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Welcome to Counseling and Consulting Professionals, LLC.

Here at CCP, 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.

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Contact Angela

Populations:

Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Therapist, First Responder, Healthcare Worker

Areas of Concern:

Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Adjustment Disorder, Gender Affirming Care, Grief/Loss, Emotion Regulation, ADHD, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Insomnia, Domestic Violence, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CPT, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy, PE - Prolonged Exposure, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing

Location(s):

Appleton

Angela Gardebrecht

MA, LPC, CSAC

(she/her/hers)

My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space. There we can learn more about the real you, maybe even discover who “you” are for the first time, and explore how to value yourself. I do this by challenging negative self talk, teaching self-compassion, and coaching how to use coping skills.

Let me guess... Sounds impossible, right? I’d like you to know there is no need for you to justify how you feel because your feelings are valid. Please take a moment to read that again. Your feelings are valid. So are your experiences!

With 18+ years of experience in the criminal justice and social services fields, I enjoy working with adults struggling with all things trauma, anxiety, and depression. If you have ever wondered whether your experience is “bad enough” to deserve safe and healthy support, the answer is, 1,000% yes! Your trauma is valid. Your feelings are valid. Your experiences are valid.

I find that using a genuine, lighthearted yet straightforward, and strength-based approach in combination with a variety of evidence-based treatment techniques is the most effective way to work together. My goal isn’t to waste your time. My goal is to help you achieve what it is you came here for--because you are worth it and I believe in you.

If you and I pair up, there’s a great possibility you’ll laugh, and probably cry, and definitely hear me say, “it’s not 'fake it til you make it, it’s believe it til you become it' ” and “please try to give yourself some grace”. Now let’s get 'er done!

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Contact Angie

Populations:

Age 4-6, Age 6-12, LGBTQ+

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, Depression, Grief/Loss, Emotion Regulation, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy

Location(s):

Appleton

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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Contact Chloe

Populations:

Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Therapist, First Responder, Healthcare Worker

Areas of Concern:

ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Grief/Loss, OCD/Related Disorders, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing

Location(s):

Appleton

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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Contact Ellen

Populations:

Age 16-18, Age 18+

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, Phobias, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT - Insomnia, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing, PE - Prolonged Exposure

Location(s):

Appleton

Ellen Meier, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

She/her/hers

"Your real life is in the here and now. Once you figure out what kinds of experiences cause you to feel certain ways, you can change either the experiences, or when that's not possible, change your response to them."

— G. Alan Marlatt -

I work with adolescent and adult clients aged 16 years and up in a wide variety of areas including insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma (sexual trauma, combat trauma, etc), smoking, and many other issues. Additionally, I work with children with sleep issues (e.g., challenging bedtimes, frequent night wakings, and/or co-sleeping with parents). My clients find me to be warm, understanding, and caring. We work together to create achievable goals and take active steps to reach them.

I use therapy techniques that have been shown to be effective by clinical research. These techniques include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and several others, tailoring my approach to the specific needs and preferences of each client. My counseling style is collaborative, semi-structured, and transparent. This means clients are part of the goal-setting process, forming each session agenda, and the problem-solving process. Once a treatment course is identified, each session typically involves working on a specific skill with homework practice. I also understand that therapy needs change and am flexible.

*Ellen is currently not accepting new patients*

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Contact Emily

Populations:

Age 16-18, Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Perinatal

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Gender Affirming Care, Grief/Loss, Feeding/Eating Disorders, Infant Loss, Infertility, Miscarriage, OCD/Related Disorders, Phobias, Perinatal/Birth Trauma, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing

Location(s):

Appleton

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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Contact Jacki

Populations:

Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Perinatal, Therapist, Healthcare Worker, First Responder

Areas of Concern:

Gender Affirming Care, Infant Loss, Infertility, Miscarriage, Trauma/PTSD, Perinatal/Birth Trauma, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum OCD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist, IPT - Interpersonal Psychotherapy, PE - Prolonged Exposure

Location(s):

Appleton

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 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, and we can incorporate partners or family into sessions along the way.

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 interpersonal therapy, CBT, exposure therapy, and mindfulness.

Change can be scary, and it is also so very freeing! 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 accepting new patients via referral only*

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Contact Jenna

Populations:

Age 6-12, Age 13-18, Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Perinatal

Areas of Concern:

ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Gender Affirming Care, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Trauma/PTSD

Approaches:

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TF - CBT

Location(s):

Appleton

Jenna Belongia

MS, LPC

(she/her/hers)

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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Contact Kendra

Populations:

Age 4-6, Age 6-12, Age 13-18, Age 18+, Therapist, First Responder, Healthcare Worker

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Domestic Violence, Emotion Regulation, Feeding/Eating Disorders, OCD/Related Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, IPT - Interpersonal Psychotherapy, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy

Location(s):

Appleton

Kendra Wuest

MSW, LCSW

(she/her/hers)

I understand how difficult it can be to address mental health struggles. This puts people in a vulnerable place which often feels unfamiliar and uncomfortable. I am here to provide a safe and non-judgement space to begin tackling these struggles, no matter where your comfort zone lies. I will provide a supportive yet challenging therapeutic environment to build skills and improve your mental health and daily life. I take into consideration the uniqueness of each person’s life when providing therapy. There is no “one size fits all” approach.

I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I know that it is not easy being a young person in our world today. My hope is to build an honest and trusting relationship with clients and empower each person to begin building a life they deserve.

I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses/challenges which includes generalized and social anxiety, depression and mood disorders, substance-use disorders, trauma/PTSD, OCD, and eating disorders. I have experience utilizing a number of evidenced-based treatment approaches such as exposure and response prevention, CBT/DBT therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Aside from this, I believe that connection and trust are at the core of any strong therapeutic relationship. I strive to find the balance between integrating the appropriate treatment approach and simply fostering a strong and genuine relationship with each client.

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Contact Maria

Populations:

Age 13-18, Age 18+, LGBTQ+

Areas of Concern:

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, OCD/Related Disorders, Phobias, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention

Location(s):

Appleton

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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Contact Megan

Populations:

Age 16-18, Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Perinatal

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Gender Affirming Care, OCD/Related Disorders, Phobias, Perinatal/Birth Trauma, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy, PE - Prolonged Exposure

Location(s):

Appleton

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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Contact Michelle

Populations:

Age 13-18, Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Perinatal

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Infant Loss, Infertility, Miscarriage, Perinatal/Birth Trauma, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Sexual Assault, Trauma/PTSD

Approaches:

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing, TF - CBT

Location(s):

Appleton

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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Contact Neeley

Populations:

Age 13-18, Age 18+, LGBTQ+, Therapist, Perinatal

Areas of Concern:

Gender Affirming Care, OCD/Related Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum OCD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, Feminist

Location(s):

Appleton

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 is currently accepting new patients via referral only*

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Contact Tara

Populations:

Age 18+, Perinatal

Areas of Concern:

Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infant Loss, Infertility, Miscarriage, Perinatal/Birth Trauma, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum OCD, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety

Approaches:

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IPT - Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Location(s):

Appleton

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.
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. This could include, but is not limited to, concerns with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and tough life transitions. I have a special interest in supporting parents through birth traumas, miscarriage, and infant loss. 

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. 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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Contact Victoria

Populations:

Age 6-12, Age 13-18, Age 18+, First Responder, Healthcare Worker, LGBTQ+, Therapist

Areas of Concern:

ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety, Depression, OCD/Related Disorders, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum OCD

Approaches:

ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ERP - Exposure and Response Prevention, Feminist, M.I. - Motivational Interviewing

Location(s):

Appleton

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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