is serving on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Chapter of that organization. Rose has worked with women and couples going through complicated pregnancies, birth trauma, miscarriages, infant loss, infertility, pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and marital stress while raising a family. She provides individual and couples therapy in a private practice setting in Mequon, WI and she offers telehealth. She is in network for Aetna, Anthem BCBS, WEA, WPS, and Trilogy/Partners in Behavioral Health. Please see her website www.eichenhofers.com for more information. Contact Rose at rose@eichenhofers.com or 262-241-1515 x 1.

Jeni Everts Beier, MSE, LPC, NCC is a therapist practicing metro Milwaukee and online statewide. Jeni works with clients to address their mental health concerns and achieve mental wellness. She strongly believes in the treatment of the whole person and their strengths, not just their perceived weaknesses. Jeni counsel through the lens of person-centered and cognitive-behavioral, but in all reality, she counsels to what is needed in that session. She specializes in perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, stress, and work concerns. Admittedly, Jeni thinks she is hilarious and enjoys using humor in sessions. She believes therapy does not have to be all doom and gloom, we are allowed to smile and laugh in session! Instead of claiming to have all the answers, Jeni works with clients to find the answers to their questions and concerns together. She is here to guide you along your path not tell you where to go. Jeni is accepting of all people and is often seeking out training for cross-cultural education.

Jeni earned her Master of Science in Professional Counseling degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership degree from UWO as well. She has worked in some interesting places- most recently for the state. She has also worked with kids with Autism, and adults with chronic mental illness. She is licensed in Wisconsin as a Professional Counselor and is a nationally certified counselor. She has also studied to be a perinatal mental health provider. To reach Jeni, please call: 414-301-3411 or email: jeni@erawellnesstherapy.com.

Halie Ecker, M.S., LPC-IT, SAC-IT is part of a program through Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital that is now offering individual and group psychotherapy for persons who are struggling with mental health or addiction during pregnancy or during the postpartum period after childbirth. The definition of the perinatal period means anytime during pregnancy through the first year postpartum (following birth), however we are here to support you during your time of pursuing pregnancy or in coping with any other challenges during the perinatal period as well. The primary risk factors for developing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) are personal or family history of mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, or PMAD. Awareness of a prior or current mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis gives you the agency to seek preventative care in order to best manage yours and your baby’s well being. We are here to support you in acquiring the proper care and integrating the coping skills you need to manage this huge transition in your life. We utilize a variety of evidenced-based therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and psychoeducation on several topics to inform your wellbeing throughout the perinatal period and beyond. After an initial assessment and criteria is met for a mental health diagnosis, a treatment plan will be collaboratively created by the therapist and patient to fit your needs. Individual therapy sessions can be scheduled Monday through Friday, and an outpatient group therapy program will be available soon. Please contact us for more details at 262-243-6127.

Sarah Gracz, MS, LMFT, CEDS is inspired by client’s ability to harness their own strength to overcome their struggles. Her goal is to help clients uncover their most authentic self by exploring how change, growth, and insight can lead to better relationships both within and with others. Sarah utilizes systems theory and an integrative approach to help others achieve their goals and overall emotional well-being. She believes people have the inherent ability to embrace strengths from within to effect change. She is passionate about providing a safe and supportive environment for clients and empowering them on their journey towards healing. Sarah is an affirmative and non-judgmental therapist and she welcomes diversity including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, religions and political values. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Sarah works with adolescent and adult individuals, couples, and family systems. She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with experience in assessment and treatment of eating disorders and body image issues in various levels of care. Sarah is currently in the process of establishing The Milwaukee Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals to increase collaboration, networking, and education in the field of eating disorders in the Milwaukee area. To reach Sarah, please email: Sarah@orendacounselingservices.com or call: (414)662-4149.

Elizabeth Hansen, PsyD is a psychologist who works with women and couples who are navigating the emotional aspects of infertility and the perinatal period. She has experience working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, birth trauma, and adjustment to parenting. Dr. Hansen also has training in providing sex therapy. She is located at Cedar Creek Counseling in Mequon. Please contact her at liz@cedarcreekcounseling.com or 262-240-0299 x4. Same week appointments are typically available for individuals in crisis.

