Meet Breanna Vonck-Arndt, MSW, LCSW

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Meet Breanna Vonck-Arndt, MSW, LCSW

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Welcome to Counseling and Consulting Professionals, LLC.

We are a small group of private practice mental health clinicians who want to help you achieve your goals through individualized psychotherapy. We provide counseling services in a comfortable and confidential setting. Our providers specialize in various areas including perinatal mental health, trauma, OCD, anxiety, and depression.  Scroll down to read more about us!

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Meet the Providers

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Jenna Belongia
MS, LPC
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Let’s grow through what we go through. 

 

As a licensed professional counselor, I’m here to support, challenge and empower you to work toward the best version of yourself. I want to help you recognize the areas of your life that need improvements and celebrate the parts of yourself that make you feel proud, healthy and balanced. My genuine and non-judgmental approach will help you and your family open up when you’re ready to do so. My work is both trauma-informed and affirmative in nature which helps me understand you, your identity and your experiences across environments. At this time, I’m available to see clients ranging in age from 7 to 107.

 

Since 2018, I’ve primarily served children, teens and their families in the day treatment level of care which gave me the opportunity to work alongside children and families experiencing significant stressors which included safety concerns, recurrent conflict at home, difficulties in school, reactivity, aggression and traumatic experiences. I pride myself in my collaborative approach with children, teens and their support systems which can include parents, guardians, social workers and school staff. This work strengthened my ability to understand my clients both individually and as a family unit. Tremendous change is possible even when kids and parents feel hopeless, worried or defeated. I have experience facilitating many different variations of family therapy which can include parenting support sessions that occur without children present, sessions when all family members are present, sessions between co-parents with complicated relationships and everything in between. My therapy approaches will always be catered to you and your particular needs. 

 

I truly look forward to meeting you and developing a therapeutic relationship that helps you show up for yourself or your family in new and exciting ways. 

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Michelle Swenson
MA, LPC
(She/her/hers)

Hello – you have taken the first step in reaching out for support. It is difficult to take that first step, so I am glad you are here! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with pre-teens, adolescents
and adults. My primary focus is working with clients dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression and life transitions. I have worked with clients dealing with domestic violence, sexual trauma, and physical trauma as well.


When I begin working with you my number one goal is to establish a safe, trusting, transparent, warm positive relationship. I am here to listen and let you guide us in the process. I utilize many types of counseling techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, to meet your needs and reach your goals. I believe we can to work together to help create an environment for a positive change.


I am here to listen without judgement and assist with learning the skills to create that change. I look forward to meeting you and building a relationship to partner with you in the wellness process. I am here for you, you are not in this alone.

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Victoria Klieforth 
MSW, LCSW
(She/her/hers)

Welcome! I am so glad that you are here and reaching out to better your mental health. I understand how difficult it can be to ask for help and I commend you for taking the steps in getting treatment which
you are so deserving of.


I value human connection and building strong therapeutic relationships. I believe that all people have the capacity to heal, grow, and improve their quality of life accomplishing some amazing things during and outside of therapy sessions. My specialty areas are working with children, adolescents, and adults. Since 2015 I have experience in treating OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and mood disorders.


In therapy I take a collaborative approach, taking time to understand your specific needs and goals. I utilize evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I have seen how these treatment modalities lay a solid foundation for the work I do with clients, and we can tailor treatment along the way to find the best fit for you.


Prioritizing mental health and taking care of ourselves is so important. You do not have to do this alone. When you are ready please reach out and I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Chloe Kierszh
MC, LPC
(She/her/hers)

If you find yourself struggling to manage your emotions, cope with overwhelming thoughts and feel like you are stuck – know that you are not alone and that you can get through this. If you are unsure about counseling or have had negative experiences in the past – know that you are not alone and that you deserve to have support. If talking about emotions sounds intimidating or you are unsure of how to talk about them in general – know that you are not alone, most of us don’t learn how to manage emotions in school. If you feel hopeless, worthless, and alone – know that counseling can help you gain skills and find hope. If the fear of judgement from others is preventing you from seeking counseling services – know that you are not alone and that there is no shame in asking for help.

I have experience working with clients on a wide range of things including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and interpersonal relationships. I have a passion for creating a strong therapeutic relationship with each client. I believe that your perspective is your reality and sometimes it can be helpful to explore various perspectives to allow for learning and growth. I offer a direct and straight-forward approach, paired with acceptance and compassion. I believe that a diagnosis does not define an individual – by working together I aim to help you learn about your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and how to cope with them effectively. My therapeutic style is eclectic and combines various evidence-based treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

Making the decision to seek counseling might feel intimidating and overwhelming, and that’s alright. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are at, learn about where you want to go and discuss a plan to help you reach your goals. 

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Angie Schneider
MA, LPC
(She/her/hers)

I believe in our kids. I believe if they are given the opportunity to learn and express their emotions in healthy ways, as well as learn effective coping skills, they can thrive. 

 

As a therapist, my first goal is to connect and develop a trusting relationship with your child. I work with elementary and middle school age youth and my areas of expertise are: depression, anxiety, death of a loved one, impulse control, divorce, a cancer diagnosis of a loved one, and self-esteem concerns. I provide a non-judgmental approach and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, self-regulation skills, Client Centered and play therapy.

 

I began my journey helping and advocating for others in 1998 after I graduated from UW-Oshkosh as a social worker. My role for 12 years was spent supporting and navigating adults diagnosed with cancer. During this time, I became interested in addressing the needs of the entire family which eventually led to children. After the sudden death of my father in 2010, I experienced first hand the need for schools and mental health providers to collaborate. Schools are a place for education, but there are also many mental health issues that arise that need to be addressed. This loss and need led me to return to Lakeland College to receive my Master’s in Community Counseling and I graduated from there in 2015. 

 

Kids are resilient. I’ve witnessed this time and time again during my work in this field. There are times when outside help is needed and that’s ok. We can develop a team that includes a parent or guardian, a therapist, as well as collaborating with their school to equip kids with tools they need to handle stressors in their life. I look forward to connecting with you and your child.

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Emily O'Connor
MS, LPC, CEDS
(She/her/hers)

Welcome – my name is Emily, and I am a licensed mental health counselor, certified eating disorder specialist, and certified clinical trauma practitioner. While I work with a variety of age ranges and conditions, my areas of expertise include treatment of anxiety, body image concerns, disordered eating/eating disorders, and trauma. I have a special passion for working with young adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

My goal is to help you create meaningful change in your life to leads to lasting wellness and fulfillment. This looks like developing skills and insight that impact your life in an ongoing and positive way outside the counseling space.

My counseling approach integrates a balance of head and heart. This means drawing on evidenced based practices and modern science from a root of compassion and warmth. It means providing a flexible, safe environment to explore painful experiences and empowering my clients to integrate new skills to reduce negative impacts of the symptoms.

I like to integrate creativity in treatment planning to meet your individual needs as best as I can, utilizing natural resources in the mind and body for healing. I use a trauma informed, integrative approach to counseling - meaning I draw several different schools of thought depending on your individual needs. The most common approaches I utilize are Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I look forward to exploring all that makes up you, and how we can move towards wellness together.

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Megan Doxtator
MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
(She/her/hers)

The struggles that bring people in therapy are myriad and each person’s situation is unique. As such, my treatment philosophy is that our work together should be driven by your goals and informed by your strengths.

 

My experience has focused largely around PTSD and anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, OCD, and social anxiety disorder. I also work with patients on body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania. I rely strongly on evidence-based practices including CBT-based therapy. Along with Jaclyn, I am one of a very small number of local therapists trained in the use of Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD. I have experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community to address their needs, including support through gender-affirming transitions and coping with stress related to homophobia and transphobia. I also have experience working with spouses of military members/veterans and women who are pregnant or postpartum and bring to bear personal as well as professional experience with these particular life experiences.


I look forward to getting to know you and helping you navigate any of the challenges you carry with you. Although I am a big proponent of evidence-based treatments, I believe the core of any good therapeutic experience is a strong relationship and I hope to accomplish this through warmth, humor, and transparency.

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Maria Recker
MSW, LCSW
(She/her/hers)

I am a licensed clinical social worker.  I have worked with clients on a wide range of things including eating disorders, trauma, and depression but my areas of expertise and passion are OCD, anxiety disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I believe in being very direct, transparent, and non-judgmental with clients.  I believe in validating what individuals might be going through and also challenging them to see things from a different perspective when needed.  My approach is based very much in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as several subsets of that including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response prevention, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy, though I like to take an eclectic approach and tailor my style to what each individual would benefit from the most.

I am always so proud of people for reaching out when they need more support and I would love to be that supportive person for you.

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Tara Sell
MA, LPC, PMH-C
(She/her/hers)

Hello, and congratulations on taking that first step towards bettering your mental health! I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2013, working in many different environments, with many different populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addictions, and tough life transitions. 

 

I am certified in perinatal mental health, and have a passion for working with parents who might be struggling during the prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal phases.  I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse, including birth trauma. My counseling style is transparent, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach with clients is eclectic, and can combine various treatment modalities, including CBT and psychodynamic principles. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

 

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

*Tara currently has a waitlist for new patients*

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Jaclyn Geitner
MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
(She/her/hers)

I'm here to help you bring some change to your life! We'll work together to help you achieve your goals. My areas of experience include treating trauma/PTSD; I am certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE), and have experience in addressing trauma for special populations including healthcare workers and veterans. I am also certified to treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs, PPD, PTSD) and support women through infertility, pregnancy and postpartum periods. I work with LGBTQ+ individuals to address unique treatment needs, including support through gender-affirming transitions. I also help people address depression and generalized anxiety. My primary experience is in working with adults or adolescents, and we can incorporate partners or family into sessions as needed.

I bring a balance of evidence-based treatment strategies along with empathy, transparency, and a touch of humor to our sessions and work on treating your symptoms realistically within the context of your daily life. My approach to therapy is often based in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure techniques, and mindfulness.

Change can be scary, and it is also very liberating! Watching people get back into their lives and cultivate their own power through the changes they make in therapy is the best part of what I do. By working together we can reduce your symptoms, and help you improve your life in the ways that matter most to you.

*Jacki is currently not accepting new patients*

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Neeley Welch-Lamers
MS, LPC, PMH-C
(She/her/hers)

I am here to listen, help you grow into a happier, healthier person, and want you to look forward to coming to therapy.

 

Many of my interest areas relate to anxiety including social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, body-focused and repetitive behaviors. I am one of only a few clinicians in the area certified to treat OCD using Exposure and Response Prevention. I also work with the LGBTQIA+ population and provide support before, during, and after gender-affirming transition. I love working with adults, adolescents, and pregnant folks before, during, and after pregnancy to address their unique mental health needs.

I'm honored to have people entrust me with their care in the best and worst of times. I use only evidenced-based practices including feminist theory and Exposure-Based CBT, but also find humor goes a long way.

I am often told how down-to-earth I am and that people are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they feel after just our first session. I really value a strong client-therapist relationship and include you in every decision from the beginning to the end of treatment.

*Neeley is currently not accepting new patients*

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