Jan Kwiatkowski, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, dedicated to whole person and family wellness, growth and resilience through all life transitions. Her approach assumes the dignity and resilience of every human being. She has a deep understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and the affects of untreated PPD and PPA on moms, children and families. Jan has significant experience working with individuals and families who are caring for a chronically ill/special needs adult/child,  as well as expertise in infant and child mental health and development. Jan offers Telemental Health (therapy via HIPPA secure video) and also Walk and Talk Therapy. Jan is not on insurance panels. She does have a number of sliding scale spaces to assist with fees for service. To reach Jan, please call 414-485-0700 or email jan@therapysecure.com

Cara Raymond, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience treating adults across the lifespan and in a wide variety of settings. She has a special interest in women’s health and well-being. She provides support and guidance as women navigate and try to balance their many life transitions and roles, especially motherhood. She believes in the importance of building a relationship of mutual trust and providing a safe, non-judgment environment in which women can explore and process their experiences. She has completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  She provides individual therapy in a private practice in Mequon, WI.  She can be reached at 847-321-5731.

Sarah Schneider, MA, CRC is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, in office counseling in Grafton and virtual counseling throughout the state of Wisconsin. She specializes in working with moms and families to heal from the difficulties of depression, anxiety and other mood changes that can happen during conception, pregnancy, miscarriage, loss of a baby, birth, postpartum, and parenting. Her style is very compassionate, empathetic, understanding, and holistic. As a strong advocate for mothers, she works to help mothers understand that they are not alone. Sarah uses her warm uplifting spirit to help her clients feel comfortable and tackle the barriers they are facing. Please contact her at 262-421-6401 or http://www.schneidercounseling.org/. You can also find Sarah on Facebook @SchneiderCounseling.

Emily Vander Velden is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Mequon, WI. She offers individual, couples and family therapy to address a variety of issues including life transitions, relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and new parenting concerns including postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Emily is trained in CBT, DBT, and EMDR and has extensive experience in community mental health, higher education and outpatient mental health. To reach Emily, please email: emily.vandervelden@pm.me OR schedule online at: https://emily-vander-velden.clientsecure.me.

Carolyn Wagner has first hand knowledge of the struggles that can come with motherhood. From infertility and IVF, to postpartum anxiety and rage, to navigating complex family dynamics, she's had her share of challenges when it comes to mothering. As your therapist, Carolyn wants to help you overcome these challenges in a space where you feel seen and supported. She understands how vulnerable you feel when you first meet with a stranger to talk about things you’ve never spoken out loud. And she also knows the feeling of relief and the thrill of hope when you make the right connection and feel the power to make meaningful changes in your life. Carolyn wants to offer that same hope and power to her clients. To schedule a free consultation with Carolyn, please visit: https://carolyn-wagner.com/about/.

Therapists:

Heather Donahue, LPC, CSAC is a licensed professional counselor as well as a clinical substance abuse counselor. As a therapist, Heather provides a safe and comfortable environment for clients to explore their inner struggles. Her clients are able to lead a life of happiness through the development of personal growth and understanding, Heather also facilitates a support group focused on supporting moms in the first few weeks to months after delivery called Balance After Baby. This group addresses issues like bonding and attachment, mindfulness in motherhood, breastfeeding, setting boundaries, and the transition from partners to parents. Heather has expertise in treating both adults and pregnant adolescents who are seeking help for postpartum depression and anxiety, stress management, adjustment disorder, substance abuse and addiction or relapse prevention. To learn more about Heather and her private practice, visit: https://heatheradonahue.com/. To schedule an appointment, please call 262-236-6760 or email heatheradonahuellc@gmail.com.

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths.  All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 262-637-8888 (Racine location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.

Therapists:

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths.  All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 920-458-5726 (Sheboygan location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.

Therapists:

Marinna Marotta, LPC, CSAC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor who sees clients at her private practice in Elkhorn, WI. She also holds licenses in Illinois (LCPC and CRADC) and is able to see clients virtually throughout the states of both Wisconsin and Illinois. Marinna has a particular interest in supporting moms who are affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She also works with adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, and substance use. In her practice Marinna utilizes evidenced-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness based interventions. She takes a holistic and collaborative approach with clients, allowing incorporation of the whole self – mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Marinna and can be found on the web at www.encompassingcounseling.com. She can be reached at All Encompassing Counseling via phone at (262) 374-5251, or by email at marinna@encompassingcounseling.com.

Melinda Pedersen, MS, LPC, NCC focuses on maternal mental health and unresolved childhood trauma, such as emotional, domestic, or sexual abuse. Melinda is passionate about providing support to new moms, veteran moms, and healing through a pregnancy loss. During prenatal, postpartum, and beyond, mixed feelings can show up at any given time and it can feel isolating, even if you’re surrounded by others. It’s OK to not feel OK. Melinda believes that reaching out for support is a wonderful act of courage and strength.

Prior to processing difficult emotions or trauma, Melinda works with the client to first build a positive therapeutic relationship. Melinda helps to support and guide you on establishing ways to manage and cope with emotions and triggers you are experiencing. This is important to your success in the therapy process. The primary piece to therapy is feeling safe before moving forward. It’s a process of working together at your pace.

Melinda believes that by providing a safe, compassionate space and effective ways to cope, you can begin to have inner peace with your journey. Melinda openly communicates about how therapy is going and your progress. Please feel free to connect with Melinda or reach out to her for a free consultation. You can learn more at Melinda at her website: www.cupofthoughtstherapy.com or email her directly at Melinda@cupofthoughtstherapy.com.

Therapists:

Sarah Fesser, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Christian Life Counseling in Brookfield, WI. She utilitizes an eclectic approach to counseling with a Biblical foundation. She supports individuals in working through identity issues, life transitions, trauma, self esteem, perinatal, autonomy and relational issues. She recognizes the importance of the family system and works with couples through parenting issues, life transitions, premarital counseling, communication and conflict resolution. To reach Sarah, please call 262-785-1008 or email sfesser@christianlifecounseling.net.

Alicia Fleischmann LPC, CSAC, ICS, CCM, PMH-C received her Master’s Degree from Marquette University and has been practicing in the field for 7 years. She has been serving as the Clinical Director for a local substance abuse treatment program for 3 years, and also practices in Elm Grove, WI treating patients with Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders using evidence-based modalities, such as CBT and DBT. She also offers family and marital education and therapy. Mothers can bring their child(ren) with to sessions. She provides Telehealth sessions to allow patients to seek treatment in the comfort of their own environment as an option for treatment.  Her personal and familial experiences with infertility, PMADS, and parenting, along with professional experience and training, have served Alicia with a passion to help empower and guide others to overcome barriers and achieve goals. Alicia can be reached at alicia.fleischmann@gmail.com or 262-297-3904.

Kala Gattuso - You are juggling many roles in your life, mom, wife, worker, housecleaner, etc. Holding all these roles is making you feel a little lost and you want a space to find yourself again. Maybe you are struggling with not being able to start or continue your family and the grief feels impossible to process. The transition into motherhood or the lack thereof creates a lot of challenges for women. The first step in navigating this new territory is reaching out; though this may seem difficult. In working with me you will feel accepted, understood, and never judged. We will work together in learning how to balance all the new roles you are facing and grieve the ones you are letting go of. You may feel alone in this journey, but with me you will be seen. Together we will include mental health counseling and art therapies, to navigate through issues including grief, post-partum grief/loss, depression, infertility, and parenting, while using a holistic/combined approach to talk therapy. We will work collectively to identify your needs, work on your strengths, and implement effective strategies for well-being. To contact Kala, please call: 262-299-5455 or email: kala@empowermentwithinllc.com.

Joe Halaiko, MS, LPC, SAC-IT is a Clinical Therapist with Red Oak Counseling, Ltd in Elm Grove. He specializes in relationship concerns, trauma, grief/loss, managing chronic illness, depression, substance abuse, anxiety and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). He has prior experience in human resources and can help people strategize on work issues or navigate career transitions. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and families to develop goals tailored to each of their individual needs. He uses an integrated approach, drawing on Person-centered, Existential/Humanistic and Narrative models, as well as using Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing strategies. He plays guitar, and believes in the power of creativity, possibility and compassion. Joe can be reached by calling 262-780-1020 x5791.

Katie Kreitzer, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor that provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She is trained in Habit Reversal Training for Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania related disorders and provides Behavioral Activation for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Katie has worked in numerous levels of treatment, including a Residential treatment facility, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs with all ages diagnosed with anxiety disorders. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. Katie can be reached at 262-719-5898.

Shelly Lund, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years experience as a therapist treatingg depression, anxiety, OCD and trauma in adults and children of all ages. She also has advanced training in supporting Mom’s, their partner’s and family members, (including siblings), throughout the pregnancy and postpartum. Shelly understands that things do not always go as planned or the way they "should go", and how this can be very stressful and sometimes traumatizing for the Mom, baby, partner and family.

Shelly utilizes many strength based therapy modalities in her work including somatic therapies which work on the connection between the mind and body using breath work, eye position therapies such as Brainspotting, mindfulness etc. She also incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and strength based solution focused therapy. In addition, Shelly also offers attunement/attachment therapy to strengthen the bond between baby, mom’s and other caregivers.

Shelly has a private practice office in Delafield and also offers telehealth. Please contact Shelly at 262-370-2778 or email her at shellylund11@gmail.com. Shelly accepts most major insurances and offers a sliding fee scale for self pay.

Nick Overbaugh, LPC, SAC-IT is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees patients at Cornerstone Counseling in Brookfield and Oconomowoc, WI. He is trained in  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and specializes in using Prolonged Exposure Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also treats postpartum OCD/anxiety disorders using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Nick also provides treatment to individuals with depression, eating disorders, co-morbid substance use with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other concerns such as grief and loss. Please contact Nick at 262-789-1191 x298 for any referral. Services may be billed to insurance.

Andi Patz, MAAT, ATR-BC, LPC has been an art therapist for over 20 years, working with people of every age. With a gentle and sensitive approach, she helps clients find safe ways to work through some of the most daunting of feelings and provides much needed tools for calming and self-regulation. Andi has significant experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other serious mental health concerns. Her personal experience of high-risk pregnancy, traumatic birth, and postpartum depression is woven into her professional knowledge to provide uniquely-informed support, validation and guidance during this incredibly difficult time.  She practices in Elm Grove, WI and can be reached at 414-453-8380.

Jordan Ryan is a therapist who specializes in working with folks in the family planning, pregnancy, postpartum and early parenting phases of life. She was a 2018-19 Fellow in UW Madison's Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Program and is certified through Postpartum Support International in treating perinatal mood and anxiety difficulties. Jordan has also completed training in Child Parent Psychotherapy and uses this attachment-based modality to support parent infant bonding as well as to support individuals who are struggling with wounds from their own past. She is available for both in-person and telehealth sessions. Please see her website for more information www.rootsworktherapy.com.

Meredith Stoner Heath is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor at Red Oak Counseling in Elm Grove, WI. Meredith helps individuals work through depression, anxiety, and addictions. She also helps her clients with mood management, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ and gender identity issues, life transitions, work-life balance, anger management, and general health and wellness. Meredith has a special interest in working with perinatal moms, helping them navigate through the unique challenges that come with pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. She knows that when clients feel safe and accepted, they are able to make the most change. Her empathy, compassion, and honesty promote a healing environment where her clients feel open to share their feelings and struggles. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused strategies, Meredith collaborates with clients to develop individualized goals that will help them make the changes they desire in their lives and improve their overall health and well-being. To reach Meredith, please call 262-780-1020.

Catholic Charities Behavioral Health/Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths.  All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all sites. Catholic Charities is also able to help moms who may be struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or assist with the impact these illnesses can have on families. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities website. Or, to schedule an appointment, please call 262-547-2463 (Waukesha location) and let them know that you are being referred by Moms Mental Health Initiative in order to receive expedited care.

Psychiatrists/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners:

Angela Beach, APNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Ascension Medical Group in Oshkosh. She provides comprehensive primary care to patients of all ages, from infants to elderly. This includes preventive screenings, chronic disease management, and addressing acute illnesses and concerns. Angie has a special interest in LGBTQ+ care. To schedule an appointment with Angie, please contact Moms Mental Health Initiative at info@mmhimke.org.

Tracy Rank, APNP, is a Board-Certified, Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner within the family medicine department at Ascension Medical Group in  Oshkosh, WI. She provides preventative healthcare including acute and chronic disease management, health maintenance and wellness promotion to older adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety, arthritis, depression, diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. She is also interested in women's health, family planning and nutrition and has her certification as a Perinatal Mental Health Certified in Psychopharmacoly. She establishes relationships by providing holistic patient-centered care that incorporates both the patient's and family's health goals and strives to provide healthcare that is compassionate and individualized to meet each patient's needs. When Tracy is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, and doing yoga and meditation. To schedule an appointment with Tracy, please contact Moms Mental Health Initiative at info@mmhimke.org.

Sarah Wypiszynski, MD, is a physician with Ascension Medical Group in Oshkosh. Dr. Wypiszynski is board-certified in family medicine. She provides a variety of exams from newborn to adult patients. Dr. Wypiszynski has a special interest in pediatrics, lactation, women's health, end-of-life care and in-office procedures. She can see both newborns and parents. She enjoys building long-lasting relationships with patients and their families, providing education on disease processes an partnering with patients to help them achieve their health goals. Outside of the office, Dr. Wypiszynski enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children and two cats, hiking, camping, playing at the lake and watching sports. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wypiszynski, please contact Moms Mental Health Initiative at info@mmhimke.org.

 

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